The Rainier Arms RUC is a Direct Impingement (DI) rifle¬†that Rainier Arms describes as the “…next step in [their] efforts to bring the highest quality rifles to the market…while offering the best value as well.” The RUC is a AR 15 (complete rifle) built around the newly evolved Rainier Arms Select barrel. It utilizes the Rainier Urban Combat Rail (UCR) and boasts numerous other excellent features.

Take a look at this setup.

Rainier Arms DI RUC Rifle

 

Rainier Arms Select Barrel

RA designed these as an affordable alternative to their match-grade barrels. They’re so confident about the quality they offer a 100% money-back guarantee within 90 days of purchase.

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Barrel Specs

  • Stainless Steel Match Grade Blank
  • Twist: 1:7 | Thread Pitch: 1/2 x 28
  • .750 Gas Block Seat
  • Polyganol 5-groove rifling
  • M4 Feed Ramps
  • Proprietary Contour
  • Nitride Finish

 

Rainier Arms Urban Combat Rail (UCR)

The RUC DI Rifle utilizes the RA Urban Combat Rail to provide shooters with a rock-solid handguard that can take any abuse thrown at it.

Rainier Arms Urban Combat Rail

 

The UCR MLOK slots are positioned at the 3, 6 & 9 o’clock positions for adding user-defined rail sections. There are also anti-rotation QD sockets at the 3 o’clock & 9 o’clock positions. Other features include:

  • CNC machined 6000 Aluminum
  • Hard Coat Anodized Milspec Type III/Class 2
  • 7075 Aluminum Barrel Nut
  • Patent Pending 17-4PH Cored Stainless Steel Rail Mounting Hardware
  • Anti-rotation tabs to easily align the rail to upper receiver
  • *No Barrel nut shims are required for installation if you decide to switch things out
  • 1.315″ Interior Diameter

 

Avalanche ANC Charging Handle

A patented ambidextrous design, the Avalanche’s interchangeable handles offer an individualized look and feel. Made for fast and fluid operation, the Avalanche is built in Rainier’s own facility in Wichita, Kansas.

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Avalanche features:

  • 15% increase in wall thickness
  • Reduced vent holes to minimize flex and improve rigidity
  • Latch angles redesigned for improved locking and charging
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum
  • Weight 1.34 oz

 

FHAV2 Flash Hider

Rated 5 stars out of 5 stars by Rainier Arms customers, this is definitely, as one reviewer put it, a “bad azz flash hider.” The only downside to this muzzle device is how hard it is to keep them in stock.

FHV2 flash hider

FHAV2 Specs

  • 303 Stainless with Black Nitride finish
  • 1/2-28 thread & 1/2-36 thread pitches
  • 2.26 length, .89 Diameter, 1.76 oz.

 

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RUC DI Rifle Full Specs

 

Upper Receiver:

  • RA Select 5.56 Barrel – 16 in.
  • RA Forged Upper Receiver
  • RA Urban Combat Rail – 15 in.
  • RA Precision Bolt Carrier Group
  • RA “Avalanche” Charging Handle
  • RA Low Profile .750 Gas Block
  • RA FHV2 Flash Hider

Lower Receiver:

  • RA Forged Lower Receiver
  • RA Modified Trigger Guard
  • B5 Systems QD End Plate
  • H1 Buffer – 3.9 oz
  • Carbine Buffer Spring
  • ALG Defense Quality Trigger
  • B5 Systems Bravo Stock
  • B5 Systems Type 23 Pistol Grip

 

Rainier Arms DI RUC Rifle