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NRA Gun of the Week: Head Down Firearms HD-15 Master Series

Head Down Firearms is a U.S. manufacturer of small arms that specializes in AR-15-pattern semi-automatics. The company provides both pistols and rifles that feature top-shelf components, assembled and available to the consumer at affordable rates.

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The company’s HD-15 18” Master Series is a feature-rich, modern variant of the Stoner design optioned for long-range work. The gun’s upper and lower receivers are matched and machined from billet aluminum. A Picatinny rail is provides for optic mounting and the gun’s handguard is topped with rail for accessories. Additionally, M-Lok slots are given throughout for further attachment of accessories.

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Head Down Firearms has outfitted its Master Series with top-shelf components. A Luth AR fully adjustable stock is furnished for a custom user interface. A Mission First Tactical grip is supplied. Head Down provides a 18” chrome-moly steel barrel on our test sample of the HD-15 Master Series. A multi-colored Cerakote finish is provided, a treatment Head Down Firearms is known for. Nitriding is applied to the gun’s bolt carrier group for extreme corrosion protection.

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Watch our NRA Gun of the Week video above to learn more about the Head Down Firearms HD-15 Master Series.

Head Down Firearms HD-15 Specifications
Manufacturer: Head Down Firearms
Action Type: direct-gas-impingement-operated semi-automatic, center-fire rifle
Chambering: .224 Valkyrie
Receivers: machined aluminum
Barrel: 18” chrome-moly steel, Nitride finish
Sights: none; Picatinny rail for optics
Trigger: 5-lb., 3-oz. pull
Magazine: 20-round capacity C-Products
Stock: LUTH-AR MBA-1 fully adjustable
Length: 40.13”
Weight: 7 lbs., 15 ozs.
MSRP: $1,999

Further Reading:
A Guide to Precision-Rifle Shooting on a Budget

Tested: Inside The .224 Valkyrie

Uncovering the Secrets to Long-Range Precision Shooting

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

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