Now buying a Ruger AR-556 Elite complete lower is a factory option thanks to the new addition to their product catalog. When Ruger started shipping the stripped lowers, consumers were scooping them up quickly. Given Ruger’s reputation, it comes as no surprise that there haven’t been any reported issues with the stripped lowers.
Now Ruger is taking things to the next level with complete AR-15 lowers that are nicely outfitted from the factory. When I saw the press release in my inbox I expected to see a lower fitted with a standard AR lower parts kit, an A2 grip, and an M4 style stock. Much to my surprise, they fitted the 7075-T6 lower with their upgraded Ruger Elite 452 trigger, a Magpul MOE SL stock, and a Magpul MOE grip.
Specs from their site:
- Made from 7075 forged aluminum
- Hard Coat Anodized
- Magpul MOE SL Stock
- Magpul MOE Grip
- Ruger Elite 452 AR-trigger
- MSRP $299
The inclusion of their AR trigger is a nice touch, the two stage trigger is reported to have a 4.5-pound two stage trigger pull. The trigger, upgraded stock and grip alone make up a large part of the $299 MSRP.
The new complete lowers should be shipping to retailers already but if you would like to learn more about the new complete AR-556 lowers visit the Ruger website.