Whether you’re new to the AR world and trying to piece together your first one or already have one or two AR’s and just want add a great budget upper to the collection this latest combo deal by Palmetto State Armory should peak your interest.  The days of amazing deals in the firearms market are far from over.  You just have to do a little more digging to find them.  I’m going to show you how to make this not just a combo deal but a super steal that you’ve got to take advantage of.  There’s two ways to look at this.  First, the combo itself is a 16” CMV Chrome-Lined Stripped Upper (no BCG or CH) that comes with a Vortex Strikefire Red Dot optic for just $399.95.  I’ve personally owned Vortex products and can tell you that they are excellent quality and are the next best thing if you don’t want to spend all the dough for an Aimpoint.  This as it stands is a fantastic deal.  I don’t think anyone would feel that the price is too high.

The other way to look at it (which is the way I would go) is this.  The cheapest I’ve seen the Vortex Strikefire sell for by itself online is $150.  If you have absolutely no need for the Strikefire you could sell it at a minimum online (’s EE, My FB Page, etc) for $100.  By doing this you’ve effectively just turned your $399 combo deal into a Palmetto State Armory 16” CMV Chrome-Lined Upper for $299 or less.  This is one of the reasons I love combo deals.  You may not have a need for all of the parts of the combo but someone will and sometimes the AR god’s (purposely lowercase) give you a great deal such as this!  Check out all of the details below.  Hurry though, there are plenty of other people reading this same article right now!  🙂

An M4 upper and a Vortex Strikefire Optic for one low price!

16″ Barrel length
Chrome moly vanadium barrel
5.56 Nato Chamber
1 in 7″ twist rate
chrome-lined bore
M4 Feed ramps
F-Marked Front sight post
A2 Flash Hider
Sling Loop
Carbine Hand Guards w/ heat sheilds
Forged upper receiver
No logo
Vortec Strikefire Optic

Barrel:  16″ Chrome-lined, chrome moly vanadium.  Chambered in 5.56 NATO, with a 1/7 twist, M4 barrel extension, and a carbine-length gas system.   The M4 profile barrel  is high pressure tested and magnetic particle inspected and then phosphate coated to mil-specs.  Barrel is finished off with an F-marked front sight post with sling swivel, standard handguards and an A2 flash hider.

Upper: Forged 7075-T6 A3 AR upper is hard coat anodized black for durability. Featuring M4 feedramp cuts, T-marks, but no logo, these upper upper receivers are made for us right here in the USA.

Optic: Vortex Strikefire red dot optic.

Each upper is assembled to order with US-made parts, and test fired to check gas function.  Does not include bolt carrier group or charging handle.

You can purchase this 16” CMV Chrome-Lined Upper with Vortex Strikefire for $399.95 from  What you do with it from there is up to you.  GeT SoMe!!