Today we're featuring one of our newest AR-15 rifles which features our billet upper receiver and newly designed lower receiver. This rifle also includes some upgrades to the furniture in the form of a Magpul stock and Magpul pistol grip.
Billet Upper Receiver
Each billet design is unique to the company the AR was manufactured by, because unlike forged receivers, billet upper and lower receivers are cut from a solid block of aluminum, which gives the manufacturer total creative control of the design. Some of the features of Bear Creek Arsenal’s billet design include a more defined brass deflector and squared design of the forward assist channel that flows well with the design of the upper.
Billet Lower Receiver
The magazine well of the lower was intentionally left full of space to do any customization such as engraving or cerakoting to allow you to create a one-of-a-kind AR-15 rifle. Another unique aspect to the lower receiver is the trigger guard, which is integrated into the lower receiver, unlike the traditional forged lower receivers. The lower is all one piece so there's no pins or screws, which adds to the overall look and structural integrity of the receiver itself. Our bolt catch is also held in with a set screw similar to the style that is on our AR-10 lower receivers. So instead of having a roll pin (which are often a pain to try to get in and out without dinging up your receiver) the bolt catches on our billet lowers are held in with a set screw.
Advantages of a Billet Rifle
The main advantages to a billet rifle are the look, feel, and durability of the rifle. The unique design of this rifle is great for anyone who is looking for something different and custom to take to the range. Our billet uppers and lowers are also manufactured with thicker walls than forged receivers, increasing their strength, durability, and heat resistance.
Make sure to watch our video above to get an up close look at our newest billet rifle and see some of the accuracy you can expect from this AR-15. If you have any questions on ordering a gun online, watch our video explaining how the FFL process works and which items can be shipped straight to your door.
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