TSAR-223: Rifle and Uppers Designed for Shorter Suppression


    Tactical Solutions introduced a new AR upper and complete AR rifle called the TSAR-223. Similar to the original TSAR-300 upper and rifle, the TSAR-223 is designed to reduce the overall length of your suppressed gun while still keeping a 16.1″ barrel length. This allows you to avoid paying a second tax stamp for the SBR, but keep the functional length of the gun to that of an SBR.

    How does Tactical Solutions do that? Fairly simply as it turns out.

    The company builds the upper and rifle with a 12″ barrel. Then, the company permanently attaches a shroud to the barrel to increase its overall length to 16.1″. This avoids the gun from being defined as a short barrel rifle (SBR,) which would require a tax stamp. For years, companies have been pinning and welding muzzle devices to shortened AR barrels to bring the overall barrel length up to 16″. This is completely legal and recognized by the BATFE as legit.


    The shroud has an inside diameter of 1.75″. This allows for the addition of a suppressor – inside the shroud – without radically increasing the overall length of the gun.

    The full gun comes equipped with a ALG Defense QMS trigger, Magpul MOE SL stock and Magpul MOE K2+ grip. The handguard is the XG Pro and can be had with KeyMod or M-LOK attachment points. The gun has an MSRP of $1,395. The upper alone carries a price of $1,150.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.