Originally Posted by yesicarry
I have been reading quite a few threads concerning AR's.. Comparing this brand against another etc..
The local shop has a Bushmaster with the "piston" configuration..
Any feedback on this style of AR ??
Oh, and do not get "permanently partially disabled" in Wa. State while on the job ! You would be insulted by the settlement.. Meanwhile, my smashed kneecap is healing but arthritis is taking over now. The State does not give a darn for arthritis for the next 30 years.. OK, enough whine. Time to get some cheese..
That being said...I am totally confused as to where and when did the AR - vs - AK
comparison even get mentioned by the original poster.
You'll find almost as many opinions on piston driven AR as you just experienced with the AR-AK debate you just witnessed
You mentioned a disability. Would that make basic firearm maintenance an issue? If so, the piston driven AR might makes things a little easier for you, in that they tend to stay a little cleaner during use.
No, they normally aren't as tack-driver accurate as the gas-impingement variety, but that is the main trade off between the two, besides price.
Other than that, the few piston driven models that I have (one being a Bushy), have been problem free, totally reliable, and never fail to start debates at the range
But to each his own...