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The AR57 can be purchased as a conversion kit or a complete weapon. http://www.57center.com/ None-the-less it utilizes a different bolt, and only shares compatibility with the trigger group and lower assembly. The PDW is similar enough that the differences still make it a variant of the AR design.

 

To be an AR variant it just needs to have the same controls and overall design appearance, obviously features are going to change based on caliber and needs of the weapon, but they can still be a variant. Otherwise things like Non-DI AR variants (piston driven ARs) would not be AR variants as they also lack compatibility on certain parts. Just look at some .22 ARs despite having a stock, some don't actually have a full sized bolt that goes into the stock tube, the design is surprisingly similar to the PDW.

 

Along the same lines as the PDW, is a ZM LR300 an AR variant? I've seen a few in this thread an no-one has complained.

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The AR57 can be purchased as a conversion kit or a complete weapon. http://www.57center.com/ None-the-less it utilizes a different bolt, and only shares compatibility with the trigger group and lower assembly. The PDW is similar enough that the differences still make it a variant of the AR design.

 

To be an AR variant it just needs to have the same controls and overall design appearance, obviously features are going to change based on caliber and needs of the weapon, but they can still be a variant. Otherwise things like Non-DI AR variants (piston driven ARs) would not be AR variants as they also lack compatibility on certain parts. Just look at some .22 ARs despite having a stock, some don't actually have a full sized bolt that goes into the stock tube, the design is surprisingly similar to the PDW.

 

Along the same lines as the PDW, is a ZM LR300 an AR variant? I've seen a few in this thread an no-one has complained.

 

AR-15 variants fire a 5.56 or .223....is what I was going for. The various piston driven platforms and the LR300....as well as a good amount of other rifles that have all the gizmos and doodads are still AR-15 variants...in that the lower is interchangable, and there is still a 5.56 round being driven through the barrel.

 

The PDW uses a set up similar to the AR....and that was the intended purpose...but the PDW is not an AR variant, was my point. In fact, it is not even an AR-10 derivative, if we want to get real technical.

 

Course, I'm not really too worried about it...was just making sure that the PDW is not confused with an AR.

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AR-15 variants fire a 5.56 or .223....is what I was going for.

 

 

What about those that Fire the .50 Beowulf or 6.8SPC, or how about the AR12 or any of the other 7.62 AR variants...... Those do not have interchangeable lowers but are still considered AR variants. There is a difference between a clone, and a variant.

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Someone on the internet told me the PDW did not derive from the AR15 design, in fact it isnt in ANY way similar to the AR15 design! The fact that the lower looks almost exactly the same is just sheer coincidence...

AFAIK, it's very different inside, but was actually designed very deliberately to resemble the AR15 externally, so that users could transition seamlessly to it.

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Everything that gets posted in here fires 6mm, ergo, calibre of the RS weapon the replica is derived from is irrelevant to a weapon's suitability for going in this thread.

 

M4A1, KAC PDW, SR-25, doesn't matter. This thread has been running for ages on the same basic principle that if it looks mostly like an AR-15, it goes in here, and that's worked fine for years. If we had threads for all the different sub-groups it'd get silly, you'd have bloody loads of them, all with very few posts. AR-10 variants, intermediate cartridges, PDW/LR300 type systems, outlandish creations like the 5.7mm.. etc...

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