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Opinions on Aftermarket gas block for AR

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by glockguy, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. glockguy

    glockguy Albany Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So Im gonna put an after market gas block on my AR. It has to have at least a bottom rail on it, but a tri or quad rail on would be best. I need it so i can mount my laser on it so i will have room for my pressure switch. I have a 5 position foregrip on it ( I hate the looks of just a vertical foregrip, looks weird to me) look at this pic and you'll get what i mean by i ran out of room.

    you see how if i remove the front sight and install a gas block with a rail on it, it would move my laser forward enough not to be touching the grip at all with the pressure switch wire in the way. i found this one http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ARR141-7.html but it seems to have a few mad reviews... HELP ME! Lol:confused:
  2. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Gas blocks get VERY hot due to being a "gas block".

    I would suggest instead, that if you need more room, invest in a low profile gas block and get a longer rail that goes over it instead.
  3. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    +1, Looks bad arse too.
  4. JD42

    JD42 Scotts Mills Active Member

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    I would upgrade to a longer rail assy. Say a 9in or 10in. FF rail. And go with a low profile gas block. Or check out the DPMS quad block. With 4 rails.