Primary Weapons Systems 9MM PCC Stripped Lower Receiver

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Primary Weapons Systems 9MM PCC Stripped Lower Receiver

It’s great to see the field of 9mm AR hardware offerings growing and being refined pretty regularly. This PWS stripped lower looks pretty nice visually and on paper.

The Primary Weapons Systems 9MM PCC Stripped Lower Receiver is T6 6061 Machined Billet, Hard Type III Anodized and compatible with AR-15 Pattern Take-down Pins and accepts Glock 17 compatible magazines. This stripped AR lower includes the proprietary parts installed (last round hold open mechanism, ejector & magazine release)

  • 13oz in weight
  • Marked “CAL: 9MM”
  • Billet 6061-T6 receiver
  • Integrated trigger guard
  • Accepts Glock magazines
  • Upper/lower tension adjustment installed
  • Magazine release installed
  • Magazine bolt-hold installed
  • Bolt-hold release installed
  • Use standard AR parts to complete
  • Limited lifetime warranty

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PSA GEN4 AR9 16″ 9MM NITRIDE 1-10 13 5 LIGHTWEIGHT M-LOK RAILED UPPER

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PSA GEN4 16" 9MM NITRIDE 1/10 13.5" LIGHTWEIGHT M-LOK RAILED UPPER WITH BOLT CARRIER GROUP & CHARGING HANDLE - 5165449632

The Palmetto State Armory Best Selling 9MM AR15 Upper Receiver Features

Barrel: 16″ chrome moly steel barrel, chambered in 9mm (9×19) with a 1/10 twist rate. The A2 profile barrel is nitride treated for durability and finished off with a Palmetto State Armory 13.5″ Lightweight M-Lok free-float rail and an A2 birdcage style flash hider.  The barrel is laser engraved with “9MM 1:10 PSA PCC CHAMBER” because it has been optimized for use in Pistol Caliber Carbine competitions.

Upper: Billet 6061-T6 A3 AR slick side upper is hard coat anodized black for durability.  These slick side upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Bolt Carrier Group: Gen 4 Hybrid 9mm BCG.  Nitride treated 8620 steel bolt, with an enhanced firing pin and external 5.56 style ejector. The bolt carrier group is compatible with most aftermarket fire control groups.

To be used with Palmetto State Armory 9mm lowers that use either Colt® or Glock®-style magazines.

Each upper is assembled to order, and test fired to check function.

PSA GEN4 16″ 9MM NITRIDE 1/10 13.5″ LIGHTWEIGHT M-LOK RAILED UPPER WITH BOLT CARRIER GROUP & CHARGING HANDLE SPECIFICATIONS

SKU: 5165449632, UPC: 5165449632, MFR#: 5165449632

Barrel Length: 16″
Barrel Profile: A2 Style
Barrel Steel: Chrome Moly
Barrel Finish: NItride
Chrome Lining: No
Muzzle Thread: 1/2-36
Chamber: 9mm (9x19) “9MM 1:10 PSA PCC CHAMBER”
Twist Rate: 1 in 10″
Barrel Extension: 9mm
Muzzle Device: A2 Bird Cage Flash Hider
Receiver Material: Billet 6061 T6
Receiver Type: Slick Side
Handguard Type: PSA 13.5″ Lightweight M-Lok Free Float Rail
BCG Included: Yes (Gen-4 Hybrid)
Bolt Steel: 8620, Nitride
Charging Handle Included: Yes

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BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARRELS

BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARREL
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BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARRELS

Lightweight Match-Quality Barrel for Your 9MM Pistol-Caliber AR-15

BSF Barrels builds their 9mm Luger AR-15 carbon fiber barrels with the same care that goes into a top-quality match barrel to ensure that you’ll achieve the best possible accuracy from your AR pistol, SBR, or carbine. All BSF barrels are turned from ordnance-grade 416R stainless steel, then given a roll-wrapped, tensioned, carbon fiber sleeve. The sleeve keeps weight down while providing excellent rigidity, plus enhanced cooling.

BSF uses this sleeve method on their 9mm Luger AR-15 barrels rather than simple carbon fiber wrapping because they believe wrapping traps heat and is prone to delamination. Further, BSF uses a special carbon fiber that expands at the same rate as 416R, and holes drilled into the jacket allow air to circulate around the barrel and vent heat quickly. Less heat distortion means far less risk of accuracy fade as your 9mm chambered AR-15’s barrel heats up.

BSF CARBON FIBER 9MM AR-15 BARREL SPECIFICATIONS

From the manufacturer: After turning down the barrel, we jacket a 416R Stainless steel match barrel in a roll-wrapped carbon fiber sleeve and load it under tension.  We use this jacketing method rather than wrapping the barrel in carbon fiber because this method of wrapping has been proven to trap heat and cause delamination.  The carbon fiber we use is specially designed to move at the same expansion rate as 416R stainless steel. We machine slots into the carbon fiber allowing air to move around the barrel and vent heat quicker without any delamination issues.  Using the Carbon Fiber this way keeps the rifling straighter the warmer the barrel gets because it’s under tension. This allows us to maintain superior stiffness and strength while keeping the barrel extremely lightweight.

  • 5.5″- 10.2 oz
  • 8.5″- 11.9 oz
  • 10.5″- 12.9 oz
  • 14.5″- 15.2 oz
  • 16″- 16.6 oz
  • 6 Groove Button Rifling
  • Thread: 1/2″ 28
  • .875 OD
  • 1:10 Twist Rate
  • Chambered in 9mm
  • PATENT PENDING

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ELFTMANN TACTICAL AR-9 MATCH TRIGGER

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ELFTMANN TACTICAL AR-9 MATCH TRIGGER

The guys over at 308AR.com like Elftmann Tactical triggers in the 308AR/AR-10 platforms and that’s a pretty substantial endorsement as they can be quite picky. For me I like the idea of a purpose built trigger specifically for pistol caliber carbines.Pistol caliber AR-15’s like AR-9 and AR-45 operate on a blow-back design which can be tough on lower receivers, trigger pins and of course triggers.I don’t hands on yet but I will own one of these triggers soon.

Elftmann Tactical AR-9 Match Trigger

The ELF AR-9 Drop-In Match Trigger has been built for performance. Specifically developed for 9mm and .45 PCC platforms, after tens of thousands of rounds of testing in all platforms, the boss has decided this is the best trigger we have ever produced and does it all in every AR platform. It has a u-shaped captured disconnector that forces a positive hold on the hammer and also has a “pad” that matches up to an extension on the hammer. The pad is directly in line with the rear trigger pin so when the hammer is stopped by those matching surfaces it effectively eliminates trigger slap from the hammer hitting the disconnector and greatly enhances the feel of the  trigger during live fire. Absolutely compatible with the Sig MPX!

All our performance series triggers utilize aerospace grade sealed bearings, making for an incredibly smooth and fast trigger pull. Pull weight is so easy to adjust it can be done in seconds without removing the trigger from your lower receiver. A second-to-none drop-in trigger system that is strong and light, made of wire EDM machined, hardened A2 tool steel and lightweight aircraft grade aluminum. Installation can be done in minutes using your AR’s original hammer and trigger pins. The match trigger may be ordered with a curved or straight shoe.

The amazingly short take-up, glass-rod crisp break and next to zero over travel can be compared to the finest custom 1911 triggers. Adjustability puts you in charge based on your current use. If you are looking for the finest adjustable trigger for your AR-9 / AR-45 platform, this is the trigger system for you.

Elftmann Tactical AR-9 Match Trigger Product Description

  • Fits any mil-spec AR Platform
  • Compatible with Sig MPX which was used extensively in development
  • Absolutely Drop-Safe regardless of pull-weight
  •  Factory set Pull-weight is approximately 50% lighter than that of a standard AR platform trigger, providing a great combination of speed and accuracy
  • Adjustable from 4lbs to 2 3/4lbs without removing from lower
  •  Full power hammer spring ensures proper ignition of primer
  • Very short pull and reset allows for rapid follow up shots and greater accuracy
  •  Sturdy trigger assembly designed for rugged, trouble-free use; Made of lightweight aircraft-grade aluminum and hardened steel
  • Unique design of disconnect allows full 1/4” width eliminating possibility of wear and double-firing
  • High performance trigger and hammer sealed bearings for smoother and faster firing
  • Unique features include captured disconnector eliminating any possible double fires and anti trigger-slap geometry greatly enhancing live fire.
  •  100% made in America with a Lifetime Guarantee!

 

Elftmann Tactical AR-9 Match Trigger Installation Instructions

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YANKEE HILL MACHINE 9MM BOLT BUFFER YHM-925-A

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Yankee Hill Machine 9mm Bolt Buffer YHM-925-A

The Yankee Hill Machine 9mm Bolt Buffer YHM-925-A  designed for carbine AR-15 stocks is manufactured from high quality stainless steel and features extra weight and length for 9mm AR’s. The added length helps prevent breakage of the bolt catch. Includes a mil. spec. bumper. The buffer weight is 5.9 oz which places it between the 5.4 oz H3 and 6.08 oz VLTOR A5-H3 buffers.

Yankee Hill Machine has been in 9mm AR production longer than most and they know the platform well.

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WHY YOU NEED A 9MM AR15 NOW! | REQUIRED READING

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WHY YOU NEED A 9MM AR15 NOW! Part 1

Ok now that I have your attention I want to give a quick opinion. I was born into a gun owning family. My dad, uncles, cousins all hunters. They were all old school and saw guns as tools to put game on the table. Early on though it was clear my path was headed in a different direction. I enjoyed guns simply for the sake of shooting them and later collecting them as well. In 1992 much to the dismay of all my shooting family and shooting friends I bought my first AR-15 or to be exact a Colt Sporter Target H-Bar for an astronomical amount of money $699. At that time my Target H-Bar was a new class of AR-15 from Colt that deviated from standard A2 rifle and colt carbine configurations. These guns were rarely found on store shelves and in fact it took months to take delivery. Around that time my home state of Connecticut as well as the federal government began discussing banning “Assault Weapons. Eventually my Colt Sporter showed up and in 1993 Connecticut instituted their first assault weapon ban. Several months later in 1994 the United States Congress passed the “Clinton Era Assault Weapon Ban. In typical fashion once someone tells you you cant have something you want it. When the government tells American shooters they cant have a gun a frenzy occurs because every shooter now must own one.

Eventually the Clinton Era Assault Weapon Ban expired and the shooting public quickly adopted the AR-15 as the standard semi-automatic rifle of choice. It is the musket of today’s shooter.

History Repeats Itself For Gun Owners

Over the years with the election of anti-gun politicians and anti-gun President Obama there have been many close calls for additional federal gun regulations. We have remained mostly unscathed at the Federal level. Unfortunately the same cannot be stated at the local level. Around the country local anti-gun measures have managed to erode our second amendment protected rights and prohibit American gun owners from owning today’s musket the AR-15.

Gun Buying Market Trends

Over the years there has been a trend from the gun buying public. Whenever there is the slightest hint of additional anti-gun restrictions shooters begin a panic buying and hoarding frenzy. AR15 rifles, assault rifles, high capacity magazines and ammunition disappear overnight. Prices skyrocket while gun and gun accessory manufacturers struggle with demand. Once the threat passes or god forbid legislation passes the market becomes saturated with hardware and gun and accessory prices plummet. This trend is fact.

Hilary Clinton Versus Donald Trump

About the the time the Presidential candidates began ramping up their campaigns the gun industry also ramped production for what seemed to be a high likelihood of Hilary Clinton as President. Everyone was poised to begin hoarding or make money from it. Then something strange happened. Pro-gun Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States. Despite positive industry economic reports folks immediately not only ended 8 years of AR15 hoarding they stopped buying most anything gun related and very quickly prices of guns, particularly AR15’s and accessories plummeted. Example: at the time of writing this post shooters can buy stripped AR15 lower receivers for $40!. That’s about 70 percent discount off the original price. Shooters have become complacent with a pro-gun President in the white house.

Trouble On The Horizon

Unfortunately there’s trouble in the winds my friends. First off between the Vegas Shooting, School Shootings and Church Shootings the focus is once again on the “Evil Black Rifle” we refer to as the AR15 (no one other than marketing folks are buying into the “MSR” moniker). While the pressure is on Washington to “Do Something” for now the biggest threat is at the state level, especially with midterm elections around the corner. We simply must prepare for the possibility that the republicans will lose control of the house and senate. The risk also exists for pro-gun democrats to also get tossed out next election. Basically we are possibly headed for a perfect storm from which there will be no return.

Bumpfire stocks Are Not Just Bumpfirestocks

While there seems to be a lot of division in the shooting community about bumpfire stocks (Slidefire Stocks) make no mistake if we allow the BATFE to determine these stocks to be not suitable for public use this can and will open Pandoras box to rulings on “High Capacity Magazines”, “Hair Triggers”, “Sniper Rifles”, “Sniper Scopes” and just about anything else that can be placed in a negative light.

WHY YOU NEED A 9MM AR15 NOW! Part 2

I titled this post “Why you need a 9mm AR15 now! to grab readers attention and there’s a bit of symbology in my message. I learned long ago to take advantage of the market trends I mentioned several paragraphs above. Right now because of market saturation prices on most AR15’s and associated hardware are at their lowest points ever and that can change in an instant. I learned long ago to take advantage of the market and focus on items that can be regulated and eliminated. In the the the year or two leading up to the awful events in Sandy Hook while other shooters were making their AR15’s look pretty I was buying stripped AR15 lowers, 308 AR lowers, magazines for AR15’s, AR-10’s, 308 AR as well as magazines for rifles and pistols I didn’t even own. I was also buying ammunition so I could shoot competition and plink without worry. I also loaded up on .22lr because we all know .22 is like gold when hoarding is underway. My point is think of all the different variations of an AR you might want and buy the necessities. If you want a .40 or 9mm AR that uses Glock magazines buy that stripped lower and magazines now. If you want a 9MM AR15 that uses the Hahn Block with Colt UZI style magazines buy a standard stripped AR15 lower receiver and full capacity Colt magazines now. I know this is an AR15 post but I’m still going to include buying magazines for other rifles and pistols. In my case for rifle I bought M14 and 10/22 magazines and for handgun I bought  various STI, Glock, Sig Sauer, HK 9mm, .40 and .45 magazines.

AR15 Lower Receivers

A note on stripped lowers for AR’15’s. Several times above I mention purchasing stripped lowers. The reason for this is the lower receiver contains the serial number and is the regulated part. I also suggest buying the AR15 upper receiver from the same manufacturer. Today many manufacturers incorporate proprietary features and finishes to differentiate themselves from other manufacturers. Save yourself some grief and buy matching parts.

Reloading

It’s also a good idea to have an ample supply of reloading components even if you do not reload at this time. Buy quality dies in .223, 9mm, .308 Winchester and .45acp (and anything else important to you). Buy primers, powder and bullets. Store it away in air tight containers with dessicants. Don’t worry about a reloading press. Buy one when and if the need arises. Reloading components are also good to barter with. Typically with reloading hardware you get what you pay for. I have owned every brand of die and press. I prefer Redding Dies and Single Stage presses and accessories.  Next up would be RCBS, Dillon or Hornady Premium lines of dies. Hornady Progressive Presses and Dillon for those with much bigger budgets.

WHY YOU NEED A 9MM AR15 NOW! Conclusion

In conclusion the purpose of this post is to suggest a plan where you buy what’s important to your shooting now while it’s not only readily available but also at bargain bin prices. Don’t be the person wishing you bought this or that AR15 or the person calling your buddies begging them to sell you something before some new law takes place or a shortage leaves you dry of ammo.

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