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runthrukilla 12-10-2011 12:46 AM

AR 15 gas pistons
 
i have an ar 15 project in process and the one thing i have not before is install a gas piston and im wondering if just an ordinary gas block will work or do i have to find something very specific?

Jpyle 12-10-2011 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by runthrukilla (Post 647457)
i have an ar 15 project in process and the one thing i have not before is install a gas piston and im wondering if just an ordinary gas block will work or do i have to find something very specific?

Not 100% sure but I believe that a different type of gas block is required. The piston rod has to mate up to the gas block, don't think that's possible with a DI type block which is set up for a tube. Also, specific piston systems may be proprietary where the block and piston are integral to each other and will not connect with generic parts...the gas key, hand guards, guard ring also need to be built to accept a piston system.

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/cdnn_2188_123332881

runthrukilla 12-15-2011 05:19 PM

does any one know if any companies make a low profile gas block for a gas piston?

MidnightExpress 12-15-2011 09:27 PM

There's a site called Del-Ton.com that lists a few low profile gas blocks, but none specified piston.

AR15 Gas Blocks | AR 15 Low Profile Gas Block | AR 15 Front Sight Gas Block

...and I found this on You Tube. A web search for "AR low profile gas block piston" should get you plenty of results to weed through.



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