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. 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:Patriot Defense Tanfoglio Vs. Beretta 92X PerformanceDaniel Defense - an improved rifle financing programUnusual Suspects - Damascus BladesNorth Korea Caliber Overkill: Executed by Anti-Aircraft 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). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.