Top 10 AR-15’s for the Money
Want a straight AR-15 rifle without the gun store jargon?
Well, my friends, I have the list for you.
Here’s the lineup of top 10 AR-15 rifles that I think are the best priced for what you get. Not all of them are sub $1,000 and I quote factory MSRP. (If you’re prior military and can get access to the PX, they have some great deals, just lettin you know)
Have a look at the top 10 best-priced AR-15 rifles.
Anderson Arms AM14-M4
A Gunbroker listing had the rifle at $975. Can probably get it for about a $1,000 – $1,100 for a new one. No MSRP pricing
Smith & Wesson M&P Sport
Smith & Wesson comes to the table with a budget rifle aimed at the average range-goer. They know that most people don’t care about dust covers, lug nuts, M203 barrel cuts, and less than a 1/9 twist. They give you what you want in a rifle. Factory MSRP is $739.
Armalite M-15 A4
No list of best-priced AR-15s would be without the original Armalite. Factory MSRP is $1,073 and for what you get, this rifle is practically a steal.
Smith & Wesson M&P MOE
Smith & Wesson M&P line comes to market with exceptional quality at a high value. Get their AR-15 decked out with Magpul Dynamics gear at the factory MSRP $1,259.
One of the longest running contractors to the U.S. military, Colt puts out some amazing rifles. The LE6920 is a competitively priced tactical rifle that is still in active service with many law enforcement units. Factory MSRP is $1,155.
Daniel Defense M4 V1 LW
Daniel Defense is a premium manufacturer of whole rifles and their components at reasonable prices. They employ revolutionary techniques, almost sci-fi type metals and they sell to elite forces everywhere. The DDM4 Light Weight comes to you at factory MSRP $1,799.
Smith & Wesson M&P Optics Ready
Smith & Wesson knows that most AR-15 owners are going to scrap the stock sights and put their own configuration on there. Save yourself some money with their optics-ready line coming at the factory MSRP of $1,069.
Rock River Arms LAR-15 Entry Tactical
Rock River Arms lets you fully customize the rifle straight from the factory. With their easy to use interface on the website you can have a firing platform created to your exact specifications. The base model comes in at factory MSRP of $1,200.
Sig Sauer M400
Sig Sauer does German engineering in the states with their top-of-the-line facility in Exeter, New Hampshire. Their baseline model comes with a lot of bells and whistles for the factory MSRP of $1,200.
Windham Armory R16M4FTT
Windham Armory is the collection of the former Bushmaster employees for the company’s buy out and downturn. These guys still know how to make rifles and put out some very well priced to performance rifles. Their R16M4FTT comes in a factory MSRP of $1,069.
If you’re looking for other rifles (bolt action) as well, have a look at our rifle gallery here.
Sources: Slick Guns, Daniel Defense, Windhamm Arms, Ryan Ross