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Adams Arms 556 Carbine Tactical Elite 11.5" AR15 Piston Upper UA-11.5-C-TE-556
Adams Arms 556 Carbine Tactical Elite 11.5' AR15 Piston Upper UA-11.5-C-TE-556

Adams Arms 556 Carbine Tactical Elite 11.5" AR15 Piston Upper UA-11.5-C-TE-556

Part Number:UA-11.5-C-TE-556
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Retail Price:$999.95
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Adams Arms 556 Carbine Tactical Elite 11.5" AR15 Piston Upper

The 5.56 Carbine Tactical Elite 11.5" Upper is a short barreled upper that incorporates the patented Adams Arms technology and the Samson Elite extended free floating forearm quad rail. The piston system will give you the benefits of less felt recoil. The piston system parts and the barrel have been treated with our salt nitride Meloniting process making them harder and more corrosive resistant than hard chrome. The free floating forearm was manufactured for us by Samson Manufacturing and is a 7" tube that extends along the sides and bottom of the gas block, giving you enough space to easily adjust the gas block settings. Add the patented Adams Arms piston system and you'll have an upper that will run cleaner, cooler, and longer than any other AR upper you own. Build as a pistol or Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) with proper license (all NFA rules applying to SBR and check all local laws applying to SBR before ordering). 

  • Carbine Length Gas Piston System
  • 11.5" Government Contoured Melonited Barrel
  • 1:7 Right Handed Twist
  • M4 Feed Ramps
  • Chambered in 5.56 NATO
  • Samson 10" Extended STAR-C-EX-P Quad Rail, Free Float
  • A2 Flash Hider
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs

Melonite coated barrel: Melonite coating reduces internal barrel friction which extends the barrel life. Melonite coating also improves accuracy due to tighter coating tolerances and improves muzzle velocity by over 100 FPS. With no chrome lining to flake or peel over time, these melonited barrels will outlast hard chrome lined barrels two to one!

NO FFL REQUIRED TO ORDER/SHIP (ALL NFA APPLY)No lower included.May be shipped to your door, no FFL required. NEVER PUT THIS ON A RIFLE LOWER THAT IS NOT A REGISTERED SBR!Be aware of all LOCAL, STATE, and FEDERAL LAWS before ordering.

Take a look at the review done on Defense Review:


This is a complete upper which includes a bolt carrier group and charging handle.


Customer Reviews

5 Stars
The Watcher
If you're looking for a piston-driven pistol length AR upper you can't go wrong with this Adams Arms 11.5 inch carbine. fit and operate well. I would recommend
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Reviewed by:  from Az.. on 6/13/2020
5 Stars
Stop the debate
So I purchased this upper after weeks of research. Adams Arms is a reputable company. I have shot three other piston variants of the AR15 including the 516 and 416. This upper runs as reliably and smooth as both others. I would trust my life to this upper receiver system. The recoil impulse is next to nothing, the upper functions without issue. I have a suppressor and this functions reliably as well. While the rail is a bit heavy, it has that sturdy old School feel that brings you back to the early 2000’s. If you are debating purchasing this, do it. You will get a reliable piston system that functions without a hiccup. My only gripe is that the upper receiver itself does not feature feed ramp extensions, but this is not a make or break issue for me at least.
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Reviewed by:  from Vermont. on 5/8/2021

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