Top 10 AR-15 Under $1500

Check out our list of the Top 10 AR-15 Under $1500 and you make the best decision which rifle is best for you.

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#10 Angstadt Arms

The Angstadt Arms .223 Remington AR Rifle is a high-quality firearm designed with features to enhance performance and ease of use. With an enhanced flared magwell for faster reloads and a threaded bolt catch screw, it ensures smooth operation during shooting sessions. The upper tension screw and B5 Systems Type23 Grip provide added stability and control, while the 16″ chrome moly barrel with a 1:7 twist offers reliability and accuracy. Made in the USA with precision engineering, this rifle is equipped with a 30-round magazine and features a free floated barrel with a lightweight M-LOK handguard for comfortable handling in various shooting scenarios.

Loaded with all the essential features you’d expect from an AR-15 platform, the UDP-556 from Angstadt Arms is chambered in 5.56 NATO, offering versatility and compatibility with a wide range of ammunition. Its threaded barrel allows for customization with aftermarket muzzle devices, catering to individual preferences. Whether you’re a casual shooter or a competitive marksman, this rifle delivers exceptional performance and comfort, thanks to its thoughtful design and quality craftsmanship.
You can pick one up for about $1500 or so.

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#9 COLT M4 MONOLITHIC

The Colt M4 Monolithic .223 Rem/5.56 Semi-Automatic AR-15 Rifle is a powerhouse firearm packed with features designed for precision and versatility. With a magazine capacity of 30+1 rounds and a 16.1″ barrel length, it offers ample firepower and accuracy for various shooting scenarios. The rifle boasts a straight gas tube and a removable lower rail, allowing for easy customization with accessories. Additionally, it features a folding front sight and a Magpul rear sight for enhanced optical solutions, ensuring accuracy even in challenging conditions.

Crafted with Mil-Spec hammer and trigger pivot pins, this rifle displays innovation with a patented 1-piece monolithic upper receiver, providing unmatched repeatability for mounting optical systems. Its true free-floating barrel enhances accuracy for long-range shooting, while the reversible safety selector ensures user-friendly operation. Whether you’re a seasoned shooter or a novice, the Colt M4 Monolithic rifle offers reliability, precision, and modularity to meet your shooting needs with confidence.

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#8 SPIKES TACTICAL

The Spike’s Tactical .223 Remington AR Rifle with a 14.5″ barrel, in sleek black, is a precision-engineered firearm built for reliability and performance. Its forged upper receiver boasts 7075-T6 construction and features essential components like a forward assist, ejection port door, and crusader shield marking. The 14-1/2 inches mid-length lightweight barrel, coupled with a low profile gas block made of solid billet steel, ensures optimal balance and control during shooting. With a lightweight nickel boron M16 complete BCG, featuring reduced weight holes and laser-engraved ST spider logo, along with Magpul MBUS front and rear sights, this rifle offers enhanced accuracy and versatility.

The Spike’s Tactical Crusader rifle is more than just a firearm; it’s a symbol of faith, strength, and dedication to defending one’s beliefs and homeland. Engraved with Psalm 144:1 on the lower receiver, it embodies the spirit of those who stand firm in their convictions. Crafted with precision and attention to detail, this rifle is equipped with Spike’s Tactical battle trigger, KNS anti-rotation pins, ambidextrous safety, ST Pro grip, and other quality components, ensuring optimal performance in any situation. Trust in Spike’s Tactical to provide a dependable tool for safeguarding what matters most, delivering reliability and peace of mind when it counts the most.

You can pick one up for around $1500 or so.

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7 SIG M400 TREAD

The SIG SAUER M400 XSeries is a high-performance rifle crafted with input from professional instructors at the SIG SAUER Academy, ensuring top-tier performance and reliability. With fully ambidextrous controls, including a unique bolt catch/release mechanism, it caters to both left and right-handed shooters, simplifying transitions between shots. The free-floating handguard features a steel lockup design, reducing deflection and enabling accessory attachment on all four sides without compromising accuracy. Additionally, the 2-Stage Matchlite Duo trigger offers a crisp 4.5 – 6.5lb pull weight, enhancing precision shooting with its flat blade design and out-of-the-box performance.

Loaded with advanced features, the M400 XSeries boasts an ambidextrous bolt catch/release, hybrid compensating flash hider, and a dual clamp handguard locking system for reduced deflection. Equipped with a low-profile gas block and a mid-length system, it ensures smooth operation and reliable performance. The rifle comes with a Magpul SL stock for added comfort and stability during shooting sessions. With specifications including a 16-inch chrome/moly steel barrel, a SIG Flat Blade Match trigger, and a 1:7 twist rate, the M400 XSeries delivers exceptional accuracy, durability, and versatility for any shooter.

You can pick one up for just under $1500 and all the way down to $850 depending on where you shop and which upgrades you want.

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# 6 LEAD STAR ARMS

The Lead Star Arms Prime AR-15 Rifle in .223 Wylde, with a gunmetal finish and black accents, is a top-tier firearm crafted for competitive shooting. Utilizing precision engineering and advanced materials, this rifle offers unparalleled performance and reliability. Its upper and lower receivers, made from billet 7075-T6 aluminum and finished with Cerakote, ensure extreme durability and precise fitment. The rifle features fully ambidextrous controls, including a unique bolt catch/release mechanism, enhancing versatility for shooters of all preferences.

Featuring a 16″ barrel made of 4150V chrome moly vanadium steel with a nitride finish, this rifle delivers exceptional accuracy and durability. The enhanced muzzle brake reduces recoil and minimizes muzzle rise for faster follow-up shots. The Lead Star Ravage Carbon Fiber handguard, equipped with full-length M-LOK slots, offers superior control and customization options for attaching accessories.

I like that the rifle comes equipped with a featureless grip and a Ravage fixed stock, providing comfort and stability during extended shooting sessions. With advanced features like an enhanced Hiperfire ECL competition straight bow trigger and a Radian Talon ambidextrous safety selector, the Lead Star Arms Prime AR-15 Rifle stands as a testament to innovation and precision in the world of firearms.

You can pick one up for around $1500 or so.

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# 5 SONS OF LIBERTY

The Sons of Liberty Gun Works .223 Remington AR Rifle, featuring an 18″ barrel and a rifle gas system, is built with a focus on quality and reliability. Equipped with a Liberty Fighting Trigger and a Liberty Charging Handle, this rifle is designed to perform under demanding conditions. Utilizing an A5 buffer system, Sons of Liberty Gun Works ensures that their firearms are properly tuned for optimal performance, using high-quality components to deliver consistent and accurate results.

With a commitment to excellence, Sons of Liberty Gun Works stands behind their products with a lifetime warranty, ensuring that their rifles are built to withstand hard use and perform reliably in any situation. Whether for professional use or personal defense, Sons of Liberty Gun Works rifles are crafted to meet the highest standards of quality and performance, providing shooters with a dependable and effective tool they can trust.

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#4 Aero Precision M4E1

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#3 FN 15 Tactical Carbine

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#2 Springfield Saint Edge

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#1 FOSTEK STRYKER With Echo II Trigger

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There are so many great rifles in the $1500 range that we had to expand the list.

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