PSA PA-15 16” Nitride M4 Carbine 5.56 NATO MOE AR-15 Rifle, FDE

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PSA PA-15 16” Nitride M4 Carbine 5.56 NATO MOE AR-15 Rifle, FDE


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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: 5165448152
UPC: 5165448152
MFR#: 5165448152

Barrel Length: 16"
Barrel Material: 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
Barrel Profile: M4
Chamber: 5.56 NATO
Twist Rate: 1 in 7”
Extension: M4
Gas System: Carbine-Length
Gas Block Type: F-marked Front Sight Base
Upper Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Style: M4 flat top with feedramps
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Forward Assist: Yes
Dust Cover: Yes
Handguard Type: Polymer
Handguard Style: Magpul Flat Dark Earth
Handguard Length: Carbine
Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158, Mag Phosphate coated
Bolt Carrier Steel: 8620, Chrome lined 
Staked Gas Key: Yes
Lower Receiver: Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum
Receiver Finish: Hardcoat Anodized
Fire Control Group: Single-Stage, Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT)
Buffer Tube: 7075 T6 Aluminum 
Stock Adjustment: 6-position
Stock: Magpul Carbine Stock, Flat Dark Earth
Length: 33"
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Magazine: (1) 30 Round Magazine

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Barrel: Chrome Moly steel. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1:7 twist rate, M4 barrel extension, and a Carbine-length gas system.  Barrel is finished off with a MOE Flat Dark Earth Carbine-length handguard, F-Marked gas sight base, and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is machined to MIL-SPECS and hard coat anodized.  Uppers include forward assist and dust cover.  These uppers are made for us right here in the USA by a Mil-Spec manufacturer.

Bolt: Full-auto profile bolt carrier group.  Shot-peened, mil-spec Carpenter No. 158® steel bolt.  Gas key hardened to USGI Specifications, fastened with grade 8 screws, and staked per Mil-Spec.  8620 steel M-16 profile carrier is chrome lined and phosphate coated.

Lower: These forged lowers are quality made using 7075-T6 aluminum and are marked "MULTI" for caliber. Finish is hardcoat anodized.  Mil-Spec diameter 7075-T6 buffer tube is hardcoat anodized, has six adjustment positions, and is fitted with a Magpul MOE Flat Dark Earth Carbine Stock. The grip and trigger guard are Flat Dark Earth MOE components and the fire control group is a PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT) single-stage assembly.

Includes: Magpul MBUS Rear Sight, Black

SKU: 5165448152
SKU 5165448152
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Is this a good gun to get if you want to be an operator?
nite f on Jan 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This is a great gun for a Wannabe operator. All you need is the right beard and a balaclava. Maybe a pair of "tactical" glasses.
Can i buy this is im in Ca ?
Zong Y on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It’s probably illegal to even look at this website in California
Can i purchase this gun if i live in california?
Kevin W on Feb 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Only if you move out of CA to receive it from an FFL then illegally move back to the PR of Cali to feel continuously paranoid because 65,000(+~-) PRCa Law Enforcement personnel will be actively searching for you. If you willing to do that, then sure, it’s totally doable.
Can you pin the magazine to 10 rounds before shipping?
Kelli on Aug 20, 2018
Is this put together already?
Sean G on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Ready to go out of the box. I think the only thing I had to do was slide on the rear sight. Very easy.
Does the flash hider screw off so another attachment can go on the barrel?
Ri U on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Usually yes. They are threaded 1/2x28. This is my 2nd rifle I had purchased with Palmettostate. very good to work with and good product. One of my Deputies Sheriff’s had just toured Pal. And was impressed. If that helps
Can I use 223 ammo or only 556?
Frank on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is chambered for 5.56, which allows you to use both.
Where can I get the flat dark earth color in a spray can?
Richard S on Nov 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: FDE Spray Can colors are held inside their respective cans until True Operators unleash them. The cans are usually camouflaged inside paint departments. Interrogate personnel at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe’s, Dollar General etc... Since this model comes in FDE pattern from PSA I should mention the colors are also included in the finish. Hope this amuses you.
Is this legal in nys?
Alexis A on Jul 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If you can buy an un-resticted rifle with hi-capacity magazine in your local gun shop, it is likely you can buy this. PSA has an excellent Compliance Department and won't ship to you if not legal. You can also contact PSA through Customer Service and ask these questions.
Is the rear sight quick flip up?
Bob B on Dec 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it’s spring loaded and requires you to press a tab on either side to make it flip up automatically.
Is the metal sight At the end of the barrel modeled onto it or can it be removed to place a different optic on it?
A bires on Nov 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Just put a red dot on this or buy a rifle with a floating handguard. You are going to pay a lot more for the tools to screw this up at home than what the other rifle costs.
Is this a full auto bolt carrier?
Thomas on Feb 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The description says "Full-auto profile bolt carrier group."
will it fire 223 ammo?
stayn s on May 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: A barrel stamped with 5.56 will fire 5.56 and 223 but a barrel stamped with 223 should only have 223 fired through it. This could cause damage to the gun and yourself.
Can the front sight be removed easily to make way for optics?
Ri U on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. The front sight can't be "easily" removed. If you don't want a barrel with a FSP, buy a different upper.
What is a good optic for this rifle? Scope or red dot ?? Or not possible?
James F on Jun 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I put a small, inexpensive scope on mine and it works great. I don't normally try to hit targets more than 100 yds away, but it could probably be adjusted to work at greater distances. The key is to use the same type (bullet weight, load, etc.) and brand of bullets, if you want consistent results. Some people achieve this by reloading, but I don't have the patience to do that. Nor do I really buy the same brand of ammunition, although I always shoot 55 grain bullets.
Any problem shooting steel cased ammo?
Thomas on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have mostly shot federal brass. However when I shoot steel it functions fine.
Can I mount a bipod to this?
Aaron B on Sep 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s got the M-Lock handguard, which allows you to attach rails that should fit most bipods and other accessories.
can I use steel core amo in this gun? what amo do you recommend ? thanks for your response.
Mark C on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have used steel core ammo with no issues. I suggest choosing your ammo to meet your application.
How are the handguards in realation to a “standard” M-4 or M-16A2 type ? Meaning, do they have a better feel to them? I am just used to the vanilla A2 handguards.
KiloTwoOne on Mar 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In my opinion (and experience), they are buch more comfortable and they just give me a more natural grip. I’ve replaced all the standard grips on my ARs with these.
Does this have a floating barrel?
Twayne on Dec 16, 2018
does sight flip dowm ?
steve H on Jun 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes; quite easily.
I'm looking to put a angled fore grip on the AFG 2 what rail system do I need? thank you!
Jack R on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I've never tried using an angled fore grip, so I'm afraid I wouldn't have any idea.
Does this make the AR sproooiiinnngggg noise?
Jeffro on Jun 2, 2019
Converting for left hand shooter possible?
Michael T on Jun 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I could not say. I would recommend Googling "Left-handed AR receivers."
Does it make the AR sproingggg noise?
Jeffro on Jun 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes; they all do.
Is the barrel phosphate finished or nitride?
Kim W on May 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes; one of those.
What is the best gas block for this gun?
Jennifer C on May 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Very good gas block. The upper and lower prefect. I put 500 rounds and Still very clean. Good price too.
What magazines does this rifle take?
Michael H on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 5.56 Magpul
30 rounds
can I use steel core amo in this gun? what recommendation can you give me?
Mark C on Mar 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: yes. I recommend you don't use it.


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Just got my pa 15 and.........
Received my pa15 yesterday, put the magpul rear sight and Romeo 5 on and looks awesome! The magpul site is really tight when putting it on the rail, had to use a rubber hammer to get it on. I bought a ati a few years back for around the same price, decent ar goes bang. Even though I’ve not shot the new ar yet, I can already tell it is made better. The magpul stock, grip and forarm are awesome! The shipping does take awhile though. So don’t think if you order it on a Monday or even the Friday before that you will be shooting by the next weekend, because you want be.
June 12, 2019
I have fired this weapon three times since owning it and I love it! For a big rifle I would have thought it would have a kick to it but it doesn’t! It is loud when it’s fired though, so I recommend wearing ear plugs.
May 29, 2019
9 months ago
Accurate and reliable. Exceeds price point when build quality and furniture are compared to other brands. PSA provides good service to boot.
May 29, 2019
4 months ago
Great rifle and looks good!
Best deal around for an AR. Quality is excellent. Gun is very accurate and shoots 55 and 62 grain bullets equally well. Absolutely no issues with about 100 rounds through it. Very happy with this rifle!
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April 28, 2019
Buy this rifle. Buy it before other people can. Because freedom!
I am quite pleased with this rifle. It arrived out of the box, looking sexy as all get out, but every good looking lady needs some lingerie to spice things up, so I threw in a NiB BCG, a cheap Sight Mark holographic, a FDE ambi Radian charging handle, and took her out for a date at the gun range. We went and danced and sang for about 300 rounds or so. Her carbon perfume was intoxicating, and her voice was sweeter than ice tea on a hot Texas day. Imma ask her to marry me. PSA...thank you for introducing us, even if it was at my expense. You're cordially invited to our wedding.
With them wide, child bearing hips...
Look at her...
She takes her time getting ready for our date at the range. Typical woman...
March 17, 2019
My M4 is pictured with a pmag, it came with a steel mag? Ok it's a new mag, please make the picture on the website match what I see when I receive the rifle.
March 15, 2019
Great gun
TTook my PSA M4 to the range yesterday for the first time. Great weapon!
March 14, 2019
4 months ago
Love this gun! Built tough, shoots like no other gun i have ever owned . Easily sighted in open sights dead on.
February 28, 2019
4 months ago
Great gun for the money will purchase more from PSA.
Fast shipping an great firearm. My first AR had it about a month put about 500 rounds through it, it just getting smoother. Going to put some higher end parts in then it will be perfect.
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February 24, 2019
What a great rifle
My first AR 15 .You cannot go wrong with this Rifle and the price . I will be purchasing another one very soon.
February 11, 2019

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