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The Ruger SR-762

Ruger’s Gas Pistons: The SR-556 & SR-762

The SR-556 and SR-762 deliver hard-hitting firepower with proven reliability.

Sturm, Ruger & Co. is a leading manufacturer in the U.S. for all firearm categories, including sporting, competition or personal defense.

Ruger.30’s SR-556 and recently introduced SR-762 AR-pattern rifles solidify Ruger’s all-encompassing position in the marketplace. Ruger’s entrance to the AR realm is an obvious embrace of how popular the AR platform is. Ruger’s staunch reputation for American-made quality and customer service within the U.S. gun culture is sure to at-tract customers for its AR offerings. Ruger’s place in the American gun psyche lends credence to its products compared to other manufacturers who may not be as well known within the general shooting public. This stems back to the 1960s, when Ruger’s reputation was first established.

It is no secret that the AR is not only the best-selling civilian and law enforcement rifle in the U.S., but also the world with the U.S. equipping/training so many armies around the globe. This has caused many manufacturers to jump on the AR bandwagon in recent years by offering their own versions. Of late, the most attention seems to be on “improving” the AR platform via developing piston-driven ARs in lieu of Eugene Stoner’s original gas-impingement design. Whether or not piston-driven ARs are superior to their gas-impingement brethren often generates heated discussion. One thing that is not debatable is the number of manufacturers rushing to create piston-driven ARs. This leads us to Ruger’s entries into the AR field—the SR-556 and SR-762.

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