April 26, 2017

Primary Weapons Systems’ MK2 MOD 1-Patrol Line Release

Primary Weapons Systems releases the MK2 MOD 1-Patrol line for shooters looking for long-stroke piston driven platforms in .308 and 6.5 Creedmoor calibers. The MK2 MOD 1-P line joins the impressive lineup of MK1 MOD 1-P and MK1 MOD 2 items released just over one year ago at SHOT Show 2016. MK2 MOD 1-P rifles, lowers and uppers will be available through PWS dealers and at in the coming months.

While PWS customers have seen the proven long-stroke piston system in MK2 MOD 1 items, the MK2 MOD 1-Patrol line has a few notable changes including the gas system length, furniture, and forging designs. MK2 MOD 1-Patrols use a mid-length gas system to which PWS attributes smoother operating for the long-stroke piston in the MK2 platform and better results when shooting with a suppressor. Moving to Bravo Co. furniture, PWS offers consistency throughout their three lines of rifles. For the biggest change from MK2 MOD 1 to MK2 MOD 1-Patrol, the upper and lower forgings have been completely redesigned. Starting with the lower, you’ll see the machined-in trigger guard, flared magwell, and lightening cuts for weight-savings. On the upper forging, PWS has once again eliminated forward assist (as seen on their MK1 MOD 2 line) and added crucial material around the barrel extension area for enhanced accuracy. The upper and lower forged parts are machined and hand polished at PWS headquarters in Boise, Idaho then Hardcoat Anodized at Type III Mil-Spec for corrosion and wear-resistance, while delivering the fit and finish PWS is known for.

Replacing the MK2 MOD 1 line, the new MK2 MOD 1-Patrol line will offer 16.1” and 20” barreled uppers ranging from $1449.95-$1549.95, 16.1” and 20” rifles ranging from $2199.95-$2399.95 and stripped/complete lowers compatible for DPMS .308 pattern builds from $209.95-$599.95.

The MK2 MOD 1-Patrol line is shipping currently to dealers and distributors while PWS is taking backorders to be filled accordingly.


Company Information:

Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) was formed in 2008 as a rifle component company and has since grown to be one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the Northwest. PWS initially made firearm accessories and compensators, but quickly moved into firearm manufacturing as they developed their PWS Long-Stroke Piston System which takes the operating system from Kalashnikov’s AK design and merges it with Stoner’s AR platform giving a hybrid rifle to shooters looking for a low-maintenance yet reliable and accurate firearm. PWS manufactures AR-15s in 223 Wylde and 300BLK, as well as DPMS .308 pattern builds in both 308 and 6.5 Creedmoor- all with the long-stroke piston operating system. Also manufactured by Primary Weapons Systems are lightweight buffer tubes, steel body buffers, KeyMod accessories and a wide selection of compensators for firearms both piston driven and direct impingement.

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Primary Weapons Systems MK2 MOD 1-Patrol Release 4.26.2017