AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

Venom Defense

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AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

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 6.1oz

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.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for Cerakote

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  • 5
    Definitely great to check out

    Posted by JD on Apr 3rd 2023

    I’m not one to write reviews often, but definitely give Venom a try - I’d recommend the slick side upper for both a custom look to a build and/or a cost saving method (no need to buy a dust cover or fwd assist ($10-20), in a way this upper partially pays for itself ;). I typically do forged instead of biller, but these have some unique features you wouldn’t get on forged like the cutout over the charging handle area. I haven’t attempted this, but I wonder if on supp shooting it might help direct the gas from venting backwards. Anyway I’ve seen videos of this shop on YouTube etc and it seems like a great operation with good values and interesting innovations to some products. I hope to order more in the future.

  • 5
    Raw upper

    Posted by Jesse on Dec 14th 2022

    Very well made and shipped extremely fast! Thank you!

  • 5
    Slick side upper

    Posted by Mike on Dec 1st 2022

    Looks great, well machined. Can’t wait to get it Cerakoted and together

  • 5
    Upper receiver

    Posted by Dennis Junes on Nov 29th 2022

    It’s of good quality in my eyes. I haven’t coated it or assembled it but for now 5 ⭐️

  • 5
    Raw billet upper

    Posted by Win Hahn on Nov 12th 2022

    Finally got some range time and it is worth every penny, a finishing touch to my budget AR47 build.

  • 5
    Raw Slick Side AR Upper Receiver

    Posted by Kip on Oct 5th 2022

    Beautiful workmanship. Will buy again!!

  • 5

    Posted by Jimmyking on Oct 3rd 2022


  • 5

    Posted by Jimmy king on Oct 3rd 2022


  • 5
    Ar15 slick side upper raw

    Posted by Leslie Kidd on Jul 13th 2022

    Excellent craftsmanship absolutely gorgeous peice, plus great customer service highly recommend