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Ruger AR 556 AR 15 .223 / 5.56 NATO 16.1-inch 30 Rd

Ruger AR 556 AR 15 .223 / 5.56 NATO 16.1-inch 30 Rd

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Ruger AR 556 / AR 15 for sale with cheap shipping, the lowest price, and helpful customer service. .223 / 5.56 Ruger AR 556 with 16'' barrel, 30 round magazine, in Black. Part # 8500 UPC 736676085002. Buy your Ruger AR 556 from GrabAGun, the cheapest online gun store.

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Been looking and comparing for a while. Own a Ruger P89 love so stayed with Ruger based on reviews
M A on Dec 15, 2018
better and more reviews than the smith
Richard L on Dec 12, 2018
Been looking and comparing for a while. Own a Ruger P89 love so stayed with Ruger based on reviews
M A on Dec 15, 2018
Friend recommended
Reggie on Dec 15, 2018
better and more reviews than the smith
Richard L on Dec 12, 2018
sale price
Steve C on Dec 11, 2018
Value for price
Allison M on Dec 11, 2018
Great brand/Consistently good comments/Fit my price range
Turner B on Dec 10, 2018
Great price!
Jacqueline D on Dec 9, 2018
Home Defense
Jaime C on Dec 9, 2018
Best price around!!! Seemed to have really solid reviews. Can't wait to get it
Dayton A on Dec 8, 2018
I have been wanting 1 for a while.
Brian S on Dec 7, 2018
Exceptional Price. We will use it as training weapon.
Kurt M on Dec 7, 2018
been wanting an AR for a while. A great value for the price
Bob E on Dec 5, 2018
Best features of any budget AR I've researched. I also have had a lot of good experiences with other Ruger products. Your site had the combination of best price with a good reputation.
William T on Dec 5, 2018
It's a Ruger which makes it a sweet firearm! That and the price makes it a great deal, don't miss it!
Gary M on Dec 4, 2018
Always wanted one.
Phillip O on Dec 4, 2018
Great rifle at a great price.
Rodolfo E on Dec 4, 2018
Ruger is a firearm manufacture I trust and the price looks great.
Timothy D on Dec 3, 2018
Ruger name, Complete and ready to fire, Price.
Cly R on Dec 1, 2018
I have purchased two Ruger AR 556 from Grab A Gun. This is the best value out there. And $7.99 shipping will never be beat. Plus their customer service interaction is top notch.
Mark v on Nov 30, 2018
Stacey B on Nov 29, 2018
Great reviews, budget-friendly, lots of parts available to customize.
Kyle S on Nov 28, 2018
Quality of the brand
Lettie D on Nov 26, 2018
Ruger AR 556 great reviews and the ruger name
wendell h on Nov 26, 2018
Price and Quality
Robert M on Nov 26, 2018
This is the second Ruger 556 I have bought from Grabagun.
I think it’s a great value for the price.
Shoots exceptionally well and is easy to operate.
Thomas D on Nov 7, 2018
Good Reviews
John A on Oct 28, 2018
I like Ruger guns
Frank A on Oct 26, 2018
Price mostly and I've order from you before with good service
Richard R on Oct 15, 2018
John H on Oct 10, 2018
price and reviews
DONALD S on Oct 4, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Paul on Oct 2, 2018
Popular Caliber, brand
Hobie H on Sep 28, 2018
price and Reputation - Good Buy
Rafael C M on Sep 27, 2018
Manufacturer reputation and price
Norris H on Sep 26, 2018
Great deal from a terrific dealer. I will be using Grab a Gun from now on. I was able to purchase exactly what I wanted for a great price. Very helpful and courteous organization. I was looking for something to get after some coyotes. Lots of them here in North Carolina. I am a Marine veteran so I am familiar with the type of firearm. Ruger is also a standard for quality in their manufacturing of fine firearms.
Lawrence h on Sep 26, 2018
KEN L on Sep 26, 2018
Delton S on Sep 26, 2018
I wanted a basic AR rifle in .223/5.56, and I feel that the Ruger with its 1:8 twist rate and other features compares favorably with another manufacturer's product. My experience with other Ruger products has been nothing short of exceptional, and I'm looking forward to taking this rifle to the range! I'll let you know how that experience goes.
Andrew K on Sep 17, 2018
Read good reviews, like Ruger, good price
Thomas R on Aug 31, 2018
Like ruger gun
Glen S on Aug 30, 2018
I researched and found this to the best starter AR for the price.
Shem T on Aug 28, 2018
Best AR platform for the money
Ken M on Aug 27, 2018
Quality and cost
Gayle S on Aug 24, 2018
It has good reviews
Quan P on Aug 22, 2018
I already own one, and it's a fantastic rifle. Also, this is by far the best price I can find.
David B on Aug 17, 2018
kody c on Aug 14, 2018
I want max protection with all the violence in the Country. Grab a Gun is my first choice in fire arms.
John C on Aug 13, 2018
Great gun for a great price.
Charles D on Aug 10, 2018
Christopher H on Aug 9, 2018
Its a ruger. Why else ?
joseph on Aug 8, 2018
Friend recommended
Reggie on Dec 15, 2018
sale price
Steve C on Dec 11, 2018
is this semi automatic?
Elijah on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes this firearm is a semi-automatic. It re-chambers 1 available round from the magazine each time you squeeze the trigger and fire the existing round already in the chamber. This continues until all rounds from the magazine are expended, at which time the bolt locks to the rear.
does the ruger ar556 have a heat shield?
dennis on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The rifle arrived with a simple heat-resistant M4-style glass-filled nylon guard without a heat shield inside. Ruger's AR-556 is not their high-end AR (Look at SR-556).

Hope this helps,
Is the lower made of metal or composite?
Timothy on Jul 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The Ruger AR-556 has a forged, anodized aluminum lower receiver.
Does this have a bump stock?
David on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No this rifle does not have a bump stock. The stock is adjustable though length wise. You can buy many accessories to customize this rifle any way you like it.
Rear sight folds down any problems adding optic sights?
William on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not at all. I added a Red Dot to the top of my upper receiver with no problem. I can still flip up my rear sight and use it through the optics if i had to.
I see eye let on bottom receiver is there one on upper receiver for a sling?
William on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: When I rec'd mine, there was a sling point at the butt and on the forearm.
I removed original forearm and replaced with a quad forearm.
I also purchased the one point sling unit which fits right behind the receiver. If you decide to install it, be very careful when you remove the stock. A very small spring will pop up and away if you are not careful.
A one point sling on this rifle is the best way to carry it,this weapon will hug your body whether right handed or a southpaw.
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Great Product
No jams feeds all type ammo 223/556
December 11, 2018
over 2 years ago
Love it
This is a great fun and at a great price. I have put close to 1000 rounds thru it and no problems. Would defiantly recommend this gun for anyone, but especially for someone wanting there first AR-15. With the price point so low also makes it easier to customize the way you perfer. Picked up in store and the Staff was great. Can not beat the price, trust me I shopped around.
December 2, 2018
1 year ago
He sleeps with it smh lol
November 28, 2018
1 month ago
Must have for your collection.
Absolutely awesome rifle and super reliable. I installed a Red Dot scope, Magpul grip, CVlife bipod and flashlight on a Magpul picatinny rail. I love the looks of it and you will have a blast shooting it.
November 18, 2018
1 month ago
Love it! Great price!
November 12, 2018
2 months ago
Great gun.
Awesome gun. Very impressed with the quality Ruger provides in their entry level AR.
November 6, 2018
2 months ago
I am very excited to have this AR15, it feels great in my hands and not cheap like some other brands. The price was pretty good and the transaction was smooth as silk. I have already recommended Grab A Gun to friends and relatives. Great service!
October 22, 2018
2 months ago
Grab a Gun is a terrific company to purchase a rifle or handgun. They make it simple. I will be a repeat customer.
AR 556 by Ruger is a very well thought out and well built rifle. I wish I had this version with me while serving my country. Can’t go wrong with owning this rifle in my opinion.
October 17, 2018
2 months ago
Got it brand new and shot about 700 rounds through it so far and haven't had any malfunctions or problems I'm loving it I got a nice red dot and Magpul accecories to make it even better
October 14, 2018
2 months ago
The best AR for the money.........
September 19, 2018
3 months ago


Ruger AR 556 Review Video

Watch the video to review features and specs of the Ruger AR 556, and compare the AR 556 to the Ruger SR762 and Mini 14 rifles.


Ruger AR 556 Black AR 15 .223/5.56mm 16.1-inch 30Rd

GrabaGun customers can’t say enough about this Ruger AR 556 with a 30 round Magpul magazine. A great 223 sporting rifle at a great price, be sure to stock up on extra magazines and ammo.

Ruger AR-556 Review

I'm very satisfied with the purchase of my Ruger AR 556. GrabAGun had the best price in my area, I called around before I purchased, and no other competitors could come close in price. This is my first AR platform rifle and Ruger is a well-respected company that makes good firearms, this AR 556 makes 4 Ruger's that I have in my collection, so I'm a little bias toward Ruger. Even though it is thought of as a budget rifle I believe the quality is still there. Nice rifle you will like it.


Ruger AR-556 Features

  • The milled gas block is located at a carbine length (M4) position for improved balance and handling. Multiple attachment points include a QD socket and bayonet lug, for many sling and accessory mounting options. Serrations on the angled face of the gas block provide a low glare surface.
  • The handguards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability.
  • The front sight post is elevation adjustable, and a front sight tool is included. The A-2 Style F-Height allows co-witness with many optics. The Ruger® Rapid Deploy folding rear sight provides windage adjustability and is a solid, reliable aiming system when coupled with the elevation adjustable front sight. The rear sight can be folded out of the way to make room for optics but can be instantly redeployed if needed.
  • The six-position telescoping M4-style buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear.
  • The 16.1 inch medium contour barrel is cold hammer-forged providing ultra-precise rifling for exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The 1:8 twist rate stabilizes bullets from 35 to 77 grains and the 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. ammunition. M4 feed ramps provide improved operational reliability and the matte black oxide finish reduces glare and provides corrosion resistance.
  • A Ruger® flash suppressor is provided and the ½"-28 threaded barrel allows for standard muzzle accessories to be installed.
  • The ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach for more precise trigger control. The enlarged trigger guard is designed to allow for gloved shooting.
  • The chrome-plated bolt carrier inside diameter and chrome-plated gas key inside diameter provide exceptional resistance to hot gases. The gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. A matte black oxide finish on the exterior of the bolt carrier provides corrosion resistance.
  • Includes one 30-round Magpul® PMAG® magazine.

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Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer Ruger
Condition New in Box
Action Type No
Caliber 5.56
UPC 736676085002
Model AR-556
Type No
Manufacturer Part Number 8500
Accessories No
Barrel Length 16.1
Finish Per Color Black
Capacity 30
Firing Casing No
Frame Per Material No
Hand No
Sights No