Top 8 Smartest Ruger AR 556 Upgrades. Why Eight? … Goals, That’s Why!

Top 8 Smartest Ruger AR 556 Upgrades. Why Eight? … Goals, That’s Why!

Ruger AR-556 “Upgrades” are NOT just accessories! Don’t listen to what everyone else is doing… Upgrade your AR556 pistol or AR-15 using these Three Goals in mind BEFORE you pull out your wallet! Today we share the actual questions you should ask yourself at the range, to decide if “upgrading” is even worth it.

00:00 – Intro
00:05 – Three AR-556 Upgrade Goals
00:12 – Goal One: Functionality & Performance
00:58 – Goal Two: Comfort & Ergonomics
01:39 – Goal Three: Aesthetics & Sex Appeal
02:20 – 8 Essential Upgrades
02:28 – Sight & Optics
04:46 – Stocks
06:45 – Pistol Grip
08:37 – Handguard
09:59 – Charging Handle
11:20 – Muzzle Device
12:25 – Slings

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  1. Lynn on January 20, 2023 at 1:26 am

    I love my Ruger too and agree with your choices. I think one really important upgrade is to install a good trigger. The OE trigger is mil-spec and heavy. My rifle measured 6.5-7 lb. pull. Check out Rise Armament, they have a number of choices for the AR and the quality is excellent.

  2. James Ensminger on January 20, 2023 at 1:32 am

    Nice video Sam

  3. Technical Difficulties on January 20, 2023 at 1:36 am


  4. M C on January 20, 2023 at 1:43 am

    No mention of supressors?

  5. Mag Dump on January 20, 2023 at 1:48 am

    While all good considerations, I have found my AR-556 to be my one AR that i do not want to modify.
    I love it just the way it is.
    Accurate and reliable as hell.

  6. Zerexy on January 20, 2023 at 1:59 am

    amazing video answered tons of questions i was looking into. Thanks!

  7. Drive Time TV on January 20, 2023 at 2:07 am

    Hey!! This isn’t bulk reef supply

  8. scott3708 on January 20, 2023 at 2:15 am

    This is why this is the most popular rifle in America, because we can personalize all we want, or not at all, everyone has an opinion on what to do, this is what make them so appealing. Me personally, If get rid of the A2 front site/gas block and handguard, there are way too many more options all tailored to your wallet. But this is the best part, you can do it a little at a time. Perhaps first should be trigger if your performance minded. Just have fun and make it yours.

  9. MadeInUSA on January 20, 2023 at 2:25 am

    Think you could make a video on optics and how they’re relative to barrel length? Currently building a 13.9 with a pin and weld warcomp to get 16” I don’t know if I should just stick with a holo / red dot or if I should go with an LPVO / magnifier / fixed zoom & canted