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

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

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Regular Price: $ 739.99

Special Price $ 499.99

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SKU: 516446600
UPC: 516446600
MFR#: 516446600
  • 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, Black
  • Handguard Length: Carbine-Length
  • 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, Black
  • Length: 33"
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs.
  • Magazine: 30 Round Aluminum Black
  • Includes: Magpul MBUS Rear Sight, Black

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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 black Magpul MOE 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  Carbine Stock. The grip and trigger guard are Black MOE components and the fire control group is a PSA Enhanced Polished Trigger (EPT) single-stage assembly.

Includes: Magpul MBUS Rear Sight, Black

SKU: 516446600
SKU 516446600
Brand Palmetto State Armory
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What is "Freedom"? Is it NOT mil-spec?
Randy J on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Its the name of this line has nothing to do with mil-spec.
does this rifle have burst mode?
Adam S on Jun 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No It’s semi automatic just like every other civilian rifle you can purchase
Can I get a 10 round magazine instead of a 30 round magazine?
Frank R on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Actually, YES... you can get a 10 round magazine... on your own. There are no substitutions in this kit. It comes as-is.
How is the inside of the barrel treated?
Charlie Z on May 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There is not any special treatment as in chrome lining, etc. I suspect these barrels are dipped in the manufacturing process so if the outside of the barrel is Nitride coated I suspect the inside would receive the same coating.The technical folks at PSA that have knowledge of the manufacturing process can confirm this as correct or incorrect.
What is the rating for the buffer? Is it H1, H2, etc.
James P on Oct 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Standard carbine buffer.
Is there a reason that the rear sight is mounted forward in comparison to the version with tan furniture?
Wyn B on Apr 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That's just where the person who built the gun put it. It's not permanent and this is AMERICA!!! You can put it anywhere you want.
I live in California, Is this California legal ?
trriley5 on Nov 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Slingshots are not even Cally legal.
what barrell finish is better nitride or phosphate?
jose a on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: both about the same, you won't wear it out.
Does this gun come with a 30 round clip? if so how many 30 round clips?
Samuel P on Feb 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No it does not come with a clip, but it does,come with a 30 round magizne.
Can this use 5.56 and 223 ammo?
Robby on Dec 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. A rifle chambered for 5.56 can also fire .223 ammunition. Because of higher pressures associated with military 5.56 ammunition do not use 5.56 ammunition in a rifle chambered for .223 commercial ammunition.
Is the buttstock pinned or adjustable?
Djdamp on Sep 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Adjustable. Very nice rifle for the price.
Accepts AR magazines? 20 rd? 30 rd?
Wm. A on Aug 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The ad says the rifle comes with a 30 round P-Mag, this rifle like takes all .223/5.56 AR mags.
Can this weapon be shipped directly to the customer in California?
Ronald on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. Even if this were a "featureless" rifle, it would have to be shipped to a FFL, no matter where you are.
The front sight seems like it's too far forward and doesnt seem like you can bring it back any. Is this just the picture?
Dakota A on Apr 1, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No it can not be moved. It is just the picture. I have three
What's in the box besides the gun?
James L on Oct 21, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mbus rear sight and a pmag. A lock and some stickers. Then all the papers.
hi this rifle come with a pmag magazine?
jose a on Oct 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, 30 round included. I would suggest buying 10 additional mags to have handy....
Will this shoot either 223 or 5.56 ammo?
Anthony F on Feb 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes will shoot both
Can I remove front and back sights?
Kyle d on Mar 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Rear sight yes. Front sight no. Unless you cut it off or know how to do so without hurting the gas tube.
Is the gas key chrome lined?
sbike on Feb 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I know the BCG is for sure, & has keys that accompany them usually are as well., it’s hardened steel anyway, & for the price, it’s a great little rifle. It’s not a top of the line match grade rifle, but it’s not 3k either. Buy it, you’ll love it.
BROWGUN on Jan 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's a fine home defense carbine. The best home defense rifle is the one you shoot well and have set up correctly for you. Get one of these, take some courses, shoot it a lot and buy plenty of ammo!
Is the barrel threaded and am I able to swap out the flash hider for a different muzzle device?
Casmo on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Casmo yes. As long the new muzzle device, flash hider or supressor, is threaded the same. Most AR barrels and devices are threaded 1/2 x 28.
Will this ship to a California FFL?
Jonathan M on Sep 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. If you want an AR-15 in California, you'll have to get a "featureless" version of it.
What pieces if possible do I have to buy to convert this to a burst fire and auto?
Aamir S on Mar 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Well Amir, I’m not exactly sure what your asking but, if it’s to make it an automatic rifle, that’s illegal & a federal offense to modify a semi-auto rifle. I recommend you follow the laws of your state & this country.
Can this be converted to 22LR using a kit like the CMMG Caliber Conversion Kit?
Richard N on Mar 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: any standard ar will work
What type of angled forgrip would be compatible with the magpul hand guard?
Joshua P on Feb 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: All of them
can I get a CHF chrome-lined FN barrel for this rifle/ and will it thread on?
sbike on Sep 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Barrels do not just "screw on." They do sell uppers with a CHF barrel.
What is the leade to this rifle, please (0.162"???)?
Joe S on Aug 18, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The manufacturer would have that number, for ya
so is this just the upper receiver? do i have to buy a lower too? is it the the gun complete but the upper and lower arrive separately ?
Karim A on Jul 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: complete rifle assembled
Do you have any left hand available in this rifle?
Scott R on Apr 19, 2019
Is the barrel dimpled for gas blocks?
Hunter on Apr 11, 2019


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I normally don't review stuff but I'm so happy with this purchase I felt I had to give it 5 stars. I've shot it twice now and it works beautifully. My only complaint would be the magazine it came with wasn't that great which isn't a huge deal. I bought some pmag m3's that I'm very happy with.
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April 25, 2019
Flawless functioning.
I put this together with an upper and a lower parts kit and it performed flawlessly. 500 rounds later and not a single malfunction.
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April 20, 2019
i bought this rifle over a year ago since then i have put over 5,000 rnds through it and it has never malfunctioned not once, i have shot every type of ammo available and it eats them all however i topped it with a Vortex Tactical and with bulk 55 grn Frontier ammo that PSA currently is selling for $299 shipped it will shoot 1 MOA @ 100 yds.. great rifle, great ammo get some...
April 19, 2019
Affordable dont mean cheap.
Great rifle for the money. You will not be disappointed. Shoots great I have not had one issue.
Love this rifle
Love this rifle
April 1, 2019
PSA 16” M4
Have not taken it out to shoot yet, but it is very nice.
March 18, 2019
3 months ago
Great gun very satisfied with it
March 17, 2019
3 months ago
Excellent Value
This is a great gun for the money. Magpul furniture already included is a huge benefit. Get two!
Very pleased. I'd buy another.
Very pleased. I'd buy another.
March 13, 2019
FIRST purchase in the AR world! Thanks Palmetto! Love it!!
This AR is awesome! It's my first AR purchase! I can't wait to get it out to the range to try it out! This looks to be a solid gun. I am getting it cleaned up, even though it came ready. Cleaning, oiling, etc. I like to learn the firearms I purchase, so will be taking it apart to service. I will be purchasing more in the near future! I'm glad I found Palmetto! Also, please, join GOA! They are working to keep your 2nd amendment alive!!
March 5, 2019
I flipped a Liberal! (kind of)
My Liberal girlfriend despised guns, especially the AR. So I purchased this to show her it wasn't the Big Bad Devil a lot of her co-thinkers were pushing. First of all, you got to hand it to her for having an open mind. Took her to the range and let her pop off few rounds which she did with much reservation. Let her engage at 7 yards,,, then 10,,, then 20 (max distance at that indoor range). Hitting the bullseye at those distances, you could see she was enjoying it by the smile she couldn't wipe off her face. About 40 rounds later, she started talking about how fun it was and that she could see people doing this as a sport. On our drive home she said the three words I never thought would come from her mouth... she said "I want one!" I had hers done in cerakote pink!!!

Follow on: She told two of her lifelong Liberal friends about the experience and excitement of shooting the AR and although one was cool about it, the other chastised her and actually almost destroyed the friendship. Its cool now but I still get the Evil Eye from her friend!
February 13, 2019
Bought this gun and have had it over a year shoots well and just an overall good gun and fun to shoot!
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