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Posted: 10/17/2013 12:25:44 PM EST
Doea anyone make a slick sided upper that is in stock? Are there any issues without a forward assist or brass deflector?
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 1:17:48 PM EST
Bob Joes had this in stock today.
I think I bought the last one.

Check the in stock upper thread and midway.
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 1:32:27 PM EST
Check Midway for DPMS Lo-Pro or RRA for a flattop 9mm upper. The 9mm upper will need the gas tube hole drilled. Not a big deal at all.
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 1:55:28 PM EST
Nice smaller pile of brass, with Dpms slick sides. I'm really liking the tall ones, for optics.
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 2:00:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 2:08:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/17/2013 2:11:36 PM EST by Essayons]
In stock is the hard part


Les Baer also sells a flat top upper without a forward assist.

If you are looking to minimize weight, a 9mm upper drilled for a gas tube is the way to go. I've bought mine from ADCO Firearms, and had them drill the gas hole. AFAIK, there is no lighter upper receiver option. I haven't experienced any issues or missed the FA or brass deflector, but I'm not a lefty
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 2:14:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hstacy:
Nice smaller pile of brass, with Dpms slick sides. I'm really liking the tall ones, for optics.
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Weight, too much weight!
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 4:46:13 PM EST
I just finished putting together my 9mm with a DPMS slick side upper and 5" Adco barrel. This has quickly become my favorite gun. Lightweight, well balanced and accurate. Very fun!!

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Link Posted: 10/29/2013 11:58:39 PM EST
The issue is that theyre ugly as hell.
Link Posted: 10/30/2013 7:00:37 AM EST
The DPMS Lo Pro slick side upper is also significantly thicker and heavier than a 9mm upper drilled for a gas port or a regular flat-top upper without a forward assist. I'm pretty sure it is an ounce or two heavier than a regular flat-top upper with a forward assist.
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