Designated with the “AM” (Anderson Manufacturing) moniker to set them apart from traditional “AR” (Armalite Rifle) models, Anderson Manufacturing rifles offer design and build quality that exceeds that of other firearms manufacturers around the world along with RF-85, a proprietary metal treatment that reduces friction on all the steel surfaces by 85%, resulting in a more efficient and reliable weapon. Known as RF-85 (reduce friction 85%), the treatment offers significant benefits such as faster cycle rates and cooler operating temperatures. This results in significantly less wear on the weapon, thereby increasing its life. In addition, an RF-85 treated weapon does not need “wet” lubricants. As such, the weapon experiences fewer failures due to excess dirt and carbon fouling in the action, thereby increasing its reliability.
RF-85 treated Anderson Manufacturing rifles include a Heavy-Barrel Carbine [.223/5.56mm], an M4 Carbine [in both .223/5.56mm and 6.8 SPC], a Heavy Barrel Sniper [.223/5.56mm], and a Heavy Barrel Varminter [.223/5.56mm]. The company also offers a full line of parts and accessories, including free float forearm kits with low profile gas blocks, full-length Picatinny rails, and 3-3/4″ elevated rails.
Anderson Manufacturing is a Hebron, Kentucky-based state-of-the-art manufacturing facility founded in 1965. With clients in the aerospace and automotive industries, Anderson Manufacturing now manufactures its own line of AR-15′s with the “AM” moniker. Offered in forged or machined billet, Anderon manufactures all receivers to 100% mil-spec with hard-anodized 8625 F finish, 7075-T6 aluminum. All tolerances are held to strictest “match grade” levels.
Anderson Manufacturing Company is a state of the art manufacturing facility with more than thirty years experience. Anderson manufactures receivers for their AR rifles in a forged option or as a machined billet. All receivers are manufactured to 100% mil-spec with hard anodized 8625 F finish, 7075-T6 Aluminum. All tolerances are held to strictest match grade levels.
In addition to the rigid quality controls of manufacturing, the feature that sets the Anderson AM15 Rifles apart from the masses is the proprietary RF85 TREATMENT allowing Anderson weapon systems to operate efficiently without traditional “wet “lubricant.
In a coefficient friction test performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the reduction of friction on all steel surfaces was reduced by 85% — without traditional wet lubricant, hence the name RF85. An RF-85 treated weapon cycles faster and more reliably, operates at cooler temperatures, experiences significantly less wear and, without traditional wet lubricant, doesn’t experience failures due to excess dirt and carbon fouling in the action. According to the Oak Ridge Testing Report, “There are several advantages associated with friction reduction in general, two of those being heat reduction and increased component life.” Another huge advantage offered by the RF-85 Treatment is incredibly easy cleanup and dramatically reduced carbon fouling.
The RF85 treatment process has been used successfully in other industries: motor racing – extending the life of racing rear end gear sets, showing less wear, less replacement, reduced oil from five or six quarts to ONE quart and lower heat build up; Metal-working cutting tool applications, increasing cutting efficiency and tool longevity; and in the Medical Industry, specifically Orthopedics, where traditional non treated cutting tools generate excess heat, leading to post-operative complications. These previous experiences and successes in high heat, rapid cyclic situations, makes the RF-85 treatment process a natural fit for the extreme duty requirements of the AR-15 Rifle. With the ANDERSON AM-15 RIFLE treated with the RF85 PROCESS, the gun NEVER needs to be cleaned with cleaning solution – only wiped out with a moist cloth and then dry cloth. Repeat – the action of this weapon NEVER needs to be cleaned in the traditional manner with harsh, smelly solvents and should NEVER be oiled. Simply clean with soapy water and a nylon brush, followed by thorough drying with a clean cloth. DO NOT OIL.
The ANDERSON AM-15 line will initially be offered in four models: • HEAVY BARREL CARBINE – 16″ 1-8″ twist barrel , optics ready picatinny rail, front mounted low profile gas block with picatinny rail, standard handguard. Available with FORGED or BILLET receiver. Comes with 20 round and 30 round Mag-Pul magazines. 6-position adjustable stock.
• M4 CARBINE – 16″ M4 barrel, optics ready picatinny rail, front mounted low profile gas block with picatinny rail. Available with FORGED or BILLET receiver. Comes with 20 round and 30 round Mag-Pul magazines. Mag-Pul MOE stock and MOE pistol Grip. Quad-rail forend.
• HEAVY BARREL TARGET – 20″ 1-8″ twist heavy barrel w/target crown, optics ready picatinny rail, front mounted low profile gas block with picatinny rail, floated handguard. Available with FORGED or BILLET receiver. Comes with 20 round and 30 round Mag-Pul magazines. Mag-Pul “PRS” adjustable stock. Wilson target trigger.
• HEAVY BARREL VARMINTER – Same as PREDATOR except 24″ Fluted Barrel.