American Tactical Gas Piston AR15 Atlantic Firearms

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Frank44, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Frank44

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    Ok, So now Im looking at ARs and after my excellent experance with Atlantic thats where I plan to go back to. I dont want so spend more than $900. I like the idea of the gas pistol and also the overall features and look of this rifle. So what does everything think?


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  2. Quentin

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    Got specs? You knew that was coming, right? :D
     

  3. mjkeat

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    Being the *** some seem to think I am as of late I'll speak on this w/o knowing specs. Q you're just to damn nice :)

    Looks like something I wouldn't want. Looks like the best thing about it is the possible Magpul grip. What's up w/ the muzzle device? I'm always a little stand off-ish when they don't include specs in a description.

    I tried but couldn't find anything on American Tactical.
     
  4. Quentin

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    I tend to agree with you MJ, I am a nice guy! :p

    Seriously, I agree, even without specs it doesn't look like a quality rifle. A lot of things in the picture that I don't care for and a quick google search didn't turn up much except piston conversion kits which makes me think this is a cheap rifle with a kit slapped on.

    Frank, I'd say prove us wrong with links to impressive specs. I didn't bother to click on the google hits.
     
  5. fsted2a

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    At the risk of agreeing with someone, which I haven't done to much of late, Q is right. Piston system looks like Adams Arms kit or something similar.
     
  6. mjkeat

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    Per the description on Atlantic it is an Adams Arms kit.
     
  7. fsted2a

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    Thought it might be. I just didn't take time to google the sight. Might be an ok rifle, but the pistons don't impress me as much as they use to. After having built a few rifles, I have come to the conclusion that most of the bad AR's/M16's were built by someone who didn't give a f*** , which p***es people off and prejudices them against DI's altogether. Just looking at the rifle, it looks like another A3 knockoff someone slapped a piston on to give the appearance of reliability.
     
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    :eek: Another piston gun. Great. Nope, Adams Arms. See the rest of the thread.
     
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    I own a Huldra piston and I see some differences between mine and the picture above. My Huldra's gas block is pinned and has a standard flash hider.

    But I also shoot a DPMS DI, so...
     
  11. Chandler51

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    I bought a piston gun SPECIFICALLY so I wouldn't have to tear down and clean the BCG after EVERY range session.

    I also have an ArmaLite AR10 that has never failed in any fashion, or given me any reason to think negatively toward DI guns. Other than after cleaning it, I look like I just tore down a 30 year old engine block.

    Lotta money to spend I know, for no other reason than I'm a lazy @$$...
     
  12. fsted2a

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    A lot of people are under the misconception that you have to get the gun "white glove" clean for it to continue to work again. Hell, when I get done, I spray brake cleaner in the gas tube and on the BCG, change out my gas rings, put some lube on it, and call it a day. 5 minutes tops. Ready to go to the range again. Now it's Miller time :D Every time you put a brush to the BCG, you are actually milling or honing it a tiny amount. I don't have anyone inspecting my gun, so I only have to keep it functional, not pretty. Now who is the lazier @$$, you or me? :p
     
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  13. fsted2a

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    Depending on which piston you got, some take more maintenance than a good DI gun.
     
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  15. Chandler51

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    Ha ha...I'm gonna print this out to show my "former" Marine buddy who is always on me about it. He's been known to shower with his!

    GOD BLESS THE USMC!!!!
     
  16. mjkeat

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    I lucked out and the Marine Corp wasn't shipping guys out as fast as the Army. After taking the ASVAB w/ the Corp I walked down to the Army recruiter and was on a jet in a couple weeks. Looking back I'm glad I did. I have met a couple real cool squared away Marines but the majority in my experience are boarder line brainwashed.

    Battle movements to the chow hall, seriously?
     
  17. Chandler51

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    Yeah..heh heh...my friend is a GREAT guy, and is squared away...business owner, great family. But he can get pretty hardcore sometimes. But that was his personality long before he became a Marine...
     
  18. mjkeat

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    Hardcore, driven, uncompromising is one things what I mentioned is totally different.
     
  19. Chandler51

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    Yup... I hear ya...
     
  20. Quentin

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    I couldn't agree more. Like many others I was brainwashed with the white glove mentality in the service. For decades after I got out I kept my guns almost inspection clean and what good did it do me? What it did was cause me countless skipped days shooting because the clean up was a pain - or I'd take only one or two guns because I didn't want to hassle with cleaning more.

    Now I keep them clean enough and enjoy Miller time and range time a lot more! Meanwhile the guns don't seem to mind.

    In combat you don't have some 2nd Looey running around nitpicking how clean your gas tube is - if he tried he'd find something significantly larger stuffed up where the sun don't shine! :D