ruger, ruger ar-556, ar-556, state compliant ruger, state compliant ar-556
(Photo by Ruger)

Ruger has unveiled the new state-compliant AR-556, which is legal for sale in the following, otherwise restricted locations: Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Puerto Rico. Similar to the standard AR-556, this new model has a non-threaded barrel, a fixed stock with a 13.5″ length of pull, and a 10-round metal magazine. In addition, the bayonet lug has been removed. MSRP is $749.00. See below for specs.

RELATED STORY: Gun Review – Ruger 22/45 Lite


* Caliber: 5.56 NATO / 223 Rem
* Stock: Black Synthetic, Fixed
* Front Sight: Adjustable Post
* Rear Sight: Adjustable Ruger® Rapid Deploy
* Barrel Length: 16.1″
* Thread Pattern: N/A
* Length of Pull: 13.5″
* Twist: 1:8″ RH
* Finish: Type III Hard Coat Anodized
* Height: 8.00″
* Weight: 7.10 lbs.
* Overall Length: 34.4″
* Grooves: 6
* Capacity: 10
* Width: 2.5″
* Suggested Retail: $749.00

RELATED STORY: Ruger American Rimfire – A No-Frills, Everyday Working Rifle

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms. For more information, visit

Up Next

Man Uses Licensed Handgun to Hold Home Intruder For Police

A Connecticut man used a legally-owned handgun to stop an intruder and hold him...