Brownells Releases New Take On an Old Design: BRN-180

Brownells BRN180
Brownells BRN180

LAS VEGAS, Nevada-(Ammoland.com)- Brownells released a new take on the classic AR-180 design at SHOT Show 2019, unveiling its BRN-180 complete upper assembly. A mix of old and new, the BRN-180 upper allows shooters looking for something different to create a unique rifle quickly and easily.

Built around a short-stroke piston system just like the 1960s original, the simple, robust BRN-180 complete upper drops onto any mil-spec AR-15 lower and allows for easy attachment of a folding stock.

Unlike standard AR-15s, the BRN-180 can be fired with the stock folded.

Manufactured with completely new materials and thoroughly-modern methods, the BRN-180 updates the original design by adding a .223 Wylde chamber and a free-float M-LOK handguard with plenty of mounting space for accessories.

“The BRN-180 provides a lightweight, reliable, proven operating system, that adapts to any standard AR-15 lower while providing the added bonus of folding stock capability,” said Brownells Director of Product Management Paul Levy.

Features of the BRN-180 Upper include:

  • Twin internal guide rods
  • Polymer ejection port cover
  • Easy-to-remove M-LOK handguard
  • Original-style 3-prong flash hider
  • .223 Wylde chamber
  • 1-8″ twist rifling
  • Reciprocating side charging handle

Listed on the Brownells website as #078-000-483, the BRN-180 upper assembly retails for $799 and does not require an FFL to purchase. It was designed in conjunction with PWS and FM Products.

The BRN-180 is available for pre-orders, and is slated to be in stock and shipping by February 2019.


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John H.
John H.
2 years ago

I Pre-ordered a BRN-180 upper in February and have still not received my upper. I don’t have any idea when it will be shipped or even if there is a timeline during which I can expect shipment. Does anyone else have this issue? Does anyone know if any have been shipped?

Scott
Scott
2 years ago
Reply to  John H.

My cousin works for PWS, it’s the company that’s manufacturing these for Brownells. They are moving as fast as possible, unfortunately Brownells promised items before they had enough in stock.

John(Buddy) Dana
John(Buddy) Dana
2 years ago

You people are using too many methods of designating caliber. First we have the screwedup American system of adding the bullet diameter to the first year of introduction, ie 30-06. which tells me NOTHING. Now you put 300blackout, which tells me even less. Then the Europeans come up with the metric 7>62 x 39. Them we add terms like magnum. What the does that mean? Settle on one nomenclature and stick with it. Just speak English!! Bud Dana Asheville, NC>

DanC
DanC
2 years ago

Not everyone speaks english, hence the europeans using the metric sytem to designate their calibers.

Brand Howard
Brand Howard
2 years ago

Seems kinda racist to say just speak English? While the English is commonly accepted as the international language of business the metic system is far superior to the imperial system and used through much more of the world.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
2 years ago

Looks like a good re-idea