Sturm, Ruger & Co. has just released their new AR-556® MPR (Multi-Purpose Rifle). Capitalizing on the good reviews and success of the original Ruger AR-556®, the MPR version is tailored designed for regular or professional shooters who prefer much more versatility than the basic shooting platform of the original. The new Ruger AR-556 MPR comes with an impressive addition of modern features and components, but also provides the type of modularity expected of today’s AR-15 rifles.
Ruger was very late to the AR-15 (Modern Sporting Rifle) market, and many professional observers questioned if their initial basic AR-556® would even have a chance in the flooded market. However, Ruger’s quality manufacturing, aggressive marketing campaign, and very competitive pricing, all combined with very positive reviews to lift the Ruger AR-556 into the serious conversation about mass-produced AR-15’s. The Ruger AR-556 has been praised for its accuracy and action, and the MPR looks to advance those successes with a much more adaptable rifle.