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It goes without saying that the 300 Blackout cartridge has taken the firearms world by storm.

Supersonic and subsonic loads are effective for hunters, operators and self- defense-minded citizens alike. Thankfully, gun makers are satisfying this demand with high-quality AR rifles and pistols.

Here are some new 300 Blackout AR pistols to consider.

Adams Arms 12.5″ XLP EVO Upgraded Pistol

This new AR pistol was added to Adams Arms’ piston-driven lineup as the next generation of short-barreled options. It’s ideal for close-quarters shooting where a more compact platform is desired. This piston-driven pistol comes standard with an ergonomic Samson Evolution handguard, a Magpul MOE grip and a 12.5-inch barrel capped with a VooDoo Innovations Jet Comp. (adamsarms.net)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 12.5 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 28.75 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.3 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Magpul MOE
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Piston-operated semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,605

Black Rain Ordnance SPEC15 Pistol

Black Rain Ordnance’s 300 Blackout SPEC15 Pistol utilizes a low-profile gas block for improved reliability. The SPEC15 Pistol features a mil-spec GI trigger and a nitrided bolt carrier group that is made in-house for premium durability and ease of cleaning. The SPEC15 Pistol features a unique, well-ventilated, 10-inch handguard, a forged charging handle and an A2-style flash suppressor. (888-836-2620; blackrainordnance.com)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 10.5 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 27.25 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.25 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Magpul MOE
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,989

CMMG Mk4 PDW

The 300 Blackout Mk4 PDW comes with an 8-inch, nitrided, 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel, a Magpul PMAG a Magpul MOE pistol grip, an ambidextrous rear sling mount and a PMAG. The pistol has a slim profile thanks to the RKM7 free-floating KeyMod handguard. KeyMod slots at the 3, 6 and 9 o’clock positions allow users to mount compatible accessories directly to the handguard. (cmmginc.com; 660-248-2293)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 8 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 24 inches
  • WEIGHT: 4.6 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Magpul MOE
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,000

CORE15 Roscoe RB2

If you’re looking for a reliable AR pistol,
look no further than the CORE15 Roscoe RB2 from CORE Rifle Systems. This American-made pistol comes with forged 7075-T6 receivers, a 10.5-inch, chrome-moly barrel, a carbine-length gas system, a KeyMod forend, M4 feed ramps, a Sig Sauer SB15 stabilizing brace, an Ergo Swift grip, a Midwest Industries flash suppressor and a Magpul PMAG. (coreriflesystems.com)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 10.5 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 28.5 inches
  • WEIGHT: 6.44 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Ergo Swift
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $987

Daniel Defense DDM4300 Pistol

The Daniel Defense DDM4300 Pistol is ideal for close quarters and home defense. This new option from Daniel Defense comes complete with a 10.3-inch, cold-hammer-forged barrel with the company’s proprietary strength-to-weight (S2W) profile, a pistol- length gas system, a pinned, low-profile gas block, Daniel Defense’s own pistol grip and a 9-inch-long DDM4 Rail fitted with the company’s new rail covers for enhanced shooting comfort and control. (danieldefense.com; 866-554-4867)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 10.3 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 27.06 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.3 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Polymer
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,699

DoubleStar 300 BLK Pistol

DoubleStar’s 300 BLK pistols are built from forged, American-made parts in Winchester, Kentucky, and the company doesn’t sacrifice quality by using cast or MIM parts like other cheaper offerings. Several barrels are available—7.5, 9 (shown), 10.5 or 11.5 inches—with either a round handguard and low-profile gas block for the shorter barrels and the 11.5-inch-barreled pistol coming with traditional AR handguards and an A2-style front sight. The flattop uppers make it easy to add optics. (star15.com; 888-736-7725)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 9 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 29.25 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.2 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Polymer
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,407

PWS MK109 Pistol

Reliable with both sub- and supersonic ammo, the piston-driven MK109 Pistol from Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) is a favorite in applications ranging from defense to hunting. These pistols ship with the Sig Sauer SB15 stabilizing brace, a Magpul MOE grip, a 9.75-inch barrel and a KeyMod handguard. Due to its special nature, the MK109 does not have an adjustable gas block. (208-344-5217; primaryweapons.com)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 9.75 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 27.75 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.5 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Magpul MOE
  • SIGHTS: Flip-up front and rear
  • ACTION: Piston operated semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,950

Rock River Arms LAR-PDS

Following up on the success of its PDS (Piston- Driven System) pistol in .223/5.56mm NATO, Rock River Arms (RRA) introduced the same platform in the popular 300 Blackout cartridge. Featuring the same short-stroke piston and buffer-less recoil system, it is available in several pistol configurations as well as SBRs (all NFA rules apply). Shooters can choose between aluminum tri-rail forends or injection-molded, ribbed versions. (rockriverarms.com; 866-980-7625)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 9 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 18.25 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Hogue
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Piston-operated semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,460

Sig Sauer MCX

Sig Sauer’s modular MCX was engineered specifically for running the 300 Blackout cartridge. Built from the ground up to be suppressed, it can also be used without a suppressor thanks to its two-position- adjustable gas piston system. The MCX features an extended Picatinny top rail and will fit all mil-spec AR lowers. Users can also change out the handguard, stock and barrel/caliber as needed—shooters can switch to 5.56mm or 7.62x39mm. The pistol variant comes with a stabilizing brace. (sigsauer.com; 603-610-3000)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK, 5.56mm, 7.62x39mm
  • BARREL: 9 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 26.63 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.75 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Polymer
  • SIGHTS: Flip-up front and rear
  • ACTION: Piston-operated semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,999

Spike’s Tactical ST-15 LE Pistol

The Spike’s Tactical ST-15 LE Pistol is designed as a fully mil-spec pistol series for every level of shooter. This pistol has the same level of quality and performance that you have come to expect from Spike’s Tactical while still being affordable. Each component is manufactured to mil-spec standards and backed by the Spike’s Tactical lifetime warranty. Features include an 8.1-inch, cold-hammer-forged, 1-in-7-inch-twist barrel, a pistol-length gas system, an M16 bolt carrier group, an ST-T2 tungsten buffer and flip-up Magpul MBUS backup sights. (spikestactical.com; 407-928-2666)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 8.1 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 24.5 inches
  • WEIGHT: 4.82 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Polymer
  • SIGHTS: Magpul MBUS
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $895

Windham Weaponry 300 BLK Pistol

This 300 Blackout pistol is a great solution for those looking for a durable and dependable weapon that has all the benefits of being built on the AR platform. It features a round, free-floating handguard; a 9-inch, chrome-lined, chrome-moly-vanadium barrel; a buffer tube with a foam sleeve; a Hogue pistol grip and much more. (windhamweaponry.com; 855-808-1888)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 9 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 24.75 inches
  • WEIGHT: 4.85 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Hogue OverMolded
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,160

Yankee Hill Machine YHM-8030

The YHM-8030 comes standard with a KR7 carbine-length KeyMod handguard, YHM’s patented E-Z Pull takedown pins and a Phantom Flash Hider that eliminates 99 percent of flash. The platform runs on a direct-impingement, pistol-length system. The 9.1-inch barrel is Melonite QPQ treated and threaded for adding a sound suppressor. Add a YHM suppressor and feed it subsonic ammunition, and the YHM-8030 will deliver plenty of stopping power in a quiet package. (yhm.net; 877-892-6533)

  • CALIBER: 300 BLK
  • BARREL: 9.1 inches
  • OA LENGTH: 25.25 inches
  • WEIGHT: 5.4 pounds (empty)
  • GRIP: Polymer
  • SIGHTS: None
  • ACTION: Direct impingement semi-auto
  • FINISH: Matte black
  • CAPACITY: 30+1
  • MSRP: $1,205

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