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AR-Lower Elite: Ruger’s New Complete AR Lower Receivers

Ruger's AR-Lower Elite features the Ruger Elite 452 AR trigger, as well as Magpul's MOE SL stock and MOE grip.

Looking to assemble your own AR but don’t want to go through the rigmarole of building a complete lower? Ruger has you covered with its new AR-Lower Elite.

A fully assembled AR lower receiver, the Ruger AR-Lower Elite features the company’s own Elite 452 AR trigger, which is a two-stage trigger with a smooth, crisp, 4.5 pound trigger pull. It boasts a 30 percent faster lock time over standard MSRs. Also included is a Magpul MOE SL stock and Magpul MOE grip.

According to the press release, the AR-Lower Elite is built from the same hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, 7075-T6 forged lower receiver as the Ruger AR-556. It ships with an upgraded trigger and furniture, and includes pivot and takedown pins, bolt catch, magazine release, trigger guard, mil-spec buffer tube, buffer and spring. Simply slap on a complete, mil-spec upper receiver of your choice and you’ll be ready to rock.

For more information about the Ruger AR-Lower Elite or to learn more about Ruger’s full range of available products, visit

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