New Extar EXP-556 Polymer AR-15 Pistol 223/556 30 Rounds
Part Number: EXP-556
The Extar EXP-556 is a polymer AR-15 pistol produced by Extar in the USA.
The EXP-556 utilizes a polymer lower which is mostly standard other than the buffer tube area which is solid and unthreaded compared to a standard lower. Other than the pins and springs the entire lower is comprised of polymer parts. The trigger is marketed as a 5.5lb trigger. In testing, the trigger is very good considering it is polymer. There’s no real takeup or slack and it breaks very crisply. The lower has an integrated winter trigger guard to ease gloved shooting. The pistol is shipped with one 30 round Tapco magazine.
The upper is also polymer and features a proprietary recoil spring system sitting over a somewhat familiar looking bolt assembly. Since it is spring dampened there isn’t a long bolt carrier like a standard AR, it’s carrier has an abbreviated length. The upper is also unique in that it features a reciprocating charging handle on the left side. There is no dust cover or forward assist on the right side of the upper.
The front gas block has an integrated front sight post machined into it and the rear sight is a ghost ring fitted into a dovetail in the polymer top rail. Between the upper and gas block is a stabilizing rod which helps keep the upper aligned and supported.
The 8.25” barrel features a very effective muzzle brake. The brake pushes the barrel length to 9.25” overall. Its so effective that when shooting, the gun actively pushes down and back against the shooter. This creates a flat shooting pistol with minimal recoil felt to the shooter. The flipside of this effective brake is an engulfing muzzle flash and a deafening concussion. This is definitely not a gun you would ever want to shoot without hearing protection.
Lightest 5.56/.223 Pistol In The World
Made In USA
Compact Design With No Buffer Tube
Ergonomic Pistol Grip
Integrated MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny Rail For Easy Mounting Of Optics And Accessories
Extremely Low Recoil – Can Be Held And Shot With One Hand With Virtually No Muzzle Climb
Crisp Trigger Pull Of 5.5 Lbs
Reversible Safety To Accommodate Left Hand Shooters
Why Pay Extra For Parts? Comes Standard With Front Anti-Slip Free Floating Hand Guard And Muzzle Brake!
Integrated Winter Trigger Guard
MFG – EXTAR
Model - EXP-556
Type – Semi Automatic Gas Operated Pistol
Caliber - .223 / 5.56 NATO
Magazine – Standard MILSPEC AR-15 Magazine
Weight (Unloaded) – 2.98 Lbs (48 Oz)
Weight (Loaded W/ 30 Rd AR-15 Mag) – 4.06 Lbs (65 Oz)
Overall Length – 18” (45.72 Cm)
Barrel Length – 8.25” (20.96 Cm)
Barrel Length Including Muzzle Device – 9.25” (23.50 Cm)
Barrel Twist – 1:9 Standard ½-28 Threaded Barrel With Included Recoil Reducing Muzzle Brake
Width – 2.25”
Fixed Sights -- Sight Radius Of 12.38” (31.43 Cm)
Pistol Grip Screw – 3/16” Standard Hex Head
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