Radical Firearms 16" 5.56 NATO 1:7 Mid-Length SOCOM Barreled Upper - 15" KeyMod FTR
The Radical Firearms 16” 5.56 NATO SOCOM Barreled Upper Receiver is a law enforcement grade, drop-in solution for your next AR build. Crafted with quality materials and covered by Radical’s lifetime warranty, this MIL-SPEC upper receiver provides an outstanding solution for any budget. Arrives at your door with the hard work done. Finish the build with your favorite lower receiver, charging handle, bolt carrier group, and sights then head for the range!
Includes the Radical Firearms First-Gen Thin Rail System, an ultralight and slim free float handguard for the AR-15. Features large cooling holes, multiple sling attachment locations, and a suppressor friendly internal diameter. Reversed KeyMod slots allow for superior mounting strength compared to traditional KeyMod cuts.
- 16" 41V50 chrome moly vanadium steel SOCOM barrel
- Chambered in 5.56 NATO with 1:7 twist rate
- 1/2x28 A2 flash hider
- 15" free float Radical Firearms FTR rail
- Made in the U.S.A. in Stafford, Texas!
Ratings & Reviews
Dollar for dollar greatness
I have about 400 rounds through this upper and am very pleased this far. For the price it's really hard to beat. I have achieved about 1-3/4" groups at 100yds with Winchester 5.56 55 grain ammo, 2" was typical. I have shot it out to 230 yds and was hitting a 15x9 steel target with no problem. Had it out yesterday with my new 2-7x Burris scope and consistently hitting that same steel target out at 200yds no problem with various 55 grain ammo. I have had zero malfunctions related to the upper, I did have a few on it's first outing that were bolt related. The gas rings needed to seat due to it being brand new and after about 100 rounds that worked itself out. I know it was bolt related because I threw another used bolt in and worked flawless, no issues since. The only set back is the weight of the Socom barrel, its a heavy profile but I have noticed it isn't easy to heat this thing up...very consistent. For $180 on sale if you are looking for a budget upper this is the ticket
Awesome up there for the price point
A very nice upper that fit very tight and nice on my Spike tactical punisher lower, it's a great price point I have already shot 1500 rounds, and it handle the heat very well
Loose fit and woobly
The holes milled out for the take down and pivot pins is far too large, upper sits loose and wobbly on lower