As some of you may recall, we had a fairly infamous review of a Mid State Firearms upper that I bought in the Spring of 2015:
Years went by and we got a lot of comments to my review – admittedly, many of them were positive – describing awesome experiences with Mid State Firearms and their products. So, when Mid State reached out and asked if I’d consider reviewing some of their newest offerings – I figured, hell yeah – let’s give these guys a chance and show people what this company is doing now. And you know – I’m happy I did that.
There are a lot of folks at the price point of Mid State Firearms and I was impressed to see some premium options that buyers can include on their builds (without tripling the price).
Something that really attracted my attention (but I sadly didn’t end up going for) was the non-NFA 10.5 inch (+shroud) 300 Blackout Upper.
That is a really cool option for someone that doesn’t want to pay/wait for an SBR tax stamp but already has a suppressor.
Given that this upper was supposed to be light weight for the wife’s first AR, I decided to go with a pencil contour 16 inch .223 Wylde upper…but after perusing the Mid State State Firearms Instagram account, I found this photo of some unusually colored BCGs:
These OilSlick Rainbow BCGs, were exactly the type of thing that I wanted to find and a fairly reasonable price compared to comparable premium retailers – so that got included as well.
Next came choosing a rail and I was excited to see a very modern offering that was slim and offered everything I wanted for this build.
Speaking directly with MSF was easy and once the order was placed – we set out to purchase everything else for the lower build (MFT Minimalist Stock, MagPul SL Grip, ALG Defense ACT, etc).
Keep any eye out for Part 2 – where we see what MSF is bringing to the table these days (heads up: we were very impressed).