70+ rifles and ar variants.
VISITS to colt's manufacturing and
the institute of military technologY.
multiple private collections.
8 SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS.
352 PAGES OF ar-15 INSIGHT.
VICKERS GUIDE: AR-15
VICKERS GUIDE™ IS A ONE OF A KIND TOUR OF SOME OF HISTORY'S MOST INTERESTING AND RARE FIREARMS, SOURCED FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS ACROSS THE GLOBE.
Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1) is a premium quality, collector's grade, coffee table reference book. All books contain the following features:
- 352 pages
- 13" wide by 11" tall (approx.)
- Commercial quality, section sewn style binding which allows the book to lay open flat
- Full color prints on premium quality photo paper stock
- Foil stamped, (Olive Drab) Green linen hardcover
- Full color protective dust jacket
- Ribbon page marker
In addition to the above Standard Edition, two premium versions of the book are available:
Hand signed by Larry Vickers
Limited Edition Premium Version (Limited to 250 Books)
Personal Message Hand Written and Signed by Larry Vickers
Limited Edition Slip Case (x of 250)
Limited Edition Numbered Signature (x of 250)
Limited 19x13" Color Print of AR-15 Serial Number 000001 Signed by Larry Vickers (x of 250)
Born in 1957 in a small workshop in Hollywood, California and rushed into service for testing and assessment during war in Vietnam, the AR-15 has proven to be the most adaptable and longest lasting of all standard U.S. service rifles. Still in use today in the U.S. and around the world in the form of the M16, M4 and other variants, the AR-15 has defied attempts to replace it.
In this first volume of Vickers Guide: AR-15, Larry Vickers – renown special operations combat veteran, firearms instructor and small arms expert – revisits the earliest days of the AR-15, providing details of the rifles that influenced it as well as highlighting the features which were without precedent. Due to the longevity of the AR-15, many features and details of the earliest rifles have been lost to today's enthusiasts, and it is therefore with great pride that we re-introduce these rifles and their beauty in form and function.
Featuring over 70 rifles, Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1) gives the reader a once-in-a-lifetime glimpse into some of the rarest and most historically unique rifles in the AR family. Through visits to private collections, Colt’s Manufacturing Company and the Institute of Military Technology at Knight’s Armament, Vickers Guide is able to present firearms that have simply never been available for view by the general public. Additionally, expert insight by C. Reed Knight, Jr., art by acclaimed military painter James Dietz, and replica builds with historical commentary by subject matter specialists make this Vickers Guide sequel a must-have for any serious firearms enthusiast.
Vickers Guide: AR-15 presents this highly curated collection of firearms in the AR family in never before seen detail on larger than life, wide format, full color prints in a linen covered hardback. Vickers Guide: AR-15 is the next best thing to having these exceptional collector’s grade rifles in your own personal collection.
Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1) gives the firearms enthusiast an extraordinarily detailed view of this historic family of firearms.
Vickers Guide: AR-15 (Volume 1) will be at home on your coffee table, workbench or bookcase. It is art for your living room. It will serve as a fantastic guide for your own firearm collecting. It will make a lasting impression. Most importantly, Vickers Guide: AR-15 will serve as a lifelong AR-15 reference book.