PWS is well known for their piston AR-15s. Now they are throwing their hat into the direct impingement (DI) ring.
Their DI uppers share many of the same features with their piston uppers like extended length KeyMod rails, QPQ (nitriding) processed barrels, and they are topped off with one of PWS’ great muzzle devices. The barrels have a 1 in 8″ twist and they feature a .223 Wylde chamber which should help a bit with accuracy while also handling 5.56 spec ammo.
The MAP for these uppers is $699 which isn’t bad considering what you get. That is especially true for the 14.5″ version since pinning and welding a muzzle device usually costs extra.
Check out the new DI uppers at PWS.