GUN Tip of the Day....don't make your own AR gasblock

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  1. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Saw a thread on arfcom where some dude chopped down his front sight to make a low profile gas block and decided to try it.

    I now have a gas block....looks ok....hopefully works ok, it should, nothing was changed in teh gas portion of the work, but in retrospect, I should have just spent the $30-60 on my choice of gas block.

    On the up-side.....it's pinned and light.


    The front sight chopping instructions are about 1/2 down if i remember
    http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=226782
     
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    So it works, why do you wish you spent money on something else? I always figured I'd do that if I ever put on a rifle length handguard
     
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    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    Would have just been easier and cleaner to throw on something else. What really drove me to do it was to keep a pinned gas block. For some reason I hace an aversion to clamp-on and set screw types.

    My rail should be here in a few days and I'll get to see how it shoots.

    I think my hands are going to permently smell like aluminum dust or whatever it's made of.
     
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    At least you know the screws wont back out and it wont fall off :big grin:
     
  5. McCroskey

    McCroskey Jonny, what can you make out of this? OT Supporter

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    exactly.

    the paint i used to repaint it seems to not hold up well to cleaning :squint:

    oh well....in a few days it will have a rail over it and nobody will know :mamoru:
     
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    This is a shitty tip.

    I have done it a number of times.

    Use an angle grinder to smooth the corners out. Hit it with Alumahyde.

    Done.
     

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