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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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Seems to be a good gun for a good price. No uncharges for the use of credit cards!
Herman M on Jul 16, 2019
Excellent pricing!
LOUIS O on Jul 13, 2019
Seems to be a good gun for a good price. No uncharges for the use of credit cards!
Herman M on Jul 16, 2019
Looking for an entry level AR-15. Ruger is a name that I trust, and for my level of knowledge on these rifles I felt that this would be a good place to start for casual target use. It has received good reviews and should meet my needs. I chose Grababgun due to the very fair pricing.
Dan B on Jul 15, 2019
Excellent pricing!
LOUIS O on Jul 13, 2019
Dependable Firearm
Melissa T on Jul 12, 2019
Darrin C on Jul 10, 2019
Like Ruger. Like the .223.
ROBERT K on Jul 9, 2019
I like the quality of Ruger firearms.
Susan M on Jul 8, 2019
Overall customer reviews are through the roof.
Tom P on Jul 7, 2019
value, ruger cant be beat
holt v on Jul 7, 2019
multiple good online reviews, ruger has a history of quality
dillon r on Jul 1, 2019
Less then I can buywholesale
Robert M on Jun 30, 2019
I read the reviews on this one and the price was very good so I decided to give it a try.
Gerald L on Jun 29, 2019
Really wanted this gun heard great thing's about it.
Kenneth B on Jun 28, 2019
Price and Rugers reliability
Keith M on Jun 27, 2019
Recommended by a friend
Barry K on Jun 20, 2019
charles s on Jun 18, 2019
i love AR 15.
Kyaw T on Jun 15, 2019
The reviews online were good for a first time buyer and user.
James S on Jun 13, 2019
Kevin H on Jun 12, 2019
Can't go wrong with a Ruger
Jackie C on Jun 11, 2019
customer request
Robert M on Jun 10, 2019
you can not beat the price
Ralph P on Jun 10, 2019
i like ruger
Andrew L on Jun 9, 2019
low price
Jeffrey B on Jun 7, 2019
Excellent firearm for the price!
William S on Jun 6, 2019
I really like Ruger. In AZ, American made, stock pays dividends, I like their wheel guns a lot, so we'll see how this puppy works. I had a CAR-15 as a service weapon and this looks like it with a longer barrel and not a Colt.
Michael on Jun 6, 2019
Right firearm, right price.
Walter P on Jun 5, 2019
Ruger is always a good value, and Grabagun, for the price-sensitive (i.e. cheap) gun-buyer, is a good place to do business with.
Richard F on Jun 5, 2019
I have been wanting an AR frame and when I saw it was a Ruger, I knew it was quality, plus with the price point, I could not pass up on this deal. Grab-A-Gun has been my go to on my last 3 firearm purchases. 2 Thumbs up with a snap!!!!
William R on Jun 5, 2019
been wanting this, was waiting for a price that I liked
Tony S on Jun 3, 2019
Ryan H on Jun 2, 2019
Seems like a great deal for a basic AR15
William M on Jun 2, 2019
It's a good value.
John P on May 31, 2019
Luke T on May 31, 2019
Great price.
Garrie H on May 31, 2019
My husband wanted it. 😁
Sherry P on May 30, 2019
The price can’t be beat for a Ruger built product
Jonathan B on May 29, 2019
I'm a firm believer in Ruger products.
MARK K on May 29, 2019
Affordability and saw no negative reviews.
Deb on May 29, 2019
Incredible Value
Jon D on May 29, 2019
Best price on the web. About $150 less than my local shop.
Thomas W on May 28, 2019
Good price and good reviews
Ryan H on May 28, 2019
I have purchased several weapons from graba gun and have never been disappointed. The prices are great and it's easy to make a purchase. The staff is very knowledgeable and very helpful. Thank you grabagun!
JOSE P on May 27, 2019
Ruger Name and have one already...great gun for the price for sure
Troy M on May 27, 2019
WILLIAM W on May 27, 2019
I purchased a Ruger AR previously from you at what I thought was a great price. It's a little different from this Ruger but I couldn't resist the price and quick turnaround you provide. I am a return customer and will continue to be.
C Allen S on May 26, 2019
Ruger's quality and your price
Ryk E on May 25, 2019
DAVID S on May 25, 2019
Price was great
Ben M on May 24, 2019
my son sent me the link and said you were a reputable store.
Julie R on May 24, 2019
Looking for an entry level AR-15. Ruger is a name that I trust, and for my level of knowledge on these rifles I felt that this would be a good place to start for casual target use. It has received good reviews and should meet my needs. I chose Grababgun due to the very fair pricing.
Dan B on Jul 15, 2019
Dependable Firearm
Melissa T on Jul 12, 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.
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.
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...
Can you change the hand guard?
mason on Mar 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. The only limitation is not all free float handguards will fit without taking the sight post/gas block out. The answer is yes though.
An the rear sight be removed?
Martin on Jan 18, 2019
Is 5.56 stamped on the barrel?
Gerson on Mar 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes stamped on top of the barrel. 556 NATO 1-8
Left handed adaptable?
Rodney on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: #I have been shooting ar15s. for years and I'm left handed. I've never had any issues or problems. You can get every control ambidextrous if you like. The only ambidextrous controls I've cared to do were charging handle and safety. If you choose to go with an ambidextrous safety you can get one with a short right side if the regular safety rubs your hand when you have the rifle shouldered and you are aiming at a target. There's plenty of lefties in the military in small arms duties.
Does this firearm have a bayonet lug?
Michael on May 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It does and it functions properly.
does this rifle have a heavy barrel?
john on May 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This barrell is considered a medium contour barrel.
Is this NY complient ?
Darin on Feb 20, 2019
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.
4.9 / 5.0
247 Reviews
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Awesome rifle
Love the rifle will buy another one when I get the money up
July 15, 2019
1 month ago
Ruger AR 556 AR15 .223
If you're thinking about it - pull the trigger so to speak,,, Exceptional entry level AR with plenty of room to customize. Solid weapon , easy to clean & a blast to shoot ! I would definitely reccomend.
July 15, 2019
1 month ago
Had to send the rifle back to Ruger after first range trip.
The rifle was hitting two feet to the right at 25 yards on the first range trip with Federal American Eagle 55gr ammo. I adjusted the windage all the way to the left and the rifle still hits about 2-3 inches to the right. It looks like the barrel was not indexed to the receiver properly. I sent the rifle back to Ruger for inspection. If they correct the problem, I would give the rifle 4 stars. Overall, the rifle seems to be well made for the cost. No issues cycling ammo with different magazines.
July 12, 2019
1 month ago
Everything I expected and more.Great rifle!
Love the AR. Accurate and reliable.
July 10, 2019
1 month ago
One of the best rifles and economic too. Great AR 556 I got 4 extra mags for it. Tons of fun at the range.
Thank you GRABAGUN you guy's are awesome I love my rifle shoots smot and accurate.
July 5, 2019
1 month ago
Perfect for a first time purchase!!
Absolutely love it!!!! Smooth trigger pull and definitely on target!!!
July 5, 2019
1 month ago
200+ rounds and no failure. Fairly accurate out of box. Able to zero in 4 shots. Managed 1.5" groups at 50 yards, the length of buddys home range.
July 1, 2019
1 month ago
Shipped Quickly. Great Price !
This was my first order from GrabAGun and I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly the order shipped. I had item in hand in less than 4 days. I'll be back soon !
June 30, 2019
1 month ago
It is a great gun straight out of the box!!
June 28, 2019
1 month ago
Received gun in three days. Went to the range, it was just like when I fired the M16 in the military. Very nice gun and accurate right out of the box. Great service, I’d recommend Grabagun.com to anyone. Very pleased with service.
June 26, 2019
1 month ago


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 1/2"-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