If you like pistol caliber carbines, Flint River Armory now makes the potent, .45-caliber CSA45 carbine for home defense or plinking at the range.
The standard CSA45 carbine features a short-stroke gas piston operation with rotating, locking bolt. It has standard AR-15 type fire control and weighs just 6.1 pounds, according to a recent press release.
Flint River “chose the .45 ACP caliber because it possesses devastating firepower, is easy to shoot and offers superior placement of multiple shots,” according to the press release. “It has low recoil and muzzle rise, making it ideal for self-defense and urban combat. It also boasts lower noise and less muzzle flash than a rifle cartridge.”
The receivers are billet machined 6061-T6 aluminum. The 16-inch barrel is 4140 Chrome-molly and the bolt is 17-4 stainless. It has a stainless steel high capacity 25-round magazine with a black finish and a polymer stock.
Another feature of the CSA45 carbine is the high strength, one-piece buffer/lower receiver. It has a one-piece bolt carrier and Keymod forearm standard equipment. It offers tactical breakdown with no tools required.
But CSA45 carbine isn’t cheap. It retails for $1,595 and comes with two magazines.