ROBAR Guns has been working diligently over the past year to build an AR-15 with polymer upper and lowers, and ROBAR GM Freddie Blish was intimately involved with the rifle’s development.
The ROBAR PolymAR-15 was unveiled at SHOT Show 2015, and quickly became the buzz and belle of the ball.
Freddie, as a Marine (thus a rifleman) and a Gun Site Rangemaster, knows rifles, his exacting standards for the development of the PolymAR-15 demand a hat tip from every carbine-lover.
Short Barrel Shepherd writes:
Renowned firearms instructor Vicki Farnam told us to drop by Robar and look at their polymer-based AR15. 24-year Marine and Robar General Manager Freddie Blish was gracious enough to spend some time with us
Short Barrel continues:
The PolymAR-15 is super lightweight and Robar spent over a year testing its durability. Several of their prototypes have over 50,000 test rounds fired through them. In addition to testing the durability of the polymer lower, they also tested if the polymer top rails would securely hold optics over tens of thousands of rounds. According to Mr. Blish, everything has held up.
Robar is also coming out with a polymer free float fore end that weighs about 6 ounces. That’s a weight reduction of 11 ounces from their current aluminum fore end offering. The combined weight of their 16″ barreled carbine will be 5.75 pounds.