Ruger’s selling their new SR-556 Takedown for a staggering $2049. In theory (that’s MSRP). In practice, Bud’s Guns sells Ruger ARs for $1350. So we’re still in love with the idea of an AR where you can unscrew the barrel with a simple twist of the wrist, transport the weapon discreetly, screw-in the barrel and have at it (assuming the gun maintains zero). Wait . . .
Only the barrel comes free, meaning you’re shortening the gun by what? Four inches? So it would still be longer than a folding stock AR or AR-pistol with a SB Tactical brace. Or the updated folding pistol-caliber Kel-Tec Sub-2000.
Of course you could fit a Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter to your SR-556 Takedown for $220 and have both a folding stock and a removable barrel. Barbies for men, indeed. What’s in your trunk?