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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-09-2009, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone recommend any gas piston conversion kits for an ar-15?
I have been looking at the adams kit: http://www.ar15fix.com/details.asp?sku=CPS-D-ADA

Also, I am struggling with removing the gas block and am I trying to avoid buying the gas block vise. Any suggestions?
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Get the correct tools. If you need a gas block vice to do this, get one.

If I was going to get one of these kits, I'd go for the Bushmaster one. Then again I have Bushmaster AR's. Honestly this is a mod I probably wouldnt bother with. I completely tear down my rifles and clean them completely anyways after every shooting outing.

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Last thing I want on my zombie/SHTF rifle is more parts to break, stock gas system for SD.

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Anyone recommend any gas piston conversion kits for an ar-15?
I have been looking at the adams kit: http://www.ar15fix.com/details.asp?sku=CPS-D-ADA

Also, I am struggling with removing the gas block and am I trying to avoid buying the gas block vise. Any suggestions?
Might have better luck at ar15.com

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do you even know the main reason why they came out with the push back?



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do you even know the main reason why they came out with the push back?
Cleaner and cooler, right?

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Last thing I want on my zombie/SHTF rifle is more parts to break, stock gas system for SD.
Just one more thing to get you to buy something you most likely will ever need.

Anyone here have (enough) issues with the Stoner system to make them move to a piston design?

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Anyone here have (enough) issues with the Stoner system to make them move to a piston design?
Nope. Keep it clean.

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Also, I am struggling with removing the gas block and am I trying to avoid buying the gas block vise. Any suggestions?

There is no vise for the gas block. The only tool for gas blocks is a gimickie tool that is made of plastic that you rest your barrel on and is used to raise the FSB about 1/2" off your work surface in order to get the roll pins started out. Once the roll pins are out there is no tool other than your hand that should be neded to wiggle the FSB/Gas block off.

I have a modifield better tool. It's a 24" 2x4 with provisions drilled out for the roll pins to fall through. Why is mine better, cause it supports he entire length of the upper and not just the FSB.

The only tools you need for what you ar drescribing is the proper pnch and ball peen hammer.

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If you really want a piston system. Sell what you have take the 400 you were going to put into it, and buy a gas piston AR.

The New Ruger looks nice.

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Last thing I want on my zombie/SHTF rifle is more parts to break, stock gas system for SD.
Always worked fine for me on the A2, even when dragging it through the german mud, SoCal sand and dirt and all that other crap. Everything except blanks, anyway. Those things fucking suck.

Unless you've got a full auto M4, plan on crawling through mud with no cleaning supplies for days on end, and intend on engaging in an hourlong firefight, it's a mall ninja accessory.

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Always worked fine for me on the A2, even when dragging it through the german mud, SoCal sand and dirt and all that other crap. Everything except blanks, anyway. Those things fucking suck.

Unless you've got a full auto M4, plan on crawling through mud with no cleaning supplies for days on end, and intend on engaging in an hourlong firefight, it's a mall ninja accessory.
Your A2 had a piston system?

Mine didn't.

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Your A2 had a piston system?

Mine didn't.
referring to SD's post on sticking with stock gas system. It was quoted.

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referring to SD's post on sticking with stock gas system. It was quoted.
He said he likes the stock system and you were agreeing with him?

It came off as your A2 had a piston.

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He said he likes the stock system and you were agreeing with him?

It came off as your A2 had a piston.

Carry on!
Since when do A2s have pistons? That's just silly.

I suppose it could've been written a bit more clearly.

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Ponch described the tool I was referring to correctly. I understand it has little use since its only needed to start the pins, hence my reluctance to but one. If you could provide a pic of your homemade tool. I would appreciate it.

For the other responses, several ar manufacturers are moving to a gas piston platform so they must find the benefits worthwhile.
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Since when do A2s have pistons? That's just silly.

I suppose it could've been written a bit more clearly.
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Ponch described the tool I was referring to correctly. I understand it has little use since its only needed to start the pins, hence my reluctance to but one. If you could provide a pic of your homemade tool. I would appreciate it.

For the other responses, several ar manufacturers are moving to a gas piston platform so they must find the benefits worthwhile.
How else are they going to get you to buy a new rifle? Mall ninjas are customers too, and tend to spend quite a bit of money on things like that.

If you want a pistons system, take Paladin's very good advice get a rifle built as a piston system. The conversions are generally junk.

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