Rock River Arms has introduced a new AR-15 variant: the LAR-15 Elite Comp. Guaranteed to shoot 1.5″ MOA, the Elite Comp features a number of very nice features, typically seen only on nicely upgraded AR rifles.
Chambered in 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), the LAR-15 Elite Comp has a forged A4 upper with a 16″ chrome-lined barrel with a 1:9″ twist. The threaded barrel features an RRA Tactical Muzzle Brake standard.
Sighting is handled by the combination of a flip front sight gas block assembly and a PADS flip rear sight.
The trigger is a two-stage match trigger in a winter trigger guard. The front end features an RRA half-quad, free-float mid-length rail system. The pistol grip is an Ergo SureGrip.
The buttstock is my favorite: the Magpul CTR stock. The Magpul is fully adjustable, feels very good when the rifle is mounted and is designed in such a way as to prevent any inadvertent adjustment of the length.
I currently have a LAR-15 from Rock River Arms that I bought before they announced the Elite Comp. On my LAR-15, I installed the Magpul buttstock, the front flip-up sight/gas block, rear flip-up sight, and the SureGrip. All totaled, I paid more than what Rock River is asking for the Elite Comp. Â So, I think the rifle package is a very good deal. Â Also, my Rock River has run pretty well. Â I don’t know who makes the “best” AR-15, but these Rock River rifles seem to be well built.
The LAR-15 Elite Comp ships with only one magazine. I would expect at least two magazines at this price point, but fortunately, new magazines are relatively inexpensive. Â You can pick up Magpul PMAGs for less than $15 for example.
MSRP is listed at $1470, and advertised prices start very close to this number. Dealers are accepting orders now, and the Elite Comp is due to ship in the third quarter of 2008.
19 replies on “Rock River Arms LAR-15 Elite Comp: A Top Notch AR-15 Variant With Some Great Features Out Of The Box”
Hey guys, just checking back in. I have put about 800 rounds through my elite comp now and man this gun is awesome, not one time has the gun stalled or misfired. I went 7 out of 10 on headshots from 300 yards away with iron sights. I haven’t ordered any accessories yet. I have noticed when looking at other AR’s in the stores that mine seems a little heavy due to the aluminum half quad rail. Should I be consernd?> I guess Im really not going on patrol anytime soon.
Thanks for checking back in and letting us know how it is working out. I really appreciate the range report!
Richie from southern Michigan. I have been looking to replace ar-15’s I use to have before Clinton pulled my license way back. I wasn’t told I could keep all my guns, so I sold most of my inventory–made money but lost some real history.
What is the feeling between the Rock River Elite and a model similar in the Colt lineup. Colt has always carried a high profile with me, I don’t know much about Rock River.