Guns & Gear
6 months ago
Sharps Bros. is known for their really distinctive-looking, high-quality, machined-from-billet AR-15 lower receivers. But did you know they also offer a matching upper receiver for your custom AR-15? Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant gives us a walk-around tour of this billet upper. It's not strictly a "stripped" upper because Sharps Bros. thoughtfully includes a forward assist and an ejection port cover (both installed). Topside we have the standard M1913 Picatinny rail, with T-marks cleanly engraved (but not painted white) in the slots.
Machined billet receivers have a tendency to be heavy and kinda chunky looking. But Sharps went the extra mile to remove excess metal and reduce weight, giving this upper pleasantly trim contours. Don't worry, there's plenty of metal where it counts! The "Sharps Bros." name is discreetly engraved on both sides - low-key and classy.
Sharps Bros. CNC-machines their upper from a billet (bar) of peak-strength 7075 T6 aluminum alloy, and it's got a very even, matte black Type III hard-anodized finish. The ejection port is standard size, so this upper is raring to go with 5.56, .223, .224 Valkyrie, .300 Blackout, and 6.5 Grendel. It will not work out of the box with big-bore calibers like .450 Bushmaster and up.