The Sportical’s Lo-Pro upper is sans iron sights, forward assist, brass deflector and dust cover. Forgoing these features gives the carbine a clean look and cuts manufacturing costs, which results in savings passed on to shooters.
Like the upper receiver, the Sportical’s gas block has a section of Picatinny rail. It’s a particularly useful arrangement for those shooters who like to equip their carbines with removable, back-up iron sights.
An aluminum deltaring attaches the pair of GlacierGuards to the Sportical’s upper. Tricking out the entry-level carbine would be a simple matter of replacing the GlacierGuards with a quad-rail handguard.