PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine, Black - 42838

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PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine, Black - 42838


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SKU: 42838
UPC: 42838
MFR#: 42838
PSA AR-15 Complete Classic Pistol Lower - No Magazine

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This Complete Palmetto State Armory Pistol lower is fully assembled and ready for your Pistol Upper!

  • Machined from Aluminum Forgings 7075-T6
  • Hardcoat Anodizing: MIL-A-8625F, Type III, Class 2
  • 7075 Receiver Extension
  • PSA Grip in Black
  • Standard Carbine Buffer
  • Un-notched Hammer compatible with 9mm use
  • Caliber: Multi

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SKU: 42838
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What will I need to use as a 9mm pistol besides the complete upper. I asking about the magazine. Some I see takes a glock or colt mag. What would this lower use?
Jeremy M on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Need to get a mag well adapter to run 9mm out of this lower.
Can this lower be used with 300 blk out upper?
Brad B on May 1, 2018
Can i add a pistol brace (SBA3) with the included buffer tube?
xXx x on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no. The SBa3 attaches to a carbine buffer tube.
Will I be able to simply buy a shockwave brace and slide it on or will I need to remove the buffer and replace it and then install a shockwave brace?
Trygve V on Apr 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Since this is a pistol lower, the shockwave will fit. Pistol buffer tube is a little different than standard carbine in shape.
Will this lower work with a 45 acp upper and Glock magazines?
Douglas H on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. You just need a magwell insert. I have an ar15 pistol lower with the 9mm and 45acp insert. I take then out to go back to 300 blk or .223.
Is the buffer tube on this removable so I would be able to convert it to a rifle with an adjustable buffer tube later on?
david j on Oct 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The lower is mil spec so can be re-configured anyway you want.
Will this fit a .556/.223 Wylde upper from CBC Industries?
azitaz on Sep 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This lower will fit any standard mil spec upper
Is this listed as pistol or other for the 4473?
Jessie C on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is listed as a pistol, classified as a pistol from PSA.. Says pistol right on the box.
Only a blank receiver is typically listed as Other from my experience.
So the description says standard carbine buffer but many of the answers below talk about it being a pistol buffer tube. Will a shockwave brace slide onto the buffer tube that comes with this lower??
Hunter P on Nov 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I actually have the same question about the standard buffer tube that comes with the same exact lower. I want to put the same exact shockwave brace on my pistol lower but couldn’t find that up information to know whether or not it would work without having to replace the buffer tube itself. Hopefully someone else can chime in and let us both know.
Would complete 7.62x39 uppers fit this lower?
Don C on May 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but they need a magazine specific for their caliber.
Can I use this lower with 5.56 barrell?
Monkey on Oct 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yea it will work with 556/223.
will this work with 223 ?
leonard c on Oct 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Anything that takes a standard .223 or 5.56 magazine will work with this lower.
Is ffl needed for this item?
cliff k on Oct 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you’ll need to have it shipped to a licensed FFL close to you.
Will this lower accept a standard AR 15 magazine, i.e. 223/5.56...???
Keith S on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. Anything designated “AR 15” without any other indication, should always be factory 223/556
Can i use this lower with a 300 blackout rifle upper?
SamuelBrannan on Nov 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The only difference that I know of is the barrel. I believe you can use 5.56 magazines also.
Can a buttstock be placed on this to make a rifle?
Ash H on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes a buttstock can be attached.BUT!!!! It would be illegal. Adding buttstock would be a rendering of a short barrel rifle. This would might be illegal in your state or may require special federal permit. You can add a brace device and it would be legal. Very important to your homewrork and understand the difference.
Can a .308 upper be used with this lower?
Roy O on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will not work. The magazine well will not fit a .308 magazine. It is designed to fit .223, 5.56, .300 blackout, etc.
Can this lower be used with the PSA 7.62x39 upper?
Ryan E on Jul 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it can. Total plug n play. PSA’s systems are cut just right with little or no issue. My PSA 16” upper installed to my lower in seconds. 500 rounds through and counting! Hope this helped!
Does this have a single point attachment? For a single point strap?
William G on Jul 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Double on mine. Click on picture to see expanded view. You can attach your single point strap to either side.
Is this compatible with any 223/5.56 upper?
Nicholas M on Oct 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, if pair an 223/5.56 upper you have a legal AR pistol. The barrel can be less than 16" and be legal. This does not make it an NFA item (no tax stamp & paperwork).
Can you make a .40 caliber with this lower???
Michael on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: What you want is the PSA PX-9
Billet Complete Classic GLOCK Style Pistol Lower SKU 516447191
Note 9mm and 40 mags are the same external dimensions. It would be nice if PSA made a 40 SW upper but I have only seen 9mm
Just got mine. Has no castle nut to lock the buffer tube. Doesn’t need one?
Melvin K on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: no does not need one but it would be nice to not have to check
tightness so often
Is this automatically registered as a pistol when I do the transfer paperwork with my local FFL? or do I need to do something separate?
paratrooper on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is registered as a pistol lower when you do the paperwork. No need for any other paperwork.
Is this stamped as a pistol? Or can you change the buffer tube out and make a full size rifle?
Bobby T on Nov 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Bobby, There are NO marking to indicate whether it is pistol or rifle, only the paperwork. I added pistol stabilizer and shoulder fire with both a 8.5" and a 16" barrels.
Is the buffer tube milspec or commercial?
Eric22 on Oct 9, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would say commercial because the military does not use pistol buffer tubes.
What is the OD on the buffer tube?
Shawn W on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 1.25 in. Mine actually measured 1.249
Will this lower work with most upper brands?
Byron B on Oct 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The PSA complete classic lower I purchased has a nice tight fit to the 7.5" PSA upper I matched it up with. I only put a couple hundred rounds through it on a short range day, and it worked without failures. It should work fine with your upper, even if it's from another company.
Is this a mil-spec lower?
Jim S on Oct 10, 2018
BEST ANSWER: As milspec as it gets. Works great.
Will a kak blade fit this buffer tube?
Deeray86 on Oct 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes but it would be better with kak tube but it will work
can this lower be used with a rifle build??
ed m on Oct 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can just change the buffer tube. To a one that extends.


4.8 / 5.0
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In expensive lower for budget build.
Looks great. It did come with a blemish but not tht big of a deal.
December 16, 2018
1 month ago
For the price it works great!!
Good quality. Very sturdy. Haven’t had any issues.
December 14, 2018
1 month ago
Can't beat the quality and price.
Great lower, outstanding finish and fit, quality parts. Outperforms and looks better than mini higher-priced lowers out there. I have three different caliber uppers I use on this lower and they all fit and function flawlessly. Thx PSA
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December 14, 2018
1 month ago
Got me squared away with a great product, no issues whatsoever
Once again the folks at PSA Got me squared away with a great product, no issues whatsoever
December 13, 2018
1 month ago
Awesome lower for 99 bucks can’t find a better deal
My new little mini love it
My new little mini love it
December 9, 2018
1 month ago
Awesome lower will make a real nice pistol build excellent service will be doing business again real soon for the upper Thanks a lot PSA Awesome Company and Prices...
December 8, 2018
1 month ago
Not a Magpul but okay!
Decent lower for pistol build!
December 7, 2018
1 month ago
Good basic pistol lower at a great price.
Got this to just do a basic 300 AAC pistol build.
Everything was as advertised.
I did replace the knurled buffer tube with a KAK....but nothing wrong with it...just my preference.
December 7, 2018
1 month ago
Great lower for the price
So far it's been great, did have a trigger issue but I got that taken care of, over all performance standard
December 7, 2018
1 month ago
Works perfectly, the only complaint is that the buffer tube doesn't have a castle nut.
December 3, 2018
1 month ago

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