Buyer's Guide for Complete AR Upper Receivers
Are you looking for a complete AR upper receiver but don't know where to start? Look no further than this guide to help you make an informed decision.
What is Included in a Complete Upper Receiver?
A complete upper receiver typically includes the following components:
- Upper Receiver
- Bolt Carrier Group (BCG)
- Charging Handle
Some complete upper receivers may also include sights or other accessories, but the components listed above are the core parts of a complete upper receiver.
How to Choose an Upper Receiver?
When choosing an upper receiver, there are several factors to consider:
1. Intended Use
Consider what you will be using the rifle for. If it is for hunting, a lighter weight upper receiver may be preferred. If it is for competition shooting or home defense, a more durable and robust upper receiver may be a better option.
2. Barrel Length
The barrel length of the upper receiver can have a significant impact on accuracy and maneuverability. Longer barrels provide greater accuracy at longer distances, while shorter barrels offer greater maneuverability in tight spaces.
3. Barrel Twist Rate
The twist rate of the barrel affects the stability of the bullet as it travels down the barrel. A faster twist rate is better for stabilizing heavier bullets, while a slower twist rate is better for lighter bullets.
4. Handguard Type
The handguard on an upper receiver can affect the weight and ergonomics of the rifle. Consider what type of handguard you prefer and how it will affect the overall feel of the rifle.
Complete upper receivers can range in price from a few hundred dollars to over a thousand dollars. Determine your budget before making a purchase and consider what features are most important to you.
Do Upper Receivers Need to be Serialized?
Upper receivers do not need to be serialized under federal law.