About Us


Colin Evans

Position: Owner/CEO/Founder; started the idea/concept of 556 Tactical in 2008,
legally formed August 20th, 2009. Marketing, Product Design and 556 Video
Media are his main passions outside of being a husband and father. Louisiana Conceal
Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.

Craig Southern

Position: Owner/COO; Bought into 556 Tactical LLC in April 2018. 20 years law enforcement, 17 years military with numerous awards, NRA pistol instructor, rifle, personal protection inside the home & Louisiana Conceal Carry Instructor.

Russell Haynes

Position: Individual sales, Client service rep, demos and test fires, the occasional
road show traveler. Louisiana Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.
Prior: USMC from 2001-2004, in the Marine Corps infantry as an 0311 (rifleman).

Tom Newsom

Position: Owner/Sales, Events, Idea Think Tank, Graphic Design, Louisiana Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.
Prior: U.S.A.F. Electronic Warfare Systems Master Technician. Deployed with 1708th Bomb Wing Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Daulton Southern

Inside Sales Representative/Customer Service. Competition Shooter.

Brandon Bruce

Position: Dealer Sales and Shipping Management, he is also known as the “bearded one”. Louisiana Conceal Carry Instructor, NRA Pistol Instructor.


Our Passion

Welcome to 556 Tactical LLC, Louisiana’s premier tactical assault AR15 and AR10 Builder/Dealer. 556 Tactical was founded by Colin Evans and originally created from a passion for shooting superior weapon systems.

As time passed and word of mouth spread about the custom builds Colin was doing, the company was formed. As it grew and nurtured one custom piece at a time he has taken his caliber of work to a higher level. In some form of fashion we have custom rifles, uppers, rails and muzzle devices in all 50 states. Orders for custom work have even come from US Soldiers currently serving our great nation while overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

All builds are custom done one at a time, to your specs, and with your ideas our professionalism and knowledge we will create a one of a kind piece. We use the highest grade of parts found and made right here in the USA (unless specified otherwise). We take pride in the work that we do and continuously strive for the best.

“Failure is not an option when it comes down to the line. Fueled by an uncompromising passion it’s our dedication to provide the finest reliability that can be found!”

Take some time and look around at our gallery at some of the builds we have done as well as the testimonials from some of our clients.

556 Tactical LLC fully and wholly supports our men and women serving our great nation!!

Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum!!