First Look: Anderson A4 Series with Picatinny Rails

Classically styled rifles, carbines and large-format pistols from one of America's most-popular AR builders.

posted on November 30, 2022
Anderson A4 series

Anderson Manufacturing, based in Hebron, KY, is expanding its classically inspired A4 AR-15 product line with three new 5.56 NATO models to choose from: a 10.5-inch large-format pistol, a 16-inch carbine and a 20-inch full-size rifle.

The firearms in Anderson Manufacturing’s A4 collection are reminiscent of contemporary US Military standard issue rifles and carbines and prominently feature classic AR-15 pattern furniture along with the iconic M-16A2 style triangular shaped combination front sight/gas block and flash hider, the same styles that can be found on currently-issued M-4A1 and M-16A4 firearms.

In addition to the A2 front sight block and flash hider, these new firearms ship with a classic furniture set consisting of a full-size rifle stock, a 6 position telescoping carbine stock or SB Pistol brace. Each of the three new firearms also includes a quadrilateral Picatinny rail. These drop-in quad rails have full sections of M1913 Picatinny rails at 12-, 3-, 6-, and 9-o’clock and are also made in the United States. The upper receivers in all firearms in the A4 collection are Picatinny flat-top upper receiver that also include a Magpul MBUS rear folding sight. Each rifle, carbine or pistol also ships with one ASC 30 round aluminum magazine and a cable lock.

A4 Pistol Specifications

  • 5 inch barrel, 1:7-inch twist
  • Chambered in 5.56 NATO
  • 6.75-inch Quad Picatinny drop-in rail
  • Pistol-length, direct-impingement gas system
  • SBA3 Tactical pistol brace
  • MSRP: $670

A4 Carbine Specifications:

  • 16-inch barrel, 1:8-inch twist
  • Chambered in 5.56 NATO
  • 6.75-inch Quad Picatinny drop-in rail
  • Carbine-length direct-impingement gas system
  • Anderson 6-position telescoping carbine stock
  • MSRP: $670

A4 Rifle Specifications:

  • 20-inch long barrel, 1:9-inch twist
  • Chambered in 5.56 NATO
  • 11.5 inch Quad Picatinny drop-in rail
  • Rifle-length direct-impingement gas system
  • Full size A2 style rifle sotck
  • MSRP: $680

For more information on these firearms, please visit Anderson Manufacturing’s website at  


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