Gas blocks

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by homelessguy01, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. homelessguy01

    homelessguy01 New Member

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    I've been on bcms website and I was looking at a 16 midlength upper with an 11 inch handguard. Thing is I want a 15 inch handguard and found one on the site. Now the thing is any of the uppers that come minus the handguard have the fixed front sight.

    What's the deal? Is it easy enough to swap out to a low profile? I saw a vid on YouTube where a guy shaved it down himself is this a good idea?
     
  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    Do not try and remove a BCM fsb. Its a total pain in the @ss. They pin that &$^[$&$* on like its welded to the barrel. Shaving it will save you time and money and its very light and low profile. Or you can ask BCM to forgo the front sight and put a lo profile GB from the get go.
     

  3. homelessguy01

    homelessguy01 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply! So could you shave it in place on the barrel? I think asking them to put on a low profile would be the best option lol
     
  4. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    The best option is a low profile gas block pinned by BCM :D

    Failing that, shaving it is not difficult and not too much work, if you have the right tools.
     
  5. homelessguy01

    homelessguy01 New Member

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    Thanks for the help case closed!