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RUGER AR-556 BLACK AR-15 .223 / 5.56 NATO 16.1-INCH 30RD

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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 ½"-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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Solid deal especially if you do not have one yet. I still think these (mid-tier AR's) will get to the sub-$400 range in due time. A gun shop owner commented to me this week that these gun makers anticipated a different outcome in the presidential race and over-manufactured weapons to prepare for a panicked market that never came. Here's to hoping.
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Solid deal especially if you do not have one yet. I still think these (mid-tier AR's) will get to the sub-$400 range in due time. A gun shop owner commented to me this week that these gun makers anticipated a different outcome in the presidential race and over-manufactured weapons to prepare for a panicked market that never came. Here's to hoping.
cool, let me know when these are sub $400 and direct message me Stick Out Tongue

also, is this NJ legal - i know the 30rd isnt, but can it be easily modified by the FFL to be NJ legal?
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Deal of the day right here. If I didn't have an AR already, I'd be all over this deal.
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Solid deal especially if you do not have one yet. I still think these (mid-tier AR's) will get to the sub-$400 range in due time. A gun shop owner commented to me this week that these gun makers anticipated a different outcome in the presidential race and over-manufactured weapons to prepare for a panicked market that never came. Here's to hoping.
There's bound to be a dip from the glut of inventory they probably built up anticipating a different election outcome and weakened buying demand due to people relaxing after the election results, but as to when the bottom of the dip will hit and how low it will be is anyone's guess. The bigger established manufacturers can cut back their production in an attempt to keep prices high as they make a wide variety of firearms, but some of the smaller players may not be able to survive on lower volumes which could push market prices down further as they try to get the market share they need to survive through reduced pricing. Can a decent AR be made and sold profitably for under $400 by one of the major players? I'm not sure. There has to be some bottom to the AR-15's price.

While on the topic of dropping prices, where's my $999 M&P10?
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Guess I'm not the only non-father waiting for Father's day lol.
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There's bound to be a dip from the glut of inventory they probably built up anticipating a different election outcome and weakened buying demand due to people relaxing after the election results, but as to when the bottom of the dip will hit and how low it will be is anyone's guess. The bigger established manufacturers can cut back their production in an attempt to keep prices high as they make a wide variety of firearms, but some of the smaller players may not be able to survive on lower volumes which could push market prices down further as they try to get the market share they need to survive through reduced pricing. Can a decent AR be made and sold profitably for under $400 by one of the major players? I'm not sure. There has to be some bottom to the AR-15's price.

While on the topic of dropping prices, where's my $999 M&P10?
That makes sense. A lot of the lower tier AR's like the Del-Ton's and ATI can be had for $399 range, so it might not be reasonable to expect Ruger or Smith and Wesson to go that low.
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cool, let me know when these are sub $400 and direct message me http://i.slickdeals.net/images/smilies/tongue.gif

also, is this NJ legal - i know the 30rd isnt, but can it be easily modified by the FFL to be NJ legal?
No. It is not. I believe Ruger sells a special, NJ complaint model (as does S&W with their comparable M&P model). For this to be legal you would need to get the stock pinned for sure and I assume the flash suppressor on this model would have to be removed and switched out with a complaint device and then pinned. I don't think this has bayonet lug, so you are ok there. I'm sure someone here will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe only certain FFL's can even legally take possession of a non-complaint firearm to modify it, so better speak to your FFL before ordering.
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No. It is not. I believe Ruger sells a special, NJ complaint model (as does S&W with their comparable M&P model). For this to be legal you would need to get the stock pinned for sure and I assume the flash suppressor on this model would have to be removed and switched out with a complaint device and then pinned. I don't think this has bayonet lug, so you are ok there. I'm sure someone here will correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe only certain FFL's can even legally take possession of a non-complaint firearm to modify it, so better speak to your FFL before ordering.
thanks, seems like for this type of gun i need a "NJ compliant" version as modding it sounds too intensive/costly
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That makes sense. A lot of the lower tier AR's like the Del-Ton's and ATI can be had for $399 range, so it might not be reasonable to expect Ruger or Smith and Wesson to go that low.
Ultimately it's supply and demand, but at some point a company loses less money idling/shutting the factory than they do selling the product at a loss. I'm not expecting to see $300 new AR-15's myself, but I'd be okay with being proven wrong.
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thanks, seems like for this type of gun i need a "NJ compliant" version as modding it sounds too intensive/costly
StereodudeThere's bound to be a dip from the glut of inventory they probably built up anticipating a different election outcome and weakened buying demand due to people relaxing after the election results, but as to when the bottom of the dip will hit and how low it will be is anyone's guess. The bigger established manufacturers can cut back their production in an attempt to keep prices high as they make a wide variety of firearms, but some of the smaller players may not be able to survive on lower volumes which could push market prices down further as they try to get the market share they need to survive through reduced pricing. Can a decent AR be made and sold profitably for under $400 by one of the major players? I'm not sure. There has to be some bottom to the AR-15's price.

While on the topic of dropping prices, where's my $999 M&P10?
​Depends on your FFL. Pinning the stock is probably $50. Buying a new muzzle device and pinning it is probably another 100 or so. I'm also in the market for an AR, though I'm looking for one from a slightly higher end manufacturer. I'm in no rush so I can wait for a deal. My experience trying to buy a gun in NJ has been that NJ dealers can't (or won't) be competitive with online dealers or even brick and mortar stores in PA. For example, just bought a handgun on Gunbroker from a dealer in MN. The dealer sent it to me without the mags (evil 18 round mags) and even after shipping, FFL fees and the cost of me buying mags online separately, I still saved almost 20% compared to the best price I could get locally. I'm all for supporting local businesses, but they have to at least try to be competitive.
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​For example, just bought a handgun on Gunbroker from a dealer in MN. The dealer sent it to me without the mags (evil 18 round mags) and even after shipping, FFL fees and the cost of me buying mags online separately, I still saved almost 20% compared to the best price I could get locally. I'm all for supporting local businesses, but they have to at least try to be competitive.
Yikes! That's pretty crazy.
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I just wish Ruger would lower the prices on the Mini-30.
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Ultimately it's supply and demand, but at some point a company loses less money idling/shutting the factory than they do selling the product at a loss. I'm not expecting to see $300 new AR-15's myself, but I'd be okay with being proven wrong.
Indeed. I think I'll be adding another one of these to my collection if the low $400 range happens. My FFL dealer only charges $10 transfers so no tax and on sale it's possible that could happen.
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I just wish Ruger would lower the prices on the Mini-30.
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