- Battle Arms BAD556-LW Gen 2 FDE Upper Receiver AR-15 Billet 7075-T6 AluminumOut of Stock$279.00
Battle Arms Development lightweight AR upper receivers are available online at Omaha Outdoors and feature incredible precision in design and machining quality. While some other billet receivers have been known for rather unusual appearances, the BAD556-LW lightweight 7075-T6 AR15 upper receiver is made to exacting tolerances but it also looks fantastic. In Gen 2 form, it's even lighter than the original.
Battle Arms Development took a hard look at the AR15 upper receiver and decided to cut weight everywhere that wasn't critical to function or durability. Removing the forward assist, liposuction on the sides of the receiver, hollowing out the brass deflector, chamfering the area above the charging handle latch, and milling out the center of the picatinny rails has resulted in modest but important weight reductions compared to a standard upper receiver, and gives the BAD556-LW upper a stripped weight of 6.28 oz – down from 6.32 oz in the original Gen 1 version.
If a different aesthetic includes a different color for your needs, then the BAD556-LW is right for you with available cerakote finishes in Magpul FDE, OD Green, and Gun Metal Gray or Aluminum along with traditional anodized black.
Don't think this is some wacky proprietary upper that requires a bunch of special parts, though. The BAD556-LW upper is compatible with any components that are made to the TDP or Mil-Spec for AR / M16 upper receiver parts. As an added benefit, everything from the upper to the materials to the packing it comes to you in was made in the USA.