The AR-15 series is a popular rifle across government agencies (law and military), home defense, hunting, and competitive competitions. AR-15′s effective range is 400-600 meters depending on conditions.
Colt AR-15 Technical Details
|Barrel Length (in.)||20|
|Bore||Chromed, 6 Grooves, 1-7″ RH Twist|
|Front Sight||Adjustable Post for Elevation|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for Windage|
|Action||Direct Gas System, Locking Bolt|
|Finish Color||Matte Black|
Is the Colt AR-15 difficult to build from scratch as a home gunsmithing project?
The AR-15 is a highly accurate and refined firearm however the operations of the AR-15 is really quite simple. Simplicity is a great thing if you are still gaining experience as a home gunsmith. Some key points of simplicity include low maintenance; low recoil action, light weight, lots of accessories, semi-automatic, and lots of additional information can be found on gun forums such as gunforums.com and nationalgunforum.com.
3 ways to purchase a Colt AR-15:
- Purchase new through a dealer. This will cost between $1,000 to $1,500.
- Purchase used through a dealer. Unfortunately these guns even used are not cheap. Expect to pay 90% of the original price (~$900 to $1,400)
- DIY Home Gunsmithing project: If you are well trained a DIY Colt AR-15 will cost about $700.