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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