All will be available in .300 Blackout, 5.56 NATO or 7.62x39mm, with caliber conversions available immediately. Since the gun can be equipped with a suppressor, it becomes more viable for tactical purposes. The pistol is extremely compact and operates flawlessly no matter how fast you shoot. The SIG MCX combines that modularity with rifle-caliber power in a compact package, designed for optimum performance with a silencer. On full auto firing at the fifty yard target I was able to hit the target seven out of ten times. The PSA 8.5” blackout pistol is the best, most compact and economically viable option for beginners and people wanting a reliable home defense weapon. He is a military historian enthusiast and hobbyist, war veteran and an avid hunter with more than 30 years of experience. Although the manufacturer claims it is an enhanced polished trigger, its travel and pull weight still feel very much like an ordinary GI trigger.For additional durability, the BCG’s bolt is precision-machined from 9310 steel which is about ~7% stronger than "mil-spec" Carpenter 158 steel. The weapon fires clean and is said to be very accurate by the users. This model boasts a PSA 13.5" Lightweight M-Lok free-float handguard and low-profile gas block.Both forged receivers are quality made using 7075-T6 aluminum and machined to mil-specs. A short, maneuverable gun is certainly a boon in those situations, and the gun is more than accurate enough to get the job done, crummy trigger be damned. 9-inch Melonite-Teated CMV Barrel Made of 9310 Steel, The 7075-T6 Forged Receivers are Type III Hard Coat Anodized, GI Style Charging Handle and Bravo Company Mod 3 Pistol Grip, Receivers Are Connected With Patented Accu-Tite Tension System, The Trigger is a Single-Stage GI Type With a Heavy Trigger Pull, Hammer-Forged, Carbon Steel 5.5-Inch Barrel, 19.3" Collapsed Length and 5.1 Pounds Weight, Uses Standard USGI-Patterned AR-15 Magazines, Three-Position Telescoping PSB Pistol-Stabilizing Brace, It Features an Adjustable Gas Block for Suppressed Fire, The Twist Rate of 1:5 is Optimal for 300 AAC Blackout Round, Too Specialized to Be a Starter AR Pistol, Very Expensive Weapon of War for the Average Civilian’s Use, KAK Industries Shockwave Pistol Buffer Tube, It's an 8.5" Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel Barrel, Shockwave Blade Pistol Brace From KAK Industries, BCG Made of Mil-Spec Shot-Peened Carpenter 158 Steel, Gas Key is Fixed With Grade 8 Fasteners and Staked Per Mil-Spec, 16” Barrel is Made of 4140 Nitride-Treated Steel, Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR-15 Upper and Lower Receiver, Handguard is 13.5" PSA Lightweight M-Lok Free Float Rail, For the Money, Decent Quality But Experts Might Want Something a Little Bit Better, 7.5” Barrel is Made of 4150V Chrome Moly Steel, Both Receivers Are Made of Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, The Brace Strap that Holds a Gun to Your Arm May Be Very Short and Tight, The Upper and Lower Receiver Have a Really Sloppy Fit With Side to Side Play, Springfield Armory Saint .300 AAC Blackout AR-15 Pistol, Best AR-15 Armorer’s Wrenches – 2020 Ultimate Review, Best 224 Valkyrie Barrels – Buyer’s Guide For 2020, BCG Features an Enhanced M16 Melonite Finish and Bolt Made of 9310 Steel, Best AR Pistol Title Belongs to the Springfield Armory Saint 300BLK AR-15 Pistol, The Lower Receiver is Made of Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum with an Accu-Tite Tension System, It Features 5.5" Barrel with PDW Upper for Ultracompact Design, The Sig Sauer Pistol Uses a Short-Stroke Gas Operating System, Editor’s Pick and the Best for the End is a Sig Sauer MCX Rattler, Best Overall AR Pistol in 300 AAC BLACKOUT, Shockwave Technologies’ Polymer Blade Pistol Stabilizer, The Rifle is Fitted with Magpul Carbine Stock and Grip, Both Receivers and Buffer Tube are Machined From Forged 7075 T6 Aluminum, Runner-Up in the 300BLK Rifle Category is a PSA MOE M-Lok Rifle With 16" Barrel, PSA 7.5" Pistol-Length 300 AAC is the Best for the Money Offering, This PSA Pistol Comes with an SB Tactical SBA3 Adjustable Pistol Brace, The Barrel Has a Nitride Finish and is Made of 4150V Chrome Moly Steel. Its an AR pistol. Sharing a modular design with the SIG MPX, the SIG MCX is a mission-adaptable marvel. And the fact that I can basically turn it into a meaner version of an AK pistol and switch to something in a 7.62 flavor is really cool as well. Rifle-caliber pistols are the trend that can no longer be ignored as the more PDW style firearms find acceptance with the military and consumer audience. I’d say that’s pretty controllable.

The nickel boron (NiB) coated, GI single-stage trigger is an in-house job. That said, the PSA’s nitride 16" barrel is made of 4140 steel and chambered for 300 AAC Blackout cartridge and an M4 barrel extension. When paired with a SIG SAUER silencer, the outcome is a firearm with superior suppression capability and enhanced reliability with both supersonic and subsonic loads. Removable SIG SAUER iron sights come standard. Knocking plates at 25-50 yards with iron sights was a cakewalk, and every piece of paper I shot at full speed was a hit in the A zone, but stretching out to 100yds with what is technically a pistol is always cause for concern.

While the mil-spec finished, single-stage fire control group complements this PSA budget option, many first time buyers will get double duty with this firearm designed as standard “gunfighter” rifle and/or home defense rifle. : Technically a pistol, with 9” barrel, SIG SBX stabilizing brace and safe/semi-automatic trigger group. With some even naming it the ‘bang for your buck’ rifle.

Our favorite guns and gear that we've tested and fully recommend. Well, it just so happens my good buddy bought one, and he let me test it out for this review. As the AR pistols endure much higher labor than a standard length gas system, you should look for higher-grade parts than what you would have within a rifle-length system, in order to extend the life of your pistol. The full-size charging handle, safety selector and mag release are all ambidextrous for easy operation. Palmetto State Armory (PSA) offers affordably-priced firearms with excellent mil-spec quality that adhere to the standards set forth by the U.S. military.

The buffer tube is made of 7075-T6 aluminum to the mil-spec diameter with six adjustment positions. Advances in CNC machining technology and the AR's modular nature have considerably improved the AR platform via cartridge enhancement. Get Our Top Shooting Drills and Zeroing Targets ($47 value - but FREE for a limited time). Overall, the rifle (well, “pistol” in this case) meets all its design goals, but falls a little short when it comes to the trigger. The weapon is also lightweight and easy to use because of the user-friendly controls. This 7.5" barreled AR pistol in 300 AAC is another great budget option from PSA, which offers a decent balance of features at a low price with few minor issues. It is topped off with an A2-style flash hider and finished with 7” PSA handguard which is MLOK compatible with a short Picatinny rail on top for sights or optics.Additionally, this handguard’s style comes with a modified aluminum KAK Industries Shockwave pistol buffer tube and Shockwave Technologies polymer blade pistol brace stabilizer.The lower receiver is Magpul and is also made of 7075-T6 aluminum and marked "MULTI" for caliber, meaning it will function with more than one caliber.