Product Spotlight: Battle Arms Development Defense Pistol

The BATTLEARMS® WORKHORSE® series of firearms are built for duty and hard use in mind.

Joyce Chon
September 27, 2021

The BATTLEARMS® WORKHORSE® series of firearms are built for duty and hard use in mind. It is purpose–built around the forged WORKHORSE® 7075–T6 aircraft–grade aluminum receiver and free–float rail handguard with M–LOK attachment point at 3, 6, and 9 o'clock positions. At 12 o'clock is a full–length Picatinny accessory rail with our signature notch cut matching the upper receiver. Every firearm is equipped with a 4150 chrome–moly steel black nitride barrel for durability and accuracy. Each barrel is individually head–spaced with a matching 9310 steel bolt and 8620 black nitride carrier for ultimate reliability and ease of cleaning.

Look a bit more closely and you will find this duty line of rifles are not so “plain jane”. It is loaded with numerous enhanced components such as a smooth nickel Teflon trigger, enhanced magazine release, enhanced takedown/pivot pins for easy tool–less breakdown, one–piece magazine catch, billet trigger guard, enhanced bolt catch, user–adjustable three–position pistol grip, and enhanced single side safety. The WORKHORSE® series offers an amazing value. The perfect firearm for duty or home defense.



  • Model: Defense Pistol
  • Type: Pistol: Semi–Auto
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO|223
  • Finish: Matte Black
  • Action: Semi–Automatic
  • Stock: Tail Hook Brace
  • Barrel Length: 10.5
  • Capacity: 30+1
  • # of Mags: 1
  • Safety: Manual Safety
  • Receiver: Matte Black Anodized Flat Top
  • Features: Carbine Length Gas System, MLOK Handguard


Item #WORKHORSE–018 carries an MSRP of $1299.00.