Now You Can Buy a COMPLETE Ruger AR Lower

   04.11.17

Now You Can Buy a COMPLETE Ruger AR Lower

Ruger has announced the AR-Lower Elite, a complete AR lower that they will be offering for sale as a standalone item.

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) announces the release of the AR-Lower Elite, a fully assembled, full-featured modern sporting rifle lower receiver. Featuring the Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger, Magpul® MOE® SL stock and Magpul MOE grip, the AR-Lower Elite is a premium platform for those wishing to assemble their own modern sporting rifle.

The AR-Lower Elite is built from the same hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, 7075-T6 forged lower receiver as the Ruger AR-556®. This lower receiver ships with an upgraded trigger and furniture, and is fully assembled to include the pivot and takedown pins, bolt catch, magazine release, trigger guard, mil-spec buffer tube, buffer, and spring. The addition of a complete, mil-spec upper receiver assembly of the consumer’s choice will complete this custom modern sporting rifle.

For more information about the Ruger AR-Lower Elite or to learn more about the extensive line of award-winning Ruger firearms, visit Ruger.com or Facebook.com/Ruger.

(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)
(Photo: Sturm, Ruger and Co.)

Manufacturer Specs

  • Model number: 8516
  • Ruger Elite 452™ AR-Trigger (2-stage, 4.5 pound pull)
  • Magpul MOE SL 6-position telescoping stock
  • Magpul MOE pistol grip with extended trigger reach
  • Hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, 7075-T6 forged lower receiver
  • Same receiver as the Ruger AR-556
  • Fully assembled including pivot and takedown pins, bolt catch, mag release, trigger guard, mil-spec buffer tube, buffer, and spring
  • Height: 6.75″
  • Overall length: 15.63″ to 19″
  • Length of pull: 11.10″ to 14.40″
  • Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Takedown/Pivot Pins: 0.25″
  • Trigger Pins: 0.154″
  • MSRP: $299

Just add an upper, and you’re ready to rock & roll.

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