Designed for the modern homeowner in today's uncertain times

The Most Effective .45ACP Carbine

DESIGNED TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE .45ACP PERSONAL DEFENSE WEAPON. Using our backgrounds in precision engineering, aviation, and counter-drug efforts, the founders of Flint River Armory spent four years in development to make the best home defense weapon in the world. Please view our commercial currently airing on the Pursuit Channel

Pricing Table

Pricing Table

    • CSA45

      $ 1,595
      • .45 ACP

      • Threaded Barrel

      • 2X 25-Round Magazines

      • Sling Attachment

      • 16" Barrel

    • CSA45 Pistol

      1,495
      • .45ACP

      • Threaded Barrel

      • 2X 25-Round Magazines

      • Sling Attachment

      • 10" Barrel

Testimonial

  • “I love a .45. And what you guys have made here is something that is accurate enough to compete in my 2-gun competitions, and something rugged enough to defend my home and family. ”

  • “This thing is accurate, balanced, and just works!”

  • “There is nothing else on the market like this. I've looked at some of your competition and none of them are built as well as this”

In the Media

Look for Flint River Armory and the CSA45 at upcoming trade or gun shows as well as TV, magazines, and other media.

In the Media

Look for Flint River Armory and the CSA45 at upcoming trade or gun shows as well as TV, magazines, and other media.

Look for Flint River Armory at booth N260 at NSSF SHOT Show in January, 2017

The CSA45 from Flint River Armory was featured in the Feb, 2017 issue of Guns Magazine

Flint River Armory is a member of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW) and will be participating in the upcoming NASGW Expo in Kansas City, MO in October, 2016

Flint River Armory was featured by IraqVeteran8888

Flint River Armory is currently sponsoring Trigger Time TV produced by TAG Entertainment. Look for our commercial and logo during episodes currently airing on the Pursuit Channel.

The CSA45 from Flint River Armory was reviewed by Jeff Quinn with Gunblast.com

In December of 2016, the Firearm Blog featured the CSA45 from Flint River Armory

NRA's American Hunter featured article about Flint River Armory and the new CSA45


Users Manual

Receivers: Billet 6061 T-6 aluminum
Monolithic lower encompassing buffer compartment
Left side charge upper / forward ejecting casings
Diagonal placement of takedown and pivot pins provides for structural strength

Fire Controls:
Mil-spec (AR style drop in capability)

Operating System:
Short-stroke 9mm gas piston
Rotating/locking, 4-lug bolt

Length:
(Standard) 16” barrel: 30.9”
(SBR) 10” barrel: 24.9”

Weight:
(Standard) 16” barrel: 6.56 lbs (empty, no optic)
(SBR) 10” barrel: 6.0 lbs (empty, no optic)

Magazine:
capacity: 25 rounds
Material: stainless steel
Weight: 1.56 lbs (loaded w/230 gr FMJ)
1.44 lbs (loaded w/185 gr JHP)
Length: 8.4”

Color Options:
http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/
Go to link and find color and associated part #
Expect 2-3 week lead time for most colors

The CSA45 is compatible with most ammunition. Below is a list common ammunition and the performance seen from both the CSA45 10″ SBR and CSA45 16″ Standard.

 

ManufacturerRoundType .45ACP Pistol (5" Barrel)CSA45-SBR (10" Barrel)CSA45 (16" Barrel)
RemingtonUltimate Defense230 gr BJHP861 ft/sec903 ft/sec911 ft/sec
HornadyCritical Defense185 gr FTX1061 ft/sec1154 ft/sec1243 ft/sec
Gorilla AmmoSilverback Self Defense230 gr JHP830 ft/sec872 ft/sec892 ft/sec
Hornady Custom200 gr XTP900 ft/sec974 ft/sec1009 ft/sec
Federal PremiumHST230 JHP873 ft/sec915 ft/sec979 ft/sec
Sig Sauer Elite Performance200 gr JHP949 ft/sec965 ft/sec1036 ft/sec
LibertyCivil Defense78 gr HP +P1886 ft/sec2091 ft/sec2230 ft/sec

 

 

Commonly Asked Questions

There are several ways to purchase a firearm from FRA. You can use the FRA store, store.flintriverarmory.com, to purchase firearms and accessories. You can email us directly at flintriverarmory@gmail.com, or you can call us to place an order. In order to receive a firearm through the mail, you will need to provide the name and address of a local Federal Firearms License (FFL). This FFL holder will be responsible for performing a background check prior to shipping a firearms.

The CSA45 (Carbine Semi-Automatic) .45ACP carbine is a purpose built weapon system. It is the first of many in the line of CSA weapon systems, the first being chambered in .45ACP. Follow-on calibers will include, 10mm, .40S&W, 9mm, .460 Rowland, and others. It is not a conversion from other weapon systems. It was designed with the dynamics and specifications of pistol-caliber ammunition in mind. Test fire a CSA weapon system and you will see the difference.

Currently our first product, the CSA45, will support .45ACP. However, we are currently developing weapon systems in the CSA line of weapons that will support the following calibers: 9mm 10mm

FRA (Flint River Armory) is a large-scale firearms design and manufacturing company based in North Alabama. The principle members of the company each have long and successful careers in such disciplines as engineering, UAVs, aerospace, aviation, and manufacturing. And three years ago, they redirected their focus toward building the most reliable, effective, and capable pistol-caliber weapons system. And what they came up with is the CSA45.

Team

From various engineering disciplines to US Navy Commander (ret), each of the founders of Flint River Armory has a diverse and successful background. With their roots in the Rocket City (Huntsville, Alabama), they too have a dedication to precision engineering that has come to be expected from the area. And this dedication can be found in each CSA45 manufactured.

Meet Our Team

From various engineering disciplines to US Navy Commander (ret), each of the founders of Flint River Armory has a diverse and successful background. With their roots in the Rocket City (Huntsville, Alabama), they too have a dedication to precision engineering that has come to be expected from the area. And this dedication can be found in each CSA45 manufactured.

Charley GROVES

CEO/President

Tony FABISZAK

Weapons Designer/VP Engineering

John HEIKKINEN

COO/VP Operations

Contact Us

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Flint River Armory Headquarters

706 Rison Ave
Huntsville, AL 35801

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