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Forward Controls Design URF

The URF, or Upper Receiver Forward Controls Design, is now available. The new billet AR-15 upper is based on based on CMT’s URPR-1 7075 billet upper receiver and represents incremental improvements to the standard A3 upper.

FCD outlined the following design improvements:

1. Relief cuts on the section before rails start for better accessibility of a flip up BUIS’s sight stalk / flip up element.

2. Relief on the top of forward assist housing. The relief cut is specifically designed for ambi charging handle users. When the user uses his right fingers to pinch and grasp the CH’s right latch, the relief allows the index finger to reach down further, so the CH’s right latch is positioned in the middle of his finger pad, not the tip of it, for a more secure purchase, especially if the user has gloves on. When we use our left fingers to grab the charging handle’s left latch, there is nothing below the latch, but on an upper with forward assist, its housing stands in the way. The relief simply provides what room that can be spared on the FA housing so more of the user’s finger can have a positive purchase.

The FA housing relief is a simple broad stroke. In retrospect, we could have made its presence less shockingly obvious. The change we made is there to work, we didn’t give much thoughts to how it’d look, only that it’d create as much clearance as the FA housing can afford to give. Our design philosophy emphasizes utility, innovation and quality derived advantages, aesthetics is a super minority in this equation.

Specs:

 

  • 5 axis machined from 7075 T6 billet
  • M4 feed ramps
  • Engraved “T” numbers
  • 1913 picatinny Rail flat top
  • Mil Spec Type III class II hard coat anodized Black
  • Shell deflector
  • Forward Assist machined into receiver
  • Dust cover port machined into receiver
  • Increased wall thickness for added rigidity
  • Compatible with Mil spec parts
  • Compatible with most aftermarket handguard/rail systems
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacture defects
  • Comes stripped without dust cover & forward assist assembly
  • Compatible with “Tactical Link” Enhanced Battery Assist Lever
  • Weight: 8.9oz

Check out the URF at ForwardControlsDesign.com

 

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