The Best 10.5 AR Barrels

One of the things that helped secure the enduring legacy of the AR-15 platform is how incredibly customizable it is — and nowhere is that customization more on display than with AR-15 pistols.

Initially laughed off as a bit silly, as the years have gone on more and more shooters have realized just how practical these things can be, helping them become quite popular. So popular, in fact, that you can now get 10.5 in. AR pistol barrels from most barrel-makers.

This is great news for use AR pistol shooters in that we have a ton of excellent choices that can improve the accuracy and performance of our guns. But of course, that means we have to sort through the several dozen 10.5” AR barrels out there.

To help with that, and to keep you from undercutting your rifle’s performance with the wrong barrel selection, we decided to review all of the most popular options out there so that we would A) know which ones were best to put in our pistol builds and B) be able to share that info with you lovely folks.

Let’s take a look at the best of the AR pistol barrels, as well as some general info that will help you choose the best ones for your specific needs so that you get the best option for your particular AR pistol build.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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