Posted on June 17th, 2013 by ar15news
CMT Tactical has been teasing all of us with the promise of a new billet upper receiver for a while now. Thankfully the wait is finally over and we get to see what this awesome upper looks like. I already have one of their UHP-15 billet lowers and am excited to be able to add the new UPUR-1 billet upper to it but the UPUR-1 will also fit any Mil-spec lower. The UHP-15 lower, from my experience, has one of the nicest finishes of any lower I own and it appears from the pictures below that the UPUR-1 is going to be an awesome piece as well. Check out the pics and details below.
The Cross Machine Tool Ultra Precision Upper Receiver Part# UPUR-1 is the perfect Mate to your UHP-15 lower receiver or would also be a great match with any Mil-Spec lower. The UPUR-1 is machined from Billet 7075 T6 Aluminum unlike the more commonly used 6061. Using the 7075 T6 aluminum gives the UP-UR a 65% increase in strength & rigidity over 6061 aluminum receivers. The UPUR-1 is machined on a 5 Axis machining Center to reduce the number of operations/setups required to complete. This machining process allows the highest possible accuracy to be obtained over the traditional 3 or 4 Axis machining method. The UPUR-1 is designed for increased function, performance & to provide an advanced modern appearance & feel to the AR15 platform weapon system.
- 5 axis machined from 7075 T6 billet
- M4 feed ramps
- Laser engraved “T” numbers
- 1913 picatinny Rail flat top
- Mil Spec Type III class II hard coat anodized Black
- Shell deflector
- Forward Assist machined into receiver
- Dust cover port machined into receiver
- Increased wall thickness for added rigidity
- Compatible with Mil spec parts
- Compatible with most aftermarket handguard/rail systems
- Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
- WT 8.7 oz.
Expect the new CMT Tactical UPUR-1 billet AR15 upper receiver to go on sale mid-July with an MSRP of just $209.95. I’ve heard through the grapevine that Rainier Arms will be selling the initial run of lowers at a special introductory price so you’ll definitely want to keep tabs on the CMT Tactical “Manufacturer” Page at RainierArms.com. And if you really want to be prepared, Rainier Arms has the CMT Tactical UHP-15 billet lower in-stock at the before mentioned link.
Another great way to keep tabs on the new upper and other new CMT Tactical products is by liking the CMT Tactical Facebook Page and clicking “Get Notifications” under the “LIKE” button drop down menu.
Photo’s courtesy of my buddy at Crossfire / Defense Marketing Group