After seeing how PSA builds their rifles, uppers, and other components I don't have much issue passing this deal along. When they are offering an M-LOK rifle kit under $300, it is hard to ignore that.
While this isn't what I would call a "duty" rated rifle kit, it does offer quite a lot of gun for the money.
While touring their facilities with Ammoland I built a rifle that was very similar. As I said, the kit offers a lot for the money like a 15" M-LOK handguard, a solid upper receiver, and a 16" 1:7 twist barrel. If you are looking for something to go hunting with, plink at the range, or even start your AR-15 journey, this might be a good option.
I mean, it is a M-LOK rifle kit under $300. You can't be mad at that as long as you keep things in context.
Where To See It:
I have put some links to the rifle kit below as well as some stripped lowers and a couple of pistol kits. You could feasibly build a 5.56 pistol for as little as $309.98, or the 16" rifle or .300 BLK pistol for as low as $ 339.98.
This really is the golden age of AR-15s.
Palmetto 16" M-LOK 5.56 Freedom Rifle Kit - $299.99 at Palmetto State Armory
PSA 10.5" 5.56 Classic Shockwave Pistol Kit - $269.99 at Palmetto State Armory
PSA 8.5" M-LOK .300 BLK Shockwave Pistol Kit - $299.99 at Palmetto State Armory
Palmetto State Armory Stripped AR-15 Lower - $39.99 at Palmetto State Armory
PSA Stripped Afganistan AR-15 Lower - $49.99 at Palmetto State Armory
Palmetto Stripped Iraq AR-15 Lower - $49.99 at Palmetto State Armory
All prices are current at the time of publication. Please click the link to see the most up to date pricing.
Specs For The 16" M-LOK Rifle Kit:
- Barrel Length: 16"
- Gas System: Carbine-Length
- Barrel Profile: M4
- Barrel Steel: 4150V Chrome Moly
- Chrome Lining: No
- Barrel Finish: Nitride
- Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
- Chamber: 5.56 NATO
- Twist Rate: 1 in 7"
- Barrel Extension: M4
- Diameter at Gas Block: .750"
- Gas Block Type: Low-profile
- Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider
- Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
- Receiver Type: M4
- Hand guard Type: PSA 15" Lightweight M-Lok Free Float
- Is Bolt Carrier Group Included: Yes
- Bolt Steel: 9310, Nitrided
- Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-auto
- Charging Handle included: Yes
- Overall Length: 24.5"
If you happen to have a spare lower laying around, this would be a good one to snatch up. When I shot mine it outperformed my expectations in terms of accuracy and while I didn't shoot thousands of rounds, I didn't see any reliability issues.
I mean, at the end of the day we are still talking about an M-LOK rifle kit under $300, the fact that it was acceptably accurate and ran without malfunctions is pretty impressive.
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