AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

Was: $66.00
Now: $55.72
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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. 

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66 Reviews

  • 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

  • 5
    Amazing Pieces

    Posted by Dustin Walker on May 9th 2021

    Beautiful pieces and incredibly fast shipping too! These are some of the absolute Nicest uppers that I have and I have some skeletonized billet and some other slick sided uppers and these ones are still my favorites! The quality for value scale on everything I have gotten from Venom Defense has been 2nd to none and dractically exceeded my Hope's or expectations! Amazing Company, Very Highly Recommended

  • 5
    Slick side

    Posted by Josh on May 4th 2021

    Amazing uppers! Clear coated and machined or with alumahyde

  • 5
    Superb Upper

    Posted by Matt on Apr 13th 2021

    Found out about Venom-Defense through a local machine shop owner who was impressed with their work. I ordered two 6061 uppers and lowers. Lead time was 4+ weeks. Arrived in 5 days. I’ve owned about ten ARs from various manufacturers including Seekins, POF-USA, Palmetto, WMD Guns and a couple 80% 7075 billet lowers from another company. Also have had custom rifles built and I’m sure I land somewhere on the spectrum between OCD and @$$hole. I expect a product to be built right, with pride in workmanship and delivered exactly as described. This receiver set has some of the best machining that I have seen in the firearms industry. The fitment between the upper and lower is that of a matched set. Every edge is subtly radiused to eliminate any laceration hazard. There were absolutely no metal shavings left over from machining. No chatter in the metal and not a single portion of either receiver that was unfinished or only semi-finished. It’s obvious that Venom-Defense takes pride in the products they produce. Their attention to detail is second to none. I’m proud to have a great AMERICAN MANUFACTURER like Venom-Defense in my backyard and I look forward to picking up a couple 7075 receivers when they become available.