PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine, Black - 42838

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PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine, Black - 42838

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Regular Price: $ 199.99

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SKU: 42838
UPC: 42838
MFR#: 42838
PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine

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This Complete Palmetto State Armory Pistol lower is fully assembled and ready for your Pistol Upper!

  • Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
  • Hardcoat Anodizing: MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
  • 7075 Receiver Extension
  • PSA Grip in Black
  • Standard Carbine Buffer
  • Un-notched Hammer compatible with 9mm use
  • Caliber: Multi

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SKU: 42838
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What will I need to use as a 9mm pistol besides the complete upper. I asking about the magazine. Some I see takes a glock or colt mag. What would this lower use?
Jeremy M on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Need to get a mag well adapter to run 9mm out of this lower.
Can this lower be used with 300 blk out upper?
Brad B on May 1, 2018
Will this lower work with a 45 acp upper and Glock magazines?
Douglas H on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You just need a magwell insert. I have an ar15 pistol lower with the 9mm and 45acp insert. I take then out to go back to 300 blk or .223.
Can i add a pistol brace (SBA3) with the included buffer tube?
xXx x on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no. The SBa3 attaches to a carbine buffer tube.
Will I be able to simply buy a shockwave brace and slide it on or will I need to remove the buffer and replace it and then install a shockwave brace?
Trygve V on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Since this is a pistol lower, the shockwave will fit. Pistol buffer tube is a little different than standard carbine in shape.
Is the buffer tube on this removable so I would be able to convert it to a rifle with an adjustable buffer tube later on?
david j on Oct 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is. That is why i always purchase pistol lowers. you can always convert a pistol lower to a rifle, and back to pistol. You just need to be careful what parts you have on hand. Don’t want to be accused of having an SBR.
Would complete 7.62x39 uppers fit this lower?
Don C on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but they need a magazine specific for their caliber.
Will this fit a .556/.223 Wylde upper from CBC Industries?
azitaz on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This lower will fit any standard mil spec upper
Is this listed as pistol or other for the 4473?
Jessie C on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is listed as a pistol, classified as a pistol from PSA.. Says pistol right on the box.
Only a blank receiver is typically listed as Other from my experience.
So the description says standard carbine buffer but many of the answers below talk about it being a pistol buffer tube. Will a shockwave brace slide onto the buffer tube that comes with this lower??
Hunter P on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will I have 4 of them with shockwave braces
Can I use this lower with 5.56 barrell?
Monkey on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yea it will work with 556/223.
Will a sig sb15 pistol brace fit on this lower?
Rod G on Feb 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: if it is a mil spec no, all you would have to do is change to buffer tube to mill spec and don't forget to get a castle nut
Does this need to be shipped to a ffl?
Jason J on Oct 28, 2018
will this work with 223 ?
leonard cousino on Oct 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Anything that takes a standard .223 or 5.56 magazine will work with this lower.
Is ffl needed for this item?
cliff k on Oct 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you’ll need to have it shipped to a licensed FFL close to you.
Will this fit a psa 16" 223 upper?
Jim H on Feb 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes but you are kind of missing the point to buying a pistol lower. Most people will use either a 10” or 7.5” barrel in 5.56, 223 Wylde or 300 Blackout.
Will this lower accept a standard AR 15 magazine, i.e. 223/5.56...???
Keith S on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Anything designated “AR 15” without any other indication, should always be factory 223/556
Can i use this lower with a 300 blackout rifle upper?
SamuelBrannan on Nov 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The only difference that I know of is the barrel. I believe you can use 5.56 magazines also.
Can a buttstock be placed on this to make a rifle?
Ash H on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes a buttstock can be attached.BUT!!!! It would be illegal. Adding buttstock would be a rendering of a short barrel rifle. This would might be illegal in your state or may require special federal permit. You can add a brace device and it would be legal. Very important to your homewrork and understand the difference.
Can a .308 upper be used with this lower?
Roy O on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will not work. The magazine well will not fit a .308 magazine. It is designed to fit .223, 5.56, .300 blackout, etc.
Is this automatically registered as a pistol when I do the transfer paperwork with my local FFL? or do I need to do something separate?
paratrooper on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is registered as a pistol lower when you do the paperwork. No need for any other paperwork.
Can this lower be used with the PSA 7.62x39 upper?
Ryan E on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can. Total plug n play. PSA’s systems are cut just right with little or no issue. My PSA 16” upper installed to my lower in seconds. 500 rounds through and counting! Hope this helped!
Does this have a single point attachment? For a single point strap?
William G on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Double on mine. Click on picture to see expanded view. You can attach your single point strap to either side.
Is this compatible with any 223/5.56 upper?
Nicholas M on Oct 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if pair an 223/5.56 upper you have a legal AR pistol. The barrel can be less than 16" and be legal. This does not make it an NFA item (no tax stamp & paperwork).
Can you make a .40 caliber with this lower???
Michael on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What you want is the PSA PX-9
Billet Complete Classic GLOCK Style Pistol Lower SKU 516447191
Note 9mm and 40 mags are the same external dimensions. It would be nice if PSA made a 40 SW upper but I have only seen 9mm
Just got mine. Has no castle nut to lock the buffer tube. Doesn’t need one?
Melvin K on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no does not need one but it would be nice to not have to check
tightness so often
Can I add a pistol brace that comes with a carbine buffer tube?
Joey69 on May 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: As long as it’s officially a pistol brace and not a buttstock, for an upper that has a barrel less than 16”.
Is this stamped as a pistol? Or can you change the buffer tube out and make a full size rifle?
Bobby T on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Bobby, There are NO marking to indicate whether it is pistol or rifle, only the paperwork. I added pistol stabilizer and shoulder fire with both a 8.5" and a 16" barrels.
Is the buffer tube milspec or commercial?
Eric22 on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would say commercial because the military does not use pistol buffer tubes.
will this work with the FoldAR Upper 9" 5.56 NATO (Gen2)?
Joshua S on Jul 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I looked at the FoldAR. It uses a standard ar-15 lower. You can use any AR-15 lower with it. It’s about getting the lower registered as “other” on your background check if you want to make a legal AR-15 pistol.


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Complete pistol lower.
Great product, great shipping, great price! More please!
June 19, 2019
1 year ago
Great fit works perfect! Fast shipping.
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March 25, 2019
4 months ago
Wow. Just impressed.
I bought this to kick off my AR pistol build. I could not be happier. The trigger is great. The lower quality is great. The price is unbelievable. Thank you Palmetto. I will recommend to anyone who listens. I will be buying again in the future.
Really is a beautiful lower. The low price for this quality is just. incredible.
Thanks palmetto! I will be buying more and recommend to everyone.
Excellent trigger too!
March 11, 2019
5 months ago
Awesome deal
Great. Only complaint is the textured buffer tube didn't allow my Kak shockwave won't fit completely
March 8, 2019
8 months ago
Love the lower, exactly as described good trigger and great price
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February 22, 2019
5 months ago
Love it!
This is my second lower from PSA. I have not got to actually use it yet as I am still waiting on the upper to come in. The first lower I ordered was for a 6.5 Grendel build & it's been absolutely great & I have no doubt this pistol lower will be to. Honestly guys, they put together a great lower. Very good fit, finish, function and price...what more could you want?
February 17, 2019
6 months ago
Not a bad lower
Not a bad lower. Put palmetto upper on. Shoots good but trouble cycling steel case ammo. Shoots brass ammo well
February 8, 2019
6 months ago
Don’t like not having a butt
Great lower but I added a butt
February 7, 2019
8 months ago
Decent quality
I bought 2 because the price was right. However, when i got them, they werent exactly the same as the picture. The buffer didnt have a palmetto logo on it. The buffer tubes were different also. Overall im happy with their products. I will buy from them again in the future.
January 20, 2019
First build success!
Awesome lower. It made my first pistol build an project. Shipping speed was great. PSA made this build seamless. I will purchase from PSA again.
January 6, 2019