I have put a little over 1000 rounds through the Head Down Products PV13 rifle. They were nice enough to send it to us before it was released so we have spent some good quality time with it to see what we can find.

To this point the only malfunctions we had were the first 5 full magazines that were put through it were jam city, this was easily resolved by switching to a P-mag. The magazine it shipped with was not a standard one they ship out with their rifles. This is really not even a notable issue as they are all shipped with P-mags now.

After we get the other 1000 rounds through it we will get the review posted, though I don’t suspect we will find any surprises as this rifle is one of the most solid builds I have had the pleasure of shooting. So go check out the first impression so you can count how many times I said gorgeous and stand by the full review is coming soon. Also they are having a sale over at HeadDown so if you want this today is a good day to pull the trigger… no pun intended.


  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel Length: 16″ HDP Profile, Melonite coating inside and out
  • Rate of Fire: Semi-Auto or Select Fire (LE/GOV Only)
  • Rifling: 1/7″ RH (5.56)
  • Handguard: HD Provectus 13″ Rail System
  • Stock: HDF Stock
  • Pistol Grip: Ergo Rubber Ambi Grip
  • Magazine: 1 x 30rd Magazine
  • Muzzle Device: A2 Flash Hider (PVX Muzzle device not included)
  • Length (Overall Length): 36.6″ (all 16″ carbines we manufacture)

Other standard features on our rifles include

  • KNS anti-walk trigger and hammer pins
  • NIBX (Nickel Boron) coated bolt carrier group
  • Geissele 2-stage trigger (Watch it in action)
  • Melonite coated steel barrel
  • Precision milled billet upper and lower receiver
  • Intregal trigger guard
  • Type III hard coat anodize finish
  • Flared magazine well
  • Upper receiver & bolt carrier treated with Froglube®
  • All 5.56mm lower receivers are marked “CALIBER: MULTI”
  • All rifles come standard with a hard rifle case
  • Limited lifetime warranty