Though the AR-15 platform was developed in the 60s, the surge in its popularity with civilians occurred in the 90s. The main reasons for that are the introduction of the flat top upper receiver that allowed the user to mount a scope or a sight easily and, of course, the availability of such new accessories as free-floating handguards that considerably improved accuracy.
Where there’s demand, there’s supply. Over time, more and more companies entered the AR-15 market to compete for your attention. Rock River Arms was one of the first companies that decided to jump that train as soon as it sensed success.
The company is a family business started by two brothers - Mark and Chuck Larson. After they had worked for Springfield Armory for ten years, they left to found their own venture. At first, the brothers built custom 1911 pistols in partnership with Les Baer. However, the popularity of the AR-15 platform prompted them to try this direction. Larsons built several AR-15s for a third-party company and finally founded Tolerance Plus, the future Rock River Arms.
Today, RRA manufactures AR-15 rifles, AR pistols, bolt-action MSRs, and classic 1911 pistols.
Rock River LAR-15
The company’s most popular guns are the Rock River LAR-15s. The series includes a variety of designs with different features and barrel lengths. These are robust, dependable, and accurate pieces of weaponry sold at competitive prices. If you aren’t an AR geek who needs the best of the best, an RRA LAR-15 (e.g. the RRAGE, CAR A4, or Coyote Carbine) may be your choice.
Rock River AR Guns
If you’re a fan of the AR-10 platform, you should check out the Rock River LAR-8 series of .308 rifles built around the AR-10 magazine. The LAR-8 is smaller, lighter, and more practical than the original.
As the obscurity regarding AR pistols dispels, more people get interested in them. Check out RRA LAR-15 pistols in .223/5.56 and 9mm.
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