37 of the Best AR Pistols – July 2020

POF Renegade+, the best 300 Blackout pistol in 2018

Update: Covid 19 and the mad world we now live in has wrecked stock levels. So the best thing we can do is give you live links to what’s in stock at our favorite dealers. If you can see it, you can buy it…

Now on with the show and back to the feature post…

Primary Weapons Systems Mk111 Pro - One of the best AR-15 pistols for sale in 2019.

What are the Best AR-15 Pistols in 2020?

Some people will already be racing towards the comments to let me know the best AR pistols aren’t real SMGs.

So, let’s get one thing clear…

These aren’t real sub machine guns.

Semi-Automatic Weapons Aren’t SMGs by Definition

By definition, an SMG is fully automatic and these are, well, not. But the world at large knows this shape and is looking for Sub Machine Guns for sale on Google. Trust us on this, and they are kind of the civilian SMG.

So if you’re feeling righteous indignation right now. That’s why we did it. The magic Google machine…

Almost Military Grade Firearms…

They’re the cool little gems we like to look at in quiet awe, anyway, and they’re works of art in their own right.

They are all just a few tweaks away from military grade firearms, to borrow a Leftist phrase. This is almost a Short Barreled rifle, without the paperwork.

Inspiration and Parts for DIY Builds

So, now let’s look at some of the best AR-15 pistols you can get. If you’re DIY building then you might just want the inspiration. But the parts & accessory supplier links are in here too so knock yourselves out with high-grade parts.

The Best AR Pistols For Sale in 2020

37 of the Best AR Pistols – July 2020

1. CZ Bren 2

  • Price: $1,699
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 14 inch
  • Total: 25.8 inch
  • Weight: 5.86lb

Under normal circumstances, the CZ Bren 2 wouldn’t be our winner. But it has one big thing going for it right now. At the time of writing, we can sell you one…

The CZ Bren 2 is a serious weapon that’s a step up from the more commonly seen Scorpion 9mm. That is here too, but the Bren is a proper weapon in 5.56 NATO or even 7.62x39mm.

This has 30+1 rounds of NATO in a compact package. The CZ Bren is one of the best civilian SMGs in the world, according to the forums, and they’re never wrong…

The military versions also find their way into the hands of serious special forces units, and not just in Eastern Europe. It has been tested on battlefields I hope you never see.

Owners have all talked up the CZ Bren and the AR pistol features in the user reviews online too, and that’s an encouraging sign. You should have one in your life if funds allow.


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2. Daniel Defense DDM4 V7P

  • Price: $1,729
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 10.3 inch
  • Overall Length: 28.4 inch
  • Capacity: 30 Rounds
  • Weight: 5.44lb

Update: This is back ordered through Euro Optic and it was cheaper. Now it isn’t. If you got them in stock, let us know…

The NRA members voted the DDM4 V7 the Rifle of the Year and the best AR-15 for sale.

Basically everything the company touches turns to gold. That’s not an accident, they do great work and have carved out a market share by taking it from the established stars of the industry.

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An SBR Without a Tax Stamp

Now, it has taken the top spot with a shorter version of that award-winning rifle that is is, to all intents and purposes, an SBR.

If you have this and one of the best carry guns in the world, you are covered…

DDM4 isn’t a Cheap AR-15

It isn’t cheap, but this still massively undercuts some of the more expensive options and it isn’t ridiculous money.

These are quality ingredients all the way. The mid-length gas block system has also been tuned to a soft and gentle thump from a silk sheet. Or something…

The People’s Champion, and the Industry’s

Is it the best? Yes is the basic answer. If you’re looking for one to rule them all, you’re looking at it.

We have said elsewhere it gets subjective at this level and the top 10 AR pistols are probably better than you and me. That means any one of the leaders will serve you well.

Right now, though, the DDM4 feels like the best you can buy off the shelf. Without spending insane money anyway.

Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade Plus AR-15 Pistol for sale

3. Patriot Ordnance Factory Renegade Plus

  • Price: $1879.99
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 10.5 inches
  • Total Length: 31 inch.
  • Weight: 5.8lb
  • Capacity: 30+1 Rounds

On another day, if the wind had blown the other direction, the POF Renegade+ might just have won this outright. It still might in the future, it’s that close and the top three are separated by a hair’s breadth and philosophy.

With the POF Renegade Plus, Patriot Ordnance Factory decided to refine the classic Eugene Stoner direct impingement AR-15 concept, rather than fit a gas piston alternative.

Most of us will never push a direct impingement so far into the hot zone that we actually need that piston. But you already know that. Knowledge, need and want are entirely compartmentalized things here.

Military Grade Firearms For Amateur Enthusiasts

Most of them are engineered with better men and women than us in mind and when it gets to this level then the weak spot in the weapon is almost certainly the person holding it.

So then it comes down to the connection with the brand’s story and we have got to say that POF is doing a standout job with this, together with Daniel Defense.

With the POF Renegade+, the company took direct impingement to the logical end. It took all the weak points and re-engineered them, plain over-engineered them, and created what it believes is the ultimate incarnation of the best AR-15. Well, not quite, but we’ll get to POF’s other offering shortly.

POF Billet Receivers and Top AR-15 Parts

It’s a billet lower receiver. You also get the POF Ultimate Bolt Carrier Group, which is every bit as impressive as it sounds with a high phosphate Nickel coating.

A flat 3.5lb match grade trigger comes from POF’s own inventory, as well as the Renegade M-Lok handguard. Nestled inside that free-floating set-up is are 10.5 inches in length of Nitride-treated steel.

POF AR-15 Parts & Accessories

It comes with one of POF’s proprietary muzzle devices and the finishing touches. Those include the pistol grips through to the buffer tube and pistol stabilizing brace that either suits you better than the DDM4, or it doesn’t.

This is really a short barrel rifles without a tax stamp. Add full auto and any special forces team in the world would take them into battle.

The POF Renegade Plus is Mil-spec plus a lot and this is a totally over-engineered AR that should last you a lifetime. It’s a long range semi-automatic pistol and you can get more distance with a vertical foregrip up front.

Heritage, Class and Pure Performance

This comes with the brand cache and if you dig POF more than the competition then screw the order on this sort of irrelevant list.,

You’re an adult, you can make your own decisions and this might be your new firearm.

Enjoy it, it’s amazing…

Where to buy Patriot Ordnance Factory Parts & Accessories?

POF do a very serious line of parts & accessories. We have found some of the best muzzle devices, gas blocks, triggers, charging handles and lots more.

Check out what’s available now. You’ll also find some Glock parts, which might be the start of a custom Glock empire. Agency Arms, Taran Tactical Innovations and Salient Arms won’t be happy to see this artisanal rifle manufacturer turn up in their space…

Sig Sauer Rattler MCX PSB 300 Blackout, designed for concealed carry with stable twin-prong rear brace for sale

3. Sig Sauer MCX Rattler

  • Price: $2,299.99 
  • Caliber: 223 Rem/5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 5.5 inches
  • Total Length: 20 inch.
  • Weight: 5.8lb
  • Capacity: 30+1 Rounds

The Sig MCX Rattler is a beast that was designed specifically for the SAS to take into battle.

It’s a more versatile, harder hitting and simply better replacement for the HK MP5. Really, it’s that good and the snub-nosed frame with full auto fire…. Yeah, we could learn to love that.

It was my original winner, but the truth is the compact size means it’s a real specialist tool. it feels like a racing car, which is good in the right circumstances. It’s just those circumstances don’t actually crop up too often.

Special Forces Thoroughbred vs Simpler Defensive Tools

The simpler DDM4 is a more forgiving sportscar for the public road and it’s still as fast as you could ever dare to go. It is easier to master, when it comes to accuracy and just plain old weapons handling.

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Still, if you appreciate the back story or you just want the most vicious, compact option money can buy, then you are pretty much looking at it.

Consider the AAC 300 Blackout Rattler

The Rattler was really designed for AAC 300 Blackout. That is the next gen AR-15 round that could render 5.56 NATO redundant.

You can fit a suppressor, go full operator and you have the definitive close quarters combat weapon for urban warfare or special ops. Whatever you’re doing that day…

Or you can take the can off and go supersonic with the ammo.

Then you’ve got a totally different weapon in your hands that can nail targets at 150 yards if you use the PDW brace.

For personal defense, this Close Quarters Combat weapon is pretty much unbeatable, but it’s a little intense for casual plinking.

Pure, Compact Destruction

The nose is just 5.5” long and the whole weapon is just 19.3 inches long. It’s a masterpiece in compact destruction and you get 30+1 rounds in basically a carry pistol.

The MCX Rattler is expensive, but owners love theirs and if you want one monster of a weapon, then this could be the one. It’s a modern-day savage and you’ll be glad it’s on your side when the chips are down.

This dude shows just what it can do, with a suppressor attached, in 300BLK.

HK SP5 goes on sale in the USA, finally. Get yours here. with guns in stock right now. By a Heckler & Koch today.

4. Heckler & Koch HK SP5

  • Price: $2,599.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 8 inch
  • Total: 14 inch
  • Weight: 4.4lb
  • Capacity: 30+1

Finally, HK has revealed an official civilian version of the iconic HK MP5. The HK SP5K is on sale.

Getting one can be an issue, so check these links if you get a sold out notice up top.

Why did it take this long? That’s a question for HK, which limited the public to the equally awesome HK SP5K. It was great, but it wasn’t the Military grade firearm we all wanted.

That created a void that was filled by clones that trod the fine line between inspiration and imitation. Now, Heckler & Koch has finally given us the 9mm pistol caliber carbine we always wanted to buy.

You get the roller-delayed blowback system that Heckler & Koch perfected on the G3 rifle. Also, a threaded tri-lug adaptor, a fluted chamber and chrome lined bore and internals.

Expensive, But Great…

Now this is about as expensive as civilian 9mm SMGs get. There are plenty of options for much less money that will serve you just as well. But this is the civilian version of the HK MP5. That matters…

You can argue that this is a modern-day tribute. But also military history.

So if you’re looking for the best AR-9, or simply one of the best Close Quarters Combat weapons on the planet, this would be a good place to start.

Wilson Combat AR-15 Protector Pistol for sale. Get the best Wilson Combat firearms on sale at the USA Gun Shop.

5. Wilson Combat AR-15 Protector Pistol

  • Price: $1,995
  • Capacity: AAC 300 Blackout
  • Barrel: 11.3 inch
  • Total: 27.5 inch
  • Weight: 5.8lb

Wilson Combat has become a regular winner of our AR-15 competitions and this could easily have taken the top spot here.

Now you can go for the Wilson Combat HAM’R, round, which is impressive in its own special way. proprietary ammo makes us nervous, though, and we’d opt for either the 5.56 NATO or, better yet, the AAC 300 Blackout pistol.

This works for hunting, personal defense and just about everything else.

It is a compact AR-15 Plus, with the legendary Wilson Combat starburst grip that is actually a BCM part. The Wilson Combat TTU two-stage trigger is famous in its own right and the Tailhook semi-auto pistol braces give you more options than most.

Ruger AR-556 Pistol for sale, a great starter long pistol. This might be the best value AR pistol on sale in 2019.

6. Ruger AR-556 Pistol

  • Price: $789.99
  • Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56mm NATO
  • Barrel: 10.5 inch
  • Total Length: 23.5-27.9 inch
  • Weight: 6.2lb

The Ruger AR-556 is the best AR-15 pistol by a mile if you’re on a budget and want a big name you can rely on.

Yes you can argue for some of the smaller brands and we’ll make a case for one or two of those shortly. But if you are looking for honest value, then you will struggle to beat the Ruger AR-556 Pistol.

The direct impingement modern sporting rifle variant is so good that it features on two of our recent lists of the best AR-15s for sale for both $500 and $1000 . See for yourself:

The Best Value For Money?

It’s fair to say that we love this little Ruger that embodies the brand values of value and basic engineering.

At this price point, a Wylde chamber is a seriously impressive accomplishment and that simply comes down to the economies of scale. Ruger makes a buttload of these receiver kits and that drives the price down.

That 10.5″ up front is good for accuracy at the range, as well as comfort. The full length Picatinny rail means there’s plenty of room to mount the reflex or scope of your choice. You also get an SB Tactical SBA3 brace.

Awesome Reviews For Ruger AR-556

The user reviews and gun review sites absolutely love the Ruger AR-556 10.5 inch, because it’s a durable and rugged workhorse.

If you are really price-shopping, then the Ruger AR-556 is the one you want. It’s really that simple. You can get a Palmetto State Armory or Diamondback slightly cheaper. But don’t. This is the real deal, at a discount price.

ATI Omni Hybrid Maxx, the plastic AR-15 that has created quite the stir. Are you ready for a polymer AR pistol? Buy guns online here.

7. American Tactical Imports Omni Hybrid Maxx P4

  • Price: $379.99
  • Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56 NATO
  • Barrel length: 7.5 inch
  • Total: 25 inch
  • Weight: 5.11lb
  • Capacity: 30+1

We sneered at the polymer receiver concept too, briefly. But the truth is that this plastic AR-15 is cheap, lightweight and seemingly durable. As much as we wanted to, we cant find anything wrong with it.

Americal Tactical Innovations knows it faces an uphill struggle to convince the world that we’re ready for advanced polymer receivers, so it has made a big deal of 2,000 round torture tests and running over it with an 800lb forklift to prove the strength of the new age plastics. Truthfully, we’re more interested in the owner reviews.

And they’re outstanding.

A Sub-$400 Wylde Chamber

The American Tactical Imports ATI Omni Hybrid Maxx gets five stars pretty much everywhere.

Ignore the fact that the load-bearing parts are plastic. You’ve got a weapon that goes bang every time you want it to and weighs the same as titanium shiz costing orders of magnitude more.

The ATI Omni Hybrid Max is new technology, but we already have plastic sidearms and it’s a matter of time before plastic rifles are a thing. American Tactical Imports says that time is now, and at this price it might be worth a try.

Add an SB Tactical SBA3 brace, or a Shockwave Blade, and you’re good to go.

Sig Sauer MPX Copperhead for sale - a 9mm semi-auto SMG with a 3.5 inch barrel

8. Sig Sauer MPX Copperhead

  • Price: $1,579.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 3.5 inch
  • Total Length: 14.5 inch
  • Weight: 4.5lb

The Sig Copperhead might be a relatively simple variation of the MPX platform, but this might just be the ultimate Close Quarters Combat weapon.

The patented Sig PCB brace (Pivoting Contour Brace) offers PDW levels of rigidity in a compact and more flexible system.

There is a monolithic upper receiver and handguard to save space and weight. The gas-piston system is about as lightweight as they get and it is more advanced and technically cleaner than a blowback alternative.

Primary Weapons Systems Mk111 Pro - One of the best AR-15 pistols for sale in 2019.

9. Primary Weapons Systems MK111 Pro

  • Price: $949.99
  • Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56x45mm NATO
  • Barrel: 11.85 inch
  • Total: 31.5 inch
  • Weight: 6.5lb

Primary Weapons Systems has created an SBR, basically detuned military hardware.

The 11.85″ out front means this isn’t compact, although it does tip the scales at a lightweight 6.5lb.

This is a piston driven adjustable gas system of Primary Weapons Systems own design. The receivers are off the peg PWS AR-15 parts too.

BCM Parts Show True Quality

Bravo Company Manufacturing provided the AR pistol grip, and Bravo Company is a sure sign of quality. The charging handle is an Ambi Raptor, you get an M-Lok rail and all the parts & accessories are as good as they can get.

That includes that awesome enhanced buffer tube, another PWS proprietary AR-15 component, and the bolted on endplate. It really does look like a Short Barrel Rifle, but it isn’t.

This is a relatively new weapon with an outsized reputation. It’s a specialist, rather than a compact all-rounder, but you could still make a case for putting it higher on this list.

Radical Firearms AR-15 Pistol, a cheap AR pistol that's also one of the best.

10. Radical Firearms FCR

  • Price: $579.99
  • Caliber: .223 Rem/5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 7.5 inch
  • Total: 26 inch
  • Total: 5.6lb

This relatively small company has built a fearsome reputation with low-budget long guns that punch well above their weight. This new Radical Firearms AR-15 looks set to do the same.

The American manufacturer makes most of its own parts, which helps it set its own prices. They are always low, despite unique design touches like the proprietary FGS free float rail system. Radical Firearms says this reduced heat build-up, and boosts accuracy.

A full-length Picatinny rail sits atop Mil-spec aluminum receivers. The Melonite coated CMV pipe work and hard coat anodized finish show solid attention to detail.

If you want all-metal and money is tight, the Radical Firearms might be the one for your home defense needs.

Nemo Arms Battle Light 300BLK for sale

11. Nemo Arms Battle Light

  • Price: $2,422.50
  • Caliber: 300 Blackout
  • Barrel: 8
  • Total Length: 26.5 inch
  • Weight: 5.6lb
  • Capacity: 30+1

There is an angry kid on the internet somewhere who could build exactly the same for like $700, but he has yet to appear in real life.

I know this is expensive, but I also know it’s a limited edition with military pedigree and it’s the absolute limit of engineering pretty much everywhere.

It was never going to be cheap.

Engineering Excellence to Last Detail

The level of detail to the engineering is insane, right down to the ATF letter of approval you get specifically addressing the KAK Shockwave. With current events, that could pay for this on its own in the end…

The upper receiver, and the lower one, are billet 7076-T6 Aluminum that is Cerakote finished in sort of Flat Dark Earth when the hard work is done.

You get 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel at the loud end. The Bolt Carrier Group is 8620 steel that is Nickel Boron coated and the Carpenter 158 bolt is shot peened. It is also particle inspected and then MPI Nickel Boron coated.

It’s a CMC Flat Bow trigger with a 3.5lb pull and a Magpul handguard and mag. Even Nemo Arms describes the muzzle device as a can, and it’s hard to argue…

The Best AR-15 Parts

It’s top drawer shiz the whole way and you can’t help but want it on a visceral level. You know it too…

It’s basically perfect as an assault weapon, it looks the absolute tits and with a reflex up top it would be lethal to hundreds of metres with the 300 Blackout ammo.

This is a precision tool, which Nemo Arms say is the preferred choice of some of the world’s most elite fighting teams. It might be true, might not be and they’d probably have to kill me if they told me.

It’s best not to ask too much. Just know that you’re getting good shiz, which may possibly have been carried by the best of the best.

Get yours now!

There is a video that shows you can take your Nemo Arms into the wilderness hunting, to do cowboy stuff and other generic outdoor activities. Truthfully the hardware is much better than the video, but here we are…

Angstadt Arms UDP-9 for sale. A great 9mm AR pistol that could be the ultimate close quarters combat weapon. Buy guns here.

12. Angstadt Arms UDP-9

  • Price: $1,325.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 6 inch
  • Total: 22 inch
  • Weight: 5lb

The Angstadt Arms UDP-9 is one of the best 9mms. Increasingly people are turning to the smaller caliber format thanks to its versatility and controlled mayhem.

9mm is arguably the best self-defense ammo, all things considered. It won’t overpenetrate, and the best 9mm bullets are designed to make an almighty wound cavity in the human body. 9mm Luger is freely available, too, which makes this an attractive SHTF gun for preppers.

Glock style magazines slot straight home, so you can have 100-round drum magazines on there if it floats your boat.

The build quality on the Angstadt Arms UDP-9 is up there too. We are talking billet receivers, a flared magwell, ambidextrous controls and more.

Angstadt Arms UDP-9 vs HK MP5K vs CZ Scorpion

It is is ready for a 9mm suppressor and this, with SB stabilizing brace, can easily mix it with the mighty HK and CZ options. Dare we say it, the Angstadt Arms might even be better.

The option to use Glock style magazines is a bit of a biggy. We like it. It means you can streamline your gun safe and have options front and center.

You can buy integrally suppressed upper receivers and assemblies. Angstadt Arms also offers several different configurations.

Buy Angstadt Arms online here at Rainier Arms.

Aero Precision M4E1 Atlas S-One AR-15 pistol for sale. Get the new AR pistols on sale at a discount at your favorite USA Gunbroker.

13. Aero Precision M4E1

  • Price: $673.99
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/300 Blackout
  • Barrel: 10.5 inch
  • Total: 24 inch

Aero Precision has carved out its own niche with parts. But this is complete with a semi-auto pistol brace, furniture and flash hider. She’s ready to shoot.

The company makes some of the most precise parts on the open market. Of course it can make a complete pistol. It’s good, there’s not too much left to say.

We actually like the naked concept and you can still buy those here, for much less money…

Aero precision naked AR pistol for sale.

ZEV AR-15 Pistol Chamberred in 300 Blackout

14. ZEV Technologies Core

  • Price: $1,163.99
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 10.5 inch
  • Total Length: 27
  • Weight: 5.7lb
  • Capacity: 30+1

This is our insider pick, as ZEV Tech has simply taken a solid receiver set and added match grade parts,to a price point.

If you have big money to spend, then look at the company’s billet receiver set, which effectively gives you access to a whole new level of build quality and peripheral components. But the forged aluminum is a great balance of bang for buck.

ZEV Tech has made a real name for itself with aftermarket Glock parts and now it has produced its own AR-style pistol chambered for 5.56 NATO or 300 Blackout.

In essence, ZEV merged with MEGA rifles and now offers long guns and this short-barrel AR-15.

The basic formula is the same, overspeccing a mainstream AR pistol with competition parts to turn them into an entirely different animal. If you get the chance, pick one up and feel the difference. It is subtle, but it’s there.

ZEV Tech AR-15 Parts & Accessories

Get complete uppers, upper receivers, charging handles, drop-in triggers and more from ZEV TECH for your DIY build. Most of ZEV Technologies parts & accessories are for the Glock, but you’ll find some things for your AR too.

CZ Scorpion Evo 3 for sale. An awesome 9mm SMG in semi-auto form for you at home.

15. CZ Scorpion Evo 3

  • Price: $849.00
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 7.72 inch
  • Total Length: 16 inch
  • Weight: 5lb
  • Capacity: 20+1

At this price, we think this might be legit the best bang for buck SMG-style weapon you can buy.

The CZ’s price tag is part of the appeal, although it has crept up in the last year. Even at this price, it’s a brilliant AR9. It’s simple polymer and basically enclosed, so it can take the conditions, the 9mm ammo is found just about everywhere and there aren’t many vital parts exposed.

That’s good, simple design. Ornate and fussy is for household ornaments…

It’s a real workhorse of a weapon, then, and it’s almost perfect for defensive duties, if you’re a 9mm kind of person. It’s 20-inches long, it’s won’t snag on anything and it looks like the face of evil.

Almighty Truck Gun

This is exactly what you want by your side if you hear a noise downstairs, or for stashing in the car.

Now it is probably not one for big pistol braces and furniture. It’s simple, defensive, and pure. We like that.

Arsenal SAM7K-R Semi Auto pistol

16. Arsenal SAM7K-01R

  • Price: $1119.99
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm AK-47
  • Barrel: 10.5
  • Total Length: 20″
  • Weight: 8lb (Without Magazine)
  • Capacity: 30+1

This is the modern day AK-47, which means it’s pretty damned effective as a truck gun, or for outdoor defensive duties. Indoors? Brave, quite brave…

Refined, controlled and smooth are different things. This is not those things. But it should always go bang.

It doesn’t have the heirs and graces of the Rattler or ZEV Tech, it never did. But you could drag it through a freezing swamp and still be fairly confident it will fire at the other end.

It takes a number of cues from the AK-74 and keeps some of the original. So you get a Krinkov flash suppressor mashed up with the squared off buffer tube.

Hybrid of AK-47 and 74 That Kinda Works

It isn’t a true AK-47, it isn’t a true AK-74. It’s basically a tribute band semi-automatic that somehow captures the original magic. But we’re not real military history sticklers here. It’s fine.

You can get a toned down, workhorse version of the SAM7K, but the 01R is the true war dog. It comes with a Picatinny Quad Rail so you can accessorise the crap out of it if you want. Again, don’t, but you can.

The parts on this modern-day AK-47 are stunning, from the hammer-forged Steyr through to the solid double hook trigger that is the stuff of legend. It takes any AK-47 mag you can find, too, and that includes 50 round drums.

Period Furniture Makes the Difference

It also includes some pretty cool minimalist underhook pistol brace options that give stability without adding too much weight. They also look the part.

It’s loud, it’s proud and it’s not exactly the most controlled weapon here. If that’s what you’re looking for, go for it.

The Freedom Ordnance FX-9 Pistol, one of the best 9mm AR pistols on sale in 2019.

17. Freedom Ordnance FX-9

  • Price: $599.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 4.5 inch
  • Weight: 4.5lb

The Freedom Ordnance FX-9 is a breakout star and now the shorter version is here it might give the winners a run for their money.

The Freedom Ordnance FX9 has gained an outsized following thanks to the fact it uses Glock-style magazines. So basically yeah, this is another one powered by Glock magazines.

How exciting is that? it depends on the size of your tinfoil hat. And if you’re into Glocks.

The muzzle device is actually a 3 inch faux suppressor. You also get a rear charging handle, an AR15 style mag release and other touches that have gone down a storm with the buying public.

We are a sucker for Shockwave Blade brace anyway, especially in a compact and lightweight package like this. Add red dot sights and this thing is a beast.

KRISS Vector Gen 2 SDP Enhanced Pistol for sale - $1,799. A new pistol caliber AR-style pistol with ant

18. KRISS Vector Gen 2 SDP Enhanced

  • Price: $1,799.00
  • Caliber: 10mm auto
  • Barrel: 6.5 inch
  • Total Length: 18.5 inch
  • Weight: 7.28lb

At first glance, this looks to be the ultimate civilian SMG. It’s small, it looks violent and it’s lightweight, ish, so why isn’t the KRISS Vector Gen II higher on the list?

Well the KRISS Super V Recoil Mitigation System wasn’t quite as good as we all wanted it to be in the first generation. But it’s getting much better.

This Close Quarters Combat used to be a movie prop and nothing more, with a starring role in Deadpool 2 among its many on screen hits. But it’s turning into something now.

Decide which one is most important for you and then see if there’s something else on the list that will do the same job and more. But if you have cash to burn and you want wild looking? This works.

Other Calibers are Cheaper

The 10mm is just interesting, from an impact point of view, but the ammo will be way cheaper for the 45 ACP and the 9mm versions of the KRISS Vector Gen 2 SDP Enhanced.

You can buy KRISS Vector caliber conversion kits, too, which has helped achieve cult like status with the Prepper community. Well that and the fact it takes standard Glock magazines.

The theory goes that when the world finally comes crashing down and we’re eating each other to stay alive, the KRISS Vector Gen 2 will be a badass.

Now the anti-recoil is getting better and the longer threaded barrel on the SDP Enhanced version means it’s actually fun to shoot right now.

So yeah, get one. But maybe go for the 9mm version. There’s an SBA3 pistol if the Vector stabilizing brace is a little operator for your tastes too.

Check out the alternatives at Rainier Arms here.





19. Sig Sauer MPX

  • Price: $1699
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel: 4.5 inch
  • Total length: 13.5 inch.
  • Weight: 4.6lb
  • Capacity: 25+1

This is a seriously compact little beast. You can dress it up with braces and weapon lights, but you can also keep it stripped to the bone.

Then you can have a monster sleeping underneath your bed. It’s controllable, especially with two hands or a pistol stabilizing brace, and it’s just about the easiest 9mm you could ever imagine.

The MPX was designed from the outset to be modular. So you can change its mood completely with a few parts and gunsmithing tools.

The Perfect CCW SMG?

The whole black finish gun is a Picatinny rail, M-Lok handguard or mounting point. It is also as light as it can reasonably be.

It weighs in at 4.6lb, it’s just North of 13 inches in total, so you can use this one-handed at a pinch. That’s gangster.

In a warzone, which is where you really need this, these are all positive qualities.

Technically you could have two of these at once, but realistically one is enough for almost any altercation. One is the military way, two is Hollywood bad guy…

Diamondback Firearms DB15 Pistol. A budget AR-15 5.56 NATO pistol with a big reputation.

20. Diamondback DB15

  • Price: $519.99+
  • Caliber: .223 Remington/5.56×45 NATO
  • Barrel: 10.5 inch
  • Total: 26.5 inch
  • Weight: 6.6lb

The Diamondback DB15 is another bargain with an outsized reputation.

You get a Wylde chamber, which is nice. A quad rail, free float handguard and that single stage trigger is well beyond Mil-Spec. The Diamondback DB15 is put together.

The Diamondback DB15 faces stiff opposition and brave styling is just one of the ways it stands out from the crowd.

Others won’t buy anything else and will tell you their Diamondback DB15 holds up well against anything. Read the reviews and see for yourself.

CMMG Banshee 300 MKGS 9mm for sale. Is this the best pistol caliber carbine on sale in 2020? Buy guns here,.

21. CMMG Banshee 300 MKGS

  • Price: $1,399
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 5 inch
  • Total: 18.9 inch
  • Weight: 4.6lb
  • Capacity: 33+1

Too many experts are naming the CMMG Banshee 300 MKGS as the best pistol caliber carbine for sale in 2020 for us to ignore completely. So the CMMG Banshee could well climb the list soon enough.

This is another one that uses Glock-style magazines. That could be a benefit, the 9mm round is a great defensive round if you have family behind drywall and don’t want to risk overpenetration and a lot of people are buying these now.

The CMMG Banshee is a great option for general plinking, too, as well as competition shooting.

You save a lot of weight with a 9mm AR pistol and it weighs just 4.6lb, complete with a MAGPUL MOE grip and Tailhook Mod 2 arm brace. It sits in the palm of your hand, you could easily conceal this AR pistol too.

B&T STreet Legal Sub Machine Gun

22. Brugger & Thomet APC223

  • Price: $3,152
  • Caliber: .223/5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 8.75 inch.
  • Total Length: 21 inch
  • Weight: 7lb
  • Capacity: 30+1


Regulars will know we have a huge soft spot for Swiss maestros B&T. This is basically a designer label. I know it, you know it, and yet it has true military applications, it looks amazing and we all want it..

This is a civilian sub-machine gun based on the APC554 SBR that is in active service with military teams, special forces and private security details all round the world.

This is one step removed, with the semi-automatic option, but apart from that this is pure military functionality. And that makes for a beautiful AR-15 for sale.

Yes, B&T firearms are never cheap. This one is eye-wateringly expensive and yet, and yet we all want it.

It’s perfectly proportioned, minimalist Swiss engineering, with an 8.75 inch barrel and a 30+1 round mag feeding into the pared down body.

An Awesome SBR With a Simple Buttstock

It weighs in at 7lb in total, but the whole gun is 21 inches and it is seriously accurate, despite the additional kick. You can turn this into a potent SBR and it will blow you away with its accuracy at the range.

This weapon comes with rails everywhere for optics, like an RMR, or even lasers. You can turn this into an SBR assault rifle, if you want, or add a simple Shockwave brace and keep it tight and nimble.. The gas system is a work of art and it just fires clean.

As a stripped down defense weapon, this would be an absolute savage and you’ll sleep sounder knowing this thing has your back. It’s not a traditional AR-15 for sale, but it is good.

This video is the military version, with the fully automatic option. You won’t get that selective fire, but the rest of the gun can be yours right now…

Century Arms, Micro Draco gun for sale, a mini AK-47 pistol for total carnage.

23. Century Arms Micro Draco AK-47

  • Price: $669.99
  • Caliber: 7.62 x 39mm
  • Barrel: 6.25 inch
  • Total Length: 14.5 inch.
  • Weight: 4.85lb
  • Capacity: 30+1/50+1 drum. 

We have said it before and we’ll say it again, the Draco Gun is an absolute bargain.

It’s a weapon of mass destruction that could easily form part of a budget defense kit if you prefer the black finish AK to an AR-15. It’s your life and I get the arguments, although 300BLK is there too you know?

This could be a concealed carry AR pistol, kind of, and there aren’t too many of them around.

If you know and don’t care about 300 Blackout ammo, then you can find a selection of AK-47s here. We like to cater to everybody…

Make an SBR From a Draco Gun

It’s also a really cheap and potentially interesting SBR build, as the ammo hits hard and the core unit is tiny. It’s a cheap way to get started with modding and working on your guns in any case.

This is a homage to the AK-47, rather than a religious recreation. Still, as a skirmish gun, a truck gun, any kind of shit has gone horribly wrong gun, this is right up there with the best of them.

It’s a 30+1 round close quarters spray and pray of the highest order.

It isn’t pretty, but there are whole sites devoted to Draco Gun furniture, pistol braces, rails etc. You can change it if you want, but I like the purity of the AK-47 and the old-worlde Russian controls.

You can, though, turn it into one of these.

PSA 5.56 NATO pistol for sale. Get a quality AR pistol at a low price. Buy your gun online today.

24. PSA 10.5″ Carbine

  • Price: $649.99
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 10.5 inch
  • Length: 26.25 inch

Palmetto State Armory is just its own thing. So if you’re sneering right now, you’re just not one of the PSA crowd. That’s fine, they’ve got along just fine without you and will continue to do so.

This budget firearms manufacturer has a devoted following for a reason. They produce basic firearms that tend to work. This also comes with an M-LOK Handguard and a Shockwave, so you got quality peripherals.

The Palmetto State Armory isn’t the best here with the fit & finish. But it is reliable. People like that.

Battle Arms Development Tanker Pistol For Sale


25. Battle Arms Development Tanker

  • Price: $3,499
  • Caliber: .223 Rem/ 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 7.5
  • Total Length: 26 inch
  • Weight: 5.8lb
  • Capacity: 30+1

This is art, as much as a firearm for sale, and you seriously could mount one of these on the wall and turn your office into a war room.

Get the stock black finish if your gun is for shooting and save about $1,300.

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An Expensive Niche Gun

It’s a niche market, we’re not going to lie. But we love the fact that guns like this are out there. It’s why we got into this….

Now yes, it is a dressed up Limited Edition version of the BAD556 family, which look pretty special in base form and can be yours for $1839.95. That black Cerakote finish is hardly sub-standard too.

37 of the Best AR Pistols – July 2020

The Limited Edition, though, is like a coachbuilt Italian special, using a solid base car, with no real functional benefit but a whole world of beauty.

It’s the best of the best, a delight as much as a gun, and nice things sometimes cost money.

French Walnut Wood Handguard, Because Why Not?

That handguard  and pistol grip are seriously hand-turned Grade A French Walnut and the Cerakote finish has an aged patina that you have to see to believe. Even the buffer tube belongs on a movie gun and costs $219.99 on its own.

It’s pretty, everywhere.

Seriously, this is Flat Dark Earth and furniture-grade wood. I don’t even know where to go with that. It’s the same colorscheme as the Wagon Queen Family Truckster, or 1979 Ford Ltd Country Squire in the real world, that Clark Griswold took across the States in the heinous Vacation.

Here, it works.

This isn’t the most practical solution, of course. But just look at it.

You know the really good news? The beauty is more than skin deep.

Billet Upper Receivers and Shiz

That’s a billet 7075 T6 aluminum upper and lower receiver that are CNC machined for the last word in tolerances. The 7.5 inch barrel is 4150 Chrome Moly steel, lined and finished with Nitride coating.

It’s threaded, too, and fitted with a 22 Cal A2 compensator and a Mil-spec M-Lok handguard with a quad rail with a Picatinny rail running down its spine.

Titanium Gas Block For Lightweight Gun

The gas block is Titanium, there’s an enhanced Bolt Carrier Group that the company sells as an aftermarket part. The same goes for the two-stage trigger with frictionless roller sear.

Nothing is standard, everything has that little flourish of class. If you’re not price shopping your guns and you just want the best, you’ll never stop smiling when you look at this one.

You could spend all day drinking in the details. It’s that kind of gun.

Battle Arms Development AR-15 Parts & Accessories

Get Battle Arms Developments parts and accessories for your AR-15 here. You can get new triggers, receivers and more from one of the best names in the business.

Click here for the full range of AR-15 and Glock parts from BAD.


B&T TP9, a kickass SMG that you can buy right now


26. B&T TP9

  • Price: $1,995.00
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel: 5 inch
  • Total Length: 11.9 inch
  • Weight: 5lb
  • Capacity: 30+1


Design wise, too, in a tight skirmish, could you ask for anything better than this modern day Uzi?

This is the Civilian version of the MP9 SMG.

It’s like a modern-day Tec-9, which became a gang legend. But we like that Uzi comparison more. It feels fairer. The Tec-9 was a feral street thug. This is better.

A Swiss Tribute to the Urban Warriors

This 9mm is an urban war machine that could make all the difference in a confined space. Swiss Law enforcement loves it as a skirmish gun.

It is also a seriously accurate gun at the range and with the stock in place you can comfortably take aim at 100 yards. For a 9mm, that’s pretty badass.

This little Swiss beast is 11.9 inches long, and you really could spray and pray with one hand. You could also be a little more precise with two hands, but it’s just in that size bracket where you could rock two of them.

But just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

You get 30+1 rounds, it’s an awesome weapon that covers a lot of very different bases.

The Best 9mm Pistol?

You can fit your own side folding stock or any manner of sights, lasers and lamps. You can even get a specific Robocop style retention holster.

It’s a pretty damned cool option, although you have to wonder how often you’d actually get to open carry this thing. Or when you’d want to…

Maxim Defense MDX 505 For Sale - A great AR-15 style pistol with a revolutionary brace.

27. Maxim Defense MDX 505 PDX

  • Price: $1,995
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO/7.62x39mm
  • Barrel Length: 5.5 inch
  • Total Length: 18.75
  • Weight: 5.9lb

The company made its name with the PDW, but now it has worked with SOCOM to create military hardware that the world’s best fighting team believes is an improvement on the vast collection of weapons they already had.

Who are we to argue with that kind of endorsement?

One of the highlights of Shot Show 2019, the MDX 505 is billed as a sub-compact AR-15 that is designed around the new Maxim SCW PDW.

This lightweight hardware is patent pending and could well turn into a star of the aftermarket parts & accessories sector in its own right.

Lightweight, Shorter PDW

The PDW is 4 inches shorter, as well as lighter, which opens up the door to a new world of sub-compacts and it should fit any existing AR-15 platform.

The HateBrake muzzle device is a feat of engineering in itself and is designed to send noise and pressure away from the shooter.

The company itself has been on the move of late, buying smaller companies and doing deals to grow its aftermarket parts business. This is going to help its cause no end.

As for the caliber choice, it’s a little controversial and yet it makes perfect sense from a military perspective. The AK-47 vs AR-15 debate will rage on forever, and even the special forces will probably leave that to the keyboard warriors.

In a military hotzone, though, AK-47 ammunition is generally easy to find. It also hits harder than 5.56 NATO and that can be the difference between a guy going down and staying down. If this is your first line of defense, you might want to consider the hard hitting ammo and the Flat Dark Earth finish for, ummm, desert stuff.

Springfield Armory Saint Victor Pistol for sale in 5.56 NATO.

28. Springfield Armory Saint Victor

  • Price: $959.99
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 9″

This one doesn’t have any great military or law enforcement connection. It’s just the company doing what it does best and producing a consumer-grade gun that kinda fits the profile of Special Forces hardware.

You can get the Springfield Saint pistol chambered in 5.56 NATO. Then it runs and feels like a conventional, if short, AR-15.

Springfield Armory Saint Pistol: Solid Engineering at a Solid Price

This is a great price for such a solid weapon and it’s relatively new.

The Springfield Armory Saint Victor is a 30+1 round weapon, it’s 26.5″ in total and it weighs in at 5.8lb.

This is mil-spec hardware at a consumer price point and we honestly can’t pick a single flaw in the Springfield Armory.

Honey Badger Pistol for sale

29. Q Honey Badger

  • Price: $2,599.99
  • Barrel: 7 inch
  • Total Length: 20-25 inches
  • Capacity: 30+1
  • Weight: 4.8lb

If you really want to know where to buy a Q Honey Badger AR pistol, then wonder no more. You can buy one right now, finally…

The Q Honeybadger rifle, pistol and more have been in the works since 2013.

Q Honeybadger is a Gaming Legend

It starred in video games including Call of Duty and Black Ops. Those kids are now old enough to own firearms. They want the civilian version of that special ops gun for sale, they wanted it years ago. Now, it’s here.

Inevitably there was a redesign in this AR15 pistol. But there were management issues and some weird shiz behind the scenes that probably didn’t help either. Q had some great designs, including a skeleton Creedmoor rifle. But they are only just getting to market.

This semi-auto pistol features a direct impingement system that was designed for use with suppressors and AAC blackout, according to the wishes of the US elite special forces that ordered the weapon.

Sig Sauer MCX Virtus for sale. A great AR pistol, one of the best on sale in 2020.

30. Sig Sauer MCX Virtus

  • Price: $1979
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 11.5 inches
  • Total Length: 31 inch.
  • Weight: 7.4lb
  • Capacity: 30+1 Rounds

The Sig MCX Virtus semi-automatic pistol is just an amazing piece of kit. The smaller Rattler is aimed at the military, even though it has been adopted by seriously well-heeled hobby shooters.

This version is ever so slightly less operator. It’s heavier, the bolt carrier group isn’t coated with space dust, but these are things you’re unlikely to notice to be honest. In terms of functionality, this is a top class firearm.

It is now on active duty all round the world as an SBR for military and private security forces in various forms and the shorter Rattler layout, but this might be better for the average consumer.

37 of the Best AR Pistols – July 2020

Great All-Rounder

This is one of the best all-round personal defense guns, or whatever it is you’re likely to be doing. If it’s good enough for the military, in any form, it’s probably good enough for us.

You will learn to love the Cerakote finish, the Mil-spec parts and the sheer, Energizer bunny reliability. It also comes with a modular range of accessories that can drain your bank account and take the Sig MCX Virtus pistol off in wild new directions. It’s a plaform, not just a model, and you can see a range of Sig MCX parts and accessories here.

Fightlite SCR Pistol, a beast of an AR-15

31. Fightlite Industries SCR

  • Price: $865.99
  • Barrel: 7.25 inch
  • Total Length: 20.25 inch
  • Capacity: 10+1
  • Weight: 3.9lb

Yes, really, the Fightlite SCR is an AR-15 with a bird’s head grip.

Why? Cuz America! That’s why…

It looks cool and it’s clever. I don’t think for one second that firearms historians will look back one day at the time that Fightlite Industries fitted a bird’s head grip to the most popular type of AR pistol and everything changed. But it doesn’t need to.

The Fightlite SCR presents a different kind of challenge. It will be tough to shoot compared to a semi-automatic pistol fired from the shoulder, which could be enough of a USP on its own. It also has a Mad Max vibe about it that I like. It’s a crazy, steampunk AR-15 that will put a smile on your face every time you pick it up.

Objectively, the Fightlite SCR is probably not better than most on this list. But it’s different, and that can be enough.

IWI Galil Ace

32. IWI Galil Ace

  • Price: $1,749.99
  • Caliber: .308 Win
  • Barrrel (inches): 8.3
  • Overall (inches): 26.75

The IWI Galil Ace is a modular weapon that goes into active service each and every day with the Israeli military. here you can get it chambered for .308 Win. Why aren’t there more of them? It’s a valid question.

It weighs in at just 6lb with the side-folding stock and it spits out agricultural .308 bullets all day. Yes it’s loud and yes there’s a kick, but that’s why you choose the .308 Win. There are more civilized options on this list.

It features a rotating bolt and long-stroke gas operating system. There’s a full length rail along the top, the polymer handguard offers a place for your lead hand and it’s a cohesive design that just works.

IWI has a pretty broad selection of Galil ACE models on offer, from 16″ barrel rifles right down to this.

H&K 93 replica and modern evolution

33. Zenith Z-43

  • Price: $1,890
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel: 12

This is tribute to the great H&K 93, and a development of that basic design. It’s modern, with its roots very firmly in the past.

Zenith make some of the more convincing HK clones out there and this is one of its best.

It certainly looks different, a collector could justify it as a natural evolution of the H&K 93 that the US Special Forces, as well as teams around thee world, chose to take into action.

As a defensive weapon? It should do the trick as this is basically the street-legal version of a classic military SBR. That can’t really go wrong, when you think about it.

IWI Uzi Pro - A budget merchant of death



34. IWI Uzi Pro

  • Price: $999 (Sale Price)
  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel: 4.5″

This really is an old-school Uzi 9mm pistol, manufactured by those mildly crazy folks at IWI.

They’re seriously on a roll at the moment with the Tavor TS-12 shotgun, the Galil Ace and the Jericho handgun lines finally coming overseas in numbers.

They are better and the Uzi is a relic of a bygone age. Now this is more of a nostalgic toy than a serious weapon. It is cool though and that can be enough to get one in your collection.

It has a 4.5″ business end, a 25-round capacity and is chambered for 9mm in deference to modern times.

This is an evolution of the simple weapon that sold more than 2 million copies since its inception in 1963. It has evolved and you get a grip safety and some other modern niceties.

This consumer version is a nod to the legend, rather than the real deal Israeli marines carry by their side. But it’s still cool as hell…

CMMG MK47 8 inch

36. CMMG MK47

  • Price: $1,319
  • Caliber: 7.62x39mm
  • Barrel: 8 inch


This is the modern, AR-style AK-47 pistol. Or it was until the Maxim Defense PDX came and swept it down the order.

The Mutant MK47, as it’s known, is well loved in AK circles for bringing AR-style convenience and simplicity to the bigger round.

Is it worth this much more money than a Draco gun? Yes, honestly, as this semi-auto pistol could easily be the start of an SBR build and the centerpiece of an AK modular collection that covers everything from defense through to hunting in the fields.

CMMG is an American company, so your SK will be 100% Made in the USA. It’s kinda cheap, too, for a gun in this class, and you we hear good things about them reliability wise. Just like the AK, it tends to chew through ammo and just keep trucking.

It’s ready for muzzle devices and with that round you might want to invest in a decent flash suppressor to start with. An SBA3 pistol stabilizing

AR-15 Pistol Parts & Accessories

You can get complete uppers, charging handles, gas blocks, upper receivers, drop-in triggers, muzzle devices, red dot sights and more. As well as basic stock black finish guns.

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