It looks like everything is still all smiles and rainbows at Armalite after being rolled in with McMillan and Surgeon to form one massive rifle manufacturing company. This year’s new offering is the AR-31, a scaled down version of their AR-50 rifle that uses the same detachable magazines that work in their semi-auto AR-10 rifles. It feels great and works great, except for the trigger. It still feels square and slightly sharp, just like on the AR-30 rifle introduced last year, and the AR-50 before that. I’ve made my displeasure known, because but for that issue it looks like a good rifle . . .
Side note: there are only two firearms that I dreaded the day they needed to go back to the manufacturer after the testing was complete. The first was an Armalite AR-50, and the second was a McMillan CS-5 rifle. Since both companies are now working together, I expect great things.