Pre-built uppers, custom barrels, upgraded handguards, muzzle devices and more.
Grab everything you need to build or upgrade your first or next AR-15 upper! We've worked closely with top makers like M-LOK, Aero Precision, GLOCK, and others to provide high-speed upgrades and OEM parts required to finishing or tricking out your custom AR rifle or pistol.
All upper assemblies are assembled, torqued and function-tested to ensure your AR's ready to send rounds downrange once you tap down those pivot pins. Each upper assembly includes a mil-spec, M16-profile bolt carrier group and charging handle. All you need is your finished lower assembly!
If you're building your assembly from scratch, your AR-type upper (and generally all upper assemblies, regardless of caliber) require the following upper parts. Our prebuilt upper assemblies include all components listed below:
Stripped Upper Receiver: The stripped upper houses the bolt carrier group and charging handle. It's also machined with threads and a small hole to attach the barrel and gas tube.
Barrel: The barrel attaches to the receiver using a barrel nut. Most often, you'll use the barrel nut suppled with your handguard to attach both the guard and the barrel to the receiver. Most barrels are threaded for attaching a muzzle device, like a brake, compensator, or flash hider.
Handguard: Handguards are most often free-float, one-piece units machined from billet aluminum. They include attachment systems like Picatinny rails or M-LOK slots for installing accessories like a foregrip or flashflight.
Gas system: The gas system includes a gas block, pins to secure the block to the barrel, and a gas tube that feeds back into the upper receiver and bolt carrier.
Bolt carrier group with handle: The BCG includes the bolt, firing pin, and mechanisms for chambering, extracting, and feeding rounds from the lower receiver into the upper receiver and barrel. Our uppers typically include a BCG and charging handle, but it will be clearly noted where they are not included. Rest assured we source high-quality BCGs built to mil-spec standards.
Muzzle Device: Although not required, it pays to install a muzzle device on your barrel - especially since most are threaded. A muzzle device can help improve accuracy, reduce felt recoil, and redirect spent gas from the muzzle away from the shooter, reducing muzzle blast.
Even if you just bought or built your AR-15, there's plenty of opportunity to upgrade. Make reloads quicker and easy -- especially if you're running a glass optic -- by investing in an oversized charging handle. Want tighter shot groups with less recoil? It takes a few minutes to swap out and torque down a new compensator, like the popular Midwest Industries Muzzle Brake. Piecing together an upgraded mil-spec rifle? Check out our M4-profile barrels, forged from 4150 CMV.
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