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PSA PA-15 16” Nitride A2 Mid-Length 5.56 NATO MOE AR-15 Rifle, FDE

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Regular Price: $ 719.99

Special Price $ 499.99

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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: 516446841
UPC: 516446841
MFR#: 516446841

Barrel Length: 16"
Barrel Material: 4150V Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
Barrel Profile: A2
Chamber: 5.56 NATO
Twist Rate: 1 in 7”
Extension: M4
Gas System: Mid-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 Midlength Flat Dark Earth
Handguard Length: Midlength
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: 30 Round Aluminum Black 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 Mid-length gas system.  Barrel is finished off with a MOE Flat Dark Earth Mid-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: 516446841
SKU 516446841
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So is it true that this rifle will not cycle steel rds?
Jamie on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Nope. This rifle cycles steel cased ammo fine. If you used laquered sealed rounds be aware that it might start to gum up your bolt face. (I’ve used Wolf Polyformance and Tulammo so far).
I see a sling mount on the front. Where is a good place to attach a 2 point sling to the back of the gun?
Allen P on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is a holes molded in the Magpul butt stock for that purpose.
The description states Nitride. Does that mean the barrel is nitride coded inside and out? The receiver (upped&lower) looks to be anodized coated. Will the finish match?
JLowe on Jun 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes nitrided inside and out.
Do you have black color of this mid-length gas system complete?
applefarm on Jul 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They don't currently show a complete rifle in black MOE. They do offer a build kit with the black mid-length you want. You would need a stripped lower of your choice and a magazine.
Are the complete uppers and lowers for this build available individually? Or do I have to wait for this to come back in stock? If available, what SKUs in particular for the upper and lower. Are these the ones or no? It wouldn't let me post SKU numbers....
TehMuttonMan on Feb 11, 2019
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Is there a 10 round magazine option for those of us in less free States (Colorado = 15 round limit)?
David G on Oct 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I dont believe it even comes with a magazine. So you'd have to supply your own 10 round mag.
Is the buffer tube MILSPEC or Commercial?
Audie C on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mill-Spec - noted in LOWER description above
Is this NY compliant?
Philip D on Jun 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: “No”this rifle is not NY compliant
This rifle has been tagged temporarily out of stock for more than 2 months. When will it be available?
Greg R on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These are available in a build kit form. You'll need a stripped lower receiver and a magazine to finish. Not as hard to build as you may think. Watch videos, ask questions and take your time. You can probably find a local builder who wouldn't charge too much.
Does this rifle have a direct gas system?
Kevin F on Jul 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it is a 'GAS IMPINGEMENT' system. 'PISTON DRIVEN' rifle are noticeably higher priced and noted in item description.
Does the flash hider screw on ? Can a suppressor Ben used with this model ?
Kevin H on Jun 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the barrel is threaded and you can replace it with anything that is 1/2x28 threaded
What's the difference between a mid length gas system and a carbine length system?
William W on Jan 28, 2019
Can this rifle be sent straight to my house ?
Fatman on Dec 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All the weapons I purchased on this website had to be sent to a registered FFL nearest you. All accessories and ammunition go straight to your house.
Is the nitride finish only on the barrel exterior, or is the bore also nitrided?
Mark R on Feb 10, 2019
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BEST ANSWER: From how I understand the Nitride process is done. It is any exposed surface. So the bore and the exterior would get done in the same process.
Can I add a laser to the Freedom rifle?
Tom M on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can add a laser to the PSA Freedom Rifle. However, a red dot sight might be a more appropriate addition.
Is this rifle ready to fire?
Tony W on Jun 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It comes fully assembled except for the rear mbus sight, but the rifle is great!
Is a riser needed for mounting a scope?
Matt M on Jul 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would follow the manufacture's instructions IRT the mount options for the particular optics you are using. Having said that, I mounted a Sig Romeo 4 (or 5 if you wish), and aft of that, the Sig Juliet 4 Magnifier. No risers. All red dot sights (with few exceptions) can align with the A2 fixed sight some AR's have, but keep in mind once ANY magnification is used, it renders the front A2 sight useless. Due to the eye relief on the Juliet 4, I would use a ghost sight aft of the red dot/magnifier, if you have enough space on the rail. You have to rotate the magnifier to the side to flip up the aft ghost sight to align with red dot/front A2 sight. May need to tweak the eye relief to make everything fit to YOUR liking. Hope that helps. Go give it a whirl. Never know until you try.
Can this rifle fire .223 and 5.56?
Seth C on Jun 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 1 in 7 twist can fire just about ANY ammo chambered accordingly in 5.56 or .223, not 7.62 x 51, or .308 ammo. The AR-15 ammo is virtually the same except the 5.56 has higher pressures, and needs a rifle that fires 5.56 ammo. Most rifles do now a days. This beast can fire any 5.56 ammo weight, from 80 grain to 55 grain. Better suited for the heavier stuff, in my opinion of course!
what kind of rail system is on this gun?
William W on Jan 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This rifle uses Magpul M-Lok furniture. M-Lok allows the user to only the amount of rail you want via attachments. A Picatinny Rail would attach to those hollow-rounded rectangles you see in the fore-grip. There are different sizes: 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11 slot rails. Research the topic at the Magpul website.
Triangular end cap or circular?
Brandon P on Oct 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The one I have is triangular.
I presume the barrel is not free floated?
NavAir on Jun 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: To my knowledge, the barrel is not free-floated. As a general critique of this rifle, I will say that it is a very handy, comfortable size and it "comes to shoulder" very nicely. It functions as smooth as silk, with plenty of accuracy for my purposes. I shot the original Colt M-16 in the Air Force, long ago, and this PA-15 is, in my opinion, a substantially improved design. The manufacturing quality, fit & finish, and Magpul furniture are very impressive.
Do do y'all have a layaway program?
Mark G on Jul 2, 2018
Does it meet NY safe restrictions?
Dinolo24 on May 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don’t know the NY rules, but if it’s just a magazine capacity thing then your fine. This platform doesn’t ship with any mags.


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All of Palmettos rifles -- whether purchased as pieces and assembled or already a completed rifle -- can be expected to be top notch and a great value!
April 20, 2019
11 months ago
Great tactical rifle!
I purchased this handsome rifle a couple of weeks ago and finally got to give it a range session today. I mounted a Vortex Spitfire 1x-AR Prism Scope and a Vortex 3 x magnifier for longer shooting. I put 200 rounds thru it without any hiccups, as it performed perfectly. The rifle felt solid in my hands, especially while firing rounds, making it a total pleasure shoot. It's hard to believe that this rifle can be owned for $500. If you are looking for an AR-15 that looks sharp, is tactical, and well-made, don't pass this one up!
February 5, 2019
My first ar platform purchase.This has been reliable about 1000 rds later without any failures.I have tried multiple optics , red dots etc .This gun shots. 223/.556 ,with minimal recoil and is fun to shoot.
My first ar
My first ar
December 12, 2018
1 year ago
Finally had time to try out my birthday gift I purchased for myself. I tried various brands of ammo and various magazines. Had no problems with the ammo or the magazines. I am a left handed shooter and I was planning on purchasing a left handed AR-15. After test firing this fine piece of machinery I have decided that all mu future purchases will be from PSA.
December 1, 2018
I think you have a great product. When I buy an AR, I expect to accessorize it. I am happy with you putting the sight in the box-loose. Theses a buildable tools.
November 3, 2018
My first M-4
I was little upset that the rear sights where not installed for me. For purchase that big and something that small and simple should have been done at the factory. Other wise I am very happy with the looks and feel of the rifle. I plan on adding on.
September 6, 2018
11 months ago
excellent. Really everything is just as I hoped when I ordered. The magpul components are great!
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September 2, 2018
10 months ago
Great Quality Rifle and Great Customer Service!!
I recently got back into shooting AR's and found PSA through an internet search. It shipped out within 48hrs and arrived here within a week. I noticed they forgot to send the Pmag along with it but one quick call and they shipped it right out. Quality and finish is A+,will definitely be buying more!!
August 23, 2018
11 months ago
Least Finicky Rifles.
Have been using PSA Rifles since 2012. Have helped numerous co-workers in my previous department build their own rifles to suit. Have worked in gun shop which specialized in tactical type firearms. I would bet my life on a PSA Rifle or build. I ran a torture test from January to September 2014. I would shoot as little as 5 rounds up to 300 in an outing. Only running an oiled patch down barrel and lubing BCG before putting away. Never had a feed, eject, or failure issue. Using brass and steel cased ammo and whatever armorer with separate with. At round 1742 it finally stuck empty shell in chamber, FTE. I ran a dry barrel brush down chamber and oiled bolt. Continued shooting that day, 198 rounds later it stuck the next shell. I finally cleaned it. It maintained accuracy and function through this entire process. You can spend over 3 times as much for a name brand AR, but it won't necessarily be better. I had one I helped build that required me to re-adjust gas block for proper function. Less than 1% of rifles I've assisted with. BUY IT, TRY IT, and FUGET ABOOOUUUT IT!
August 15, 2018
For the price this rifle can't be beat! ! ! The MOE M-LOK is outstanding, Iron sights or scoped IT WORKS!
August 7, 2018
11 months ago

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