UTAS 516 Straight Pull AR-15 16″ – 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO


Available to Pre-Order. ETA August 2022.

SKU: UTS-2021-516-B-16 Category:


UTAS 516 Straight Pull AR-15 16″ – 223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO

Designed alongside UTAS Defence, Delta Mike LTD is pleased to offer the fully compliant UTAS 516 Straight Pull AR-15 to the New Zealand market. This rifle offers users the ergonomics, features, customizability and overall experience of an AR-15 albeit within a straight-pull configuration. The UTAS 516 uses altered takedown pin dimensions to prevent use with mil-spec uppers/lowers. Aside from the takedown pins, the rifle retains full AR parts compatibility.

The UTAS 516 is cycled by a modified side charging handle that extends up the left side of the firearm. Standard AR charging handles are compatible for those after a generic AR-15 look for their rifle. The 16″ Nitrided medium profile barrel delivers sub-MOA accuracy.

Overall, UTAS Defence has delivered an outstanding rifle for the NZ shooting community. And the best part is you can own the UTAS 516 on a standard A-Category NZ firearms licence.

UTAS 516 equipped with a Swapfox Arrowhead Optic, Odin O-Light, B&T Starlight Suppressor and a 10/30 P-Mag (Attachments and 10/30 Pmag Sold Separately).


  • 7075-T6 Aluminum, Type III Hard Coat Anodized Upper & Lower Receiver
  • 16″ Nitride 1:7 Twist Barrel 1/2×28 Thread
  • 13.5″ Free Float Handguard with full upper rail
  • Fully Adjustable Flip-up Sights with small and large apertures
  • Sub-MOA Accuracy
  • AR parts compatible including rimfire conversion bolts
  • 10 Round Magazine (Note: Pmag 10/30 shown in photos available separately)




Barrel Length16″
Barrel Twist1:7
Calibre556 NATO / 223 Rem
Length (Extended)93cm (36.6″)
Length (Collapsed)85cm (33.4″)
Stock TypeAdjustable
HandguardFree Float 13.5″
OperationStraight Pull
Sling Attachment PointsQD on handguard and receiver end plate


UTAS Defense

UTAS specializes in firearms design, engineering and OEM manufacturing. Arguably, UTAS is one of the top sporting firearms design companies with their designs being voted "Gun of the Year" by the NRA's American Rifleman Magazine in 2006 and again in 2007. Although UTAS continues to win awards for beautiful designs, the heart of the company is innovation.

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