AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

Was: $66.00
Now: $53.51
(69 reviews) Write a Review

11/21/21: 1-2 week lead time


Simple. Clean. Affordable. 

Our Slick-Side upper omits the traditional forward assist, shell deflector and dust cover for a clean and simple addition to any AR-15 build. Our Slick-Side upper is precisely machined from premium, billet 6061 aluminum to ensure the tightest tolerances, in many cases, exceeding mil-spec requirements. Compatible with both forged and billet lower receivers as well as most types of fore-ends and quad rails. Our Slick-Side is not intended as an exact match to our 6061 80% lower; they are compatible, though, and frequently purchased together. 

Weight 6.0oz

Please note - while many of our customers enjoy the look and simplicity of the "as machined" aluminum, this finish is intended to be completed by the end user; therefore, machining marks may be visible. Applying a wear resistant coating (Cerakote or similar) to as-machined uppers prior to use achieves final fitment and provides a barrier to resist rapid wear that will otherwise occur. 

Compliance with all federal and local laws is YOUR responsibility.

69 Reviews

  • 5
    Slick Side

    Posted by Jimmy Holmes on Nov 20th 2021

    This upper not only looks but fits absolutely amazing! It is the right kind of tight and solid as a rock. I will include Venom Defense on any future builds I do. I’m extremely happy to have an awesome company like them in my neck of the woods and will definitely be a return customer!

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Chad on Nov 6th 2021

    A quality product for sure. Buy with confidence.

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Michael KEMPER on Oct 27th 2021

    Great fit and look, very snug barrel fit, looks awesome when cerakoted, mine was in the raw, no burrs, barrel nut threads are very well formed, I've had no issues with my uppers

  • 5
    Billet Upper Receiver

    Posted by Alan G on Oct 1st 2021

    I really enjoy the look and finish of these raw billet upper receivers, tool marks and all. Great value for the price! I've purchased six with the matching 80% billet lowers.

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Michael Kemper on Aug 6th 2021

    Beautiful machining, very well deburred, with the proper cerakote, any bolt will fit perfectly, this upper has to be finished with some kind of wear resistant coating

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Gus on Jul 11th 2021

    This is my 3rd slick side upper from venom…fit is perfect, well made and are perfect for pcc builds or any other caliber, in all honesty how many of you have actually used the forward assist?? Plus it gives that clean look

  • 5
    So far I like what I see

    Posted by Colton Fowler on Jul 7th 2021

    I just ordered a upper and a lower and looking at them they are great quality I cannot wait to mill into it and get it assembled. I will definitely be buying again from VDD!!!

  • 5
    Best billet reciever on the market

    Posted by William King on Jun 16th 2021

    While achieving quality on par with the best recievers on the market, it also manages to be the absolute lightest aluminum upper out there. I look forward to catching the lightweight aluminum pair on sale.

  • 5
    Slick Side Upper Review

    Posted by Cody on Jun 8th 2021

    Umm...don't have the money to buy the rest of the parts...yet...but this thing looks awesome. Can't wait to color it up and try it out. Definitely would by again