With so many available parts and components, piecing together your AR-15 build can get a little tedious. Today, we’re breaking down X ways to customize your AR-15! After all, the appeal of building with an 80 lower can be found in creating the exact platform you want to enjoy. Let’s get started!
#1: Invest in a New AR-15 Upper
The business end of that new black rifle or pistol is what truly counts most, right? We’re happy to introduce a wide selection of US-made, carefully crafted barrels paired with our own top-quality, ready-to-fire rifle and pistol uppers.
Each of our uppers includes a barrel that guarantees 1 MOA of accuracy up to at least 50 meters or 100 meters, depending on configuration (rifle or pistol). Each of our barrels is made from only the highest quality 416R stainless, or mil-spec CR-V.
Each barrel is heat-treated in order to obtain a hardness rating of RC 32-33. The result is rock-hard rifling that can withstand rapid fire without degrading or warping.
Check out our most popular complete uppers and build kits!
- 5.56 (16” Barrel & 12” M-Lok Handguard) AR-15 Upper Assembly
- 300 Blackout Freedom Build Kit (16” Barrel and M-Lok Handguard) with AR15 Fire/Safe 80% Lower
- AR-15 Pistol Kit (5.56 Caliber, 7” Barrel & Fixed Sight Magpul Handguard) w/ 80% Lower
#2: Get better shot groups with a drop-in trigger
If you’re ready to invest in the perfect trigger setup for better accuracy and more consistent performance, take a look at one of our convenient drop-in trigger kits. Brought to you by RISE Armament, our drop-in triggers are some of the most popular in the industry.
Each of our RA-series triggers boasts as little overtravel, creep, and take-up as possible. Each trigger is finely tuned with a precise 3.5-lb pull, and each unit undergoes quality assurance testing with accuracy up to one-millionth of an inch.
Our drop-in triggers are compatible with any of our lowers chambered in 5.56, .223, and .308!
#3: Forget co-witness, try pop-up sights and a red dot!
The flat top M4 upper is the preferred style of most AR builds today. All that Picatinny real estate is perfect for a great front and rear sight setup, but interference often becomes a concern if you want to enjoy some good ole’ irons in tandem with an optic or lens.
We prefer Magpul’s MBUS Flip-Up Front and Rear Sights. This simple, effective sight system allows any shooter to quickly convert from irons to optics with no tools or hassle – and with no annoying co-witnessing or obscured sight picture.
BONUS: Add a Ret Dot!
These lightweight flip-up sights will perfectly complement any lightweight red dot like our own Tactical Made 3 MOA 1x20mm Advanced Micro Red Dot. This ultralight (4-ounce), compact unit is bombproof and provides a simple, quick-target interface with unlimited eye relief and easy, 1-MOA adjustments with a wide, +/- 45 MOA range of adjustment.
A 50,000-hour battery life and water-resistant, fog-proof, and nitrogen-filled body ensure this Red Dot will stay in the fight no matter how long or hard it gets – and the price simply can’t be beaten!