Guns Ruger Releases AR-556 Pistol Candice Horner March 30, 2019 Join the Conversation Ruger recently added the AR-556 Pistol to its website. The addition was a soft release prior to the pistol’s official launch, which is planned to coincide with the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits (NRAAM) in April. Ruger plans to release several new products leading up to NRAAM. We learned about the new AR-556 Pistol at a recent Ruger media event held at FTW Ranch. The pistol shot flawlessly during the event. However, we didn't spend an excessive amount of time with the AR pistol because there were a few other items that caught our attention… *wink, wink* About the Ruger AR-556 Pistol Starting from the front, the pistol has a Ruger flash suppressor on the 1/2″-28 threaded 10.5-inch cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel. It's chambered in 5.56 NATO and has a 1:8 twist rate. The company says the carbine-length gas system allows the AR-556 to use a wide variety of ammo. Slim and free-floating, the 9-inch handguard has M-LOK accessory attachments at the 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions. The forged upper and lower receivers are made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum. The pistol has a carbine-length gas tube and is fitted with an adjustable SB Tactical SBA3 Pistol Stabilizing Brace. The Pistol ships with a 30-round Magpul PMAG. Notice: We Found Bulk Ammo In Stock: SK Flatnose Target .22 LR 50ct $7.95 creedmoorsports.comSK Flatnose Match .22 LR 50ct $9.95 creedmoorsports.com RWS .22 LR R50 50ct $16.50 creedmoorsports.comCreedmoor .223 55gr HPBT 20ct $21.95 creedmoorsports.comVolume Discounts Available. Free Shipping on orders over $99 with code "FREESHIP" Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! Specs: Type: Pistol Barrel length: 10.5 inches Grooves: 5 Thread pattern: 1/2″-28 Twist rate: 1:8 RH Capacity: 30 Finish: Type III Hard Coat Anodized Weight: 6.5 pounds Overall length: 25.3 inches to 27.9 inches MSRP: $899 Visit the Ruger AR-556 Pistol page for more information. To check out new Ruger products at NRAAM, stop by booth number 3855. Explore RECOILweb:Mounting Solutions Plus now Carrying Hiperfire Line of TriggersSHOT Show 2019: Not Your Average Gun GirlsSureFire Rechargeable Battery Kit for LED FlashlightsExclusive Breakdown of the Maxim Defense PDX Budget AR-15s In Stock: S&W M&P15 .223 $699.99 sportsmans.com PSA PA-15 M4 $719.99 palmettoarmory.com Bulk Handgun Ammo in Stock .45 Auto FMJ 230gr 1000ct $599 Prime Ammunition Disclosure: These links are affiliate links. Caribou Media Group earns a commission from qualifying purchases. Thank you! NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!