Tag Archives: Upper Receiver

Aero Precision AR15 XL Upper Receivers NOW AVAILABLE!

 

Looking to go LARGE on your next AR build? Look no further than the Aero Precision XL Upper. Forged from 7075-T6 aluminum and featuring an enlarged ejection port, the XL Upper Receiver is your best choice when you’re planning a build to send big rounds down range. If you have .450 Bushmaster, .458 SOCOM, or .50 Beowulf on the brain, Aero Precision has you covered.

For more information or to purchase an XL Upper, click HERE.

Primary Weapons Systems AR Build Breakdown

A lot of times I am asked about the parts that make up a rifle build, so I am revamping a series of “Build Breakdowns” that explain what parts were used to put a certain rifle together.  Each part or grouping of parts will be listed below the image and will be hyperlinked to the Rainier Arms website, or another site if not available on Rainier, where you can learn more about the parts or to make a purchase.

This build focuses on a Primary Weapons Systems Build that I recently put together.  The build started as a separate upper and lower receiver set that were mostly complete from the factory.

Primary Weapons Systems Mk1 Mod2 Lower and Mk1 Mod1 Upper Receiver with Vortex Viper PST Scope in a Bobro Engineering Precision Optic Mount 003-1000

If you see a build that you want to know more about, please let me know.

 

Exclusive Fathom Arms $20 Off Coupon Code

Fathom Arms AR15 Enhanced Nitride Full Auto Bolt Carrier Group and Stripped Upper Receiver 002-1000

Fathom Arms has been generous and are offering an exclusive coupon code for their Nitride Full Auto Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG).  The E-BCG retails for $174.95 and with the $20.00 off coupon code brings it down to $154.95.

$20 Off COUPON CODE:  Zero7One (case sensitive)

ORDER HERE

Fathom Arms AR15 Enhanced Nitride Full Auto Bolt Carrier Group 010-1000

 

Though there is no Coupon Code for the Stripped Fathom Arms Upper Receivers, they are currently on sale for $84.95.

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Fathom Arms Stripped Upper Receiver 003-1000

 

For more information on Fathom Arms, visit:  http://www.fathomarms.com/.

SHOT Show 2015 – LanTac USA

LanTac USA, who has been mostly known for their Dragon Muzzle Brakes, had a booth full of new awesomeness available for all to see….and for one sticky fingered thief, a BCG to take home.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Blast Mitigation Device (BMD)-1000
LanTac USA Blast Mitigation Device (BMD)

LanTac USA’s Blast Mitigation Device, or BMD, is a removable shroud of sorts that can be placed over the Dragon Muzzle Brake to control the side blast from the Dragon and away from the shooter.  The BMD is quickly removed from the Dragon by pressing two release buttons on either side of the device.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG)-1000
LanTac USA Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG)

This Enhanced BCG is the brother of the Ti Enhanced BCG that was stolen from the LanTac booth at SHOT.  The stolen version was a one-off version without Forward Assist serrations and was made of Titanium.  Click HERE for more info from LanTac regarding a description of the stolen BCG.  They are offering a reward.

The Enhanced BCG is M16 Full Auto style, machined from 8620 steel with a Shot Peened (SP) bolt and is Magnetically Particle Inspected (MPI).  The entire carrier assembly is NiB, electroless NiB coated with the patented advanced UTC EXO process.  The carrier features forward gas porting with enlarged gas vents to run cooler and cleaner and reduces the pressurization of the receiver.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Gas Block and Dragon Muzzle Brake-1000
LanTac USA Gas Block and Dragon Muzzle Brake

The LanTac Gas Block will fit .750″ diameter gas pad barrels and uses two set screws to secure the block in place.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA SPADA-S Rail-1000
LanTac USA SPADA-S Rail

The LanTac USA SPADA-S Rail is a lightweight freefloat handguard that features reinforced attachment positions at the 3, 6 and 9-o’clock positions with helicoil inserts.  The rail offers zero protrusion to the rear and will mount to any upper receiver, regardless of shape.

SHOT Show 2015 LanTac USA Upper Advancd Receiver (UAR)-1000

LanTac USA Upper Advancd Receiver (UAR)

The LanTac USA Upper Advanced Receiver, aka UAR, is machined from Billet 7075-T6 aluminum, is finished with MilSpec, Type 3, Class2, Deep Black, Hardcoat Anodizing and comes standard with M4 feedramps.  The UAR comes standard with a CP-R360 Domed Head Cam Pin.  The Cam Pin features a circular head with singular flat face so it can retrofit any other BCG cam pin without the need of removing the gas key.

For more information on LanTac USA, visit http://www.lantac-usa.com/.

 

New from Fortis Manufacturing

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 011-1000

Fortis Manufacturing has recently released two pieces of pure epicness; the Fortis Billet Upper Receiver and the 5.56mm SWITCH Rail, which is currently offered in the 12″ length.


 

FORTIS BILLET UPPER RECEIVER

Fortis Manufacturing Billet Upper Receiver 001-1000

Sticking with the sexy lines that Fortis has become known for, the Billet Upper Receiver is no different.  Not only has the design been amped up, the weight has been shaved down without loss of strength or rigidity in this upper machined from Billet 7075-T6 aluminum.

Fortis Manufacturing Billet Upper Receiver 005-1000

For more information, follow this link:

http://fortismfg.com/ar15-fortis-billet-upper-receiver


 

FORTIS SWITCH 556 RAIL SYSTEM

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 001-1000

The SWITCH Rail, which was originally reserved for the .308AR Platform, was expanded to the 5.56mm Platform after such a positive reaction.  This lightweight rail is by far the easiest rail install of all time, so much so, it is easier than replacing a set of stock plastic handguards.

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 002-1000

For more information, follow this link:

http://fortismfg.com/ar15-forits-swtich-556-rail-system-12

Fortis Manufacturing 5.56 12 inch SWITCH Rail 005-1000

 

SHOT Show 2014 – Mega Arms Megalithic

Mega Arms Megalithic
Mega Arms Megalithic
Mega Arms Megalithic
Mega Arms Megalithic
Mega Arms Megalithic
Mega Arms Megalithic

New from Mega Arms in 2014 is their new Megalithic Tactical System that is available for both the 5.56mm and MATEN (.308AR) platforms.  This one-piece upper receiver and rail system will be available in Mid and Rifle lengths for 5.56mm and Rifle length for the MATEN.  The Megalithic Tactical System incorporates a strategically integrated level system and the Key-Mod versions come with hardened QD sockets on the rear sides of the rail.

For more information visit, megaarms.com.

SHOT Show 2014 – Aero Precision

Aero Precision Gas Piston Capable COP Upper
Aero Precision Gas Piston Capable COP Upper

Aero Precision has introduced several new products for 2014.  Building off of their successful COP (Continuous Optics Platform) monolithic upper receiver, Aero Precision is now offering a gas piston compatible COP Upper for the AR-15 in carbine and mid-lengths and are in the process of working with Adams Arms to offer a package including the COP and the piston kit.  Also available later in 2014 will be a COP Upper in .308.

For more information visit, aeroprecisionusa.com.