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Gas-Piston ARs

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by parsons_12b, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I know this is probably a dead fish but. Is the cost of buying a gas piston realy worth the benifet. If so would it be better to build a midlength upper usong a conversion kit or just buy one already built and were from?

    J.P.
     
  2. Madison

    Madison Tigard, OR New Member

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    I'd start with 1 or 2 DI guns before bothering with a piston, especially since the piston market doesn't have any clear long-term winners yet, IMHO.

    I'd get a factory midlength upper, preferrably a BCM like this. Get on the email notification and be quick: they sell out in minutes.

    My LWRC piston runs nice and clean, but the price over a BCM makes that hard to justify, and it's heavy.
     
  3. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    About a month or so ago I started a thread on this same topic, lots of good stuff in there.
     
  4. Madison

    Madison Tigard, OR New Member

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  5. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    Thats the one:thumbup:
     
  6. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Madison I have owned several Di ARs my in addition to 14years and two combat deployments with the Military. A DI gun for the most part works just fine I was just wanting to try something different. I might even scrap the idea and buy a Daewoo rifle I have been looking at it's basicly the same thing.
     
  7. Zhivago

    Zhivago Everett, WA Member

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    Get a FAL
     
  8. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I have a friend that has a great saying about such parts......

    They aid in extraction and feeding.

    They extract bucks from your wallet and feed it into the manufacturer's.
     
  9. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I would like a FAl but can"t afford to feed it I realy want a FNC but they seem to be hard to get
     
  10. JEL

    JEL Bellevue/Issaquah, Wa Member

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    If you're just looking for something different, then a piston gun would be great. LWRC makes what's considered to be the best piston gun, LMT also has some good reviews as well. The biggest benefit in a piston gun comes with either a short-barrel and/or supressed rifle.