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PSA 16" CHF Mid-length Rifle Kit - 8978

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Regular Price: $ 699.99

Special Price $ 599.99

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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: 8978
UPC: 8978
MFR#: 8978

Barrel length 16"
Hammer Forged Barrel
Machine Gun Steel
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7" twist
Extra-thick Chrome-lined bore and chamber
High pressure tested
Magnetic particle inspected
A2 profile
M4 feedramps
Forged upper
Full auto bolt carrier
Carpenter 158 Bolt
Single stage combat trigger
6-position mil-spec diameter buffer tube


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Everything you need to turn your stripped lower into a rifle for one low introductory price.  Kit includes a PSA 16" Hammer-Forged, Chrome-Lined, mid-length upper, BCG, charging handle and our Classic Lower Build Kit.

Lower Build Kit:  Includes our M4-style stock, A2 Pistol grip, Palmetto State Armory Classic Lower Parts Kit with single-stage combat trigger, Mil-Spec size buffer tube, castle nut, end plate, carbine spring, and PSA Standard buffer.

Barrel:  A proprietary blend of Hammer forged chrome molly vanadium made by FN that is referred to as "Machine Gun Steel" by virtue of its use in FN's M249 and M240 weapons.   The hammer forging process work hardens the steel, making it more durable.  In addition, the chrome process for the bore allows for a lining almost twice as thick as a standard M16 for enhanced durability.  Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1/7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a mid-length gas system.   The A2 style profile barrel  is Mil-spec phosphate coated.   Barrel is High Pressure tested, and Magnetic Particle inspected, to ensure quality and dependability, and is finished off with an F-marked front sight post with sling swivel, standard hand guards and an A2 flash hider.

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

Bolt: Bolt is made of Shot-peened Mil-spec Carpenter 158 steel. Gas key is secured with grade 8 fasteners and staked per mil-spec. Bolt carrier is parkerized outside, chrome lined inside.

Each upper is assembled to order with care, and test fired.


SKU: 8978
SKU 8978
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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SKU: 8978

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4.7 / 5.0
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Perfect fit and finish
This was my first build the kit made it so easy. I would highly recommend this to anybody.
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February 8, 2019
4 months ago
Great reliable deal!
It went together well. The FN barrel broke in quickly. I was averaging about an inch and a 1/4 5 round groups at 100 yards. Trigger is a stout combat pull weight I may replace later. Right now it is a perfect combat/extreme reliable gun. Weather it is a truck gun safe gun bug out gun or on the side of the night stand gun it's all bang no click!
September 25, 2016
Great kit at a Great Price
Bought this for my first kit. Went together painlessly and shoots excellent! Couldn't ask for more. Especially at this price.
July 30, 2016
Bought this kit and paired it with a spikes tactical punisher lower. Very impressed with fit and finish as well as overall quality. Will definitely buy this or the MOE equivalent kit in the future. After assembly I took it out immediately and dumped approx. 200 rounds through it rapid fire and there were no issues. Also used the rigle to dump a nice deer. I think I paid 499 for this kit and 75 for my lower. Not a bad price for a quality Mil-spec AR15. This is my truck gun and my $1500 Colt LE6920 can be a safe queen while I abuse this rifle.
June 29, 2016
Quality Has Gone Down
Fit and finish were off on this kit especially considering it was not a blem and its one of there more expensive kits.
March 26, 2016
Awesome kit
This kit has been awesome! Fit and finish were flawless and function has been perfect. Accuracy is great and I couldn't be happier. I did swap the furniture over to Magpul components and a Hogue grip they didn't have the Magpul furniture set available when I bought this kit. Assembling your own rifle is by far the way to go. Thank you PSA for a great product with high quality (FN) components!!!

On a side note for the review that had an issue with the Anderson lower They are known for not tapping the grip hole deep enough and over anodizing their lowers (I've run into numerous ones). Just get a 1/4x28NF tap and case the threads out problem solved.
March 20, 2016
Great first AR
I bought this kit then built an Anderson lower. The only problem I ran into was the pistol grip was the wrong configuration. It had nearly 1/4" of slack when fully tightened with the supplied screw. I went down to a local shop and bought a standard Yankee Hill A2 grip and all was well. There were no other issues or malfunctions with the build. I took it out with Tula 55gr. steel case ammo and it functioned 100% reliable. I was pleasantly surprised at how well it was shooting that cheap ammo! This is my daughters first center fire rifle she loves it!

I will be looking into a 6.5 Grendel build from PSA before too long... Here we go!
February 28, 2016
Really a quality kit
I mostly collect C & R rifles and wasn't much interested in an AR. I would look at them off & on over the years and have read a zillion articles about them. I got a pile of money that was unexpected so I figured I'd look at an AR more seriously. After several weeks of on and off "research" I picked this kit. It was only $499 last year. I added a Anderson lower $39 plus $20 fee & shipping and easily put everything together. Got a basic rear sight and started shooting. The more I shot this the more I liked it and so have all my friends and sons. I can really see how people like an AR and this one is one you can't go wrong with. You have the flat top so you can add a scope like did or a red dot which I also did and have a ton of fun. The components are no doubt better quality than I will need but I like over kill. The total cost that I in this for what I got I feel would have been very hard to beat. The only down side I have found is I am ordering ammo all the time now. I have used mostly the cheaper stuff (many 100s of round)and found no manufacture's ammo has been any problem. Rifle has been 100% reliable.
February 18, 2016
Great kit
I purchased this kit back in December and have had no issues with it what so ever. The shipping was slow but everything arrived in great shape. The kit was installed on an Anderson mfg stripped lower and the fit was ok with a little wobble between the upper and lower. The rifle was fitted with a Bushnell 1-4x24mm scope and shoots fantastic for a chrome lined mil-spec barrel 5 shots under a quarter at 100yds. I ordered a 20" psa rifle kit yesterday and I expect it will perform as well as this one.
June 2, 2015

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