A great new accessory arrived last week, the new Aero Precision COP (Continuous Optics Platform). Proudly made in the U.S.A., this is a one-piece complete upper/handguard replacement for the AR15 rifle that makes mounting optics and accessories a breeze. There is no more bridging the gap between handguard and flattop upper receiver when mounting longer eye relief scopes. The upper is rigidly structured for greater accuracy.
BUT, what truly makes this a different concept is the ability to change the left, right and bottom rail panels to make your upper WHAT YOU WANT. You could install the 3 included picatinny rail sections to make a railed unit, or insert the 3 flat sections to give the upper a more rounded feel, or use the two half railed sections like I did to provide a smooth rear section but the ability to mount accessories towards the front. The combinations are endless as you can even flip the half-railed sections so that the rail slots are in either the front or the back of the handguard. And Aero Precision didn’t go cheap and leave you to find your own tools, included is a Torx screw driver and a proprietary barrel nut and proprietary barrel wrench. Currently, only the carbine length rail is available but future offerings will include a mid-length and rifle-length COP upper.