- Standard Mil-Spec dimension
- Made in U.S.A.
- Material: Steel
- Finish: Mil-Spec phosphate coating
- Weight: 1.2 oz.
- Standard AR-15 upper
Barrel nuts are designed to attach the barrel of an AR rifle to the upper receiver. Mil-Spec barrel nut quality is important to ensure a firm attachment to your upper receiver. The Mil-Spec phosphate coating for this AR15 barrel nut helps prevent rust and scratches from affecting it.
The AR15 (M16) became the U.S. Military’s primary service rifle in 1965. This firearm was designed with the intent to use aluminum alloys and synthetic materials as the main components. Copies and clones of the original AR15 are now produced by a wide number of gun manufacturers and designers. The AR15 is best known for its ability to be customized to the user's specifications and needs.
Many people believe that the "AR" in AR15 stands for "automatic rifle" or “assault rifle”. This belief has led to plenty of angst among those who believe civilians should not have the ability to own firearms. However, "AR" does not stand for “assault rifle” or “automatic rifle”. Instead, it is an abbreviation for "ArmaLite rifle," the name of the manufacturer of the ArmaLite AR-10 rifle. The AR-15 is used in many applications from recreational shooting to paramilitary and law enforcement operations.
The AR15 is a semi-automatic version of the M16 rifle. This means that the operator is required to press the trigger every time a shot is fired. With a fully automatic rifle, the operator can hold the trigger down for a continuous stream of shots. While fully automatic rifles are reserved for military personnel and certain other organizations, the AR15 is completely legal for the common person to own for self-defense, recreational shooting hunting. This weapon is the most popular firearm in the United States for its versatility, modularity and ability to be customized to suit the operator's unique needs.
In order to withstand the rigors of hard use for many hours a day, a AR15 barrel nut must be manufactured to the highest industry standards. Aero Precision are proud to manufacture products that meet the approval of military personnel and law enforcement officers alike. This AR15 barrel nut will help you get the most out of your AR rifle.