Colt Expanse M4+
Colt has been building AR-15s ever since the US Military has adopted the rifle. The AR bloodline runs deep with Colt. The Expanse M4+ is Colt’s entry-level AR that can run as is or is a great platform to customize to your own shooting needs. The M4+ features a forward assist, dust cover, A2 front sight, flat top receiver, A2 pistol grip, adjustable stock, and 16.1-inch barrel. On second thought maybe you don’t need to customize the Expanse M4+. ($749)
The AR-style rifle is one of the most popular rifles being produced today, and a lot of manufacturers doubled down on their products by producing some outstanding examples this past year. The list below includes ARs along the price spectrum and ARs that defy the norm. Whether you shoot competitively, hunt, or are looking for something for self defense, these rifles have you covered.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the Winter 2016 Issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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