300BLK Winners at a Glance
Sig Sauer Rattler
Radical Firearms RF Forged Pistol
ATI Omni Hybrid
Palmetto State Armory Jakl
Q Honey Badger
Update: The new pistol brace rule means you need to register a pistol with a brace as a Short Barreled Rifle. Or you can just buy a pistol without a brace, or remove one that is already attached, which is what we recommend for now to avoid issues with law enforcement when you buy a gun online.
We’re actively sourcing pistols, 300 Blackout, 5.56 and 9mm, without braces at the moment. If we can only find them with braces, we recommend you strip them off and don’t hit the range with the brace attached.
Legal challenges are already stacking up and we’re pretty sure there will be some modification to this rule before long.
You CAN still legally buy a gun online and own the pistol, though, that is not a problem. Lots of Blackout AR pistol enthusiasts already deal with the NFA shenanigans for a suppressor, too, and most of the Short Barreled Rifle paperwork isn’t as scary as you might think.
Now, Back to the Post
The best 300 Blackout pistol is basically our favorite addition to the firearms fold in recent years. This is a major step forward for home defense, target shooting and even hunting.
Advanced Armament Corporation pulled out all the stops to give you rifle levels of stopping power and accuracy. That’s hot.
The round is tougher, stronger and flies further than 5.56mm NATO. Apart from the cost,
300BLK Rocks With a Suppressor
It’s made to work with a suppressor, too, in sub-sonic form. That’s the real USP.
Of course a suppressor is an NFA item that takes a $200 tax stamp and about eight months of your life to work through the system. So if you’re doing that anyway, the recent changes to the pistol brace rules really won’t affect you that much.
And if you’re buying an AAC Blackout pistol then you really should get the suppressor, so start the process asap.
This really is two guns in one with a can and becomes one of the best gun deals you can find.
Specialist Defense and CQB
You can have a silenced Blackout semi-auto weapon of war in your gun safes that won’t blow out your ear drums as well. You will struggle to find a better Combat weapon than these.
Best AAC Blackout Pistol of 2023
1. Sig Sauer MCX Rattler 300 Blackout
- Price: $2,499.99
- Caliber: 300 Blackout AR pistol
- Action: Adjustable Piston
- Barrel : 5.5 inch
- Total Length: 19.3-23 inch
- Weight: 5.1lb
The Sig Sauer MCX Rattler is simply in a different league. It’s an elite compact in every sense and they are best sellers.
This is military hardware, plain and simple. It was developed specifically for the British SAS, but has found its way into the hands of military personnel,
Pistol 300 BLK is a Flexible Bullet, Not Like That…
The flexibility of the new cartridge and their hands is a
Now this pistol is almost too compact for general plinking and you do have to adapt to it, but this is an absolute thoroughbred of a semi-auto defensive weapon and they are almost concealed carry handguns.
Don’t Forget the New Spear LT
The military is moving to the Sig Sauer MCX Spear modular platform where you can switch out upper receivers depending on your mood.
You can order 300 Blackout pistols & rifles, too. But even though that high price, high spec handgun is monolithic and offers a number of technical steps forward, it has not overtaken the Sig MCX Rattler in the sales charts. Yet…
Then there’s the Rattler Canebrake 300 Blackout AR pistol with a longer barrel and an integral suppressor.
2. CMMG Dissent Mk4 300 BLK
- Price: $1,942.99
- Pistol Barrel: 6.5 inch
The pistol brace ban has forced manufacturers to look at their pistol layouts. In many cases, a monolithic upper receiver was the answer and the CMMG Dissent Mk4 300 BLK is one of our favorites.
Weighing in at just 4.6lb, with no buffer or brace, this CMMG Dissent Mk4 AAC Blackout semi-auto pistol are basically concealed carry handguns with that 6.5 inch cold hammer forged barrel, no brace and side charging handle. That’s why we love the Dissent 300 BLK with its accurate 6.5 inch barrel.
The CMMG Dissent Mk4 is a bufferless system that uses the CMMG Compact Action that could go on to become a winner in the sector.
You can get a CMMG Dissent MK4 300 BLK in midnight bronze, olive and a wide variety of other colors and calibers. They’re a little different from the matte black or Flat Dark Earth you get elsewhere. Not much, honestly, but a little different.
We’re already featuring this next wave AAC blackout semi automatic pistol caliber carbine chambered in 9mm Luger in the 9mm AR pistols post, and the 5.56 NATO CMMG Dissent Mk4 is solid too.
3. Radical Firearms RF Forged Pistol
- Price: $601.99
- Barrel: 10.5 inch
- Length: 25 inch
- Weight: 7.9lb
Radical Firearms produces some of the finest cheap guns for sale that less money can buy. Now normally they’re cheaper than this, but these are weird times and relatively this is still a good price.
These Blackout pistols comes with a longer barrel profile than the specialist CQBs here, but that’s good for accuracy without expensive engineering. So if you’re looking for long range capability and you don’t have all that much money, well these gun deals work.
Aside from that it’s budget engineering, done well. That 10.5 inch barrel is much more accurate than some of the thoroughbred CQBs here too, and turns this into something approaching semi auto rifle territory. Or at least an SBR.
The elite compact pistols & rifles won’t feel threatened by Radical’s presence, but a home intruder will. Radical is also known for reliability these days and customers tend to turn into repeat customers because it does the basics well.
4. Maxim Defense PDX SPS
- Price: $2,086.99
- Barrel: 5.5 inch
- Pistol length: 18.75inch
- Weight: 5.6lb
Maxim Defense made an impressive name with stocks for pistols and rifles. But now it has gone and done this to basically ensure you are safe from the impending pistol brace ban.
There is no pistol brace really, just the SCW pistol system, but there is room to attach a legal one to the grip later when the legalities get confirmed. It looks a lot like a small upper receiver extension to us, and that means this gun is short and can be swung around the house with relative ease. It also sits and pivots more naturally on your hip.
Buy a Pistol Without a Shoulder Brace, Definitively
Also, it’s definitely not a shoulder brace, which seems to be useful right now.
The Hatebrake muzzle device on the 5.5 inch barrel joins forces with an ALG Combat Trigger to create a much more accurate short pistol than you might be used to. This is well balanced and also designed to be used with a pistol sling, and maybe a red dot.
Here’s the version with the ‘proper’ pistol brace and a reviewer waxing lyrical over the accuracy and reliability.
5. American Tactical Inc Omni Hybrid MAXX P4 300BLK
- Price: $539.99
- Barrel: 8.5 inch
- Pistol Length: 25 inch
- Weight: 4.5lb
This is the plastic AAC Blackout/AR pistol from American Tactical that you may have been waiting for. Polymer receivers mean this is seriously light and also insane cheap.
Replacing the forged aluminum receivers with fiber reinforced polymer molds over a Zinc insert, American Tactical has potentially shown us the future of the AR-15 industry. We already largely shoot plastic handguns, but the metal AR-15 was sacred, until now.
Now American Tactical Inc feels it has solved the engineering issues that go with the increased force and rate of fire.
It has been torture tested, as you’d expect, but ATI firing 2000 rounds doesn’t really interest me. Online reviews reveal happy owners, which is far more important when it comes to relying on a gun for personal defense.
Polymer AR-15 Gets Rave Reviews
So far the reviews on all the gunbroker sites seem to be singing the same song. The American Tactical Inc ATI Omni Hybrid Maxx P4 300BLK is reliable, accurate and there are no weird issues with flex. Indeed as the tech improves then flex could actually be incorporated into certain parts to lower recoil and tune the handling.
Right now the American Tactical Inc is simply a lightweight AR-15 that is also one of the cheapest here.
It might not turn into a family heirloom firearm, but for this money does it really need to? The weight alone makes it a compelling option and the RRP means you can have several ATI Omni Hybrid Maxx P4 polymers all round the house for the same cost as one big name.
We like the semi auto rifle version too, for recreational shooting and home defense.
6. Diamondback DB15
- Price: $993.99
- Barrel: 10 inch
- Pistol Length: 29.25 inch
- Weight: 6.5lb
The Diamondback Firearms DB15 features on a number of our lists for rifles, pistols etc.
That includes the best budget AAC blackout/AR pistol, best AR-15 pistol for $1000 and more. In long or short form, or chambered in 300 Blackout, this is a great gun.
But this simple AR-style pistol achieves greatness without doing anything truly special at all. The Diamondback DB15 is a solid, mid-range gun with a pistol length gas system, a lick of Nickel Boron coated finish and a muzzle thread for a silencer.
The Bolt Carrier Group gets a black Nitride finish and everything down to the pistol grip and free float M-LOK handguard is solid.
The Diamondback DB15 is accurate enough, sturdy enough and it’s the right price. That works for a lot of you, and you’re absolutely right. The Diamondback DB15 is a stone cold bargain.
We like the semi auto rifle, too, which features on our cheap AR-15 list. They’re low price, high quality.
7. Palmetto State Armory JAKL AAC 300BLK
- Price: $999.99
- Caliber: AAC 300 Blackout
- Barrel: 8.5 inch
- Pistol length: 26.5 inch
- Weight: 5.8lb
- Capacity: 30+1
Palmetto State Armory has left the super cheap AAC Blackout pistol behind to bring the 6105 monolithic upper receiver with a bufferless system that is fully captured within the monolithic receiver.
Technically this Palmetto State Armory AAC Blackout pistol is a hybrid of an AR and AK pistol with a long stroke gas piston design, Carpenter 158 bolt and 4340 bolt carrier group.
Palmetto State Armory Spec is Solid
It’s a Chrome Moly Steel barrel with a 1:8 twist rate attached to forged 7075 T6 aluminum receivers that get hardcoat anodized for durability. It’s a Mil-spec style trigger, whatever that is, and it’s a single stage trigger that works well. There’s a free float rail system and M-LOK Handguard, too.
It’s all decent and you can fit a pistol stabilizing brace, or not, and red dot sights. The company does a great AR-15 and 308 Win Mag semi automatic rifle too. They’re all best sellers for good reason. Mostly price…
8. Q Honey Badger
- Price: $2,899.99
- Caliber: AAC 300 Blackout
- Barrel length: 7 inch
- Weight: 4.19lb
- Capacity: 30+1
The Q Honey Badger started out as a built to order AR pistol for special forces, and then it went on to star in video games.
Now, finally, the civilian version of this 300 Blackout pistol is here.
It is crazy expensive and a truly unique piece of engineering, right down to the cherry bomb muzzle brake and SureFire Bolt Carrier Group.
Now it looks like a mix and match from different manufacturer’s interpretation of Flat Dark Earth, and the M-LOK handguard and receivers don’t match, but the color scheme is a design feature rather than a bug.
As new products go, this is one of the more exciting launches in the sector for a long time and the long rifle options and gun accessories, including suppressors, are pretty great too.
The Mini fix is a bolt action pistol that takes 300 Blackout, too, and that is an intriguing hunting handgun that gives you high performance rifle ammo in a more portable package.
9. Daniel Defense DDM4 V7P
- Price: $1,916.99
- Caliber: AAC 300
- Barrel: 7 inch
- Pistol length: 20.75 inch
- Weight: 5.7lb
The Daniel Defense in all its forms, rifle, pistol and SBR,
The Daniel Defense V7P pistol is over-engineered for the average consumer. It comes with the upper and lower receiver, CNC machined from billet 7075-T6 aluminum. The finished work then gets a matte black aluminum Type III Hard Coat Anodized finish.
The 4140 hardened steel block comes with adjustable gas and a Heavy Phosphate Coating, together with a pistol length gas system.
The cold hammer-forged barrel is produced from Chrome Moly Steel. It also gets fully HP/MPI tested and then the outside of that is Heavy Phosphate coated. A flash suppressor sits out front, loud and proud on the end of that 7 inch barrel.
Is this Pistol the Complete 300 BLK? Probably Yes
The Daniel Defense is arguably the best 300 Blackout AR pistol with heavy-hitting rounds. It features everything you want and nothing you don’t.
You can also dress it with a few different AR-15 parts & accessories, depending on your needs and shooting technique.
Custom gun parts are available pretty much everywhere, but out the box the Daniel Defense is a winner. And you can fit a pistol stabilizing brace, or not.
Black Rain Ordnance, too, used to make a great little AAC Blackout Semi auto pistol in matte black and Flat Dark Earth.
But we haven’t seen a Black Rain Ordnance on the shelves for a while. The new brace rules and any number of other factors could have influenced these decisions.
So you want a Black rain Ordnance, check out the 5.56 AR pistols section.
Patriot Ordnance Factory make some of the best AR-15 pistols in any caliber, including 300BLK, and best selling gun accessories.
There is a 300 Blackout version of the Wilson Combat Protector Carbine Pistol, too. And you can buy Wilson Combat Protector Carbine gun accessories to jazz up your cheaper pistol a little.
The Springfield Saint Victor is the classic blackout pistol, but they shot up in price and they’re hard to find. So the Springfield Saint can maybe come back soon, or not.
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It’s not just for a pistol, 300 Blackout long rifle is becoming a popular choice due to the terminal ballistics.
Rifles like the Remington ACC Model 7 300 AAC is a new product that has attracted lots of praise for home firearms. You don’t need to go with the basic Remington AAC Model 7 300 AAC, though, you can choose AAC Blackout semi-auto rifle set ups with Designated Marksman Rifle barrels.
Those blackout bolt action rifles will give the Remington ACC Model a run for its money too. Check out the Remington Micro 7, too, with a shorter barrel profile.
Where to buy Blackout Ammo, 300 AAC
If you’re on the hunt for the best deals on bulk ammo, 300 AAC ammo, 9mm ammo etc, for your mil spec tactical pistol, well we can save you a little time. Here are direct links to the sales where you can pick up a bargain.
- PSA – Bullets, brass ammunition and more to add to cart Organize price low to high for daily deals..
- Lucky Gunner – Lots of best selling blackout for sale, cheap. Add to cart.
- Primary Arms – A great source of pistol parts & accessories, a muzzle brake, ammo shop and more at Primary Arms.
The best 300 Blackout cartridge is an art and science, but mainly its subsonic ammunition or supersonic for your ammo storage cans.
The subsonic ammunition is really meant for a silenced gun and the general impression is that you end up with roughly 45 ACP ammo stopping power. Plus a bit more.
That’s good for defense indoors, and can help avoid overpenetration. While the supersonic turns it into a monster. It also works great for target shooting, hunting and more.
Pistol 300 Blackout Subsonic and AAC Blackout Supersonic Ammo Bulk
Now this is an expensive round. But the costs are slowly coming down for Blackout ammo.
It is finding favor as rifle ammo and is starting to evolve to meet the growing demand for this AR15+ tactical rifles with lesser bullet drop and better behavior with a suppressor. You can buy bolt action rifles or a Blackout rifle that’s a pure sniper. We’ll even hook you up with a Blackout bolt action rifle.
Look out for Hornady Black and Federal Premium blackout AAC 300 ammo. The usual suspects, then, to be honest when it comes to Blackout rounds. Shop new arrivals and consider your suppressor, twist rate, all that stuff.
Blackout Deals On The Way?
Blackout ammunition, together with basically every bulk ammo deal, basically disappeared over the past year. It’s starting to come back, but bulk ammo deals are still pretty rare. That will change and more blackout ammunition is on the way.
Cheap ammo cans are coming through, then, and you can find deals on subsonic for sale and supersonic ammo for sale. As this ammo for sale finds its feet, the price should continue to fall for hollow point ammo and specialist hunting gear.
Rifle ammo, shotgun ammo and handgun ammo was all expensive, once. Now you can pick up daily deals on long gun ammo and even the likes of full metal jacket 45 ACP ammo is cheap now. Check this post for shotgun ammo, handgun ammo,Blackout ammo and more bulk deals.
- Lucky Gunner – AAC 300 Blackout Ammo for your rifles & pistols. Best sellers and hard to find ammo. Daily deals, so organize the price low to high to see the best prices.
- Get cheap ammunition in the crisis here.
We’ll keep checking for Blackout subsonic and supersonic ammo that breaks the cost and performance barriers with a new bullet weight and heavy grain Full Metal Jacket. You can use all of these with a versatile gas system.
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What About a Semi-Auto Rifle?
You can go shopping for an AAC blackout AR-15 semi-auto rifle too. Next time you buy a gun online, take a look at this left field option instead of the normal handguns, rifles & shotguns.
Those two together would seriously make a difference and 9mm pistols with decent ammo is all you really need to complete the defensive set. We can definitely help with the best handguns, from 9mm micro-compact to the best Glock, to the best 45 subcompact 1911. We got the best handguns in any caliber.
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