Originally Posted by jeepcreep927
I oughta just let you ask for me
I think his search to meet the criteria would go high and low, specifically the mid length one. I wasn't quite sure if it was mid length handguard or gas system being sought. I have seen a lot of hype about the mid length gas system improving function over the standard CAR length sytem. I am positively and firmly convinced that the CAR system is fine IF it is properly assembled. Save serious heavy full auto, I've never seen a properly assembled CAR system have problems due to the inherent design in the shorter system. It's usually been a component of the system. Loose carrier keys and damaged or mis-aligned gas tubes primarily. Chased a feeding problem for months only to find the gas tube roll pin was the wrong size. 13 cents later it was fine.
I assumed that the quest for a "ban compliant" upper meant probably no F/A.
So, I would second your comment about putting what he wants on it later. I have a YHM mid length f/f tube on my patrol rifle and love it.
Another plug for Model 1 Sales: they offer all of their uppers in "ban compliant" configuration with a recessed crown. Because God (and leftist fruit loops) know that flash hiders are deadly in their own right!
actually, i feel the mid-length gas systems are less harsh, on your weapons, nothing wrong with a carbine gas, but the pressures are way higher.
more wear n' tear... [but heck ? they've worked for 50 years.]
myself, and this is only my opinion.. and you'll get what you paid' for my opinion..
i chose a middy gas system for my ''dissy''. works awsome, about as smooth as my service rifle,
having said that... im dying to tryout a rifle gas, dissy.
pretty sure that'll be my next project.