Posted on May 24th, 2013 by ar15news
The new Iron Sight 15 forged AR15 upper receiver’s are now available for purchase. You might be thinking exactly what I originally thought, “So what, its an AR15 upper”. Well, you’re right. The part that makes this upper receiver different is the care taken in finishing the product and really making it one of the nicest I’ve handled. I was able to get my hands on one for the last week or so and I’ve gotta say….I’m pretty impressed.
After installing the Dust Cover and Forward Assist I mated it up with a 5.56 Black Hole Weaponry barrel housed in a Seekins Precision MCSR v2 15″ rail. Slapped on a BattleComp BC2.0 and it was done. Everything went together nicely and just seemed to click. I was a bit worried about the anti-rotation tabs on the Seekins rail as some uppers have issues in that area but again, fit like a glove.
As you’ve probably already noticed there is some laser etching on the left side of the upper. I typically don’t really care for this kind of thing but it seems to have really grown on me and I actually like it on this one. They have also added the laser engraved T-marks.
All in all, I would say this is a very nicely made forged upper receiver. Nothing extremely different other than the care with which it was created. I’ve copied the details for the Iron Sight 15 Forged AR15 Upper Receiver below. The IS15 upper retails for $119.99 but they were nice enough to offer all AR15NEWS readers a discount code. Use the code “AR15NEWS” at checkout and save yourself $5. Purchase one for yourself at ISFifteen.com.
Forged Stripped Upper Receiver (Flattop)
High Quality – Precision machined to proper M16/M4 Specs
– 7075 T6 Aluminum
– M4 Feed ramps
– .250” takedown holes
– High Quality machining
– Tumbled and deburring
– Vapor Degreased
– Stainless Steel Blasted
– Hardcoat Anodize Type III Class 2 black per MIL-A-8625
– (ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certified)
– Mil standard 1913 Picatinny accessory rail, with “T” markings
– Laser Etching on left side of receiver
Purchase the new Iron Sight 15 forged upper receiver at ISFifteen.com