Side-Charging Upper from X-Products

Available in 9mm, .223, and 300 BLK, the new X-15 SCU (Side Charging Upper) from X-Products is designed to improve ergonomics and allow the shooter to keep eyes on the target. The left-side charging handle is non-reciprocating and is designed to not interfere with standard controls and accessories.

The billet machined aluminum is Cerakoted and available in black or flat dark earth. It is a drop-in upper and works with MIL-STD bolts without requiring modification.

The right side of the X-15 SCU mounts a small rail where the forward assist is usually located. This can be used for close-in back-up sights with the rifle rotated 90 degrees.

Shelby Murdoc

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  • Michael Acuna

    Now if only the CMMG mutant had this…

  • thedonn007

    That looks like the NFA side charging upper.

  • Nolan

    No price listed. Gonna be expensive.

    • ku

      $299 on their website. It’s been out for at least a few months.

  • JS

    Is it wierd i want a reciprocating handle?

  • Randy Kiffner

    This is the same upper that I have, I believe that they are made by Gibbz Arms, they make the NFA upper as well, the charging handle is identical to mine so its probably the same one just made for X-products. Great upper!