The single most weighty component of any AR is the barrel, and by going with a lighter profile on the Rock River Arms barrel, RRA has kept the RAGEs weight to a very respectable 5.7 pounds. RRA has one of the largest catalogs of AR-style rifles of any manufacturer, with the RAGE being their least expensive model. You will find that Rock River Arms does not simply put together parts made by other companies in the rifles that they claim as their own, but that they manufacture much of what they sell. For the RAGE 5.56 NATO Carbine, the company went with the AR-15s most popular configuration, which is the 16-inch barreled rifle sporting the folding stock, commonly called an M4-style rifle.
The upper flat-top receiver is built of a proprietary extruded aluminum, and the lower receiver is a Rock River Arms LAR-15 forging, fitted with a Type-A2 pistol grip. It runs almost the length of the barrel, with a short rail at the top on the muzzle end to mount your sight choice. Toast is working on building something similar using the BC 1.5 and 14.5-inch barrel from the DD. The RAGE Direct-Impingement RAGE operates on a carbine-length gas system, and features a Chrome Moly chambered for 5.56 NATO, making it safer for firing hotter 5.56 NATO military rounds, and also for commercial.223 Remington ammunition.
Lever, Gen-X Raddlock, Adams Arms Carbine Gas Piston Kit, Magpul Improved Trigger Guard, Ambi-Safe, BCM Gunfighter charging handle (Mod 4). Weighs 9.3lbs, a bit heavier than what ZepoL was hoping for, but my first AR carried well, and I thought it was fairly balanced. Sunday on 100 yards, best was 3 round groups of dollar coins, using Wolf ammunition… Next time, I am going to spend a bit more money on the ammunition and I expect to get more accurate groups. Lower receivers shooting over 2 cans can be filled brass, barrels seem to be 300 rounds max.
It might take another day or so for an FFL dealer to be willing to handle transferring the gun to you. Most orders are processed within 2-3 business days of us receiving and verifying information from the FFL Dealer. There are obligations the FFL Dealer is required to perform at the time of the transfer, including completing criminal and mental health background checks via the NICS. Select the local Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) dealer who will take possession of the gun and perform the transfer.