Ruger is synonymous with firearm excellence.

The company added a brand new firearm to its lineup Monday that continues its mark of excellence: the AR-556 semi-automatic, M4-style, direct impingement Modern Sporting Rifle.

The AR-556 is constructed from top-quality components, including forged 7075-T6 aluminum upper and lower receivers and a cold hammer-forged chrome-moly steel barrel with M4 feed ramp cuts.

Chambered in 5.56 NATO, the AR-556’s carbine-length, flat-top, M4 design is fully configured with a Ruger Rapid Deploy folding rear sight, milled F-height gas block with post front sight, forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector.

Other features of the AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle include a telescoping six-position stock, improved trigger-reach grip, enlarged trigger guard and one 30-round Magpul PMag.

Standardized M4/AR components are utilized throughout, so the AR-556 can be customized easily.

The Ruger AR-556 was extensively tested during its development, with more than a quarter million rounds expended during the final validation, endurance, and Ruger “jury” testing.

With a MSRP of $749, the AR-556 is an affordable, yet well-equipped M4-style Modern Sporting Rifle.

For more information on the AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle and other products from Ruger, please visit

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