Many shooters consider the AR-15 to be the ideal rifle to carry for most all situations in hunting, defense and having fun at the range.
A recent survey of local gun clubs, firing ranges and backwoods blasters found the Top AR Rifles for 2012.
These are also some of the top selling AR Rifles for 2012.
Colt 6720R Talo Edition Review by Randolph
Just received this today and I must say I’m pleased. I am a first time owner of an AR-15 and I have no complaints about this rifle. Only put a few hundred rounds through it so far and no hiccups or jams. Two thumbs up in my book. Just don’t know why this isn’t available for purchase anymore.
Video – Colt 6720R Talo Edition AR-15
We like the Magpul Industries MBUS Generation II Front and Rear Sights. You don’t have to worry about your batteries going dead as these sights don’t use them. An all around great value for under $75.
#9 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Video – Colt AR-15 Magpul MOE 6920
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Colt Mag-Pul Review by Jake
In all, the Colt 6920MP-B is probably one of the best out-of-the-box AR-15s available. Various police forces use them due to their reliability and performance, and that is often the same reason civilians purchase them. They group well, perform well, and can handle being dirtied up some. They are compact and lightweight, so they would make for a great multi-purpose carbine. Though I do prefer the AK-style rifles, I can easily say that if I were to ever get an AR-15, it would be a 6920
We like the Molle Triple Kangaroo Mag Pouch.
You can keep all of your mags in close and if you hit the dirt they are not going to fly out and be out of your reach.
Just pull the bungie cord over the top and your mags are secure and ready to go.
#8 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Bushmaster M4A3 Patrolman’s Semi Automatic Carbine AR-15
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Bushmaster M4A3 Patrolman’s Semi Automatic Carbine AR-15 Review by Indian Bob
I have owned this rifle for a few months now. I bought this rifle for an exceptional deal at my local gander mountain.(a really awesome deal compared to the internet price)This rifle is reliable. It doesnt matter if i put federal ammo, or surplus ammo, or any ammo inbetween, this rifle will fire. I have put over a thousand rounds through this rifle and I have gotten two misfires so far. Both from bad primers, top notch gun.
#7 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Colt LE6920 AR-15
Colt LE6920 AR-15 Review by Alan
What an awesome rifle!!!! I have not shot it yet but based on it’s fit and finish I see no worries ahead! It is an amazing piece of art that i will hand down to my kids. After the tragedy in Colorado I felt it was probably a good time to invest in a quality AR because they will most likely be banned or, at the very least, SKYROCKET in price!!! I’m sure the demoCRAPS will find a way to screw us yrt again! We need to BAN DEMOCRAPS….NOT GUNS!!!!!!! Get them while you can folks! GOD BLESS AMERICA.
#6 Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Windham Weaponry SRC AR-15
Windham Weaponry SRC AR-15 Review by Kahli
They are a nice gun for sure… comes with a lifetime transferable warranty with is nice. Plus it’s made by a company where the employees are the owners so they actually give a **** about their products. A friend of mine has one that I’ve shot a few times and I don’t see $1100 worth, but a nice rifle none the less.
#5 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Bushmaster Carbon 15
#4 Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
BCM M4 Carbine AR-15
BCM M4 Carbine AR-15 review by BlackOps
There you have an extremely well built, reliable, quality AR 15 for under 1000$ ready to shoot. They are completely mil spec just as colt and go a step further with a lifetime warranty.
#3 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Colt SP6920 AR-15
Colt SP6920 AR-15 Review by SubNine
I took it to the range and ran 200 rounds of Remington UMC 55. gr .223 and 20 rounds of crappy 62 gr Wolf ammo. I had my target set up at 25 yards and just wanted to do a function run on it. Next time I go to the range I’ll actually sight it in. I didn’t experience any malfunctions with my Colt and IMO it’s probably one of the best rated AR rifles on the market.
#2 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, V5 LW (Lightweight Barrel)
Daniel Defense M4 Carbine, V5 LW Review by Scott
To me the most important feature of the v5 Lightweight is its chrome moly-vanadium steel barrel with a one-in-seven twist. The barrel is cold hammer forged to create a defect-free surface and is then chrome lined to enhance durability. It has been my experience that Daniel Defense’s 16-inch barrels outperform 18-inch and 20-inch barrels from other manufacturers.
#1 of Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2012
Lewis Machine & Tool CQB MRP Defender
Lewis Machine & Tool CQB MRP Defender Review by Wilson
After both being completely stunned at the MRP’s god like performance, we began to put it through its paces just to see. This was the most fun shooting I have had in a very long time.
Question: “What is the best AR-15 platform?”. That is highly subjective but we would have to go with the Lewis Machine for now.
Question: Are the Colt le6920 a dependable AR? Yes; they are good and you can trick them out with extras.
Question: where does daniel defense rank in ar 15 rifle ratings? The Daniel Defense is rated as a top 5 AR-15 black rifle.
Question: What is the best selling AR-15 for 2012? The rifle manufacturers don’t release sales numbers for each weapon but the Bushmaster SuperLight Carbon-15 is a best guess.
Question: Which black rifle do you prefer with the Bushmaster patrolman vs Colt 6920? Check out the reviews above and go out to the range and try them both out. You cannot go wrong with either one.
Question: How do you rate the Windham Weaponry vs DPMS? Any comparisons? Check out the reviews and videos above.
Question: Do you have a list of the top 25 ar-15’s? We don’t have a list of the top 25 but check out the list above for Top 10.
Question: How do you rate the AR-15 as an all around weapon? It is obviously fun to shoot. I would not use it for home defense as that is what my tactical shot gun is for. If you want something for longer range and having fun with targets then the AR-15 is a great choice.
Question: Whats the best selling AR-15 to date? Not sure on total numbers all time but the Bushmaster Carbon 15 was top selling this year.
Question: what is the best book on what to look for in AR-15? There are a few books – a good one to start with is this book: The Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Volume IV (Volume 4). There are several others but that is a good start.
Question: Do you have a colt 6920mp review? Yes; check the reviews above.
Question: Do you know if you can buy a Colt le6920 at Gander Mountain sports? Yes; you can.
Question: how does a bushmaster carbon 15 rank among other ar15? They are a low cost initial entry AR-15 that gets good reviews for the value.
Question: Where can I learn more about supporting my gun rights? Check out the NRA here: http://home.nra.org/