The popularity of the AR platform lies in its modular, customizable design and the ability to configure your rifle to suit your specific needs. There are some fantastic AR upgrades available that are sure to enhance your shooting experience at a price point that will keep you on target without breaking the bank. To that end, we sought out budget AR upgrades that were approximately $150 or less.

To learn more about the budget AR upgrades featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Aero Precision Gen 2 Enhanced Quad-Rail Handguards

Anderson Upper/Lower Build Kit

Ballistic Advantage Modern Series Barrel

BCM Ambidextrous Charging Handle

Bushnell TRS-25

Daniel Defense Lower Receiver Parts Kit

Falkor Defense Blast Cap

Falkor Defense Mach 15

Falkor Defense Queen

Mag-Pod Base Plate

Magpul ACS

Magpul AFG-2

Magpul CTR

Magpul MBUS Sights

Magpul PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M2 MOE Window

Magpul PMAG Ranger Plate

Phase 5 Single-Point Bungee Sling

Phase 5 Universal Mini Stock

UTG 3X Magnifier With Flip-To-Side QD Mount

UTG 4.2″ ITA Red/Green CQB Dot With QD Mount

Walsh Custom Defense Bag Rider

This article was originally published in “AR Rifleman” 2018. To order a copy, visit

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