Featured KE Arms KP15: Lightweight And Affordable Iain Harrison May 18, 2022 Join the Conversation KE Arms lightweight KP15 factory carbine While ammo might still be priced out reach, there's plenty of evidence that firearm prices, especially AR15 options have returned to some semblance of normality, whatever that might be. Take for example this offering from KE Arms.We've covered the KP15 polymer AR15 lower receiver before here, and since its introduction, folks have been using it to assemble their own lightweight builds. Now the factory is offering a low-cost option, off the shelf in order to clear space in the warehouse – we assume for their recently introduced 9mm AR. Six hundred bucks gets you a milspec lower parts kit, nitrided BCG, a 16 inch, 9 twist chrome lined, Govt profile barrel, and free float, M-Lok 15 inch handguard. A nice upgrade is the extended billet charging handle, and the polymer lower keeps weight down to six pounds. Presser below. From KE Arms: This configuration would normally retail at $899.95, but we need to reduce inventory for new products. So while supplies last we are selling these rifles at a heavily discounted price.As pictured above with 15″ Delta-P MLOK Rail and Forward Assist Upper the rifle weighs 5.95 pounds. Shorter handguard selections will be lighter.The KP15 lower comes standard with mil-spec fire control group and all of our optimized KP15 parts. UpperThe KE-15 forged flat top complete upper receiver is precision machined from 7075-T6 forgings to MilSpec standards, made to fit all M16/M4 rifles and carbines. Featuring USGI type T marked top, making it easy to remount any of your tactical accessories. Milspec type III hard anodized and ready to be assembled with your choice of components. Choose from standard with forward assist, or slick side without forward assist. Barrel5.56mm, 1:9 twist, 16″ long, 41V50 steel, weighs 1.8 lbs., button rifled, stress relieved, chrome line bore and chamber, phosphate finish, .750″ gas block with drilled gas port. Assembled with M4 feed ramp extension, designed for carbine length gas system, 1/2 x 28 muzzle thread. Bolt Carrier Group Options M16 Black NitrideM16 Chrome StandardM16 Chrome with HMB BoltSlick M16 Chrome with HMB BoltCharging Handle– Billet machined out of 7075 T-6 aluminum– Mil 8625 Type III, Class 2 hard anodized– Includes a heavier spring for increased durability and longevity– Large latch for easy manipulation in times of stress.Rail System Options 12.5″ Delta-P MLOK12.5″ Delta-R MLOK15″ Delta-P MLOK15″ Delta-R MLOK More On Carbines: First Look: B&T 16-Inch SPC9 Carbine The 9mm Carbine: Part SMG, Part Pistol, Pure Utility Buildsheet: Downsizing to a 9mm PCC in a Small Package PSA AKV: Ruggedly Reliable 9mm AK Explore RECOILweb:New ASR Plate Carrier Announced By AT ArmorLeica Launches New MRDSReview: SCAR parts from Kinetic Development GroupSo You Found a Gun in a Public Restroom - - Now What? NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.