Shattered Gas Block

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by Sgt_Skrb_25, Mar 29, 2013.

  1. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    So today I actually went to test fire my AR pistol and shattered my gas block. I have built 12 AR's and have 2 more under construction right now. I meticulous when it comes to how i align and secure my gas blocks.i would like to think it was a defect! So I put 60 rounds of 55 grain just fine zeroing my red dot. I put in the last mag and saw a nice flame shoot out and nothing ejected. I heard some rattling in my quad rail and saw 3 pieces of what used to be my gas block. Has any one seen this. Unfortunately I can't remember what brand it was. Here is a pic of what I got to fall out. I have to strip her back done and start again. epic fail !!!
     

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  2. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    seriously I've never seen that happen before.

    please share the make and model of that gas block with us.

    it looks as though shorter gas systems really do you beat up the internals of your rifle add your gas systems too.
     

  3. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I'm running a 7.5"HBAR , PWS CQB, Fail Zero full auto BCG, Phase 5 pistol buffer assembly kit. That should of balanced the gas. I want to say it might have been a random generic gas block from a gun show. I can't remember. I will definitely make sure the next one is a quality piece for sure.
     
  4. jjfuller1

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    Whoa that's crazy
     
  5. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    My buddy bought one just like that at a gun show . Super light and thin. Really looked like a cheap gas block. Nothing wrong just cheap chinese made aluminum. Get a troy and go on with life .
     
  6. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    Thats what I usually build with too. The one time I let it slide, it bites me on the ***.
     
  7. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Never saw that before either! A real pain but I'm glad it's replaceable...

    A good lesson for all of us that no matter how often people claim that all parts are the same, in the end you do get what you pay for.
     
  8. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    Yup, I wish would of payed attention to what I bought.
     
  9. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    It happens . The biggest complaint I hear similar to this is with cheap optics
     
  10. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    Just went to Riflegear and picked up a YHM gas block, tube and roll pin ,and do it right. I really wish I remembered what piece of crap the guy at the gun show told me the shattered block was. I wouldn't of bought it if it was some Chinese made crap. The guy told me a brand, but then again it wasn't packaged. That's what I get for excessive brain farts.
     
  11. purehavoc

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    My buddy bought one just like that at a gun show , he also bought some POS china made forearm, it looked nice but when I went to put my wrench in the aluminum barrel nut the holes were off and I could only get in 2 holes , needless to say I ripped out 2 holes because they were paper thin and drilled to close to the edge " hense why the holes were off" . This all happened at about 36 ft lbs of torque and I needed about half a hole to get me there , I did finally get it but man it sure is tough when it comes like that
     
  12. Sgt_Skrb_25

    Sgt_Skrb_25 New Member

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    I just fixed her up, brand new again! Ya I feel you, I should of known better than to get non confirmed parts. I've done so many repairs for other people's AR's that penny pinch and buy crap.
     
  13. fsted2a

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    If you hadn't found the problem, I was going to say moisture in the gas tube. Glad you fixed it.
     
  14. Sgt_Skrb_25

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    It turns out it was just a cheap aluminum block, will not make that mistake again.