Update: The cheap AR-15 for sale shelves are just starting to recover from this insanity. Covid, supply chain issues. We’re not even sure anymore…
So if your gun isn’t available, click the direct links here. We limited the searches. If you can see it, it’s available.
We bent our own rules to give you semi-automatic rifles, no matter how expensive, rather than stick doggedly to $500 and have nothing to show you. Prices are fluctuating wildly, too, that’s just another fact.
- Sportsman’s Guide: Great deals and a wide range of complete rifle choices.
- Guns.com: Big selection and offbeat weapons too.
- Euro Optic: Surprisingly big selection of high-quality AR-15s.
Now, back to the original post.
The Cheapest AR-15s: Affordable, $500 ARs That Work
You don’t need to spend the Earth on an AR-15. The differences between a the best budget AR-15 under $500 and something far more exotic are smaller than you think.
Start with the cheap and cheerful semi-auto rifle. Then progressively talk yourself into more expensive weapons.
That’s the American way.
You can build up to the leading ARs for $1000.
And when you have truly mastered sleeping on the couch and just don’t care anymore, you can progress to the $2000 ARs. After the divorce, you can just say screw it and order a custom AR-15 as nobody is the boss of you anymore.
Start With the Best Budget AR-15s, Then Start to Dream
Let’s get you on that glorious road to success right now, with the 5.56 NATO semi-auto rifle for $500 that
We had to stretch the budget in these troubled times too. It’s just life right now that some of the more affordable guns are gone, some are more expensive and the deal changes daily. We’re doing our best…
And Where to Bulk Buy 5.56 Bullets
If there’s one thing we have learned in the great Covid-19 ammunition shortage, it’s that it runs out fast. You can try these places and whenever you can, bulk purchase, right now. You might not get another chance…
- Sportsman’s Guide: Great deals on big boxes.
- Bulk 5.56 at Lucky Gunner.
- Brownells: Ammunition, sometimes in bulk.
12 Cheap AR-15 Rifles in 2022
1. Anderson Manufacturing AM15 M4 Carbine Length
- Price: $522.99
- Caliber: 5.56mm NATO/223 Rem
- Barrel length: 16 inches
- Total: 33″ Collapsed
- Weight: 6.49lb
This is a legit carbine AR-15 that reviewers have consistently been surprised by, that used to be much less than $500.
The RRP has crept up. But it’s still a solid matte black starter rifle for the money, with a following of devoted customers. It’s the basic recipe, bang on budget, and that’s good enough right now.
No Discount, Just Regular Pricing
The Anderson Manufacturing AM15 is the real deal if you’re looking for a cheap gun. You don’t even need a smart discount for this one. It’s a legit ongoing deal.
The Kentucky firm has knocked it out the park with a simple semi auto rifle package that is so suspiciously cheap, pretty much every review starts like: “We expected this to suck, and we’re quite happy it doesn’t…”
This AR-15 is a direct impingement. That’s a solid 16-inch barrel
Other highlights include a forged 7075 T6 receiver and M16 Bolt Carrier Groups. There’s a 1 in 8 twist rate on the business end, an A2 handguard and a quality buffer tube. And we’ve all get better muzzle devices if that matters.
2. American Tactical Imports Omni Hybrid Maxx RIA
- Price: $499.99
- Caliber: 5.56 NATO/ .223 Rem
- Barrel: 16 inch barrel
- Weight: 5.65lb
The ATI Omni Hybrid Maxx P3 is one of the new arrivals on the low price AR-15 scene. And in a time of wildly fluctuating prices, this is one of a special few that has stayed around the $500 mark. So that’s how a plastic AR-15 is on the podium. Yeah, about that…
The optic ready ATI Omni Hybrid is stock black, with polymer receivers. Oh Lord I can just see the comments, but the gun reviews love this fresh take. And we kind of do too…
American Tactical Imports reckon they have torture tested this fiber-reinforced polymer to death, and it’s every bit as strong and reliable as aluminum. Pretty much everything on this firearm that can be a composite material, is a composite material. The upper receivers and matched lowers can be bought separately.
Lightweight, Not Just Cheap
That gives a final weight of 5.7lb for the entry-level, which is pretty stunning if we’re honest. it’s the USP that could tempt someone looking for a lightweight AR-15 into taking a gamble on a plastic AR-15.
The money, though, is the real headline here. Theses are complete AR-15 rifles ready to go for $400, in good times, and somewhere near $500 in weird times. That’s kind of amazing in a modern sporting rifle.
This ATI Omni Hybrid polymer AR-15 rifle has clever tech. The trigger is also a self-lubricating composite and this isn’t just
There is a Glock-esque commitment to removing dead weight and maintenance. And a non-Glock-esque commitment to passing on the savings. We like all of that.
Serious Finishing Touches on an Affordable Rifle
Features include a proper Wylde chamber that opens up the possibility of using a .223 Rem.
A fully patented inter-lock hammer and trigger pin retainer provide another layer of safety. There is an enhanced trigger guard and a slick charging handle in the parts kits.
5 Star Reviews For a Cheap Gun
Then there are the user reviews online, which absolutely love the ATI Omni. A 4.5 star rating is pretty hard to get.
Owners tend to be more critical than magazine
Polymer AR-15 is The Next Step
It seems inevitable that material science will get to the point when we can produce firearms from an ultra-solid form of ABS plastic. That’s basically what Glock
We might even be able to 3D print guns with plans for a 3D printed gun you find online. One day…
Ready for Plastic Receivers?
Are we there already? ATI says we are… If you like engineering, it has to be worth taking a chance on the plastic rifle that could change the game. ATI makes an AAC 300 Blackout version, too, so it should be able to handle 5.56.
Right now, this is so cheap that you can take a punt on it.
If it doesn’t prove durable or you just prefer the solidity of a metal receiver, then you know what to do. If you’re not the most demanding target shooter, though, and you just want a lightweight rifle to sling over your shoulder just in case, then there’s a lot to like here.
3. Del-Ton Echo 316
- RRP: $533.99
- Round: .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO
- Barrel length: 16
- Total: 32.6-36.4 inch
- Weight: 6.4lb
According to the company’s own website, this shouldn’t be anywhere near this list. The Del-Ton 316 Echo RRP is more than $750. Sportsman’s Guide has this discount AR-15 for less than $500 in good times, and slightly more in bad times.
Where to Find Good Gun Deals?
That’s one of the reasons Sportsman’s Guide has turned into one of our favorites. There are some seriously good deals on the site if you’re prepared to dig.
The Del-Ton Echo is a solid effort
A Wylde Chamber is always a good start. It’s not a thing you may even use, but it’s one of the most eye-catching features and a general sign of quality these days.
Another Colt M4 Tribute Act
Inevitably this is a Colt M4 tribute act.
The synthetic black stock is a five-position collapsible stock system. There’s a classic fixed front sight that will take you back to the old days, until you replace it with a reflex sight anyway. The rear sight will go too.
The M4 profile Chrome Moly Vanadium steel business up front joins forces with a Carpenter 158 Stainless Steel bolt and a chrome-lined BCG. You get a threaded muzzle, a properly staked and sealed gas key and a number of other premium touches.
Other Models are Available
The Sport Mod is also available online and it’s a slight step up from the base model. The Sport Mod won’t be the last model either from this affordable brand. We look forward to the rest, because this is a good start.
4. Radical Firearms SOCOM 556
- Price: $519.99
- Round: .223 Rem/ 5.56 x 45 NATO
- Barrel: 16 inch
- Weight: 6.1lb
This is one of the the best AR-15s for even close to $500 right now. At least it is until normality returns.
Less than $500 sometimes gets you M4 receivers, a SOCOM Moly Vanadium steel 16 incher up front, slimline M-LOK handguard and more. I mean it’s not military grade really, but it is good. And it’s an AR 15 for sale cheap in today’s market.
Reputation Gained With Larger Rounds
The Texas company makes most of the Radical Firearms AR-15 in-house, and has built a formidable reputation. It even turns up in some forms of competitive shooting.
You can source an upper from Radical Firearms and strap it to your old lower for an entirely new kind of buzz. They have a complete upper assembly for you in a variety of intense bullets. They include the 450 Bushmaster, and increasingly popular 300 Blackout.
Value for money lies at the heart of what it does and the company has built a devoted following. Now it churns out upper receivers, muzzle devices and matched lowers in 300BLK and 5.56, as well as more exotic rounds like .50 Beowulf.
Big Spec For The Money
This is seriously specced up for a cheap AR 15. Right down to the lightweight adjustable stock and handguard and M-Lok rail that you can turn into a quad rail system. That’s a big deal here.
The flash hider is an A2 unit, which means anything will go on there when you are ready. Early reports suggest you’ll want to switch out the charging handle and a few small touches. But they aren’t deal-breakers, and it’s the biggest complaint you tend to hear.
Almost a Great Firearm
This optics-ready Radical Firearms SOCOM 556 is decent, and it’s a few tweaks away from greatness.
The handguard and low profile gas block are premium features in this sector. They’re eye-catching and are helping Radical Firearms gain a foothold with this semi-auto rifle.
5. Diamondback Firearms DB15
- RRP: $599.99
- Caliber: 5.56mm
- Barrel: 16
- Total: 32.5” collapsed.
- Weight: 6.8lb
Diamondback Firearms is another company making a name for itself in the affordable sector with aggressive designs and keen pricing.
This has an 8620 Bolt Carrier Group, aluminum receivers and a 16” free floating barrel produced from Chrome Moly Vanadium steel and then Melonite coated. It’s all Mil-spec or thereabouts.
Is the Diamondback DB15 as good as the rest? On paper, yes, but it hasn’t got quite the same love the Radical and Anderson has in the online gun reviews. This is a gut feeling then, but you might well be happy with your Diamondback DB15.
Solid, Basic, Cheap AR-15 With Everything You Need
This works for personal defense, basic hunting and improving your shooting technique at the range. Get some accessories, upgrades, Magpul furniture and more on there and you’ll love it.
6. Armalite M15 Defensive Sporting Rifle
- RRP: $639.99
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO/ .223 Rem
- Barrel: 16 inch
- Total: 32.5-35.5 inch
- Weight: 6.5lb
The ArmaLite was the first AR-15 in the 1950s. ArmaLite sold the design to Colt, which went on to make a killing with the iconic Colt M4.
Now Colt is pulling out of the AR market, citing intense competition and falling sales. But more than 50 years of profits off the back of ArmaLite’s hard work is not a bad return on a relatively small investment.
Now, as then, Armalite simply doesn’t seem to have the marketing firepower to mix it with the likes of Colt, but the American icon is still here. The Armalite M15 is budget-friendly and it’s always somewhere near that $500-$600 mark.
Simple, Clean, Cheap. If Only Everything Worked Like This.
This is a complete AR-15, nothing less and not much more. It’s a direct impingement that is an ideal novice firearm for home defense. At 6.5lb it’s a lightweight, too, although that has more to do with cost-cutting rather than exotic materials. Black Nitride coating is about as high end as this gets.
The A2 rail is ready for scopes, a chainsaw attachment, whatever you like. You’ve seen this muzzle device before, but it’s a complete AR-15, with a
Armalite has Great $600 AR-15
The Armalite M15 5.56 Defensive Sporting is at Euro Optic. You will find all kinds of variants and some more expensive, piston-driven alternatives that might come with enough of a discount to tempt you into an AR-15 upgrade.
Do you want a basic Colt M4 clone with a 6 position stock, polymer handguard, Picatinny rail, stainless 16 inch barrel and no nasty surprises at long range? Then you might want to rely on
7. Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport II
- Price: $679.99
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
- Barrel: 16 inch
- Total: 35 inch
- Weight: 6.45lb
- Capacity: 10+1
The Smith and Wesson is one of the benchmarks. As with Ruger, the RRP has crept up to the point that we almost don’t recognize the plucky M&P Sport anymore. But it is what it is.
This has fallen down the order, but we can’t bring ourselves to drop it entirely…
A Basic 5.56 AR-15 Rifle or Expensive Version?
Smith & Wesson have an AR for pretty much every pocket, right through to the Performance Center.
The stock S&W is the entry-level, for sure and you might want to switch out that retro front sight. But it’s still good enough for most of us.
The Smith & Wesson PC weapons are favored by serious target shooting specialists and competition shooters. But the basic 5.56 NATO semi-auto rifle has all you need to get started. There are State compliant versions too.
Solid Furniture for a Cheap S&W M&P15
You get a decent flash suppressor, a Magpul folding sights, aluminum upper and lower receiver. The partial picatinny rail saves weight.
Add your own AR-15 parts & upgrades too, from the AR15 stores at just about every major online
Quality is a Big Deal
There’s a perceived quality that goes with this badge in this price range. Plus all the customer service benefits that go with a household name semi-auto rifle. We totally get it.
Also, we think this is about as safe a bet as you’ll find during these troubled, weird times. Even if you have to pay a little more.
8. Ruger AR-556
- Price: $745.99
- Barrel: 16 inch
- Total: 34.4 inch
- Weight: 6.5lb
Back in the good old days the Ruger AR-556 cost $500-$530, consistently. It was our undisputed champion in this category for two straight years.
Then the supply chain fell apart, Rugers were going for $1000+ and it hasn’t recovered yet. But it’s getting there. So that’s why the Ruger is languishing all the way down here. And it’s why we still recommend you find the extra money and get one.
Confusing advice huh? But the reality is that the Ruger is the perfect starter rifle for 95% of you.
It’s one of America’s most popular rifles for a reason.
5 Star Reviews
It gets 4.9 out of 5 stars on Sportsman’s Guide, the company that has consistently lowered the bar on Ruger pricing. View the reviews for yourself. This great rifle is a perfect combination of aggressive pricing and solid engineering.
There’s also a lot you can do to the Ruger and it’s a great start to a DIY build. Free float handguard guard set-up, do a few other mods and you’ve got something here.
Ruger AR 15 is a Bargain, Normally
The low-glare railed block is a rifle-length gas system for better balance and works beautifully with red dot sights. It’s the engineering touches like this and a reputation for reliability that mark it apart. If you’re a newcomer to the AR-15 world, spend the extra and get the Ruger.
9. Palmetto State Armory M4 Freedom Rifle
- Price: $499.99
- Cal: 5.56mm
- Barrel: 16 inch
- Total: 33 inch
- Weight: 6.5lb
You either get Palmetto State Armory or you don’t. The truth is, for this money, the spec list on this PSA M4 Freedom Ordnance is absolutely insane. It’s an AR-15, complete with full shooting sports spec. On paper at least.
Good Basics, Minus The Polish
The optic ready Palmetto State Armory Freedom rifle isn’t higher up the list because the fit and black nitride finish is deliberately rough. That’s the in-built compromise with cost-cutting. You do hear murmurings about quality control on the forums for PSA’s 5.56 AR-15 rifle platform, especially the hard coat finish.
You also hear about a company that ships out replacement parts before you’ve had a chance to return the faulty unit. So we have to give them credit as well. Yours will work reliably, it just might take a bit of fettling.
PSA Parts Kits
A lot of the parts are pure quality too and you can upgrade to a heavy barrel or other mods. They can include Magpul furniture that you might well use again when you finally upgrade. The gas block is decent. And Palmetto State will sell you everything from heavy duty buffer tubes for 300BLK through to a new free floating barrel and a range of muzzle devices.
Forged Receivers, As Are They All
Features include a forged 7075 T6 Aluminum receivers. It also has a Nitride-finished stainless steel barrel. There’s a Carpenter 158 bolt coated in Phosphate, the Bolt Carrier Group is 8620 stainless, and the spec list just keeps going.
There’s an enhanced polished trigger as well that is a cheap alternative to more exotic upgrades and even the pistol grip is kinda nice. This is a decent AR for sale for cheap AR-15 money.
PSA Customers are Repeat Customers
Owners love theirs and if you order yours now, you probably will too. It’s a hunting rifle, a range plinking tool and a solid base to build out.
This cheap matt black finish AR-15 won’t be the last you own, but it could be a perfect starter with simple iron sights. And in years to come, you’ll back with fondness on that little cheap little semi-automatic rifle that just wouldn’t quit and remember the weird patina.
PSA can sell you their DIY kits, a parts kit that you put together yourself. It’s even cheaper, and you could have a bag of parts that will make work, if you do it right, for just $300. The company is famous for service, too, so they will help if it goes wrong.
10. DPMS Oracle A3
- RRP: $700 +
- Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56mm NATO
- Barrel: 16”
- Total: 36.5”
- Weight: 6.4lb
The DPMS Oracle A3 was our favorite AR-15 under $
A Good, Optics-Ready, Cheap AR-15
Up until very recently, if you had $500 and wanted an AR, it was this or a PSA. How times have changed…
There are rivals on the scene now and if you’re a little flexible on the money then we have others for you. But if $500 is your hard limit then this is a possible winner.
Going Wylde For $500
The mid-length gas system is straightforward, there are no tricks. It’s just solid engineering, arguably the best AR15 for this money even here among these gun deals.
The flat A3 upper means you can mount any scope you want. We would recommend a reflex sight, and keeping it set-up as a
It Gets Incredible Online Reviews
If you’re buying based solely on the user reviews, then you could easily conclude that this is the number one cheap AR-15 in 2022. This scores 4.8 out of 5 stars on Brownells and that is basically impossible. There are far more celebrated offerings that don’t get this kind of feedback.
It is grouping shots within an inch at 50 yards in the hands of owners, it isn’t breaking down and it’s chewing through thousands of rounds of ammunition in happy customers’ hands. It can do the same for you.
You get a Mil-Spec upper and both the upper and lower receivers are forged aluminum. The chrome moly steel gets a 1 in 9 twist rate and all the basics are there.
You will need to throw away the OEM mag, which is hardly a big deal, and you might want to switch out the furniture if you have got better things lying around. Eventually, you’ll update with new charging handles etc. But strangely, we quite like the stippling on the grip.
Perfect Project AR-15 Base?
It’s the perfect start for a project AR-15 DIY build, by the way. So if you want to slowly upgrade peripherals then the basics are good and you can add your own stock, foregrip, rails, lasers and more over time.
Of course you can shortcut the whole process with new complete uppers or furniture kit. AR-15 parts, optics
Think of it like starting with a ’93 Honda and then
Law Enforcement Officers Like Them
Plenty of LEOs carry this cheap AR-15 for sale as a back-up and some opt for simple iron sights or a full red dot set-up, or a scope.
So, if you’re thinking of building, but you’re scared, then start with this and just upgrade when you’re ready. That makes this the perfect AR for a novice DIY enthusiast.
Check out these other great posts when you’re done here:
- 11 $1000 AR-15
- 9 AAC 300 Blackout choices
- 23 of our favorite AR handguns
- 9mm Pistol caliber Carbines for you.
11. Bushmaster XM-15 M43 A3
- RRP: $799.97
- Cal: 5.56mm
- Barrel: 16 inch barrel
- Total: 35 inch
- Weight: 7lb
- Capacity: 20+1
The Bushmaster XM-15 comes in a number of different specs, but we love the Vietnam war tribute model here.
Aside from the fixed front sight and the carry handle, it’s business as usual. But damn that retro chic furniture looks cool.
Window dressing aside, this is the entry-level, low budget rifle. They are optic ready complete AR-15 rifles, ready to go and free from any real fancy shiz.
Does it Have to be an Heirloom
I wouldn’t like to speculate about the longevity on this AR for sale although the coat looks good. But even if this is a short-term investment, rather than a decades long love affair, it could prove useful.
It’s a CMV stainless steel business end with Melonite coating. The upper receiver and lower receiver both get a Hard Coat Anodized finish. So there are no obvious signs of cutting corners. Lightweight furniture helps, but the stock still has six positions.
This is a solid home defense AR15 rifle that also looks like a cult classic with a carry handle. The Colt M4 is a legend and this nod in its direction should serve you well.
What if you want something different? Want a single-shot rifle? Henry can take care of you with, yes, a single shot rifle with a break action.
If a single shot rifle isn’t your thing, there’s probably a side by side or a bullpup AR-15 could be pretty sweet. I mean it’s not technically an AR-15, but it’s close enough.
The Kel-Tec RDB is too expensive, though, that features in our AR-15 under $1000 feature and that and the Kel-Tec KSG restored our faith in the brand. Just sometimes Kel-Tec does pull magic out the hat…
And right now we cannot find a single bullpup rifle for $500 that we would actually recommend and is made from stainless steel. We do like the Ruger American rifle, though, if you’re thinking outside the box in your free time.
You think we have missed one of your favorite budget AR15 rifles off the list? Get in touch and let us know.
What About a Used AR-15 For Sale Cheap?
A used AR-15 for sale cheap can be a bargain, or a disaster. We don’t really recommend them here and prefer to stick with new entry level guns.
Because if you’re new enough to need free, basic buyers guides, you’re probably too new to spot difficult problems.
So make sure you take someone that really knows what to look for if you want a used AR-15 for sale or buy ammo online.
Alternatively if you’re buying used guns online, Guns.com has an increasingly advanced used section with quality dealers. They offer everything from a budget used AR-15 for sale right through to assault rifles for sale.
Check it here:
Ready to spend a little more on your AR15?
You might well be tempted to go up a class when you see just how much you get for
Suddenly the Adams Arms, Bear Creek Arsenal, Sig Sauer M400 Tread, Savage Arms, a Windham Weaponry 5.56, Kel-Tec and more are within your grasp. Depending on your local gun laws and good reason, of course, but the Spriongfield Saint is a nice middle ground.
A mil-spec Ruger SR-556, Adams Arms, Savage Arms, Strike Industries and more are right there. Then there is the Rock River Arms LAR-15 and more to consider in the United States these days. Bear Creek Arsenal is starting to make a name for itself in the budget sector too.
With the higher price point you get a free float handguard, AR-15 adjustable block, new twist rate options and advanced collapsible stocks. The optic ready Stag Arms Stag 15 M4 is yours for just the wrong side of $700. So you really don’t have to spend much more money to get a great rifle ready for shooting sports, rather than a cheap one.
Naked Rifle Kits Are More Expensive
You’ll struggle to find a Springfield Saint or BCM AR-15 long rifle anywhere near this best budget AR-15 money, these days. The deals we remember just aren’t there anymore and you need to look elsewhere for a cheap AR-15. You need to spend more.
5.56 NATO Semi auto rifle kits from the likes of Aero Precision have also disappeared. After starting out around the $500 mark and making the list repeatedly, Aero Precision has now decided to focus on parts of the classic Eugene Stoner design. Aero Precision barrels are top quality, so we get it, but we miss the rifle kits.
You might have your heart set on a Faxon Firearms Ultralight with a titanium muzzle device, Sig M400 Tread, Savage Arms, Black Rain Ordnance, Stag Arms Stag-15 or Windham Weaponry. How’s about a beyond stock Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport with Magpul furniture, Stag Arms or something else. You might want a flat dark earth finish on your Magpul MOE. We can help you buy a gun online right now. Lets find a gun…
This Game Gets Out of Hand
Before you know it, you can have an entry-level Battle Arms Development, Colt, Daniel Defense DDM4 rifle with an M-Lok rail in your hands, with aftermarket muzzle brake. Or a Lewis, Machine & Tool for range shooting.
Or a varmint rifle, even a Kel-Tec RDB bullpup or $1000 Spikes Tactical rifle. You would have a perfectly good reason for doing so in our eyes and they are all best sellers.
That bullpup Kel-Tec IS good you know, as is the Springfield Armory Saint Victor B5 and the stock Smith and Wesson.
Set the price low to high on the search. Then ignore the cheap ones. Keep going all the way through Troy Industries, Faxon Firearms, Alex Pro Firearms, Battle Arms Development, Falkor Defense and more.
You’ll be on to serious shooting sports, multiple barrel lengths and military grade shiz before long. That popular rifle penned by Eugene Stoner is just a distant memory at this price point, together with Nickel Boron coatings.
Get The Good Credit Card Out?
Now you are going to spend some serious money on a long range Knights Armament SR-15, Rise Armament or Battle Arms Developments battle ready rifle, Wilson Combat Super Sniper with a shorter barrel. Or the others you’ll find on our custom list. But you knew that right? Wilson Combat costs bucks…
A replacement mid-length gas system for some of them can cost more than $500 from Primary Arms and even elite charging handles or a nice muzzle brake could swallow a chunk of the budget for the best gun here.
I mean there’s always gun financing, but…
If you want a carbine length gas system of the highest quality, that can cost too. Of course gas system lengths might not matter that much to you. Or, conversely, you might be obsessed with gas system lengths. I just don’t know.
Incidentally, Battle Arms Developments, Bravo Company Manufacturing, Spike’s Tactical and Strike Industries are some of our favorite newcomers to this sector. This is quality American defense, Mil spec trigger and beyond in FDE or Olive Drab Green.
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Cheap Glass For an AR-15
Chances are if you’re spending $500 on your AR-15, then you don’t have big money to spend on AR-15 rifle scopes, optics or red dot sights either. That’s life, but you really should upgrade the front sight and rear from basic irons.
So the budget scopes include the likes of the entry-level Vortex.
For budget reflex sights for a cheap AR or bolt action rifle, a lot of gun owners have turned to the best selling Holosun Micro Sight, Bushnell First Strike, Vortex Sparc or the Sig Romeo line. It’s affordable hunting gear and works defensively.
For cheap deals, check these easy links:
- Brownells – AR-15 optics, scopes, lasers, weapon lights and more.
- Primary Arms – Great red dot optics, constant new arrivals.
- Bass Pro Shops – Great selection at Bass Pro Shops.
Get Your Random Stuff Here
For a mil spec parts kit, build kit, cheap furniture, high quality upper receivers, hard coat anodized of course, complete lowers, gas blocks, and more for the best gun, you can always check these live links. They show you what’s available now.
- Brownells – Build an AR-15 or bolt action with these discount AR15 parts, high-quality barrels, receiver parts, gas tube, gas key etc. From Magpul MOE furniture and minimalist stock through to polymer receivers, upper assemblies, tools, cleaning supplies, Aero Precision, rail system and weapon lights. buy Ammo online, parts & accessories, stocks, pistol braces, compatible handguard, even a lever action or black powder and gun cleaning stuff, knives, tools etc.
- Primary Arms – Awesome upgrades section, mil spec trigger, custom AR-15 gear and AR15 parts. Complete lowers. upper receivers etc. Get sights, a front sight base, parts, accessories, a cold hammer forged steel barrel, upper assemblies, buffer tube, an M-Lok Handguard and rail system, a muzzle brake, dust cover, stocks, pistol braces, gas tube, bolt carrier groups and more.
- Sportsman’s Guide – Handguns, lever action rifles, shotguns, black powder, military surplus, parts kits, AR15 pistol braces, 9mm ammo, popular rifle and everything in between. Get a cold hammer forged steel barrel as well. Gun cleaning shiz too to keep your Nickel Boron coat from dying.
- Bass Pro Shops – A cold hammer forged steel barrel? free floating barrel? A Gucci Glock? No problem.
Want Competition Upgrades? Start here
If you’re looking at serious upgrades for competition, or you just want the top shiz, there are some names to look out for. If you have a LAR and you want to go pro, or you just want to get better, we got stuff.
Geissele Triggers has a high quality two-stage trigger, and Hiperfire has emerged as another top contender. The two-stage trigger is generally considered the one you want, but you do you and get a single stage if you like.
Bravo Company Manufacturing, Aero Precision and Rock River Arms make some of the high quality top stuff. From a complete upper, receiver parts and pistol grips through to handguards, chrome lined barrel material and flash hider.
Roll Out the Free Floating Barrel
Wilson Combat also has some great upgrades for the AR 15 and 1911s, including the legendary starburst pistol grip. Wilson Combat is even moving into Glocks these days, bringing engineering excellence with it. So you can start with a stripped lower receiver and build a beast if you want to break the bank.
Especially when you’re competitive shooting, you need the Modern Sporting Rifle that feels comfortable to you and you alone. Then get the right cleaning supplies, ammo, parts, accessories, all the other shiz.
You can get chrome-lined barrel material, or even a carbon wrapped one in differing barrel lengths. Primary Arms has a lot of custom parts as well, so check out Primary Arms here.
What About Your Ammo and Other Odds and Ends?
We got everything, from mil-spec gas blocks, an air gun to 308 Win Mag hunting specials and 7mm Rem Mag We seriously do love the air gun that shoots arrows and the 308 Win Mag or 7mm Rem Mag sniper rifle almost as much as each other. It’s a hunting rifle, too.
It’s just a lot of bang for the buck in both cases. So get an air gun, a carbine length gas AR15, or a 308 Win Mag, now. We’ll love you whatever you decide, even if it shoots 9mm ammo.
As for ammo deals, yes we can hook you up. If you want bulk ammo deals, yes that too, and range gear.
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