5 Must-Haves for Your AR-10

posted on September 5, 2019

While not quite as popular and ubiquitous as its little brother, the AR-15, the AR-10 was Eugene Stoner's first design and continues to be a popular option for short-action rifle enthusiasts looking for a semi-automatic platform. Recent years have brought a number of great enhancements that make this powerful platform even better. Check out the latest and greatest enhancements for the AR-10 here:

Boasting lightweight-polymer construction, the Magpul PMag D-50 Drum Magazine holds an impressive 50 rounds of 7.62 NATO while tipping the scale at only 4.5 pounds when loaded. A ratcheting lever removes spring tension, making loading by hand easy on your thumbs. There is even a translucent window on the rear of the magazine that provides quick confirmation of remaining rounds. MSRP: $149.95 magpul.com

B. In addition to being made from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum, Radian Weapons’ AR-10/SR-25 Raptor Ambidextrous Charging Handle brings welcome versatility in a design that permits charging the rifle by either the conventional finger/thumb method or palm blading. Colors include brown, tungsten grey and FDE. Finishes such as mil-spec anodizing and NP3 are available. MSRP: $94.95 radianweapons.com

C. Shortened to be compatible with AR-10 platforms using standard buffer tubes, Primary Weapons Systems’ Enhanced Steel Buffer weighs a scant 4.4 ounces and features flutes that minimize contact points, allowing debris to clear easily. The black coating along its 4140 steel body provides chemically bonded lubrication for smoother cycling. MSRP: $44.95 primaryweapons.com

D. Compatible with the company’s Alpha, Bravo and Charlie line of sound-suppressor mounts as well as multiple thread/caliber options, the SilencerCo ASR Single Port Muzzle Brake makes it easy to quickly adapt a rifle to a shooter’s needs—so much so, installation and removal can be done with one hand. A single port effectively mitigates felt recoil and muzzle climb, and a shim set and thread-locking compound are included for easy installation. Various bore sizes and thread pitches are available. MSRP: $82 silencerco.com

E. More than a means of keeping dirt and debris from potentially compromising your rifle’s action, the Wilson Combat Ejection Port Cover .308 presents the chambering against a black Armor Tuff finish, conveniently displaying the caliber so it’s easily identifiable at a glance. The use of C-clips make installation simple. Choose from a wide assortment of calibers including .204 Ruger, 22 Nosler, 5.56 NATO, 224 Valkyrie, .243 Win., 6 mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Creedmoor and 6.5 Grendel, to name just a few. MSRP: $10.95 wilsoncombat.com   


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