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November 15th, 2012 10:54 AM
Looking to purchase an AR.What are the pros and cons of gas and piston? Also can parts interchange from different manufacturers?
November 15th, 2012 11:35 AM
Gas runs a cleaner as the bolt is not driven by exhaust gasses. Piston guns are more money, and I would rather put the money into a good optic. As for part interchangeability, as a general rule yes but not always. Do not assume interchangeability.
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November 15th, 2012 05:24 PM
Agree for the most part. The gas piston is great but if the cost is a deal breaker for you then it the stick with the stand weapon. Better to buy quality than just because it it a piston system.
Originally Posted by kapnketel
AR/M4 if it cheaper there is a reason no madder what system you go with.
November 15th, 2012 06:24 PM
At this point - as the above posters have suggested - I would stick with a quality direct gas impingement instead of spending the extra dollars to get a gas piston system. I don't think the durability and reliability of a gas piston AR is significant enough to account for the additional cost.
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