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Old 11-11-2007, 9:46 AM
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Default New LWRC gas piston upper receiver

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My dad is an avid AR buff and I am slowly becoming one myself. He found this video on youtube talking about the new LWRC upper receiver. Pretty sweet how they engineered this thing to have little/hardly any recoil whatsoever. I wonder how much these kits and uppers go for. Enjoy

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N03LVJgUWdU
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Old 11-11-2007, 12:40 PM
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just a tad on the pricey side, i must say:

http://shop.lwrifles.com/main.sc
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Old 11-11-2007, 1:33 PM
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knesekguns.com is the place to order an LWRC upper. I ordered a 6.8SPC M6A2. They are pricey, but run very clean. The bolt is cool to the touch and not all fouled like a DI AR. Very similar to the POF, but it doesn't rattle when the bolt is locked back like the POF. There is a lead time if Larry doesn't have one in stock.
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Old 11-11-2007, 1:35 PM
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is the gas piston mod something they offer as a retrofit for standard ARs? or do you have to buy a complete upper?
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Old 11-11-2007, 4:44 PM
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is the gas piston mod something they offer as a retrofit for standard ARs? or do you have to buy a complete upper?
Yes, I can't remember who offers them but I have seen a gas piston conversion for a standard ar.
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Old 11-11-2007, 4:52 PM
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Hey all,
My dad is an avid AR buff and I am slowly becoming one myself. He found this video on youtube talking about the new LWRC upper receiver. Pretty sweet how they engineered this thing to have little/hardly any recoil whatsoever. I wonder how much these kits and uppers go for. Enjoy

http://youtube.com/watch?v=N03LVJgUWdU
I fail to see how a gas piston system would somehow make the rifle have less recoil.
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Old 11-11-2007, 4:56 PM
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Yes, I can't remember who offers them but I have seen a gas piston conversion for a standard ar.
You may be thinking of Ares Defense's GSR-35 kit.
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Old 11-11-2007, 5:15 PM
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yep, thats the one I was thinking of.
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Old 11-11-2007, 5:21 PM
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I fail to see how a gas piston system would somehow make the rifle have less recoil.
I agree as well. Some of their higher end models have the endine buffer and HD Wolfe springs installed...this I see how they can reduce the recoil.
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Old 11-11-2007, 5:36 PM
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the gsr-35 kit is only available to military/govt/leos or atleast thats what their site sais.
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I fail to see how a gas piston system would somehow make the rifle have less recoil.
Anything that costs that much needs to sound like it will even do the dishes for you.
Perception and reality are often two different things.
It only takes perception in order to SELL something.

The idea that piston guns are more reliable is just that, perception, not reality.
The "advantages" often cited about the carrier being cleaner and the bolt being cooler actually have no relevance when you consider that the parts were DESIGNED to be used in a specific manner which includes being hot and dirty.
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the gsr-35 kit is only available to military/govt/leos or atleast thats what their site sais.
GSR35's are available, but only in carbine length as far as I know.
Changing a rifle-length or mid-length AR over to a piston would be a royal waste of cash.
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