Without a doubt, the AR-15 has become America’s rifle. Popular with everyone from hunters to competition shooters, the AR-style rifle is also an excellent weapon for law enforcement and home defense. Its light recoil and ability to adjust to the size of the shooter also make it excellent for teaching new shooters. I’m not sure there has ever been a rifle so useful and fun for shooters.

Based in North Carolina, Del-Ton is a company focused on the AR platform. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, this is a company that is focused on one niche, and the quality of its products underscores that focus.

I’ve had a Del-Ton AR in my collection for several years now, and the rifle is utterly reliable. It feeds from every kind of magazine and with every ammunition load I’ve tried. With factory-fresh ammo of any style, the 5.56mm-chambered gun shoots sub-3-inch groups with iron sights. A 4X scope and target ammo tighten the groups up significantly. The finish looks great, all of the parts are properly staked and it was very reasonably priced. For a general-purpose rifle, I can’t ask for more.

Beyond the basic Del-Ton AR that I have, the company offers a wide range of options when it comes to the AR platform. Here are some of Del-Ton’s new and notable offerings.

For more information, visit or call 910-645-2172.

This article was originally published in ‘Black Guns’ 2017. For information on how to subscribe, visit

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