More stuff for the gun wish list
This time, its something useful for the unsanitary AR – a user-installable gas piston kit. Anyone who has ever cleaned an AR understands the necessity of such a device. One question though – with a single-piece op-rod, how do they avoid the problems the M1 had?
With the M1, gas exited the barrel into the gas tube and pushed directly back on the op rod. A too-hot cartridge load could bend the op rod and take the rifle out of commission. Their video shows excess gas venting out the front, but I’d like to see it in action before I put down $500. An outside review wouldn’t hurt either.
Now, if only they could do such a system for the AR-10, it might be a strong competitor for the M14 family.