Leapers / Utg AR 15 upper parts with Blackrifledepot? In 1956, designer Eugene Stoner presented his Armalite Model 10 design to the United States military as a possible replacement for the famous M1 Garand. Eugene Stoner was well known for being quite the designer and engineer, but will forever be known for his designs that led to the infamous AR 15. The United States Army was, at the time, searching for a new service rifle that could be chambered in 7.62 NATO which had been adopted only two years earlier. While Stoner’s AR 10 design was not eventually adopted, it did not go unnoticed and was considered by some other nations, such as Spain, and some commercial variants were eventually made. Instead of the AR 10 design, the United States military instead went with the Springfield M14. At the time, they felt this rifle was superior for many reasons, such as reliability, a proven track record on the design, and build quality. Unfortunately, this gun was heavy and many argued that more and more modern firefight engagements were being fought much closer than the 600 or more yards that the 7.62 NATO was originally intended for.
The name M-LOK stands for modular lock, and was created by Magpul, a large name in the industry. This innovative new way to mount accessories, unlike keymod, isn’t an open source system. While any company or manufacturer is free to license it if they ask permission, but the M-LOK system must be made with the same quality as the original design. This means you are practically guaranteed that any M-LOK mounting or accessory attachments are all going to be very well made and uniform. Instead of the keyhole shaped holes that keymod uses, M-LOK uses narrow slits and T-shaped nuts that lock into place once they are installed. This system has many advantages, including the fact that accessories can be mounted either towards the front or rear of the slit you are using, giving you the ability to put it in just the right spot. This system also works well with polymer handguards.
Extreme long-range shooters and competition enthusiasts will usually opt for non-chrome lined, stainless steel barrels. These are much more accurate at longer ranges, but they do wear out a little faster and are harder to clean. So, which one should you choose? It depends on what you plan to use your AR 15 for. For most people that plan on using their AR 15 as a tool, whether that be plinking or home defense, then a carbon steel barrel, preferably chrome lined, would be the best choice. These barrels will withstand plenty of use and abuse and are much easier to care for. If you plan on using your AR 15 for precision shooting or competitions, a stainless steel barrel may be the better option for you and your needs. These will be much more accurate. Either way, both types of barrels are great and can be used for whatever you want, but just remember each have their own set of pros and cons! Read extra info on AR 15 Parts.
This 7.5” length pistol upper assembly makes for a very fun but boisterous range gun. We run our little AR pistol with a black nitride bolt carrier group and have put just over three thousand rounds thru our personal T&E gun without a hiccup. it’s a tiny package that runs and runs, and is about as much fun as you can have with a small AR pistol. I would stress that, in our experience, this is an upper assembly I’d go with for fun above practicality. I’d also warn you that 5.56 out of a 7.5” upper assembly is quite loud. Loud may even be an understatement. I’m fairly certain, that given a choice, I’d NOT want my home defense AR sporting a 7.5” barrel. That said, the next step up is a lot more practical in that regard.
The other type of handguards that are the most popular are free-float handguard options. Almost all of these are made out of aluminum instead of polymer. They generally also cost a little more, but they do offer a big advantage over drop-in handguards in that they do not contact the forward portion of the barrel, which can be a major benefit to the rifle’s accuracy. Free-float handguards usually come in one solid piece that will slide around the barrel and are generally attached with some sort of barrel nut. These types of handguards are usually equipped with different types of mounting systems and accessories, as well as being available in different sizes, lengths, and styles. Free float handguards will also sometimes require more effort and time to install, and some will even require the use of special tools or equipment as well. Free float handguards are quickly becoming some of the most popular handguards on in the market today. Black Rifle Depot is a family owned and operated AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Accessories wholesale distributor based out of Bakersfield California. We offer a large variety of AR 15 Parts such as AR 15 Complete Uppers, AR 15 Barrels, AR 15 Bolt Carriers, AR 15 Handguards and AR 15 Lower Build Kits to customize your AR 15 Rifle from some of the top manufactures in the industry such as Aero Precision, Anderson Manufacturing, Faxon, Magpul Industries, and Odin works. With our continuous growing inventory and competitive prices, make Black Rifle Depot your one stop shop for AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Complete Uppers. Find additional info at https://blackrifledepot.com/.