22RB Dedicated 22 Upper

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)




Nordic Components’ 22RB dedicated 22 upper receiver converts your standard AR-15 compatible system to a dedicated .22LR for recreational shooting, training, and hunting.  The 22RB is manufactured using the same materials as most standard AR15 rifles, ensuring that it is a dedicated 22 upper that looks and feels like a centerfire rifle.


The 22RB’s match-grade barrel also comes prepared to accept a suppressor – the barrel threads are cut to the proper spec for most popular .22 suppressors, and has a machined mortise to accommodate the O-rings found on certain suppressor models.


  • 1-16 twist match barrel
  • A2 flash suppressor
  • Aluminum slim diameter hand guard
  • Aluminum upper
  • Stainless steel bolt
  • 10 round Black Dog magazine
  • Black Dog Machine Bolt Saver for retaining bolt carrier group when upper is separate from lower
  • 9.25 Pistol/SBR upper-all NFA rules apply

*Will accept all Black Dog AR-15 .22 magazines

Note: Recommended for use with fire control groups using hammers with mil-spec dimensions only. Not full-auto compatible.

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NC 22RB Upper

22RB Pistol/SBR Upper-9.25", 22RB Upper-16"

10 reviews for 22RB Dedicated 22 Upper

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loren (verified owner)

    This upper has surpassed my wildest expectations. The quality of the parts is evident even before shooting the upper, after shooting there is no question. Upper came securely packed and with ample information. The bolt assembly is very robust and well thought out. The slim handguard has a minimalist feel while still being sturdy. The

    For me, the 9.25″ upper was a perfect addition to an SBR’d lower. The fact that the barrel was threaded to proper length for .22 suppressors was great, as was the o-ring tenon cut for use with several of my .22 cans.

    The overall quality of this upper along with the smoothness of function have made it one of my go-to rifles for plinking.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought mine several years ago and it has been fantastic! Shoots as good or better than any 22 out there and digests nearly anything you feed it. Quality of workmanship is unbelievable.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    John Hermesmeyer

    I have a DMPS and JPNC22 uppers both of which use the Nordic upper and bolt. Both rifles I use for Rimfire 2-Gun competitions and both have worked flawlessly when other rifles failed. I am interested in the newer bolt system and the fact you can use a Milspec upper to build out a rifle.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    D Young (verified owner)

    I bought one of these uppers a few months ago and didn’t have great expectations. Man have I been impressed with this upper. I’ve shot many different types of ammo with this, the only issue i have had is with really low velocity ammo that I was shooting suppressed, It didn’t want to fully eject it, But all of the high & standard velocity has not had any issues. I will probably be buying another one of these, because my wife and son are always wanting to shoot it. just break out the credit card and buy one, you won’t be disappointed.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rick M. (verified owner)

    This thing is a tack driver right out of the box. Dime sized groups at twenty five yds. with every ammo i feed it. Cycled the hotter subsonics well. Machine work is flawless, i only wish the bolt release would function with this upper

  6. Rated 5 out of 5


    Just purchased the NC 22RB complete upper. The Quality is excellent ! Great addition to my AR-15. I can now shoot 500 rounds for about $50.00 in my back yard, using my .223 lower that has a Wilson Combat TRTTU trigger. The gun has ran flawless for the 100 rounds or so of STD velocity or higher velocity ammo that I’ve shot thru it so far. My best group has been a 20 shot group of CCI standard velocity at 25 yards that you could completely cover with a quarter. I only wish the bolt release would function with this upper. Otherwise, I couldn’t be happier with my purchase.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Drew in Little Rock

    The NC22RB Dedicated Upper is an excellent piece of equipment. Fit and finish are great. Weight is very nice and what you would expect from an AR Type set up. I prefer the appropriate heft in that it is much more like my normal AR’s. My groups at 25 yds with CCI Tactical 10 rounds, one ragged hole. At 50 yards with 7 types of target ammo, groups were about 1″ +/-. The CCI Std Velocity shot the best with a 1/2″ group. CCI Mini Mags 40 gr Solids were in the 1″ or less group size. I am very pleased. When the barrel gets more broken in, i will shoot groups again. I am very pleased with the NC22. It is a great piece of equipment. I would purchase again and would and have recommended to my friends.

  8. Nick in AZ

    I just got mine last week from Grab a Gun. Craftsmanship is exceptional.

    I mounted some iron sights on it and took it out today. I ran 150 rounds of CCI, Federal, and Blazer. Not one malfunction and you can cover every group with a quarter. To my surprise, the Blazer 40 grain gave me the tightest group.

    This is a quality 22LR upper.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dan in NE GA

    The most fun, stupid grin inducing rifle I own.
    As previously stated, the fit and finish are superlative. Ran just about every ammo I cared to put through it, and accuracy was pretty remarkable.
    Mated up perfect with Palmetto State lower (La Rue MTB trigger) I threw a Holoson ACSS reticled red dot on top as I intended to use it as a trainer for my primary.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5


    I’ve been eyeing this upper for over a year & finally picked one up last week. I shoot a 1″ or smaller group at 50 yards w/ Aguila subsonic ammunition & suppressor attached. I was able to shoot just about any brand of ammunition with no problems except for Remington golden bullets. They fail to feed 100% of the time and it appears that the diameter of the bullet itself is a hair to large. Even though I have quite a few of those on hand, I can shoot them through my other .22 firearms. I love this upper & couldn’t be happier.

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