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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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It is the customer's responsibility to be aware of all applicable laws and regulations regarding the purchase and ownership of uppers with a barrel length of less than 16". Federal NFA regulations are applicable to this item.

WARNING: This product can expose you to the chemical lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm. For more information go to (CA Health and Safety Code Section 25249.6).

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. :)
Will this ship to Michigan?
Randy on Aug 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Perfectly legal, keep it under 26", and register it as a pistol.
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
is this legal to buy in Illinois?
dennis s on Sep 8, 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
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.
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 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
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....
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.
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
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.
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.
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!


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Awesome! Was my first AR build and turned out great. Many years of enjoyment ahead. Size is perfect for home or truck. On to another build.
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April 12, 2019
2 months ago
Fun rifle!
This thing is a blast to shoot! I’m going to be ordering 3 more later this year!
April 8, 2019
2 months ago
Great rifle
Highly recommend this kit, these are very good quality and really great shooting. Great deal
April 5, 2019
7 months ago
Lots of freedom in a small package
Great kit if you want to get into pistol building. Its accurate, compact, and looks great. Especially good if you have an old quad rail laying around like I did. Highly recommend, althoigh I prefer the SBA3 brace rather than the shockwave.
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April 4, 2019
3 months ago
Good kit for the money. Really like it.
I put this on a spikes lower I already had built with a kak brace. I cut down the front sight so it would hide under a rail. It’s great. Only concern is it’s a little over gassed. I’m going to try a heavy buffer and see how it does. It’s been 100% reliable so far though.
My kit after changing out the rail
My kit after changing out the rail
March 22, 2019
3 months ago
Awesome pistol build
Great quality, fit on my lower with no issues. Great kit for a pistol build
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March 22, 2019
2 months ago
Looks nice , like the metal buffer tube. Added a carry handle for the C.A.R. look.
March 21, 2019
2 months ago
Great quality for the price.
March 21, 2019
2 months ago
No complaints
I haven't had a chance to put rounds through it yet but I'm very happy. The fit and finish is great and the price was perfect... I wasn't in the market for one but I couldn't say no to the price.
March 21, 2019
3 months ago
4.75 star
Should be a 4.75 star rating. Did not care for A frame front sight on such a short barrel. Blocked optics l initially attached. As a iron sight pistol it worked well.
Love it!
Love it!
March 20, 2019
3 months ago

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