MARCH 23, 2023

PWS to Attend The Gathering

Primary Weapons Systems will have the full lineup of BDE suppressors on the range for the first time, as well as several rifles and pistols for attendees to shoot and enjoy.


PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) will showcase the BDE® (Bravo Delta Echo) line of modular suppressors with caliber-specific options for 22 LR, 9mm Luger, 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm at the range in Clinton, South Carolina. PWS will also have multiple rilfes and pistols featuring the tried and true long stroke piston system. Attendees are encouraged to see these products first hand at the event featuring 17 live fire shooting bays, 2 clay courses, a 1000 yard range, a mile range and much more. The event brings together the firearms community, media and the public March 24-25th at the Clinton House Plantation.

The BDE line of suppressors started in 2022 with original an 7.62x51mm offering—the BDE762. The 2023 BDE9 and BDE556 additions are also made of Titanium and are 3D printed. These suppressors are lighter and quieter. An exterior design dissipates heat and mirage, regardless of round count. Tapered threading and symmetrical baffles allow for modality and enhance accuracy. All models are shipping now and available for purchase through select retailers and direct from PWS at

“We’re excited to get the full BDE line in front of so many shooters,” said Director of Sales Ben Peters. “It’s hard to see how much the lightweight Titanium enhances the shooting experience unless you actually have our suppressors on a rifle and get to put rounds down range. We’ve pushed the team hard to get a full line up and running. Now that we have multiple solutions for all shooting applications and we are shipping each SKU, we really can help anyone looking to get a suppressor.”

Also on display will be the long stroke piston driven uppers and complete firearms within the MK1 series. New for 2023 is the MK1 Compound line of firearms, which uses the MK1 MOD 2-M lower receiver and MK1 MOD 1-M upper.

For more information on PWS, attendees should stop by the range. Others can visit and/or stay tuned to PWS eNewsletters and social channels.

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About Primary Weapons Systems

Primary Weapons Systems (PWS) was formed in 2008 as a rifle component company and has since grown to be one of the largest firearms manufacturers in the Northwest. The PWS Long-Stroke Piston System which takes the operating system from Kalashnikov’s AK design and merges it with Stoner’s AR platform, gives a hybrid rifle to shooters looking for a low-maintenance yet reliable and accurate firearm. PWS manufactures AR-15s in .223 Wylde, .300BLK and 7.62×39- all with the long-stroke piston operating system. As of 2022, PWS was purchased by Vigilant Gear, LLC. For more information, visit or @PrimaryWeapons on Instagram & Facebook.

About Primary Weapons Systems

The Gathering is a Firearm Range Day and Expo presented by Palmetto State Armory. The Gathering is bringing together the firearms community, media and public to showcase new and existing products that serve both law enforcement and the general public. The event will take place March 24th-25th in Clinton, SC at The Clinton House Plantation a 2000 acre facility that houses 17 live fire shooting bays, 2 clay courses, world class hunting land, a 1000 yard range, and a mile range. To sign up for tickets visit our eventbrite. From there click on tickets. For all questions or concerns, please contact