High quality Aero Precision AR 15 accessories? The Colt AR 15 very soon found its way into military use in the early 1960’s, offering shooters in the United States Air Force and Special Forces a select-fire option. When the United States got into involvement with Vietnam in 1963, it soon became clear that Springfield Armory was not going to be able to keep up with the production of the standard M14 battle rifles. This was the perfect opportunity for the AR 15 platform. Many people proposed expanding the production of the M14 to some other companies, but the idea was eventually scrapped because of the high cost of the M14 to manufacture. It was a great rifle, but it cost a lot to make, its cartridge required more resources, and it was largely considered overkill for fights of 300 yards or less.
Keymod gets its name from the slots in the system that look like keyholes. To use a keymod handguard, all you have to do is place the mounting lug in the keyhole and slide it to the narrower end to tighten your attachment securely to the firearm. It is extremely easy to use and nowhere near as heavy or bulky as the picatinny system. Overall, this system is probably the most familiar and the longest running system of them all. If the additional weight and bulk of the picatinny platform doesn’t bother you, then there is nothing wrong with this system and it is a tried and true design. You will be pretty much guaranteed mounting for just about any accessory and won’t need to spend extra for any parts. This is probably also the cheapest option out of all of them as well.
Just like with the cold hammer forged barrels, cut rifled barrels have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. This process produces the most accurate AR 15 barrels that money can buy, and the manufacturing process has been fine-tuned over many years. The downsides to these barrels are that they are much more expensive to make, and if not done right, a low quality barrel will be more susceptible to accuracy issues. Overall, both hammer forged barrels and cut rifled barrels are great options for your AR 15, and either one will serve the average shooter just fine! Read more information on AR 15 Parts.
16” AR-15 Upper Assemblies : For many first time builders, the 16” AR-15 Upper Assemblies are the sweet spot. I’d go so far as to say, for most people, in most circumstances, a 16″ upper assembly is the ideal all-around choice. With this size you get the most out of the rifle from a ballistic standpoint. The gun will be softer shooting, the concussive blast present in the shorter barrels is not a huge factor, and it’s an overall very practical length for a wide variety of uses. If pressed on what length to go with, we always recommend the 16” AR 15 upper assemblies over any other length we sell at Black Rifle Depot.
Black Rifle Depot is a family owned and operated AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Accessories wholesale distributor based out of Bakersfield California. We offer a large variety of AR 15 Parts such as AR 15 Complete Uppers, AR 15 Barrels, AR 15 Bolt Carriers, AR 15 Handguards and AR 15 Lower Build Kits to customize your AR 15 Rifle from some of the top manufactures in the industry such as Aero Precision, Anderson Manufacturing, Faxon, Magpul Industries, and Odin works. With our continuous growing inventory and competitive prices, make Black Rifle Depot your one stop shop for AR 15 Parts and AR 15 Complete Uppers. Discover more information on https://blackrifledepot.com/.
Just like every other part of the firearm, AR 15 handguards come in plenty of different options and are very modular. With all of these options available, it can sometimes be confusing. Even the multiple different names (handguard, forend, forearm, fore grip, etc.) can seem a little odd but they all mean the same thing. So what is the big deal with the handguard? The handguard on an AR 15 is the section of your firearm that surrounds a portion of the barrel that is used, as the name implies, to guard your hand from the heat generated from shooting and to hold and support the firearm with your non-trigger hand. When it comes to the AR 15 or M16 platform, the first handguards were designed to incorporate into the rifle’s overall design for being lightweight.