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

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

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Ruger 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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Richard R on Oct 15, 2018
price and reviews
DONALD S on Oct 4, 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
After doing a ton of research on the AR platforms out there, it was a close call between Del-Ton, S&W M&P Sport ll, and Ruger. I chose the Ruger because I have weapons in the Ruger family, and appreciate the workmanship they offer, and of course the many favorable reviews.
Jay B on Aug 8, 2018
am new to this sport and this seemed like a good rifle and seemed to be priced reasonable.
Eugene S on Aug 7, 2018
good price
carl B on Aug 5, 2018
Brand name and price
JOHN E on Aug 1, 2018
Great price, quality American made gun, great online reviews
BRADLEY M on Aug 1, 2018
Had one before.... good gun
Ed C on Aug 1, 2018
Not only is it a full ar. It's a ruger and got awesome YouTube reviews.
joseph on Jul 31, 2018
Best price available, and ease of purchase. After looking online, your site was the most suggested and all weapons are available to compare price, and options... This truly is a one stop shop for all needs.
Highly recommend...
Fredy C on Jul 30, 2018
Price +performance+all the crap going on in the world today
TIMOTHY S on Jul 29, 2018
I choose this gun because my friend has one and is very accurate, also I love this gun for target shooting
Victor Andres B on Jul 24, 2018
Good reviews, great price, Love Grabagun.
Scott S on Jul 24, 2018
I based this purchase on two things, the price and the positive reviews
Frank J on Jul 24, 2018
John H on Oct 10, 2018
Recommended by a friend
Paul on Oct 2, 2018
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 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.
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.
Rear sight folds down any problems adding optic sights?
William on Aug 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The rear sight attaches to the rail via a screw. I removed the rear sight from the rail and mounted a scope. You could lower the rear sight (push release button and pull it down) and mount a Red Dot in front of it if that is what you want to do.
I see eye let on bottom receiver is there one on upper receiver for a sling?
William on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The firearm comes with a pin that can be installed for a front mount. Most people use a single point sling on this type rifle, probably why it is not factory installed
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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
3 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
The best AR for the money.........
September 19, 2018
1 month ago
Great company to deal with... Will use them again in the future. They are my "go to" site when considering a gun purchase.
Excellent rifle and excellent service from Grabagun! This is my 2nd purchase from this site and it could not have E been a better purchase experience.
September 15, 2018
1 month ago
Ruger quality, accuracy.
Accurate right out of the box! After first mag. 35 yards tactical scope 5 shots completly inside a one inch target. Very pleased for an entry level gun.
September 6, 2018
2 months ago
Love it
Great price, great gun! Great service from Grabagun! I would definitely recommend this weapon, and Grabagun!
September 4, 2018
2 months ago
Easy to order
I like my Ruger 556... and will order from grabAgun again..
August 29, 2018
2 months ago
Quality, as expected.
First time ordering from GrabAGun. Arrived within three days of purchase to my local shop. Very impressed with the service.

The firearm came exactly as described. Took it to the range a few days ago and it worked well.
August 27, 2018
2 months ago
Best Price
Awesome price and Rifle
August 22, 2018
4 months ago
Ruger got it right
Awesome. Ar. Fit and finish is flawless. Ruger got it right.
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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