When did the AR-15 go on sale?

After a Far East tour, Colt made its first sale of Colt ArmaLite AR-15 rifles to Malaya on September 30, 1959. Colt manufactured their first batch of 300 Colt ArmaLite AR-15 rifles in December 1959.

When was the AR-15 sold to civilians?

GX4968) to the BATF for civilian sale approval on Oct. 23, 1963. It was approved on Dec. 10, 1963, and sales of the “Model R6000 Colt AR-15 SP1 Sporter Rifle” began on Jan 2, 1964.

What is the most sought after AR-15?

The 10 Best Factory AR-15 Rifles for the Money

  • Anderson Arms AM15-M4. Anderson Rifles.
  • Armalite M-15 A4. Armalite.
  • Smith & Wesson M&P MOE. Smith & Wesson.
  • Colt M4 Carbine LE6920. Colt.
  • Daniel Defense M4 V7. Daniel Defense.
  • Smith & Wesson M&P15 Optics Ready. Smith & Wesson.
  • Rock River Arms LAR-15 Entry Tactical.
  • Windham Armory SRC.

How much should I spend on my first AR?

Market Price and Quality Control. The sweet spot for balancing quality and price with AR-15s is usually between $900 and $1200. If a manufacturer starts advertising too far below that price, then you have to ask what compromises they are making to get there.

Which AR 15 is best?

Best AR-15 Rifles Daniel Defense DDM4. Might be just because my first AR-15 10 years ago was a DD, but mine has never failed m e even after 8k rounds. Bravo Company Manufacturing (BCM) Recce-16. Daniel Defense has the quality but I think it’s a little expensive. FN 15 Patrol Carbine. Smith & Wesson M&P 15 Sport II. Colt LE 6920. Lead Star Grunt. Faxon ION.

Where can I buy an AR 15?

There are many outlets where you can buy an AR-15 online. Remember you will have to have it shipped to a licensed Gun Dealer and comply with all Federal, state and local requirements before the rifle is physically transferred to you. Depending on what you need, there are a number of places.

What is the best rated AR 15?

Best AR-15 Red Dots In 2019 Reviews 1. Bushnell Trophy Sight Riflescope 2. Holosun HS403A Micro Red Dot Sight 3. Vortex Optics Sparc AR Red Dotx 40mm 4. Aimpoint 200018 Micro, H-1 2 MOA with Standard Mount 5. Aimpoint PRO Patrol Rifle Optic 6. EOTech XPS2-0

What are the best AR 15 brands?

As of the publishing of this article, we vouch for the following eight companies as the absolute best manufacturers of AR15 rifles: Bravo Company Colt Daniel Defense Larue Lewis Machine & Tool Noveske Rainier Arms Yankee Hill Machine