Why is it always cheaper to buy AR-15 uppers and lowers separately? It’s not because of the labor saved by placing an upper onto a lower and pushing in two pins. The answer, like most things, comes down to one word: government. You see, an 11% excise tax is placed upon every completed rifle sold in the US and by not completing an AR, there is an automatic 11% savings that can be passed onto the consumer.
Today we are taking a look at two items from Palmetto State Armory:
PSA 16″ Classic Freedom M4 FDE Upper – with BCG and Charging Handle
PSA AR-15 Complete Lower Magpul MOE Edition
I’ve posted some of the sales on similar rifles and deals to this at PSA in the past during holidays such as Fathers Day and Independence Day and inevitably the question always arises: “What kind of rifle am I getting for about $500?”.
In our latest review we set out to answer this question and others.
You can find the full review at the 13C YouTube Channel –
You can also find it on the 13C channel at Full30 as well.
We also continue testing on the Holosun 510C Elite as well as the Riton Mod5 6-24×50 IR FFP scope for their own stand alone reviews coming in the next few weeks.