ARMALITE’S NEW ADDITION TO THE AR-10® FAMILY ACCEPTS 3RD PARTY MAGS!
ArmaLite, Inc. is pleased to announce the AR-10A. This new option of the famous AR-10 will accept traditional ArmaLite “waffle” magazines and some 3rd party magazines.
ArmaLite customers asked for a choice, and that’s just what we’ve provided.
The AR-10A family of ArmaLite® firearms is functionally identical to our AR-10B family. Operation, controls, and maintenance are the same. However, the AR-10A family is designed to accept early ArmaLite AR-10 “Waffle” magazines and good quality magazines copied from them, instead of ArmaLite’s proprietary steel magazines that are used in our AR-10B family. Neither family of firearms will function correctly with the other family’s magazines.
We have tested, we recommend, and we ship polymer Magpul PMAG® 20LR magazines with our AR-10As. You can purchase extra PMAG®s from our website, www.armalite.com.
The first members of the AR-10A family are the AR-10A Super SASS (seen above) and the AR-10A A4 Carbine. Both were formally introduced to the public on Tuesday, January 17th at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
For further information on the new AR-10A, see ArmaLite technical note 101:
Technical Note 101: Visual Differences Among M15, AR-10B, and AR-10A Components
The ArmaLite AR10A SuperSASS™ rifle looks sharp. It’s an eye-catcher. But it’s what’s INSIDE the SuperSASS that counts. Its aircraft-grade forgings have NO die-cast or extruded parts in the receivers. The interior surfaces of the upper receivers are hard coat anodized per military spec. In fact, ALL aluminum parts are hard coat anodized per military spec. SuperSASS barrels are ceramic coated stainless steel match. The patented bolt assembly is stronger than those found in similar firearms. The trigger is a finely tuned ArmaLite National Match. With all this “inside information,” there’s no doubting “The ArmaLite Standard of Excellence.”
Chamber: ArmaLite Match
Length of Pull: 11.8" - 15.1"
The SuperSASS TM is configured as follows:
Adjustable Gas System to Optimize Rifle Function with Suppressor
Armalite Floating Rail System with Rail Covers
Magpul Adjustable Buttstock
.875 at the Journal (Under the gas block)
Length of Pull: 14 1/2"
Caliber: .308/7.62 X 51mm NATO
Barrel: 20" Triple lapped, Ceramic Coated AISI 416R Stainless Steel Match, Threaded 5/8x24
Rifling Twist: RH 1:10" 150-175 Grain, Recommended 168
Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor
Front Sight Base: Quad Picatinny Rail Handguard
Upper Receiver: Forged Flattop with Picatinny Rail & Laser Engraved Rail Numbering 7175-T74 Aluminum
Lower Receiver: 7175-t73 Aluminum (forged)
Trigger: National Match two stage - 1st stage 2.5 lbs - 2nd stage 4.5-5 lbs
Overall Length: 41 - 42"
Weight: 11.8 LBS
Accuracy: 1 MOA
Included with Rifle: One Magpul Pmag 20LR, USMC Quick Adjustable Sling, Sling Swivel Mount, Owners Manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty, Hard Case