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Old 04-22-2011, 06:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Adams Arms Piston Kit sale

Found this over on www.pafoa.org/forum


http://www.elitetacticalcomponents.com/ is running a special this weekend with the code 100OFFPISTON
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Less accuracy and no more reliability? What's not to love?
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Less accuracy and no more reliability? What's not to love?
So are the piston conversions a gimmick? I thought about getting one but I don't want to spend the $$$ that they want for them. I was looking at the Osprey one when they came out for $199 (military/police price) but never got one. I have an AK that I would trust in a SHTF situation over my AR15 anyways.
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I have a factory piston AR, I wanted to get one so that I could compare it to my DI guns directly with out bias to see if they are worth the hype or the disdain for them.

Negatives.

1. Cost
2. Adds weight
3. Moves the balance to the front of the rifle.
4. The piston parts are proprietary.

Positives.

1. Keeps the BCG and recievers very clean.
2. Keeps the gas out of my face (I shoot lefty)
3. Has not effected reliability.
4. Has not effected accuracy. (compared to my DI rifles)


Overall I like it, I don't think every AR needs to be piston driven but having more options can't hurt either.
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So are the piston conversions a gimmick? .
Yes, they are.

Edit, Now I have time to explain.

AR's were never meant to be piston driven. Most of these retro-fit kits have issues with binding/friction at the upper, carrier tilt, etc. I can show you piles and piles of broken pistons from the last few years from every manufacturer.

They do keep the rifle slightly cleaner and certainly help when a suppressor is used but I'm at 2200 rds through my DI AR-15 with out cleaning or fouling.

If you really want to go piston, Adams is the best of the kits and seems to have the least failures.
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Yes, they are.

Thanks for the insight guys. I would rather take the $$$ and spend it on another AK or maybe my first suppressor anyhow.
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I have built a few, and own two. I would not call them a gimmick at all. But like anything diff strokes for diff folks.

The two I have are both decently light rifles, one being 5lb11oz with iron sights. This one uses the Osprey kit and it has been great. No gas rings no washers no real wear items other than actual hardened steel. The other one is a touch heavier due to me wanting a longer Samson rail and heavier stock. It uses the ARES system, while simple and light, it has been a bit more fussy than the OSPREY.

The balance of either was not adversely affected at all. They are both "battle" rilfe accurate and both use DD barrels and Bolts.

Piston kits can be heavy, they can have lots of small wear items, and they can cost allot. All of these negatives can be removed if you buy the right kit at the right price.

All three are piston guns, the bottom one being the heaviest and most front heavy (by far).

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