When choosing a stripped upper, it’s not usually about what is right with the part.  In most cases upper receivers are very similar with only minor variances, so the key is really what is wrong with the part.  How about I help you find one that seems to have done it all right?

With that I would like to introduce a new brand named Iron Sight 15.  You can find them at http://www.isfifteen.com/.

Now, I got a blemished receiver from these guys as they are only $90.  Not a bad price huh?  “I don’t want blemished Mike!”  No problem, how about a non-blem for $119 with a $15 discount code (JUNE2013) you can use all month long in June for $100+ purchases?  That is pretty solid as well for the quality of materials and manufacturing quality you get on this forged upper.

When I am looking for “what’s wrong” with an upper… I am looking for sharp edges, thread issues, finish material issues, and so forth.  I’ll be honest and say that I couldn’t find an issue with the quality.   Even the one blemish was a minor finish material issue under the forward assist shroud that I could live with as I don’t have safe queens.  This also lets me know that IS15 checks the quality of each item and doesn’t try to pass a blemished off as a non-blem.

I have some new lowers coming, one of which I will mate to this upper and build another rifle.  There is something about the logo I really like.  I prefer most of my ARs to be pretty bare, but I do like logos on some items when they are visually striking.  I think this one fits the bill for me.

Take a look at the images here and on AR15news.com at http://www.ar15news.com/2013/06/10/fathers-day-sale-iron-sight-15-upper-receivers/

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As for the stats:

Forged Stripped Upper Receiver (Flattop)
High Quality – Precision machined to proper M16/M4 Specs

•7075 T6 Aluminum
•M4 Feed ramps
•.250” takedown holes
•High Quality machining
•Tumbled and deburring
•Vapor Degreased
•Stainless Steel Blasted
•Hardcoat Anodize Type III Class 2 black per MIL-A-8625
•(ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Certified)
•Mil standard 1913 Picatinny accessory rail, with “T” markings
•Laser Etching on left side of receiver

What a night.

I was in the middle of working on back end site changes and my pc just reboots.  Ok then.  That’s not cool.  So, I start it up again and start opening programs and “crash/reboot” again.  Now the video is acting funny and I have to reboot again to get it working.  I swap video cards since I have a new PC I built back in Feb and never used due to working on the site.  Still crashes soon after boot.

Ok… so I am about 30 seconds from snapping my keyboard in half.  Take 5 min break and let it boot again.  Finally notice something.  When Chrome starts (which I use instead of IE/Firefox) the computer lasts about 30 seconds to a minute and then reboots again.  I uninstall Chrome and reinstall.  Start up Chrome and about 30 seconds later it reboots the PC.  I’m not happy, but at least it’s obvious what the cause of my issues likely are caused by.  Google search shows I am not alone, so I follow the advice of one post and install portable apps version of Chrome and I am able to use my browser again.  I did uninstall the official Chrome so I don’t accidentally start it up.

Holy crap!  I’m done with back end changes for the day.  I lost several hours of work, so I am going to work on some site additions for a little bit to relax.

UPDATE:  Ok, spoke too soon.  I am finishing the setup of the new computer I built in Feb.  Seems there is likely something in Win7 that is hosed on the old machine as well… chrome may instantly crash it but the system is having other indications of some corrupted OS files.  I am actually pretty glad I already had another machine completely ready except for some software installs.

Being sick last week caused a few problems in getting some items on my task list completed on schedule.  The good news is there were some other site issues that came up during the week that I had been putting off for a long time, which are being resolved now.  You probably noticed some of the changes and not the rest.  The change of the category names for Uppers was likely seen by some.  Some of the parts moving from the wrong categories to the correct ones may have been caught by some as well.  Larger back end changes this weekend were most certainly missed.  This leads to the main topic for this update…

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