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Wing Tactical is proud to source barrels and complete upper receivers from Ballistic Advantage. When it comes to quality, their AR platform components are second to none. Complete upper receivers include Ballistic Advantage barrels, which are made with quality components and expert craftsmanship.

Ballistic Advantage 11.3” 5.56 NATO complete upper receiver

The Pinnacle of Performance

Ballistic Advantage is an Apopka, Florida-based AR platform components manufacturer specializing in innovative barrels. The brainchild of gunsmith Adam Wainio, this brand’s unique profiles and performance qualities are simply unrivaled by other manufacturers—so are their approaches to craftsmanship and material science.

Their team truly believes that they owe the shooters they work for–and the materials they work with–nothing less than their absolute best effort. Ballistic Advantage barrels epitomize that commitment; they’re some of the best in the modern small arms market.

Performance Series Hanson Barrel diagram
 three silver-colored .223 barrels

Ballistic Advantage Barrels

Ballistic Advantage is fully committed to producing barrels that the most demanding shooters deserve. Operators whose lives might depend on the consistent performance of their weapons need quality performance that lasts.

This is a brand that balances cutting-edge manufacturing technology and material science with hands-on craftsmanship. Their proprietary manufacturing procedures help keep Ballistic Advantage barrels at accessible price points without sacrificing quality.

Ballistic Advantage 18” .223 Wylde complete upper receiver

Complete Uppers

Wing Tactical is proud to offer a selection of complete upper receivers featuring Ballistic Advantage barrels. Pre-assembled upper receivers are an excellent option for AR builders looking to use time efficiently, save on tool costs, and find the best value.

Complete uppers are available in 9mm, 5.56 NATO, and .223 Wylde (a hybrid chamber compatible with both .223 and 5.56).

Wing Tactical: A Proud Partner

At Wing Tactical, we pride ourselves on our collection of high-quality products. We don’t sell anything we wouldn’t use in our own custom configurations. Ballistic Advantage and Wing Tactical share a common goal: bringing the best to every shooter. We’re proud to include Ballistic Advantage barrels and complete uppers in our collection, and we’re excited to be a part of their continued positive impact on the small arms community.

Interested in learning more about Ballistic Advantage and AR-15 customization? Reach out to our gunsmiths for expert tips and answers to all of your questions about the AR platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Ballistic Advantage Barrels Good?

Yes, Ballistic Advantage barrels are highly praised for their precision craftsmanship, durable materials, and a wide range of options, all backed by their Sub-MOA Guarantee for exceptional accuracy.

Does Ballistic Advantage make Mil-Spec parts?

Many of these barrels and upper receivers are made to meet Mil-Spec. Learn more about build specifications in each individual item listing.

Does Aero Precision own Ballistic Advantage?

As of 2014, Ballistic Advantage is a majority-owned subsidiary of Aero Precision, another industry-leading firearms components manufacturer. Wing Tactical is proud to offer parts and accessories from both brands.

Should you buy a complete upper receiver or build your own?

Both using a pre-assembled upper and building one yourself are reasonable approaches for assembling or customizing your AR-15. Complete uppers might be more cost-effective depending on your chosen specifications and brand, but this isn’t always the case. Using a pre-built upper will certainly save time during the building and parts-sourcing processes.

Which barrel length should you use on your AR-15?

Your choice of barrel length should depend on personal preference, your shooting applications, and your chosen caliber. Shorter barrels are lighter, but they can impact terminal ballistics for some calibers. Longer barrels can increase muzzle velocity (to a point), but they’re not practical for every shooting application (like maneuvering around corners in a home defense scenario). Talk to a Wing Tactical gunsmith for advice on choosing a barrel length.

What’s the difference between Modern, Performance, and Premium Series barrels?

Wing Tactical offers three of Ballistic Advantage’s barrel series:

  • Modern – Modern Series barrels are made from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel and feature a 90-degree target crown.
  • Performance – Performance Series barrels are made from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel and feature an 11-degree target crown.
  • Premium – Premium Series barrels are made from 416 Stainless Steel, feature a bead-blasted finish, and offer fluting options.

These are only some of the characteristics that define each series. Learn more by contacting a Wing Tactical gunsmith.