PWS makes some amazing stuff. Their piston powered rifles are one of the only firearms to ever get a five star rating from me. I liked mine so much that I laid down cold hard cash to keep it in my gun safe. Not everyone can afford the high-end piston system though. Announced yesterday, PWS has just released a line of direct impingement rifles specifically designed for the entry level shooter with all the bells and whistles of a PWS gun but at a remarkably low price point — $1,349. That’s about $600 lower than their regular offerings, and includes a free Lucid ACOG-esque optic. They call it the “Modern Musket” for a reason . . .
From the presser:
Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) is releasing their first line of Modern Musket™ direct impingement (DI) rifles June 2014. Known for producing reliable and accurate piston driven AR-15 rifles and a DI accessory line designed to reliably enhance any AR platform, PWS’ next logical step was to supply their customers with the best DI AR-15 rifle available on the market. The new DI line is called the Modern Musket. The Modern Musket™ brand (www.modernmusket.com) is a message that PWS embraces.
This DI rifle is your defense rifle: your defense of your home, family, and your right to the freedoms outlined in the Constitution. These are the guns the 2nd Amendment was written to protect. As technology advances, our right to keep and bear arms must remain the same. The musket was the greatest weapons advance for a citizen at the time of the American Revolution and today, the AR-15 holds that role.
I knew there was a reason I liked this company.