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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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Great price on a Ruger
Harry K on Feb 16, 2019
I purchased a SR22 5 years ago and am very impressed with the accuracy and quality and as the price was reasonable I made my decision based on this. Also the very economical shipping on Grabagun made me happy!
jonathan c on Feb 14, 2019
Great price on a Ruger
Harry K on Feb 16, 2019
The price is great and it's a ruger
Brian L on Feb 15, 2019
I purchased a SR22 5 years ago and am very impressed with the accuracy and quality and as the price was reasonable I made my decision based on this. Also the very economical shipping on Grabagun made me happy!
jonathan c on Feb 14, 2019
Couldn’t find it cheaper anywhere
Curtis W on Feb 10, 2019
Price and great service.
Timothy M on Feb 8, 2019
Great price
Mikayla D on Feb 6, 2019
Good reviews.
Connor E on Feb 5, 2019
Because Ruger makes great products, the user feedback was very positive, the price was right, and it's made in the U.S.A.
Jay S on Feb 4, 2019
I own several Ruger firearms and have never been disappointed with the quality.
After reading many reviews, this is the logical choice for me as an entry level AR platform. Price is great as well.
John A on Feb 4, 2019
Ruger products are my jam
Rick G on Feb 3, 2019
Good price and good reviews
Peter S on Feb 2, 2019
Price and excellent reviews.
Floyd M on Feb 1, 2019
An ar was on my wishlist
Great company
Great gun
William S on Jan 30, 2019
I own several Ruger firearms. Every one of them is excellent. I have a lot of confidence when I buy a Ruger that it is going to be a great rifle. And you just can't beat Grab-A-Gun's low price on the AR556.
Thomas D on Jan 30, 2019
The price was right and I want to see how it rivals my buddies S&W Sport II.
Benjamin L on Jan 28, 2019
Like every Ruger firearm, it's a great, reliable gun at a great price.
Adam T on Jan 27, 2019
I own other Ruger firearms and this is a good price
Anthony N on Jan 27, 2019
Looking to get into an AR and after reading reviews and having a few Ruger firearms I decided to purchase the AR556. I found Grab a Gun to have the best price.
JEFFREY A on Jan 26, 2019
I own other Ruger guns and enjoy shooting them and consider them of good quality. I expect the same from the AR556. Online reviews are good for this entry level AR and with it being a Ruger, I'm sure it will satisfy.
William G on Jan 26, 2019
Ruger has a long history of making quality affordable firearms.
Kenneth S L on Jan 26, 2019
Carolyn W on Jan 25, 2019
I like Ruger's guarantees and I wanted an entry level AR as it is my first and the price was right.
Mark W on Jan 25, 2019
good price
gary m on Jan 25, 2019
Sturdy reliable gun with a 1 and 8 barrel twist that will handle heavier bullets well.
Stephen H on Jan 25, 2019
Grab a Gun had a great firearm at an unbeatable price, never bought a firearm online and wanted to have my first online purchase be with a reputable company. I am a Ruger fan, and look forward to becoming a Grab a Gun fan as well.
Luis M on Jan 23, 2019
Hogs.....nuff said.
Joseph J on Jan 21, 2019
This AR has gotten an incredible amount of reviews that have been very positive. Also I like the amount of accessories available for this gun.
Juan A on Jan 20, 2019
The reviews are fabulous and you can't beat the price!!
Lisa D on Jan 18, 2019
Avoid the inflated prices down the road when the liberal politicians inevitably try to ban the rifle.
brian m on Jan 18, 2019
I love the quality of the Ruger AR. I think its better than the S&W M&P.
David P on Jan 17, 2019
I've been happy with the Ruger brand and found the reviews on this gun to be perfect for my needs.
Bruce W on Jan 17, 2019
high quality for a fair price.
tanner b on Jan 16, 2019
Ruger has been around for quite a while now and it got excellent reviews and very close the M16A1 I carried in the Army.
Martin M on Jan 16, 2019
Ruger has a reputation of making very fine weapons and this is one thats getting excellent reviews on YouTube
Sean on Jan 16, 2019
Great Deal. We have sold a few of these.
Joe D on Jan 15, 2019
Great price easy to order.
Simon Y on Jan 10, 2019
Ruger has excellent service, and they make fine rifles, My opinion only....:)
Robert S on Jan 10, 2019
USA manufacturer.
Joseph on Jan 10, 2019
Can’t beat the price!
Arquelio T on Jan 10, 2019
Home protection.
Robert T on Jan 8, 2019
I own several Ruger weapons and all of them have performed very well. Online reviews of the AR 556 have been good and local gun shop workers have positive remarks about the 556, too. Price at GAG makes it too good to pass up...
Fred D on Jan 6, 2019
Price andmaker
Tony B on Jan 4, 2019
Good Reviews in gun mags as well as from customers--Need for instructing my NRA Courses as always borrowing an AR -15 . Seems that's all people buy today--The days of bolt actions/pumps/lever and single shot high quality firearms is over--Too many game players last 2 generations who like to play at war- Too bad so few have really seen its reality- Semper Fi
David P on Dec 29, 2018
Great price.
Thomas B on Dec 29, 2018
Brand and cost.
Stephen G on Dec 28, 2018
This item has great reviews and Grab A Gun has a great price
Andrew T on Dec 28, 2018
sport shooting
William H on Dec 28, 2018
Couldn't build this quality of AR for under $500. No brainier. Once again can't beat GAG prices.
Robert W on Dec 28, 2018
Wanted something similar to what I used in the military. Something I know how to shoot, clean, etc.
Michael A on Dec 28, 2018
Good Price
Dennis M on Dec 28, 2018
The price is great and it's a ruger
Brian L on Feb 15, 2019
Couldn’t find it cheaper anywhere
Curtis W on Feb 10, 2019
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: Hand-guards are made from heat-resistant glass-filled nylon for shooting comfort and durability.
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.
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.
Hello...anyone have issues with this gun and steel case ammo? Thanks.
Doug on Dec 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I've had the rifle for a couple of years and occasionally shoot the steel case TulAmmo and have had no issues. Highly recommend the Ruger AR...
An the rear sight be removed?
Martin on Jan 18, 2019
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.
Does the Ruger AR 556 use a direct gas impingement or does it use a piston impingement?
Dwight on Feb 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Ruger's AR-556 is a direct impingement AR with their SR-556 a piston driven AR at more than twice the cost. Clean the AR-556 regularly and it may last longer than a piston driven system.
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Excellent product and service
February 14, 2019
3 weeks ago
Flawless function thus far.
Received on time. 150 rounds through both without any malfunction. Very happy with the purchase.
February 13, 2019
3 weeks ago
Awesome AR15
Overall this is probably is the best gun I have purchased from Ruger!! Easy to handle and with my new modifications it looks even better!!
February 9, 2019
4 weeks ago
Ruger AR556
The name says it all.
Ruger is the best.
February 7, 2019
1 year ago
Ruger ar 15 556
Great out of the box,Loved the first trip to the range.had a problem disassembling the carrier assembly,but over all a great rifle.Would recommend it
February 5, 2019
1 month ago
This is my first AR platform rifle and for only $499.00, WOW for me.
January 31, 2019
1 month ago
Ruger AR-15.
fine gun for a great price. the amount of time from order to delivery was not to bad either. will definitely use them again.
January 26, 2019
1 month ago
Excellent value.
Ruger quality and reliability for a great price.
January 22, 2019
1 month ago
Ruger AR 556
Very good shooter very pleased
January 22, 2019
2 months ago
AR 15
Love it!!! Thanks grabagun!!!
Couple part upgrades and red dot
Couple part upgrades and red dot
January 20, 2019
1 month 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