Some time ago Savage Arms did in fact make pistols, but they were miniature bolt-action pistols. Nothing like what they introduced recently at NRA Show. They have now added in another firearm to the MSR 15 lineup, but chambered in .300 Blackout and as a pistol. This newest iteration is aptly dubbed the MSR 15 Blackout.
This pistol, like many of the MSR 15 firearms from Savage Arms, features a custom lower receiver, high barrel quality and a few brand-name, aftermarket parts. All of this culminates for a well-rounded AR-15 pistol that should provide a lot of utility for consumers in the versatile .300 Blackout cartridge. Below you can read a complete list of specifications as provided by Savage Arms.
- Savage 10.5″ Melonite QPQ Coated Barrel
- 1:8″ 5R Rifling, Right-Hand Twist
- Fixed Pistol-Length Gas System
- Custom-Forged Lower Receiver
- Type 3 Hard Anodized Finish
- KAK Shockwave Brace
- Savage Helical Flash Hider
- 5/8″ x 24 TPI Threaded Barrel
- Hogue® Pistol Grip
- Free-Float Handguard w/ M-LOK
- Magpul MBUS Flip-Up Front & Rear Sights
- Trigger Pull Weight 6 Lbs
- Overall Length 29.475″
- Overall Weight 6.14 Lbs
- MSRP $1,099
Some of the biggest takeaways from that list of components is the Helical Flash Hider, the obviously necessary KAK Shockwave Brace and the barrel quality. Being this is an AR-15 pistol from Savage Arms, the barrel quality is almost expected, but the Helical Flash Hider is pretty interesting. How that could affect the muzzle rise (or lack thereof), noise and accuracy is intriguing.
A final encompassing statement provided by Savage Arms should round out your perception of this new MSR 15 Blackout soon to be hitting retailers:
The MSR 15 Blackout Pistol, equipped with KAK Shockwave Brace, takes full advantage of the 300 Blackout’s adaptability to a wide range of hunting, self-defense and tactical situations. The AR Pistol uses a pistol-length gas system so shooters can utilize suppressors and reliably cycle subsonic ammunition without adding length and weight. Plus, its 10.5-inch melonite QPQ coated barrel’s 5R button rifling provides both accuracy and maneuverability, while a full suite of accessory upgrades make it easier and more comfortable to shoot.
The MSRP of the MSR 15 Blackout once again is set at $1,099 which is fairly common for most AR-15 pistols. To see an AR-15 under $1,000 is typically a good bargain, and all others fluttering around $1,000 has become a norm.