Category Archives: Upper Receivers

If you’ve followed AR15NEWS for any decent length of time you’ve probably noticed we build lots of ARs. Some times, as an AR builder, it’s easy to get in a rut and kind of build the same thing over and over again which gets boring. All it takes is a bit of imagination and planning and your next build can be the best one you’ve ever put together. This is the very case with my most recent build. 

Believe it or not I had SBR’d this Rainier Arms forged lower well over a year ago but had no idea what I wanted to do with it. Then it came to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. From there it was just a matter of time before I had the parts in hand and ready to build.

Lets start out with a few closer shots. From this angle you can see the Rainier Arms ambi safety, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle and Scalarworks OPS (On Point Sights) fixed rear sight.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 1 - Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Juggernaut Tactical Ambi Charging Handle - Rainier Arms Ambi Safety

As I mentioned above, this build got started as a Rainier Arms Forged A-DAC lower that I bought and Form 1’d just before the ATF41P effective date. I added a Rainier Arms forged upper and ambi safety, CMC Triggers Flat 3.5lb Trigger and LPK, Superlative Arms Piston Kit, Juggernaut Tactical ambi charging handle, Geissele MK4 rail and Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights and Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint T1 and a SureFeed Magazines 20 Round mag.

Rainier Arms SBR Build 2 - CMC Triggers Flat Trigger Geissele SMR MK4 rail Scalarworks OPS Fixed Sights Aimpoint Micro T1 Rainier Arms A-DAC

Of course as a Rainier Arms SBR build I chose to use their 10.5″ .223 Wylde barrel. Covered it with a Geissele MK4 rail, Arisaka Defense 300/IR Series Scout Light and Inline Scout Mount, SureFire SR07 switch, Scalarworks OPS Fixed Front Sight, Magpul vertical grip and Griffin Armament Taper Mount Supresspr Mount. The Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under there somewhere. 😜

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Geissele SMR MK4 - Arisaka Inline Scout Light Mount 300 Series Scalarworks OPS Front Fixed Sight magpul vertical grip Surefire SR07

Here’s another angle of the business end on the new Rainier Arms SBR build. From this angle you can now see how accessible the Superlative Arms Piston Kit gas block is under the rail. This isn’t like many piston kits were you have one or two settings. Its more like a Piston Kit that has a built in fully adjustable gas block so you can really tune it in.

Rainier Arms SBR Build - Superlative Arms - Rainier Arms - Geissele - Scalarworks - Magpul = Arisaka Rainier Arms

This next shot gives you a better idea of how tidy things are on this build. It’s got everything I need and nothing I don’t. The Scalarworks OPS fixed sights and mount for the Aimpoint T1 are absolutely amazing. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms = cmc triggers = scalarworks = aimpoint t1 - juggernaut tactical - magpul - geissele

And here it is. Hope you guys enjoyed a pretty detailed look at my new Rainier Arms SBR build. In the end, this SBR turned out even better than I had pictured it but the initial imagination and passion to create another gun is what got it all started. Don’t be in too much of a hurry to just slap together the first complete rifle you can. Take your time with your next build, map it out, think about what would make you smile every time you see it and then build that. 

Rainier Arms SBR Build - rainier arms - geissele - cmc triggers - magpul - scalarworks - griffin armament - surefire = superlative arms piston kit - aimpoint juggernaut tactical

Here’s the full run down of parts for this build. If you want to copy it, be my guest. Would make for a great AR Pistol build too.  

Already had a chance to get the gas dialed in on the piston kit and man this thing is smooth. Will be getting some range time this week with this gun getting it sighted in. Will let you guys know how it runs soon.

Have you ever thought “Man, I really like those San Tan Tactical billet receivers but they’re just a little out of my price range”? Or maybe you refuse to buy something unless you’re getting a deal on them. Well here’s your chance to save big on anything San Tan Tactical. They’re running their Summer Scorcher Sale right now which gives you 20% off everything on their entire website. Just use the code “ITSHOT” at checkout on www.SanTanTactical.com.

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It’s HOT outside! Let’s stay inside and build an even HOTTER new @santantactical ! We are having our biggest sale of the year! Use code ITSHOT to save 20% off sitewide!

www.SanTanTactical.com

If you’re looking for a quick way to jump start your next build, this is it! Ballistic Advantage makes some of the nicest barrels around and for a limited time they are giving away FREE Forged Upper Receivers with any purchase of $175 or more. So…basically just pick out any nice barrel or combination of parts totally $175 or more, add the upper to your cart and use the code “FREE” and the upper receiver is on the house. Hard to beat that deal.

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No idea how long this deal will last so get on it before its gone. Head on over to www.BallisticAdvantage.com and use the code “FREE” at checkout. 

F1 Firearms has released their new UDR-15 3G Style 2 Universal Receiver Sets which feature completely new skeletonizing that is different from their extremely popular BDR-15 3G billet sets. The new UDR-15 3G Style 2 receivers for the first time can also be purchased with a Left Hand Eject Billet Upper … for those who may not be in their RIGHT mind! 😉 If you’re looking for a head turning receiver set for your next build, be sure to check these out!

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 1

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 2

F1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Receiver Set 2

The F-1 Firearms UDR-15 3G Style 2 Universal Receiver Set has newly designed skeletonizing and a scalloped MIL-SPEC 1913 Picatinny rail. This receiver is made with 7075-T6 aircraft quality domestic aluminum, ensuring quality while the new F-1 Firearms 3G skeletonizing reduces weight yet enhances aesthetics.

  • – UDR-15-3G Style 2 matched set
  • – Manufactured from high-grade 7075-T6 billet aluminum
  • – Unnecessary surfaces milled out for lightest reliable configuration
  • – Scalloped top MIL-SPEC Picatinny rail
  • – Oversized trigger guard
  • – Front and rear take down pins included and installed
  • – Screws included for bolt catch, receiver tensioning, take-down pin detent and trigger adjustment
  • – 60° beveled magwell
  • – Black – Type III Class 2 hard anodizing
  • – F-1 Firearms 100% Product Guarantee
  • – Please allow up to 10-14 business days for shipment

Available for purchase now at www.F-1Firearms.com.

LANTAC USA 4th of July Sale
Save 15% Off All LANTAC Products
Use the discount code “THANKYOU15” at checkout
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Lantac 4th of July Sales

Faxon Firearms Independence Day Sale!
10% off sitewide
Use coupon code “faxon4th”
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Faxon Firearms 4th of July Sale 2017

Who doesn’t love some Aero Precision awesomeness!?!? Save some good coin during their 2017 4th of July Sale. Details below.

AERO Precision 4th of July Sale 2017

Aero Precision would like to wish you a happy Independence Day! To help you celebrate, our Fourth of July sale is currently live and will be running through the end of day on July 4th.

Save $20 on orders over $100
Save $50 on orders over $250
Save $100 on orders over $500

Let Freedom ring! Have a safe and fun Fourth of July from all of us at Aero Precision!

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Earlier today Aero Precision introduced a new special edition of BETSY ROSS receiver sets. These “BETSY” upper and lower receivers all proudly featured the familiar 13 Stars representing the original 13 colonies of the United States along with the number “76” referring to the “Spirit of ’76”. These receivers are available individually as well as upper / lower sets. Any purchase of a “BETSY” lower or receiver set will also come with a limited edition patch.

AERO Precision BETSY receivers

SPECIAL EDITION: BETSY ROSS RECEIVERS NOW AVAILABLE!

The Aero Precision Special Edition: Betsy Ross products feature a design based on one of the most popular American Revolution flags, with it’s 13 stars symbolizing our original 13 colonies. Betsy Ross is widely credited with making the first American flag. The addition of the 76 evokes the Spirit of ’76, referring to the self-determination and individual liberty set forth by the Declaration of Independence signed on July 4, 1776.

This custom graphic is displayed on the receivers. The lower receivers feature the graphic engraved on the magwell of the receiver with a custom “BETSY” model and “1776-XXX” serial number designation. The upper receiver features the “76” graphic laser etched on the rear tang of the receiver.

All Special Edition: Betsy Ross Lower Receivers include a commemorative Betsy Ross patch. This patch is limited to those who purchase a Special Edition: Betsy Ross Lower Receiver either individually or in a receiver set. It is not available for individual sale.

https://aeroprecisionusa.com/betsy-ross.html

If you’ve been thinking about snagging some Battle Arms Development products, now’s the time to do it. Check out their Anniversary / 4th of July Weekend Sale below.

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BATTLEARMS’ Anniversary SALE on 4th of July Day Weekend IS ON!!! 

>> BUY our BAD-CSS VERT PDW Stock System and GET a FREE BAD-EPS Enhanced Pin Set valued at $29.95 

>> BUY our BAD556-LW Lightweight 7075-T6 Billet Receiver Set and GET a FREE BAD-ASS Ambidextrous Safety Selector Kit valued at $57.00 

>>>Click the link in our bio to reach our website to start ordering today!<<< Terms: **Each offer cannot be combined and items are > not < stackable!** One promotional item per qualified purchase. While supplies last! Promotional free items will be automatically added to your order if you qualify. >>> DO NOT ADD FREE ITEM TO THE SHOPPING CART! <<< **Total amount of required purchase must be met (not including shipping, insurance and tax). If free promo item is placed in shopping cart, we will assume you want to purchase that item. Value of free item does not count towards the total. ***This promotion is valid only for purchases from June 27th, 2017 at 10am PST until July 5th, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. **NO EXCEPTIONS** ***NO SUBSTITUTIONS OR UPGRADES***. Full refund on return only if the free item is returned in new condition with original packaging. Returns without free item will be charged the value of the item. Happy 4th of July Shopping!

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A while back LANTAC released a billet upper receiver but there was no LANTAC billet lower receiver available to go along with it. The Raven rifle was the only way you could get the complete set….that is until now! Just last week LANTAC released the much anticipated LA-N15 Raven billet receiver set for individual sale. 

Lantac LA-N15 Raven billet receiver set 2

Lantac LA-N15 Raven billet receiver set 2

The LANTAC LA-N15 billet receiver set has a ton of upgraded features such as an internally flared broached magwell, specially machined upper and cam pin for super smooth action, a beautiful deep black anodized finish as well as some other small enhancements like enlarged mag release button area and compatibility with the 45 degree Battle Arms ambi safety. 

You can find the LA-N15 receiver sets available for order now with an expected ship date of July/August 2017 at www.LANTAC-USA.com.

Rainier Arms has one of the largest selection of items on sale for Father’s Day including complete firearms, uppers, lowers, barrels, BCGs, parts and more. You can view all of the sale items now at www.RainierArms.com.

Rainier Arms Father's Day Sale

Have you heard of Bootleg Builder Inc? You may not know who they are but I know you’ve seen their parts!! Bootleg Builder is a sister company to Primary Weapons Systems offering DI (Direct Impingement) models of many PWS components such as upper receivers, handguards, low profile gas block, charging handle, adjustable BCG, etc. Right now they are having a SUMMER SALE! All you need to do is head on over to their website and use the discount code SUMMER to get $50 off your purchase of $369.99 or more! 

http://bootleginc.com/

Bootleg Builder Inc Summer Sale

The AERO Precision monthly builder sets are one of the few things I look forward to being released every month. They’ve really kicked it up a notch lately with some amazing Cerakote finishes by the many of the best cerakote applicators in the business. This month they again are offering Builder Sets in both M4E1 (AR-15) and M5E1 (AR-10) configurations and have partnered up with Blown Deadline for a custom Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo finish that looks sick. Both builder sets include upper and lower receivers and a matching handguard in your choice of MLOK or KeyMod. The M4E1 set also comes with a matching trigger guard as well. 

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AERO Precision June Builder Set Burnt Bronze Woodland Camo

There are also Limited Edition Burnt Bronze Woodland Furniture sets available that include Magpul MOE grips and either CTR, STR or PRS Gen 3 stocks. This is a unique opportunity to get a complete rifle build done with Blown Deadline Cerakote finish without having to send your parts in and without having to wait for them to come back. You can shop all builder set components at www.AEROPrecisionUSA.com

While you’re there shopping for parts…you might want to get in on their monthly rifle giveaway too. 

AERO Precision Monthly Rifle Giveaway June

The AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale is live!
SAVE 15% sitewide + receive FREE SHIPPING on all orders.

Shop the sale – https://aeroprecisionusa.com/store-home/

AERO Precision Memorial Day Sale

“As we approach Memorial Day, it’s good to remember what this time is truly about. This weekend we make a concerted effort to reflect on the lives of our service men and women who have passed while serving our country. We celebrate their legacy, and recognize the freedoms that their sacrifices have afforded all citizens of the United States of America. Enjoy savings site wide while joining us in honoring their service and sacrifice.”