PWS Modern Musket (Direct Impingement) Line
This entry was posted on May 28, 2014.
Primary Weapons Systems recently announced that they were releasing a new line of direct impingement
(they are abbreviating it and calling it the DI line) uppers and complete rifles being called the Modern Musket line.
The DI uppers are being sold without the bolt carrier group and charging handle but the rifles are complete out of the box. There are currently three uppers offered on the PWS site: two 14.5" version that are both pinned but offer different muzzle devices and one 16" version. They are all .223 Wylde (shoots .223 REM and 5.56mm NATO).
PWS released this video providing an overview on the line:
In addition to the line of DI uppers PWS is also offering a line of complete DI rifles under the MK1 line.
Currently we are aware of three Modern Musket rifles and we have received demo versions of two of the three. It does not appear that PWS has added the rifles to their site (as of this writing).
The three DI rifles are:
- D110PA1B: 10" pistol with Triad556, MOE grip, and we believe this will come with a pistol brace
- D114RA1B: 14" (pinned FSC556 for overall barrel length of 16") rifle, Magpul MOE grip / MOE stock
- D116RA1B: 16" rifle with FSC556, Magpul MOE grip / MOE stock
With the first shipment (and perhaps the subsequent few) the rifles / complete pistol will include a Lucid optic. There is no guarantee that this optic will be included after the initial delivery.
Below are photos of the versions we have received to date. We'll post updates when we receive the additional models or uppers.
From the PWS announcement (6-3-2014):
PWS is pleased to introduce the Modern Musket™ direct impingement (DI) series of rifles. Known for producing reliable and accurate piston driven AR-15 rifles and a DI accessory line designed to enhance any AR platform, PWS is now offering one of the most dependable and accurate DI rifles available.
The new DI line is called the
The Modern Musket™ line is chambered in .223 Wylde and available as a 14.5” and 16” DI rifle and 10.5” DI pistol at all participating dealers for a special introductory price of $1349.95. For or a limited time, each rifle and pistol will come equipped with a Lucid HD7 Red Dot optic ($249 value).