13 New AR-15s For 2019

U.S. Precision Defense  The AR-15 continues to be the most-popular firearm platform in America, with millions of rifles and AR-style pistols in...

13 New AR-15s For 2019
02May

13 New AR-15s For 2019

Written by Guest Article / Contributor , in Section Gun Reviews

U.S. Precision Defense 

The AR-15 continues to be the most-popular firearm platform in America, with millions of rifles and AR-style pistols in the hands of firearm enthusiasts across the country. Today's manufacturers continue to add to the incredible number of AR-15 options on the market, bringing new takes on the already ubiquitous AR platform. Here are the latest rifles on the market for 2019:

2A Armament Palouse-Lite

2A Armament Palouse-Lite
Part of 2A Armament’s new Builder Series, the Palouse-Lite is a lightweight platform with forged receivers and a host of desirable components like a full-mass bolt-carrier group, M-Lok handguard and a billet trigger guard.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 33 to 36.5 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 5 ounces
MSRP: $1,699
(208) 344-5465 2a-arms.com


Brownells BRN-PROTO

Brownells BRN-PROTO
Step back in time with this replica of the original Eugene Stoner AR-15 prototype. With historically accurate features and a 25-round magazine, any AR-15 aficionado can appreciate this classic reproduction.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 25 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches 
Overall Length: 40 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,299
(800) 741-0015 brownells.com


CMMG Resolute 350 Legend

CMMG Resolute 350 Legend
After the launch of the hot, straight-walled 350 Legend cartridge from Winchester, CMMG became the first AR manufacturer to have a semi-automatic rifle chambered for the round.

Caliber: 350 Legend
Magazine Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 32.7 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 7 ounces
MSRP: $1,549
(660) 248-2293 cmmginc.com


Diamondback Firearms DB15224VB

Diamondback Firearms DB15224VB
Part of Diamondback’s new line of DB15 rifles made in the U.S., this AR-style rifle is now chambered in 224 Valkyrie and features a stainless steel barrel with a 1:7-inch, right-hand-twist rifling.

Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Magazine Capacity: 28 rounds
Barrel Length: 20 inches
Overall Length: 38 to 41.25 inches
Weight: 7 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $992
(877) 997-6774 diamondbackfirearms.com


Head Down Firearms Craftsmen

Head Down Firearms Craftsmen
Offered as a mid-level rifle placed between the company’s entry-level (but quite functional) Cornerstone and the top-tier Master Series, Head Down Firearms’ Craftsmen series features intelligent, useful upgrades.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 36 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $1,449
(770) 485-7015 hdfirearms.com


Head Down Firearms OTG Patrol

Head Down Firearms OTG Patrol
Designed as a no-nonsense carbine ideal for law-enforcement purposes, the OTG Patrol series comes with a 1-MOA or better guarantee, a nitride-finish barrel and ambidextrous controls. Paired with a 14.5-inch barrel, the pinned and welded flash hider brings the overall barrel length to an NFA-compliant 16 inches.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 14.5 inches
Overall Length: 34 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 8 ounces
MSRP: $1,199
(770) 485-7015 hdfirearms.com


POF-USA Wonder

POF-USA Wonder
Ideal for smaller-stature shooters, the Wonder is light, but full-featured—and then some. It sports POF-USA’s Dual Extraction Technology and a low-profile gas block.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.5 inches
Overall Length: 32 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 3 ounces
MSRP: $2,669
(623) 561-9572 pof-usa.com


Rise Armament Watchman

Rise Armament Watchman
Built with input from law enforcement, military counter-snipers, competitive shooters and firearm instructors, Rise Armament intends the Watchman as an amalgam of functionality, accuracy, dependability and affordability.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.1 inches
Overall Length: 33 to 36 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 7 ounces
MSRP: $1,099
(884) 747-3308 risearmament.com


Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine

Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine
More than a run-of-the-mill, optics-ready carbine, this latest AR-556 features a same-plane A3 upper receiver and Picatinny gas block for hassle-free installation of a variable-power optic, red dot or BUIS.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.10 inches
Overall Length: 32.25 to 35.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 11 ounces
MSRP: $789
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


Savage Arms MSR 15 Competition

Savage Arms MSR 15 Competition
Designed for precise accuracy from an MSR platform firing the 224 Valkyrie cartridge, the practical features found on the Savage MSR 15 Competition may give you an edge in sports like 3-gun.

Caliber: 224 Valkyrie
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 18 inches
Overall Length: 35.38 to 38.6 inches
Weight: 5 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $2,909
(800) 370-0708 savagearms.com


Silver Shadow DBR Snake

Silver Shadow DBR Snake
No, you aren't seeing double. Dual-barreled actions with the same receiver allow the patented DBR Snake to quickly put multiple rounds on target before transitioning to a new target. The rifle uses two side-by-side triggers, and the parallel barrels are 1.18 inches from bore center. A light, composite stock helps keep weight down.

Caliber: .223 Wylde
Magazine Capacity: 60 (2x30)
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 35.6 inches                                                                          
Weight: 10 pounds, 13 ounces
MSRP: $2,419
(800) 809-2188 silver-shadow.com


Springfield Armory Saint Victor

Springfield Armory Saint Victor
With a host of upgraded components, the Victor series brings a lightweight, full-featured AR-15-style rifle to the Saint line. Building on Springfield Armory’s solid Saint platform, the Victor is the logical, next-step AR-15 carbine.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16 inches
Overall Length: 32.25 inches
Weight: 6 pounds, 9 ounces
MSRP: $1,073
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com


Wilson Combat Protector Carbine

Wilson Combat Protector Carbine
Offered in a choice of two finishes, a premium two-stage trigger, hand-fitted mil-spec CNC-machined upper and lower receivers and a match-grade, button-rifled barrel, the only thing Wilson Combat Protector is missing is an optic.

Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Magazine Capacity: 30 rounds
Barrel Length: 16.25 inches
Overall Length: 36.5 inches
Weight: 6 pounds
MSRP: $1,999
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com

This article first appeared on Shooting Illustrated