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Posted: 9/13/2003 11:28:56 AM EDT
What exactly is the purpose for the dissipator style rifle. I never really warmed to the look of them with the plastic handgaurds but after seeing a few with the midlength or full length rail systems on them I'm really digging them. Still I can't figure out why the gas block is so far forward. Obviously I'm no expert on these matters so if someone can clue me in I'd really appreciate it.
Thanks
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 12:16:39 PM EDT
The Dissipator upper gives a carbine-length barrel but a rifle-length sight radius.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 1:33:26 PM EDT
most dissipator style rifles have the real gas block in the normal carbine position under the handguards. This is so the gas sys functions right. The FS in the standard rifle-length position is for the look, or for the sight picture/radius. Its all about getting the rifle like YOU want it.
Link Posted: 9/13/2003 3:39:39 PM EDT
They suck. Dont get a dissy.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 7:48:55 AM EDT
No I won't be getting a dissy. My next AR project will likey be an 18" version or a different cal. I'm still infatuated with the 458 socom or the 499LW. Either way it wont be till next year since I'm still putting together my M4. Of course if I came upon a 9mm upper I might do that in the mean time. This is a sickness.....
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 7:52:39 AM EDT
Dissy is for the look, feel or sight radius of the twenty. If you like the carbine get one. Like the twenty, get one. But if you want a light, short, rifle feel get an M4dissipator. AR's are like women, so many styles to choose from. Ummm M4-AK
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 8:12:50 AM EDT
I like the Dissipator for a couple of reasons: 1. There's alot less exposed metal to burn stuff with. I also have a habit of putting my hand too far forward on a carbine and burning my hand on the FSB. 2. My Dissipator didn't get nearly as hot as my carbine did. Both had heavy barrels, btw. [b]Hawkeye[/b]...would you care to elaborate on why they suck. That's kind of a vague evaluation.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 9:12:31 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bradd_D: I like the Dissipator for a couple of reasons: 1. There's alot less exposed metal to burn stuff with. I also have a habit of putting my hand too far forward on a carbine and burning my hand on the FSB. 2. My Dissipator didn't get nearly as hot as my carbine did. Both had heavy barrels, btw. [b]Hawkeye[/b]...would you care to elaborate on why they suck. That's kind of a vague evaluation.
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Sure. Just look at this thing. Its just horrible. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid75/p38db7af7f67e16311f8258436b93f356/fb570a04.jpg[/img] All that barrel covered up so as to not get burned on when in a real fight, and not just bench shooting at the range. The longer sight radius in a more portable package than a fullsize. Who would want all that? More pics of that monstrosity here. [url]http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=167486&page=1[/url] [:D]
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 9:41:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hawkeye:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D: I like the Dissipator for a couple of reasons: 1. There's alot less exposed metal to burn stuff with. I also have a habit of putting my hand too far forward on a carbine and burning my hand on the FSB. 2. My Dissipator didn't get nearly as hot as my carbine did. Both had heavy barrels, btw. [b]Hawkeye[/b]...would you care to elaborate on why they suck. That's kind of a vague evaluation.
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Sure. Just look at this thing. Its just horrible. [url]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid75/p38db7af7f67e16311f8258436b93f356/fb570a04.jpg[/url] All that barrel covered up so as to not get burned on when in a real fight, and not just bench shooting at the range. The longer sight radius in a more portable package than a fullsize. Who would want all that? More pics of that monstrosity here. [url]http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=118&t=167486&page=1[/url] [:D]
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Ass. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 10:18:20 AM EDT
Damn you Hawkeye. Nice rig!
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 7:34:38 PM EDT
[shock] [snoopy]
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:23:56 PM EDT
My Dissy is going to look just fine once there's a Gem-Tech M4-96D on the end of it. [:P] Total package shouldn't be much longer than a standard rifle. [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid77/p3bfb554eee04a2d3e9e6c1b3d047a56f/fb39cef7.jpg[/img]
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