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

Special Price $ 279.99

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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
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
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
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
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.
So if I bought this upper pistol kit and the lower to match, would that complete my build?
Raymond A on Sep 18, 2018
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PSA 10.5" 5.56 NATO 1/7" Phosphate Classic Shockwave Pistol Kit, Black - 5165449130
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PSA 'engraved' AR-15 Lower - Discontinued
BEST ANSWER: All you need is a bare (stripped) lower and a rear sight of some sort.
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
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.
Who made the barrel?
KParmly on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: most likely DC Machine.
Do you have to have a lower pistol receiver for this kit or any lower kit will work?
David L on Sep 26, 2018
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 size is the gas tube ?
Snoho88 on Sep 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It uses a carbine length gas tube.
Is it all I need a strip lower to turn it to a pistol? What is the best strip lower for tight fit?
Kato Lee on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: PSA has many stripped lower receivers to choose from. Aero is very good also, Anderson works well most of the time, but sometimes things don't line up & then you need more tools, knowledge, & skill.
Is the BCG engraved with the PSA logo?
Potato on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No logo, but still a very nice looking Nitrided BCG
Will this fit in DPMS lower??
Nathan “ on Aug 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Will fit any mil spec ar-15 lower.
What buffer does it have?
Sherpa on Oct 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no markings on the buff, so I cant tell, gun functions fine


4.8 / 5.0
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Absolutely perfect.

No better deal for the money.

I'm only at 60 rounds, but I couldn't be more impressed.
November 15, 2018
I love it
I love this kit. Very easy to build, and shoot like a dream. I was not sure with a 10.5 inch barrel. However it put them in there at 100 meters. Glad I made the purchase. This would have been a good deal at $350.00.
November 14, 2018
2 months ago
Good quality overall the metal is in excellent condition the parts fit together smooth and tight. a great piece at a great price, fitting it with a good lower and planning to have some good range time.
November 14, 2018
2 months ago
Excellent deal!
Fit and finish are great and the pistol has performed flawlessly. Come and take it liberals! lol
November 13, 2018
1 month ago
Built it with a Anderson lower. Works perfectly has not malfunctioned yet
November 13, 2018
2 months ago
Great product
Great pistol kit. Shoots straight and it’s very reasonably priced. I bought the Space Force lower to go with this kit and they look great.
November 12, 2018
1 month ago
I have sent a little over 500 rounds through this weapon without problems. Accuracy is much better than I expected. PSA makes quality products at great prices. I guess this thing a a bit of a novelty, but when you can make one for around $300, how can you go wrong? I have wasted more money on things that aren’t near as fun, and this pistol could save your life. Nice to have an AR that is easy to conceal.
November 12, 2018
2 months ago
Nice build kit at a great price
Paired with an anderson lower, this pistol kit has worked flawlessly! For under 400.00 this will make a reliable range/truck gun
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November 12, 2018
Excellent kit and a great bargain
This kit is above par! I am very pleased with it. It has functioned flawlessly. I installed an A2 carry handle for the rear sight. I haven't bench tested it to see just how accurate it is, (i honestly wasn't expecting much) but in reflex drills, it will hit 6" plates at 100 yards all day long! Its super fun and very wieldable. The only downside is with a short barrel comes a LOUD report
November 11, 2018
2 months ago
Easy to assemble
Easy to assemble, all you need is a receiver and a sight. Every thing you need to put together a fine AR pistol with the exception of a receiver. PSA has some great receivers also. If you have never put one together there are numerous videos on the web showing how it is done. In less than an hour I was shooting. I was amazed at the accuracy of a 10.5 barrel. At one hundred meters with iron sights I had groups in a three inch ring.
November 10, 2018
2 months ago

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