The Ruger AR-556 rifle ( Ruger AR-556 AR-15 Rifle – M-LOK Handguard – 16″ ) features an 11″ aluminum handguard that is free-floated for increased accuracy and utilizes M-LOK attachment slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. It also has additional attachment points on the angled slots near the muzzle so you can set up your handguard to your liking. The flat top upper receiver has a Picatinny rail for simple attachment of back up iron sights and optics. The Ruger AR-556 is made from 7075-T6 anodized aluminum forgings, and a proof-tested 9310 steel bolt, with a 8620 steel bolt carrier group. The inside diameter of the carrier and gas key are chrome plated and the key is properly is staked for longevity.
- Chambered in 5.56 NATO with a 1:8 twist rate
- 4140 chrome moly vanadium steel barrel with a black nitride finish
- Type III hardcoat anodized
- Includes (1) 30-round magazine
- MIL-SPEC trigger
- Optic ready
- Radial A2-style flash hider
- Free float M-LOK handguard
- M4-style collapsible buttstock
- Height: 7.2”
- Overall length: 32.25” – 35.50”
- Length of pull: 10.25” – 13.5”
- Weight: 6.7 lbs
The heavy barrel features a 1:8 twist to perfectly stabilize all different grain weights of ammunition, so you can use the Ruger AR-556 for home defense, hunting, target shooting, or competition. One of the nicest features on this Ruger AR is that it ditches the A2 pistol grip in favor of a more ergonomic option that appears to be designed to actually fit a human being’s hands. The chamber accepts both 556 NATO and 223 Remington ammo, so you can shoot whatever ammo you can get your hands on.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. has been one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of dependable rifles, shotguns, and pistols since 1949. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 40 product lines to ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for. Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility for more than 60 years and live by the motto, “Arms makers for responsible citizens.”