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

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

  • 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
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Brand Palmetto State Armory
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SKU: 5165449130

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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. :)
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
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
Do you have to have a lower pistol receiver for this kit or any lower kit will work?
David L on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Most stripped lowers are sold as "other" because they can be assembled as a pistol or sure that your lower was sold as a pistol or other. Under no circumstances should you put a pistol upper onto an existing rifle lower. If you do this you have created an NFA item/
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 the upper come fully assembled?
juanon on Aug 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes, all it needs is a rear sight.
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.
In New Mexico I can attach the upper to my carbine lower and it will become an AR pistol?
William 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.
What else is needed to complete pistol assembly?
Robert B on Aug 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All you need is a stripped lower, and a rear sight or optic if you actually wish to aim it....
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
Is the barrel steel 4150 or 4140 ?
Muldune on Aug 25, 2018
What bolt carrier is in this kit?
Robert W on Oct 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Standard M16 bolt carrier. Nothing fancy.
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: Joe W, please go do some (a LOT) of research on PSA and other people's 'complete' rifle kits.
To complete this all I need to purchase is a stripped lower?
Kingleo on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 2 things, stripped lower and what ever magazine you choose to run.
Who made the barrel?
KParmly on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I believe they are made by FN
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: 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 parts would I need to complete this gun?
VegasNewb on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Stripped lower and a rear sight or optic of your choosing.
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'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 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.
Does it come with instructions to assemble the kit to my lower? I am new to building these?
Chezman on Aug 27, 2019

This does not come with instructions. Here is a link to a good tutorial.

Best Regards,
PSA Customer Service
All I need to complet is a stripped lower?
Kingleo on Jan 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you only need a stripped lower, it comes with everything else to have a working weapon. Of course, you need some type of rear sight if you want to utilize the front sight and a magazine.
Is this the whole kit or just the upper?
Warren C on Aug 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Says pistol kit. It is an entire kit...
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


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Awesome kit, good budget build, swapped out furniture. Looks and shoots great
It's a great kit for someone that needs to stay on a budget or just wants a spare AR to back up your 3rd AR. I swapped furniture out, slapped a red dot and flashlight on it. Great buy
February 18, 2020
2 months ago
Love it. I will be buying more when they go back on sale.
This kit was easy to assemble and works like a dream. I have run 500rnds through it with no issues or failures. I sighted it in at 25m in 15 shots and then put it out at 100m with open sights and it was right on target.
February 15, 2020
2 months ago
Seemed to work well for this first-timer
February 12, 2020
2 months ago
Great Christmas Present
Awesome kit , came with everything except the lower . Made a very nice Christmas present. We have fires at least 500 rounds with no issues, at all. Well made components at a very good price. Thank you PSA!
February 12, 2020
2 months ago
A great 1st AR kit
It was pretty easy to do after viewing some very helpful online videos. I used an Aero Precison lower. The gun runs fine on any of the various ammo I've tried. I set it up first with a fold-up rear sight, but now have a scope on it.
January 28, 2020
2 months ago
Great kit easy to build and works great!
January 27, 2020
2 months ago
Great kit
Great pistol for an even better price.
January 19, 2020
2 months ago
Very well put together, great price too!!!!
Shot great. Grouping was nice and tight even with rapid fire. A bit loud but that’s to be expected. Sounded nice though!!!!
January 18, 2020
2 months ago
Love it. Really a fantastic build. Does everything I want. Great price and super quick shipping. This is my forth build from psa. Will be buying more.
January 13, 2020
2 months ago
Cool little set up
Good price on product. I had a bad issue with the bolt not closing/return to battery. It was a constant problem even the forward assist wouldn’t even close it sometimes. All ammo was federal brand brass case ammo no reloads. The problem with fixed when I disassembled the bolt and polished everything. The ejector and extractor had very rough tooling marks, parts were actually sharp. I buffed everything down removing all sharp edges and it has cycled correctly since. I know a lot of guys who run this equipment with no issues, I must have got a fluke. No big deal just a little smithing and it’s fine.
December 26, 2019
3 months ago
Response from Palmetto State Armory
We do apologize for that. Please contact Customer Service with your order number so we may resolve this issue.
December 27, 2019
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