AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

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Lead time for this product in As Machined is currently 4 weeks from date of order; Black was approximately 5+ weeks from order date. *Please be aware: all production lead times are estimates only; these are in no way guarantees of product shipment dates. 

Next available to ship with other products: Order 14114, 14389, 14440, 14644, 14687

Next available solo in BLACK: 15031, 15072, 15132, 15166, 15178

Next available solo in As-Machined:  15671, 15705, 15712, 15728, 15731, 15742



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. 

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.


17 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome Craftsmanship

    Posted by Rafael Mixon on May 14th 2020

    It was made so well. I ordered another one, and I am thinking about ordering another one again.

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Kirk on May 13th 2020

    Very nice product Looks bad ass with the matching lower!!!!!

  • 5

    Posted by GARY KONIGSMARK on May 12th 2020

    Got a couple of these receivers for 9mm builds, have worked out fantastic, would highly recommend them.

  • 5
    AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

    Posted by Glenn on May 5th 2020

    Very nice piece! Thanks

  • 5
    Slick Sided Upper Receiver

    Posted by Zachary Ness on Apr 16th 2020

    Got this last night and assembled the complete barreled upper. The quality on these upper's is great and Cerekote looks really good too. There were no noticeable flaws in the machining or Cerekote. Everything fit perfectly. The only thing was the bolt carrier group was really snug when i first put it in, but a little shooter lube and it moved freely. 5 out of 5 on all Venom Defense's products.

  • 5
    Slickside billet upper

    Posted by Mike kemper on Mar 29th 2020

    Machining and finish are flawless, very snug fit in my %80 lowers on the rear takedown lug, had to massage the rear pocket for it to drop in, lines up very smoothly with the buffer tube threads, will definitely get more when the need arises, for the price these can't be beat

  • 5

    Posted by Johnny on Mar 26th 2020

    This thing is slick af, great cuts and finish

  • 5
    Billet upper

    Posted by Mike kemper on Mar 16th 2020

    Amazing machining, fit is very snug, might need to hone your take down pins a bit, finish is flawless as well, very well made

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Michael Kemper on Feb 20th 2020

    Overall finish is amazing, I'm using a few of these on %80 uppers, one of which is a venom defense 7075, the fit is very snug, barrel nut threads are also very snug but extremely well formed, threads are flawless, can't wait to hit the range and show these beauties off!