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PSA 10.5" 5.56 NATO 1/7" Phosphate Classic Shockwave Pistol Kit, Black - 5165449130

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PSA 10.5" 5.56 NATO 1/7" Phosphate Classic Shockwave Pistol Kit, Black - 5165449130

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Regular Price: $ 509.99

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SKU: 5165449130
UPC: 5165449130
MFR#: 5165448973
  • 10.5" Barrel Length
  • Carbine Gas System
  • Phosphate Finished Barrel
  • 5.56 NATO Chamber
  • 1 in 7" Twist Rate
  • PSA Standard Handguards, Black
  • F-Marked Front Sight Post
  • A2 Flash Hider 
  • Forged Upper Receiver
  • Carpenter 158 Nitride BCG & Charging Handle
  • Classic Shockwave Pistol Lower Build Kit, Black

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Barrel: Phosphate finished chrome-moly barrel. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a carbine-length gas system. Barrel is is finished off with a classic black carbine-length handguard, F-Marked gas sight base, and A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is made to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized black for durability. These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a mil-spec manufacturer.

Lower Build Kit:  PSA Classic Shockwave Pistol lower build kit with KAK Industries Shockwave Blade, KAK industries Shockwave Buffer Tube, carbine latch plate, and classic fire control group.

SKU: 5165449130
SKU 5165449130
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Will it ship to CA?
Wade H on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes because it doesn't come with a lower .Is it legal in Ca.? no but i live in Ca. and could care less and will finish it with an 80% lower.
Is the carbine length gas system better better than pistol length gas system? Is it reliable?
James R on Aug 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any gas system is reliable, regardless of length, if you pair it with the right buffer and spring.

Longer gas systems mean shorter dwell times; you're best to couple your intended load with the buffer and spring, for a given gas tube. I've heard that pistol gas systems are best for PCCs, whereas any centerfire rifle cartridge is going to want at least a carbine length gas system.

As with anything, this is subject to other variables as well - powder load on the cartridge being a big one. There is no simple "best" in this equation; it's like asking "what's the best vehicle?" Depends on what you're doing with it. :)
If I unscrew the flash hider on the end can I screw a silencer in it's place like a 1/2 28 ?
Russ G on Aug 18, 2018
Will this ship to Michigan?
Randy on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Perfectly legal, keep it under 26", and register it as a pistol.
is this legal to buy in Illinois?
dennis s on Sep 8, 2018
does the upper come fully assembled?
juanon on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, all it needs is a rear sight.
Does this kit come with a bcg?
Forrest on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Descriptions states "Carpenter 158 Nitride BCG & Charging Handle" is include. all you need is a striped lower to complete.
Does this upper have the round forward handguard retainer or the triangle one?
Matt R on Aug 14, 2018
I live in Houston Texas , Will this be classified as a pistol Or SBR ? Is the blade ATF approved ?
Patrick P on Sep 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Pistol. ATF approved. Btw- don’t get legal info in this format, though my info is accurate, don’t risk going to jail from information from PSA’s Q&A
What is the length of the handguard? Looking to replace it with an aftermarket that fits behind the front sight.
Austin G on Aug 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It's a "carbine length" handguard, and the front cap is round. It will fit most drop-in, carbine length handguards.
Is bcg full auto or mil spec?
Johnny on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: mine appears top be full auto, even though it will be only used semi auto here
In New Mexico I can attach the upper to my carbine lower and it will become an AR pistol?
William M on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Putting this upper on a carbine lower will make it an illegal short barreled rifle, unless you have a Form1 stamp in hand already.
Which PSA stripped lower and rear sight would you recommend? This would be my first build. Any vids recommended and special tools needed?
Sweets06 on Sep 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any AR-15 stripped lower will do doesn't even have to be PSA. For a rear sight any regular AR rear sight will do I used the MBUS. The only special tools you need is a roll pin set if you want to get by on the bare minimum. You can just put build AR-15 Lower into YouTube and good videos will show up.
Is the barrel steel 4150 or 4140 ?
Muldune on Aug 25, 2018
Do you have to have a lower pistol receiver for this kit or any lower kit will work?
David L on Sep 26, 2018
So if I bought this upper pistol kit and the lower to match, would that complete my build?
Raymond A on Sep 18, 2018
PSA 10.5
PSA 10.5" 5.56 NATO 1/7" Phosphate Classic Shockwave Pistol Kit, Black - 5165449130
PSA 'engraved' AR-15 Lower - Discontinued
PSA 'engraved' AR-15 Lower - Discontinued
BEST ANSWER: No kit does not have a rear sight other than that it would be.
Do the basic hand guards have heat shields or plain plastic?
Mark L on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The hand guards have the metal heat shields
What lower should be used to complete this pistol- can you provide your SKU# ?
Steve on Aug 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: any milspec lower will work
Who made the barrel?
KParmly on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe they are made by FN
What bolt carrier is in this kit?
Robert W on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Standard M16 bolt carrier. Nothing fancy.
What's the barrel width at the gas block?
Aric B on Sep 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Probably .750 - however, with the FSP already mounted, your question doesn't make a lot of sense unless you plan on carving apart the kit and not using it as-purchased.
Is this the complete gun. I see some reviews of people saying they had to buy a lower but the description says it comes complete with the lower. ???
Joe W on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This kit does not come with the actual lower receiver and it needs a rear sight or optics. Every thing else is there.
Is this kit complete and ready to fire after assembly or do I have to purchase other parts?
Claude C on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need to buy a stripped lower receiver. This is the only thing that needs to be shipped through a FFL. I bought mine at my local gun shop, but you can buy it through PSA as well. You will also need the tools to put the build together. Look up YouTube videos on assembling an AR-15 build. There are tons of videos and materials to help you out! This was an awesome build and a sweet gun after you’re done.
Will it use .223 as well ?
Shortsquatch73 on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes both .223 and 5.56 work. As a rule any barrel that says 5.56 will also work for .223
What else will I need to complete this build?
Joseph O on Oct 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Just a lower receiver - although you’ll probably want to add an optic or a sight for the rear as it doesn’t come with one.
What tools will I need to build this?
Laura D on Dec 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mallet, vice block would be helpful, pin punch set, and and a armorers wrench. Other basic tools couldn’t hurt screw drivers etc... just a thought. Watch YouTube videos they are extremely helpful. I had my lower built in about 30 minutes.
Has anyone tried using a Suppressor with this pistol kit? or do you know what thread it would be?
Steven W on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yep. It's a standard 1/2 x 28. Take the flash hider off and a can screws right on. I'd use a good can as the flash and heat with the short barrel will cook a cheaper one more quickly. Mine shoots well, although it is a bit noisier with a can than a longer barrel. My can is a 30 cal Rugged Razor (full auto rated) with a .24 cal cap.
Works great!
What size gas block does it use?
Shawn M on Dec 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is a standard AR-15 front sight block .750
What size is the gas tube ?
Snoho88 on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It uses a carbine length gas tube.
Would a 9” aftermarket rail work best with this?
Ryan V on Jan 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You would have to take the front post sight off so I would say No. Just get a normal carbine-length but watch what you put on there as you may inadvertently classify it as an SBR and break federal law


4.9 / 5.0
164 Reviews
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decent upper and accurate!
have experienced good accuracy with this upper out to 200 yards. the only problem i experienced with this kit was the detent plunger and spring for the safety were not included. in place of that in the kit was another plunger and spring for the captured take down pins. i had to rummage around to find the correct spring and plunger.
January 18, 2019
2 months ago
Great kit
I used an Anderson lower. Everything went together great. A great kit for the price.
January 17, 2019
2 months ago
Very nice kit
This is my 3rd kit from PSA. Everything went together nicely. Trigger isn’t bad and I expect it to improve with use. This firearm handles well and is remarkably easy to shoot. I’m very happy with my purchase.
January 11, 2019
2 months ago
If it’s on sale just get it you will not be disappointed!
I love this pistol! I put the carry handle on mine to make it look Old School. It shoots way better than I thought it would. Super accurate recoil was nothing, she does bark though! Reliability has been perfect so far. I have the other 10.5 with the muzzle device that puts the noise out the front. It is makes less noise but has more recoil that this one. Bottom line I am super happy with it!
I did a little color fill.
Both Palmetto 10.5.  Spray paint camo on one.  Old School on the other.  I love them both.
January 11, 2019
2 months ago
Easy build!
Parts fit perfectly and AR worked 100% with all different types of ammo.

Zero malfunctions, could not be happier with product and service!
January 10, 2019
2 months ago
10.5” Pistol Kit
Very good quality build kit for a low price. I’m very pleased with the end result I changed out the receiver end plate for a dual sling loop version; otherwise this kit has everything you need to build your stripped AR pistol lower.
January 8, 2019
2 months ago
Awesome AR pistol
Made some serious additions.
New furniture additions
Spikes snowflake lower
Carry handle
OD Hexmag from Palmetto
Made some serious additions.
New furniture additions 
Spikes snowflake lower 
Carry handle
OD Hexmag
Made some serious additions.
New furniture additions 
Spikes snowflake lower 
Carry handle
OD Hexmag
January 3, 2019
2 months ago
i love these pistols
these pistols are a lot of fun to shoot and I have had no issues what so ever. they feed, fire, and function 100% and you can't beat PSA's prices. I built one for the kid and one for me so we can both have some fun together.
fun time
fun time
December 29, 2018
2 months ago
Will buy again if you stop raising the price. I’ve watched it since buy and it keeps going up.
Will buy again. They did send the wrong sized front takedown pin so check your parts. Customer service took a while to send out new pin. Rating would have been higher if correct part and customer service was faster.
December 28, 2018
5 months ago
Pleased as usual!!
300 rounds of mixed 55 62 and 75 grain rounds in brass and steel. Not a single hiccup whatsoever!! Shot under 1” groups with iron sights at 50 yards
Used kit with an 80% lower I milled.
Used kit with an 80% lower I milled.
December 28, 2018
2 months ago

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