Rainer Arms Urban Carbine (RUC)
If you’ve shopped around for parts for your AR, particularly higher end parts, chances are you’ve ran across Rainer Arms once or twice. Rainer Arms has been selling AR-15/10 parts and making AR-15 uppers for quite some time, but now they’re offering a complete rifle. Their new RUC is basically a high end carbine upgraded with industry leading parts such as a Gun Fighter charging handle, Diamond Head BUIS (Back up Iron Sights), the new Magpul MOE+ grip, a Vltor iMod Carbine stock plus a bunch more as you can see in the video below. I personally like the Rainer Arms Evolution Free Float System; its light weight and gives the rifle a distinct look.
Rainer Arms is offering two flavors of their new RUC– a 14.5″ barrel model with a pinned muzzle and one with a 16″ barrel. The 16″ RUC weighs 6 lbs 11 oz and the 14.5″ weighs only 6 lbs 8 oz. Considering the quality construction Rainer Arms is known for (their customers absolutely swear by them) and the premium parts installed on the RUC, it’s price is fairly reasonable at $1300.