Top 10 AR-15 Rifles

In the past few years there has been a lot of attention on the AR 15 and record sales of black rifles.

Many shooters consider the AR-15 to be the ideal rifle to carry for almost all situations in hunting, home defense and having fun at the range.

A recent survey of local gun clubs, firing ranges and backwoods blasters found the most popular and affordable Top AR rifles.

#10 COLT M4 

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.

Colt has decades of experience building quality weapons that are reliable and have been used around the world. This rifle is referred to as an LE Carbine AR-15 with a .223 Remington/5.56x45mm caliber.
The barrel is chrome lined with a length of 16.1 inches and a rate of twist: 1 to 7. The stock has 6 customizable positions that are adjustable. The sights on this weapon are Magpul MBUS. The weapon is relatively lightweight at 5.95 lbs. The rifle has one magazines included: (30 Round). If you live in California or New York you cannot have a 30 round magazine. You will have to get yourself a 10 round mag.

Question: What are a good front and rear sight system for my black rifle?

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.

Rifle Ammo in Stock

#9 Colt Mag-Pul

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

molle triple mag pouchQuestion: What is a good mag pouch for my magazines when shooting tactical at the range?

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 bungee cord over the top and your mags are secure and ready to go.

#8 BUSHMASTER M4A3 Patrolman

I have owned this rifle for a few months now. I bought this rig for an exceptional deal at my local gander mountain.(a really awesome deal compared to the internet price)

This rifle is reliable. It doesn’t matter if i put federal ammo, or surplus ammo, or any ammo in-between, 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 Palmetto State AR-15

Barrel: Chrome-moly vanadium steel barrel chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist rate, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system. This A2 profile barrel is finished off with a 13.5” PSA M-Lok free-float handguard, low-profile gas block, and A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is machined to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized. Uppers include forward assist and dust cover. The PSA uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Bolt Carrier Group: Full-auto profile bolt carrier group. Shot-peened, mil-spec Carpenter 158 steel bolt. Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications, fastened with Grade 8 screws, and Staked Per Mil-Spec. Carrier is 8620 steel M-16 full-auto profile.

Lower: These forged lowers are quality made using 7075-T6 aluminum and are marked “MULTI” for the caliber. Finish is hard-coat anodized. The Mil-spec diameter 7075-T6 buffer tube is hard-coat anodized with 6 adjustment positions and is fitted with a MOE Carbine Stock, Magpul grip, and Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT).

Backup Sights: Magpul MBUS Front and Rear Sight, Black

#6 Windham Weaponry SRC AR-15

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 Bushmaster Carbon AR-15

The Bushmaster Carbon 15 M4 Carbine is a unique hybrid of traditional AR15 design and space age Carbon 15 materials. The upper and lower receivers of the C15M4 Type are molded of Carbon 15 composite which offers a weight savings of 3/4 of a pound compared to the standard forged aluminum receivers.

In addition, these molded receivers are completely impervious to moisture, rust or corrosion and offer a 40% increase in strength over aluminum. The Carbon 15 material is the same throughout, so there is no surface finish to wear off or require maintenance.

Mfg Item Num: 90866
Action :Semi-Automatic
Caliber :223 Remington/5.56 NATO
Barrel Length :16 in
Capacity :10 1
Trigger :Single Stage
Safety :Lever
OAL :32.75 in
Weight :5.7 lbs
Stock :Synthetic
Metal Finish :Black

#4 BCM M4 Carbine AR-15

Bravo Company Manufacturing
Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6 and Hardcoat Anodized per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
M4 Feed Ramp Flat Top with Laser T-markings

Standard Carbine Gas System

Machined from MIL-SPEC Carpenter No. 158® Steel
HPT/MPI (High Pressure Tested/Proof) · (Magnetic Particle Inspected)

Shot Peened

Tool Steel Extractor w/ BCM® Extractor Spring

Black Extractor Insert

Chrome Lined Carrier (Full Auto Profile)

Chrome Lined Gas Key Hardened to USGI Specifications, w/ Staked Grade 8 Fasteners per MIL-SPEC

Receiver Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6, Hardcoat Anodized (per MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2)
Low Shelf for RDIAS Installation – Installation of a registered drop-in auto sear allows weapon to fire on full automatic

Low Shelf for Accuwedge use

Fire Controls Marked SAFE and SEMI

BCM® Milspec 7075-T6 Receiver Extension

Staked M4 Lock Nut

USGI H Buffer (1 USGI Tungsten, 2 Steel)

Independently Certified MIL-SPEC 11595E Barrel Steel, Manganese Phosphate Barrel Finish on Entire Barrel
16″ Standard Government Profile Barrel 1/7 Twist, M4 Feed Ramp Barrel Extension

USGI 5.56mm NATO Chrome Lined Bore and Chamber

HPT/MPI(High Pressure Test) (Magnetic Particle Inspected), per MIL-SPEC

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 Colt SP6920 AR-15

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 Daniel Defense M4 Carbine V5 LW Review

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 Lewis Machine & Tool CQB MRP Defender

After both being completely stunned at the MRP’s godlike 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 defence 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 defence as that is what my tactical shotgun is for. If you want something for longer range and having fun with targets then the AR-15 is a great choice.

Question: What’s 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 an 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 ranks 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:


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