AR-15 Slick-Side Billet Upper Receiver

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Lead time for this product in As Machined is currently 1-2 weeks from date of order either solo or with all IN STOCK products;  Black is approximately 6+ weeks from order date. *Please be aware: all production lead times are estimates only; these are in no way guarantees of product shipment dates.  Orders only ship when complete.

Next available to ship with other products:  15053, 15174, 15362, 15564, 16696

Next available solo in BLACK:  15623, 16695, 16669, 16700, 16710, 16718



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.


24 Reviews

  • 4
    Slick side receiver

    Posted by Ric on Jul 29th 2020

    Good looking receivers. Only 4 stars because I haven't used them yet. But I like em.

  • 4
    really cool

    Posted by Payton Gillis on Jul 28th 2020

    super cool looks great and works great. Thought it would come with the ability to install a breach cover plate but doesn't still other wise awesome though

  • 5
    Billet Receiver Set

    Posted by Kyle on Jul 25th 2020

    Excellent product! Nice design, not too busy and no silly gimmicks. The only constructive criticism I have to say is that I would like to see a tiny bit more attention given to deburring. Quite a few small burrs left in a few places that got coated over and a couple odd pieces of material left near some of the clearance toolpaths made with a chamfer possibly? But I still love the product! Just being totally honest and I run and program CNC every day so I take a close look at any machined part I buy. Great price too!

  • 5
    Beautiful upper.

    Posted by Dakota Phillips on Jul 11th 2020

    The machining on this product was next to perfect other than a few spots under the rail that looked like a little bit of material tear out. Once the upper was cerakoted the spots seemed to disappear. I would definitely recommend this product.

  • 5
    VD Slick Side Upper

    Posted by J Means on Jul 8th 2020

    Nice design clean milling and looks great on .22LR pistol build. Shipped out and arrived in 3 days.

  • 5

    Posted by GARY KONIGSMARK on Jun 28th 2020

    Have several of the uppers in operation, great workmanship and at a fair price, works well with PCC caliber rifles and pistols, give one a try, I think you'll like it...

  • 5

    Posted by Jlee on Jun 10th 2020

    How can Venom Defense produce such a high quality "designer" upper like this at this price point? WOW

  • 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!!!!!