An AR-15 is a lightweight, magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle that has a rotating-lock bolt. It is actuated by a direct impingement gas operation or a long/short stroke piston operation. It has been originally created for the United States Armed Forces, but due to financial issues, ArmaLite sold the AR-15 to Colt. So far, a lot of versions have been made for the AR-15, including the semi-automatic Colt AR-15 that was released for civilian sales in 1963.
As the world modernizes, AR-15 accessories have been also available in the market for upgrade. Here are five AR-15 accessories that you should not miss out on:
Vertical foregrips are attached under the barrel of the AR-15 to give added stability and control of the rifle. Other versions are simple a grip while others come with flashlights or mounted lasers found within the body. Adding foregrips may look bulky for stands, but when you hook this AR-15 accessory over a window, you will get a rock-solid shooting platform.
If you plan to have longer-range shootings, a bipod may come in handy. This bipod is collapsible that attaches under the front of the barrel, on a rail or a sling swivel post. There are a lot of models for this AR-15 accessory that is available on the market. Adjustable legs are common on bipods and depending on the model, you could adjust it to become a few inches longer to a foot or even better. Some bipods even give you the capability to swivel your rifle.
Back Up Iron Sights or BUIS may come in really handy when you drop your rifle accidentally and when you smash your optic against a rock or stump or something. The rear sights of this BUIS are attached to the back of the rail with its receiver top and are usually folded down when not in use. A front post may be needed for this, too. The A-1/ A-2 styled front post is quite well known and a lot others are created to attach to the top of the gas block.
- AR-15 Flash Hiders
A lot of AR-15s come with a sort of flash suppressor that is attached to the end of its barrel. Most common are the A-1 flash suppressors and the AR-15/ M-16 style three-prong unit. Some are pinned and some are threaded unto the end of the barrel. The AR-15 Flash Hider is a vital tool for modern hugs or hunters who will be using their AR-15s at a low light or at night. Reducing the flash will surely save a shooter’s night vision.
Rail covers will keep your rails clean by making them not be exposed to dirt and dust. This AR-15 accessory is available in a variety of colors and surfaces. Some of these covers snap onto the rail while some can be cut to fit.
The best thing about the semi-automatic AR-15 is that it is customizable. Get any or all of these AR-15 accessories to upgrade yours.