I have been a RifleSpeed owner for about a month and was finally able to shoot my AR with it and figured I'd post a mini review.
Like most here, I first found RifleSpeed from a random ARF thread and shortly after that TFB did an article on them that I found, that article is linked here
. Now I had been completely happy with the POF DIctator however the gas adjustment knob sat just behind the end of my handguard, meaning I still need a tool to adjust it. Which I found mildly inconvenient as I wasn't constantly cranking the knob but would like to switch between shooting with a can and without. So I decided to take the plunge.Ordering
Let me start by saying that the CS during the ordering process was fantastic. All over the site they instruct you to order the gas tube separately, I suppose in my excitement I forgot. IIRC I received one email, two phone calls, and a text message from them about it. They bent over backwards to correct my idiot mistake. I finally got time to call back, the owner was extremely friendly and was nice enough to waive the shipping on the tube.Assembly
So I opened the packaging and assembly was simple. Pic 1 Pic 2
The goal was to have the gas drive adjustable without a tool, which unfortunately the DIctator was a touch too short. Mission accomplished, here is the finished product Pic 1 Pic 2Shooting
IIRC, RifleSpeed advises starting at position 4. I decided to start at position 3 (less gas) with one round in the mag to test the bolt catch. Interestingly the bolt locked to the rear.. sort of. The bolt locked but the bolt catch appeared to be behind
the bolt lugs. Took out the mag and the bolt stayed open, very interesting. Opened to position 4 and had the same result. Switched to position 5 and got perfect function.
At this point I'd like to note, switching modes (with & without gloves) was easy. It wasn't too hot, I didn't need any tools, it was easy to grip, it was easier to adjust than the rheostat on some cheap stiff Chicom red dots I've tried, but was secure enough that I know it won't ever accidentally move.
I then put on my can starting at position 5. Perfect function, and I reduced it and reduced it, I reduced it all the way down the lowest position in position 1. I was still getting perfect function. It is worth noting I felt less gas in the face with RifleSpeeds position 1 (and less recoil) then my zeroed DIctator gas block, but then again in addition to the RifleSpeed gas block I also added an AR Gas Vent to replace the forward assist, so take that for what it is worth. But I did feel much less gas in the face than any other previous shooting with this host and this can.
I finished the day taking off the can and returning the block to position 5 and continued to shoot problem free (after switching to Magpul mags because my new ETS mags weren't feeding great).Specs
Spikes T3 buffer
Ballistic Advantage 11.5" carbine bbl
MI 9.5" Combat HG
YHM Mini Phantom FH
YHM Turbo K (Kurz kit)