Rock River Arms have introduced a range of three new .22LR AR-style carbines. The rifles represent their entry into the low-cost training and plinking AR market. Three models are now available, the Tactical Carbine, the Mid A4 and the NM A4 CMP Trainer for CMP National Match competitions.
Here’s what Rock River Arms have to say about the new .22s:
Rock River Arms, the industry’s most respected name in Modern Sporting Rifles and pistols, has just introduced a new line of firearms to the RRA family. Intended to provide shooters more training and range time with the AR platform at a significantly lower cost, the new LAR-22 series rifles are chambered in .22LR, giving shooters a higher-volume, lower-price alternative to more expensive 5.56/.223 ammunition for practice and general recreation shooting.
Three variants of the LAR-22 rifles are currently offered—the Tactical Carbine, Mid A4, and the NM A4 CMP Trainer.
Tactical Carbine – For those who favor an MSR with a free-float barrel and handguard configuration, the LAR-22 Tactical Carbine is an optimal choice for tactical training or target plinking. Select between a forged aluminum upper and lower receiver set or RRA’s own polymer upper and lower receiver set for a lower-cost option. Both rifles feature the RRA NSP-2 six-position CAR stock, Hogue rubber grip, two-stage trigger, and 11-inch extended M-LOK compatible lightweight free-float handguard shrouding a 16-inch chrome moly barrel.
Mid A4 – Designed for those who prefer a more traditional A4-style firearm, the Mid A4 LAR-22 is also offered with either forged aluminum upper and lower receivers or the RRA polymer upper and lower receivers. Standard A2 grips, mid-length handguard with heat shields, six-position tactical CAR stock, single-stage trigger, and a 16-inch chrome moly barrel round out the key features.
NM A4 CMP Trainer – Built to be a stand-in practice rifle for CMP National Match competition, this rifle combines a precision 20-inch stainless steel heavy barrel with RRA’s NM CMP TRO free-float rifle-length handguard (with three TRO modular rails and a National Match sling swivel). Another precision upgrade is the RRA Two-Stage Match chrome trigger group. Available with forged aluminum upper and lower receivers, the NM A4 CMP Trainer includes the familiar A2 pistol grip and RRA Operator CAR six-position stock.
In addition to using .22LR ammunition to reduce the cost of practice sessions and provide more recreational shooting, the new LAR-22 rifles are also priced to make these easy additions to shooters’ portfolios or as “on-ramp” models for new or youth shooters. MSRPs, for example, range from $440.00 for the Mid A4, Poly to $885.00 for the NM A4 CMP Trainer.
There’s also a pistol variant with a 7-inch barrel and an SB Tactical SBX-K brace, with an MSRP of $660.