Tactical Solutions .22 Upper Review

Tactical Solutions .22 upper

Tactical Solutions .22 Upper

The Tactical Solutions .22 Upper is a very high quality dedicated .22 upper that will enable you to shoot much more accurately than with a .22 converter, without the hassle of barrel cleaning prior to firing 5.56mm/.223 ammunition. It retains the look and feel of the centerfire weapon and uses the readily available Black Dog magazines, including the 50 round drum. You get to use the very same trigger and other fire control components as your AR-15. The .22LR upper receiver is made from 7075 T-6 aluminium, hard coated and anodized matte black – 7075 is the high strength aluminium used on the better AR receivers. The Tactical Solutions AR-22 .22 upper has the MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rail, charging handle, forward assist (not functional), spent case deflector and ejection port cover of the original. Internally, the .22 AR-15 upper replaces the standard bolt carrier and bolt with a dedicated hardened tool steel “bolt rail” in which a  blowback operated 416 stainless steel bolt reciprocates. The whole unit is engineered for protracted and heavy use. Two versions of these 0.250″ pivot pin uppers are offered.

The Tactical Solutions M4 Upper accurately replicates the USGI M4 externally with the same weight and appearance. It has a chrome-moly steel 16.1″ M4 contour barrel, phosphated black with a 1-16″ twist and ½”-28 tpi muzzle threads. The M4 .22 upper comes with an M4 hand guard and A2 flash hider with the A2 type foresight tower/gas block with the usual bayonet lug, sling swivel. and square front sight post, adjusted using an A2 sight adjuster tool. The Tactical Solutions M4 .22 upper is 24″ (61cm) OAL and weighs 3 lbs, 15 oz. (1.8kg). One 26 round ‘smoke’ coloured Black Dog magazine is included.

The Tactical Solutions LT Upper is the lightweight version with a lightweight, free-floated aluminium .920″ O.D. barrel with a button rifled, 1-16″ twist chrome-moly steel liner. Again it is threaded ½”-28 tpi to take any AR-15 muzzle attachment. Included with the dedicated .22LR upper is a screw-on thread protector with 11° target crown. The forearm is a Hogue machined aluminium mid length unit with knurled bands for a good grip and control. The upper is 23″ (58.4cm) OAL and weighs 2 lbs, 14 oz. (1.3kg). Again the translucent ‘smoke’ Black Dog magazine is included.

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