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doc1buc
03-01-2010, 1:28 PM
Hey gunners,
I tried searching with no luck so I thought I would ask. Has anyone done/used a conversion to their DI AR? I was looking at the kit below:

http://dynamicarmament.com/items/ar15-m-16-accessories/ar-15-m-16-piston-kits/adams-arms-ar-15-mid-length-piston-conversion-kit-fit-16-to-18-barrels-adamps-d-ada-detail.htm

and was looking for any feedback from anyone who might have used the kit or any like it converting their Gas op to Piston op. Thanks!

aplinker
03-01-2010, 2:16 PM
Do you have a registered machinegun?
Do you own and use a suppressor?
Do you have a short barreled rifle?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's maybe something to consider. If not, skip it.

doc1buc
03-01-2010, 2:20 PM
Hey thanks for telling me what to do/buy! :thumbsup: Do you have experience with this kit?

Adehtla
03-01-2010, 2:52 PM
I have the kit installed on my AR, and I love it. The biggest bonus is not having to scrape carbon off the bolt. I know, "there are tools for that", but this is just so much easier! Also, the receiver stays cooler, which is nice if-- well, it's nice. Some people might complain about the extra moving mass, but I don't notice it at all.

We could meet up someone and you could shoot it. Decide for yourself, you know?

doc1buc
03-01-2010, 3:05 PM
I have the kit installed on my AR, and I love it. The biggest bonus is not having to scrape carbon off the bolt. I know, "there are tools for that", but this is just so much easier! Also, the receiver stays cooler, which is nice if-- well, it's nice. Some people might complain about the extra moving mass, but I don't notice it at all.

We could meet up someone and you could shoot it. Decide for yourself, you know?
That's what I was thinking, how long did it take you to convert it? Do you have any pics?

CHS
03-01-2010, 3:09 PM
Do you have a registered machinegun?
Do you own and use a suppressor?
Do you have a short barreled rifle?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's maybe something to consider. If not, skip it.

^^This

I have the kit installed on my AR, and I love it. The biggest bonus is not having to scrape carbon off the bolt. I know, "there are tools for that", but this is just so much easier! Also, the receiver stays cooler, which is nice if-- well, it's nice. Some people might complain about the extra moving mass, but I don't notice it at all.


Why on earth would you scrape carbon off the bolt to begin with? It's not needed.

Noobert
03-01-2010, 3:11 PM
^^This



Why on earth would you scrape carbon off the bolt to begin with? It's not needed.

if they make a tool for it, it must be essential, right?:D

http://brigadearmory.com/catalog/images/Bolt%20Carrier%20Carbon%20Scraper.jpg

Adehtla
03-01-2010, 3:17 PM
That's what I was thinking, how long did it take you to convert it? Do you have any pics?

Didn't take long at all. Unfortunately, no pictures.

Adehtla
03-01-2010, 3:18 PM
Why on earth would you scrape carbon off the bolt to begin with? It's not needed.

Because I'd rather clean/scrape it off before it built up enough that it became a problem.

rubber duckie
03-01-2010, 3:22 PM
here is mine..

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010233.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010239.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010241.jpg

ar15barrels
03-01-2010, 3:41 PM
Do you have a registered machinegun?
Do you own and use a suppressor?
Do you have a short barreled rifle?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's maybe something to consider. If not, skip it.

/\ /\ this.

ar15barrels
03-01-2010, 3:42 PM
if they make a tool for it, it must be essential, right?:D

http://brigadearmory.com/catalog/images/Bolt%20Carrier%20Carbon%20Scraper.jpg

They make tools because people will buy them, not because they are necessarily required.

I own a gas tube wrench. :D
When was the last time you needed one?

tomd1584
03-01-2010, 3:48 PM
Do you have a registered machinegun?
Do you own and use a suppressor?
Do you have a short barreled rifle?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's maybe something to consider. If not, skip it.

what about a 11.5" with 5.5 FH?

Noobert
03-01-2010, 3:50 PM
what about a 11.5" with 5.5 FH?

That's a short barrel rifle, although not as the NFA defines it

tomd1584
03-01-2010, 3:53 PM
That's a short barrel rifle, although not as the NFA defines it

I understand that, just wasnt sure if the long FH had an effect on backpressure or whatever.

cuz every 5.5 flash hider i see only has the openings on the last 2" like a standard A2 birdcage.

Josh3239
03-01-2010, 3:53 PM
Because I'd rather clean/scrape it off before it built up enough that it became a problem.

It isn't going to have problems becaue there is a little carbon on it. Scraping it off is going to cause more damage to the bolt then that little layer of carbon will.

tomd1584
03-01-2010, 4:01 PM
It isn't going to have problems becaue there is a little carbon on it. Scraping it off is going to cause more damage to the bolt then that little layer of carbon will.


sshh....dont tell them that!

I'm about to debut another carbon wonder tool!

CHS
03-01-2010, 4:06 PM
I own a gas tube wrench. :D
When was the last time you needed one?

I've only ever used a pair of vise grips. Sometimes with a little piece of leather to protect the gas tube if I'm re-using it :)

ar15barrels
03-01-2010, 4:07 PM
I've only ever used a pair of vise grips. Sometimes with a little piece of leather to protect the gas tube if I'm re-using it :)

For guys like me and you, GET the mark brown gas tube wrench.
It rocks.
Tell David I told you to get it.

Josh3239
03-01-2010, 4:14 PM
sshh....dont tell them that!

I'm about to debut another carbon wonder tool!

Haha, I am thinking about releasing a Tactical Bayonet Brush/Scraper. Of course tactical has to be in there and the fact that it mount on the bayonet lug will make you that much more prepared for when your rifle jams due to the thin layer of carbon on your boat tail... hmm I might be onto something here!

:rofl2: :rofl2: :rofl2:

doc1buc
03-01-2010, 4:21 PM
here is mine..

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010233.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010239.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/kietlander/02132010241.jpg
That is one sweet looking rifle.

rubber duckie
03-01-2010, 4:28 PM
thanks my first build.. will post up better pics when i actually use a camera..

xaaronx
03-01-2010, 5:32 PM
Do you have a registered machinegun?
Do you own and use a suppressor?
Do you have a short barreled rifle?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then it's maybe something to consider. If not, skip it.

This. Unless youre doing the above, anything other than DI is a fail.