After numerous requests from their customers, Rainier Arms has decided to offer a lighter weight version of their Forged Upper Receiver. This new Forged Upper does not feature a Forward Assist which helps cut some weight. I know some of you are going to hate the idea of no FA but unless you are in the middle of a gun fight you shouldn’t ever use the FA anyways. The cool part is that it will still have a Dust Cover and Brass Deflector which is usually missing on most “Slick Side” uppers. You can see the pics and specs below.
The standard Rainier Arms Forged Upper weighs in at 8.6 ounces. This new Lightweight Forged Upper weighs just 7.3 ounces. This could be a great option for those of you looking for an additional area to drop a little bit of extra weight without compromising reliability. Would also work well for a dedicated .22 rifle.
These are designed to fit the Rainier Arms Forged Lower Receivers with color, texture, & machining but will fit all milspec forged lowers well.
Comes complete with Trap Door Installed.
These uppers are “T – marked” engraved
* A3 – No Feedramps (Rifle)
* A4 – M4 Feedramps (Extended Feedramps)