In this listicle, we present the 13 top tier AR-15 manufacturers list and highlight their best products, company mottos, and headquarters.
These companies have made a name for themselves by producing high-quality, reliable, and innovative AR15 rifles.
Motto: "The Legacy Continues"
Best Known for: Pioneering the AR-15 platform for US Armed Forces in multiple armed conflicts, private securities, various government agencies and law enforcement units since the 1960s
Headquarters: West Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Top Products: Colt M4 Carbine, Colt LE6920
BCM (Bravo Company Manfacturing)
Motto: "Professional Grade Weaponry"
Best Known for: Combat-proven mil spec AR15 with the best modular keymod handguard. Since then the BCM's Gunfighter charging handle and PDW pistol grip have been signature products to make BCM rifles stand out.
Headquarters: Hartland, Wisconsin, USA
Top Products: BCM RECCE-16, BCM MK2 BFH
Motto: "Freedom. Passion. Precision." Known for: High-quality, highly accurate AR-15s Headquarters: Black Creek, Georgia, USA
Top Products: Daniel Defense DDM4 V7, Daniel Defense MK18, DDM4A1
Knights Armament Company
Motto: "Performance Through Innovation"
Best Known for: Cutting-edge M4 and M16 handguards and military-grade accessories on standard issue machine guns and infantry rifles.
Headquarters: Titusville, Florida, USA
Top Products: KAC SR-15 E3 Mod 2, KAC SR-25 E2
Motto: "The world's Most Battle Proven Firearms
Best Known for: Building military standard issue FN P90, FN SCAR 16, SCAR 17, SCAR 20S, M240 Bravo, M249 SAW, M4 and M16 rifles. When you see them, they are made by FN.
Headquarters: Herstal, Belgium
Top Products: Military collector edition M4, M16 and FN15
Motto: "Redefining The Black Rifle"
Best Known for: Advanced piston-driven AR-15s with monolithic upper receiver Headquarters: Cambridge, Maryland, USA
Top Products: LWRC IC-A5, LWRC SIX8-A5
Motto: "Innovation & Excellence"
Best Known for: High-performance AR-15s barrels and very edgy AR15 receiver designs
Headquarters: Grants Pass, Oregon, USA
Top Products: Noveske Gen III N4, Noveske Ghetto Blaster
Palmetto State Armory
Motto: "Democratizing Freedom"
Best Known for: Affordable, mil spec quality AR-15s and components that are all built in house to cut branding and outsource labor cost. Including retro AR15s builds partnering with Harrington and Richardson
Headquarters: Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Top Products: PSA 16" M4 Carbine Classic, PSA 16" Mid-Length 5.56 NATO 1:7 Stainless Freedom
Motto: "Built for Performance"
Best Known for: Modular weapon systems and innovation
Headquarters: Milan, Illinois, USA
Top Products: LMT MARS-L, LMT CQB16
Motto: "The World Leader in Large-Caliber Rifle Design & Manufacturing"
Best Known for: High-quality AR-15s and world class Barrett .50 BMG rifles Headquarters: Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
Top Products: Barrett REC7, Barrett REC10
Motto: "The Pursuit of Perfection"
Best Known for: Custom-grade AR-15s and 1911s
Headquarters: Berryville, Arkansas, USA
Top Products: Wilson Combat Recon Tactical, Wilson Combat Super Sniper
Motto: "Relentless Reliability"
Best known for: Innovative gas piston AR15 systems
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Top Products: POF P415 Edge, POF Revolution
Battle Arms Development
Motto: "Engineered Performance"
Best known for their custom billet lightweight, high-quality AR-15 components Headquarters: Henderson, Nevada, USA
Top Products: Battle Arms BAD556-LW, Battle Arms Workhorse