Aero Precision has been teasing their new “Enhanced” AR-15 upper receiver and companion rail kits. Designed to be used in conjunction with one another, the two parts promise customization, ease of mounting, and performance. The handguards index to the receiver and are free-floated. The system is proprietary and uses a unique barrel nut.
Aero reports that the inner diameter of the handguards are 1.8″, large enough to accommodate most suppressors. With the ease of donning the rails, I can see these as an excellent SBR kit, allowing shooters to use forward-hard techniques without burning themselves by gripping the can.
The uppers are now available on Aero’s website for pre-order priced at $149. Hand-guards in KeyMod, MagPul M-LOK, and quad-rail are also available for pre-order. Hand-guards range in price from about $130 to $230, depending on options. Aero anticipates shipping at the end of May.
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