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Posted: 9/1/2005 4:32:48 AM EDT
I'm a lefty.

i have no problems with a standard AR. However, when i use a blow back pistol cal setup, i get a faceful of unburnt powder and crap getting blown back at me. I've used my M16 plastic snap in brass deflector, with some success. It seems to block a good majority of the gas and crap.

Is there any more sturdy options? Any other suggestions or ideas?

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 9:07:26 AM EDT
Does a PRI gasbuster work for lefties? Not sure.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 9:33:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MachAltus:
Does a PRI gasbuster work for lefties? Not sure.



No.

The way they designed it, was they made the charging handle bigger. They also put in a channel to bleed the gas off away from the shooter. Well.. that just so happens to be on the right side of the rifle. So if anytihng a Gas Buster CH would channel the gasses right in my face. lol..

I also was brainstorming and figured a brass catcher might work.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:24:46 AM EDT
I see some people use silicon above the charging handle. Maybe that might work.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 6:52:00 AM EDT
It's worth a shot.

however, the majority of the crap getting blown back is from the ejection port itself. I don't have that problem with a standard AR. But with my blowback .45 AR, i got it all the time. safety glasses are a must ( as if they weren't otherwise)
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 7:03:13 AM EDT
Same thing for me, I have an Oly 9mm upper that threw a bunch of junk in my face.
It was very uncomfortable to shoot.

Got a plastic gas deflector, and the problem is gone. Haven't really needed to do more to shoot it.
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