PSA PA-15 20” Nitride A2 Rifle-Length 5.56 NATO Classic AR-15 Rifle, Black

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PSA PA-15 20” Nitride A2 Rifle-Length 5.56 NATO Classic AR-15 Rifle, Black

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Regular Price: $ 879.99

Special Price $ 519.99

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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: 7781739
UPC: 7781739
MFR#: 7781739
  • Barrel Length: 20"
  • Gas System: Rifle-length 
  • Barrel Profile: A2 Style
  • Barrel Steel: 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium
  • Barrel Finish: Melonite
  • Chrome Lining: None
  • Muzzle Thread: 1/2-28
  • Chamber: 5.56 NATO
  • Twist Rate: 1 in 7"
  • Barrel Extension: M4
  • Diameter at Gas Block: .750"
  • Gas Block Type: F-marked FSB
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Style
  • Receiver Material: Forged 7075 T6
  • Receiver Type: M4
  • Hand guard Type: PSA classic Drop in Polymer
  • Bolt Carrier Group Included: Yes
  • Bolt Steel: Carpenter 158
  • Bolt Carrier Profile: Full-auto
  • Charging Handle Included: Yes
  • Overall Length: 35"
  • Buttstock: PSA A2
  • Grip: Classic A2
  • Weight as configured: 6.5 lbs.

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Classic 20" Classic A2-style Rifle with carry handle rear sight.

Barrel: 4150 Chrome Moly steel. Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1/7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a rifle-length gas system.  Barrel is  is finished off with 12" classic hand guards, f-marked front sight base, and 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 anodize.. Mil-spec diameter 7075-T6 buffer tube is hardcoat anodized, and has an A2 butt stock and classic A2 grip.   The fire control group is a PSA classic mil-spec style, single-stage assembly.

SKU: 7781739
SKU 7781739
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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Does this rifle really cause cancer?
Gunslinger90 on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Only to people living in California
If you are making a true classic to resemble the M16A2 that i carried in the Marine Corps, why is the carry handle removable on this weapon when it was not on the weapon I carried? If it had a permanent carry handle, I would be interested in pruchasing one.
David H on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If this becomes available anytime soon, you better order one before I get it.
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PSA 20" Rifle Length 5.56 NATO 1/7 Nitride A2 Freedom Rifle Kit With A2 Upper Receiver - 516447015
Is this a A2 or A4? it says A2 but the pictures shows it has the detachable carry handle like A4
Like an A4
Jonathan W on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is not an A-2 if it has a detachable handle. It's a facsimile.
Can this be ordered with chrome lined barrel?
Jeff H on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: not chrome lined, can't you read?
How long is the hand guard? Was thinking about replacing with 12" classic M16A1 hand guard.
Tony C on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 12 inch
What is the difference between the Classic and Freedom lines?
M N on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Communism
Does this rifle come with a magazine? If so, how many rounds?
Heals on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Do not come with magazine unless advertised in list of parts.
The description says the upper is made in the USA. Is the rest of the gun made in the USA or imported?
Chris K on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Well since my ak (except 1 or two parts) is,their 308s are,and their slogan is american made for life I'm going to bet on yes
One guy asked if this rifle can be ordered with a chrome lined barrel. You stated it already does, that is mil-spec. However in the description it says on line 9 " chrome lining-none." Would you please clarify whether the barrel is chrome lined or not? Thanks-
Dean S on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: not chrome lined...already answered
ronnie b on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can get a similar looking one in .308. Look for AR-10 classic.
Is this a California compliant?
Joel on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not even think a slingshot is CA compliant.
Would the barrel qualify as a heavy barrel according to Maryland Law? That’s the only thing keeping me from making this purchase
Michael P on Jun 15, 2019
Does the barrel on this rifle have the word Freedom on it?
M N on Aug 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it does not. It is the barrel with the laser etched caliber and twist on it.
Are you going to get more in ?
Frank A on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely! Awesome!
Is the carrying handle aluminium or plastic?
dangloc89 d on Feb 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Aluminum, carry handle is mil-spec.
Will this rifle accept "Old School" left/right triangle shaped handguards?
SFC Range Cadre on Sep 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would say Yes, as I have installed them on mine. May take some minor sizing due to a tight fit.
What PSA trigger does this come with? And how IS the trigger on it, are we talking 5.5-8 pounds and gritty, or pretty smooth? Either way, I'd be putting a JP spring in it.
Also, what kinda accuracy have people gotten from it?
Benjamin H on Sep 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mil-spec trigger. Mine is sub-moa at 100 yards. Using 77 grain Sierra matchking OTM.
I built an A2 and it does not have a removable handle. Haw can you call this one an A2?
Phil Q on Aug 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: "Creative" marketing... or artistic license.
What kind of rail is under the carry handle?
Bob N on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Every PSA upper I've ever seen has a standard 1913 pic rail. I bet this has one as well.
Can this be shipped to New Jersey as is?
Joel H on Dec 11, 2018
I just picked up my rifle, I was under the impression that the carry handle was included with the purchase. It was not. Am I missing something? Thanks, Howard Lemaster
David on Aug 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: mine did not have one,,, called customer service , and they sent one . !!!
Does psa plan on making these still?
Jeffrey S on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They're available NOW, Aug 31, 2018.
Which magazines work with this Rifle? I got 10 free pmag 571 with my ammo purchase will they work? In the military we had the aluminum mags in 20 rd or 30 rd
Steel on Jan 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: In my experience (several hundred thousand post marine corps rounds AR rounds) PMAGS have proven to be more reliable than those old aluminum mags we used to get issued
Can I securely mount a bayonet to this one or will it dangle/flop like on a carbine?
Vince on Feb 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes! You can mount a bayonet and it fits perfectly. Because its a 20in barrel with a rifle-length gas system.
Is the lower high or low shelf?
Harold B on Oct 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: PSA lowers are High Shelf... IF I assume youre talking about the ability to include an auto sear. PSA lowers do not readily accept a RDIAS.
Do the fore-grips have the aluminium heat-shields in them?
Doug W on May 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they do.
Does the upper have the built on carry handle ?
Tim S on May 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: YES!!! The carry handle is removable. You have to read a little deeper into the specs but this actually has an A3 upper and that's a flattop.
is this rifle NJ compliant? If not, can it be ordered as a NJ compliant rifle?
Timothy C on Mar 27, 2019
Will a rectangle hand guard fit this rifle?
Gregory P on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: if you mean the old TRIANGULAR handguard YES!
Is this comparable to the colt AR?
Disappointed on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I love mine. Never had a Colt. Just finished my m16a4 clone build using this as the base rifle. Looks and shoots awesome for way cheaper.


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Good rifle great price.
I have fired at least 1000 rds through mine without any problems. Almost the same as I had in the Marine Corps. Only difference is the removable A4 type carrying handle. I had to read up on the differences to zero it properly. The thing about any AR is maintenance. Clean it after every trip to the range. That's my two cents.
I got the training rounds to use for classes.
I got the training rounds to use for classes.
April 12, 2019
Great price.
Nice rifle, well worth the coin. I give it 5 stars+++++++
March 10, 2019
4 months ago
Good Option for an Affordable near A1 clone
The detachable carry hand gives it away. But other than that, this is a good rifle to mod into an A1 style AR but also keep your options open in the future for different style builds.
A good candidate for a fairly close A1 clone.
A good candidate for a fairly close A1 clone.
February 22, 2019
Good but very nice rifle
Very nice it came with carry handle detachable very good condition. it took about 10 days to my local FFl for pickup palmetto will get my business in the future good buy.
February 6, 2019
I love my new 20 in it shoots fine I've changed the trigger group out with a lighter trigger but other than that it's just awesome the only gripe I had was the lower and upper didn't quite match , the gun shoots awesome though it's real sweet shooter, I also change the stock put a tnt rear Black stock and AT&T triangle black foregrip on it like the a one's had.
January 26, 2019
8 months ago
Very good.
Closer to a M16 A4 than an A2.It's a little under gassed but after a few round's it smooth's out.The removable carry handle is one of the better one's i have seen.
Other than the A2 vs A4 thing it's hard to beat for the price..Go for it.
January 24, 2019
Great Rifle
I received this rifle mid-October of 2018. Quality control was good, and it appears to be well constructed. I cannot find any blemishes, and the carry handle was included in the delivery. The rifle shipped within 2 days and was at my FFL within a week.

The rifle functions 100% thus far after 200 rounds fired, but it took 20 clicks of left windage to zero. This is not a problem as that leaves 20 clicks for windage adjustment available. I have other rifles that have required a similar amount of windage adjustment to get them zeroed, so it's not a concern for me.

If you're looking for a, reliable, classic style AR-15 at a great price, then this rifle is for you. It will easily enagage silhouette targets at 200 yards on iron sights. However, if you are looking for a highly accurized rifle, then this rifle is not for you. With work, it could be, but this is as plain jane as it gets. Therein lies the beauty.
November 5, 2018
Parts missing from sealed box
Disappointing quality control
, went to collect it from my local FFL and when they opened the sealed box in front of me I noticed the rear carrying handle / sight was missing .
My FFL told me to call the customer service before I accept the delivery to get it straightened out. Sadly it looks like I am not the only one missing the handle .
October 26, 2018
Amazing rifle from an even more amazing company....
I got this rifle because I have a huge soft spot for the old classic look. THIS RIFLE WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU!!! It shoots just as good as it looks. The only problem I had, when i received it, it had no carrying handle. I called the company and they sent me one, no questions asked and I received it in about three days. I WILL do business with Palmetto again!!!!
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September 19, 2018
Don’t be afraid of the faulse advertising. This is a very nice rifle and for the price a steal. It is a clone of an M4, maybe even an A4, but it is not an A2. A2’s don’t have detachable carrying handles.
August 31, 2018

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