|Ruger AR-556 in FDE|
|420 rounds of 5.56 x 45|
I picked up the Ruger today on my lunch break.
My immediate impressions: I’m actually surprised at the fit and finish of the Ruger AR-556. It looks and feels great. The pieces fit together without issue, with no large gaps between pieces or segments. Looks GOOD in FDE, too! That grip feels great – it has a rubber coating…very tactile. The trigger is good. The take-down pins are way too stiff (should loosen up with oil and use, hopefully). They got rid of the D-ring, too…you twist to get the barrel covers off. Oh, and there’s like 10 Ruger badges and logos on the rifle…like you’re going to forget that you own a Ruger.
Needed three forms of ID just to pick it up (not two as with handguns in VA). Still, it only took 5 min to get the background check results back. I have no background…LOL.
For now, 3 mags are enough (at 30 rounds capacity, each, that’s 90 rounds right there). I also have a Bushnell First Strike Red Dot Sight, but I plan to use the non-aid sights for a bit, while getting used to the rifle.
I’ll post more as I become more accustomed to the firearm.