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Posted: 1/12/2005 3:54:32 PM EDT
In the Jan 31st version of Shotgun News this is the cover:

Now I want to say right off the bat that I'm not a complete follower of the gas piston idea but i'm just offering the info to you guys...

It will be interesting to see how these weapons make their mark on the AR-15 world...

Here's the good ol' dow fal15

Here a couple links of other piston uppers if you don't know:


Here's the forum that started it off for me:

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 3:59:38 PM EDT
Looks like a POF handguard?
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:09:07 PM EDT
i agree

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:09:39 PM EDT
I think this may explain why the POF handguard had all that height and space above the barrel.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:09:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 4:10:27 PM EDT by jar3ds]

notice the bolt...  no gas rings... no gas slots in the carrier... heh
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:15:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:27:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Height of the irons above the bore looks rediculous.

It was bad enough with the original Stoner system.

yeah i can see that...
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:44:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By omar:
I think this may explain why the POF handguard had all that height and space above the barrel.

POF has their own version of a Piston upper as well, thats why the big acvity in their fore arms. And which is the same reason I did not buy one, raising the top rail height will mean raising the front sight.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:47:58 PM EDT
I would buy one if DSA made it...but not POF.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:53:12 PM EDT
Wow, they sure do like fluting.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 1:22:56 AM EDT
I think accuracy will be lost with the fal gas system....now that the piston will be kicking backwards and causing more vibrations than needed, but it'll make a better zombie rifle
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 5:49:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AdamTheFarmer:
Wow, they sure do like fluting.

Probably had to flute it to compensate some for the weight of the gas piston and handguards.
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