Griffin Armament Launches New MK1 AR-15 Series

Girffin MK1

Griffin Armament announced the company is now selling its new MK1 series of AR-15 rifles. The new rifles are designed to be top tier firearms and use a range of the company’s own components in their manufacture.

There will be four basic models offered:

PSD – This is a 9.5″ SBR with a pistol length gas system. It will be offered in both .223 Wylde and 300 BLK.

CQB – This is an 11.5″ SBR. However, it will have a carbine length gas system and will only be available in .223 Wylde.

Patrol – This model has a 14.5″ barrel with a pinned muzzle device to side step the NFA. It will use a mid-length system. It will be offered in .223 Wylde only.

RECCE – Another mid-length gas system gun, this model will have a 16″ barrel. It too is chambered only in .223 Wylde.

Features of the new MK1 rifles include:

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  • Gus Butts

    Cool, a new line of firear- oh it’s another AR-15…

  • Jose

    Rather than making ar-15 type rifles, why don’t develop a different design, or at least an upper replacement, like Serbu Firearms did with its SU-15 or Remington, with its R5 (which they should have offered to civilian sales rather than the Military and the Law Enforcement); or better yet: design a rifle that looks like an ar-15, from the inside, but on the outside, fully different in aesthetics. (The ACR/Masada is a good example, but Bushmaster screw up when they failed to add caliber conversions.).

    Just my observation.

    • Swarf

      Hell yes.

      I know black plastic is supposed to be the best representation of my freedom… or something, but I sure wish more manufacturers were putting effort in to designs other than “see above”. I keep thinking the market for Lego brick bang sticks must be saturated, but clearly I am wrong.

      Yes I know about the Ares.

  • Pod

    I hoping with the predicted cool-down in terms of sales of ARs, the manufacturers get on their A-Game and bring something new to the table.

    Right now I’m guessing a lot of people got into the AR-building game, predicting an HRC win. They were tooling up when the election happened, so maybe they figured they would just commit to the project and hope for the best.

    Give it 6-8 months, and maybe we’ll see some new stuff.

  • JD

    On a positive note, I think their 9 minute video with voice over by the least interesting man in the world has cured my insomnia.

    • Graham2

      I can’t really blame him for sounding like he does. He probably became depressed when he saw the script and thought, “What! I have to read ALL this crap?!”

  • What’s the MSRP, ~$3500?

    • Sua Sponte

      From their website: MSRP: $1,795.00

      • That’s… surprisingly reasonable for an AR composed almost entirely of fancied-up parts.

        • Sua Sponte

          Sure is, I was thinking at best $2k…..Few months probably be down to sub $1500…

  • Swarf

    On my phone’s small screen, my first thought was that all the CAD call-outs were some sort of new mall ninja rail options.

    And I wasn’t even surprised.

  • BillC

    I know looks aren’t everything, but it looks like TAPCO.

  • >latest AR15 is released
    >check rail
    >if M-Lok, say nothing
    >if Keymod, complain
    >go to next article

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    How did they “enhance” the BCG?

    • alex waits

      Proprietary action enhanced SLICC cuts with dynamic balancing to increase harmonic dampening fluctuations intrinsic to HSS during generational field in a low friction co-efficient while maintaining sectional rotational integrity to mitigate entropic decline in a rotational flux.

    • MrBrassporkchop

      By opening it in MS Paint and resizing it by 125%.

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  • MrBrassporkchop

    All these ARs…It’s like if every car maker made a Camaro and each claimed to be best.

    The super expensive ones are like the Ferrari Camaro which are more or less just a normal camaro with a Ferrari badge.

    • Russ Kell

      In the future, every restaurant is Taco Bell.

  • mig1nc

    I was really excited for these to come out a while back when they started teasing them (I’m a huge Griffin Armament fan). But then I started following “the_official_q” on Instagram and no I don’t care about any other AR anymore.