Piston Driven AR 15 Reviews, Articles and Answers

Adams Arms Piston Technology Now Affordable to Everyone

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 22, 2014 2:46:19 PM

Exciting things are coming from Adams Arms and we couldn't wait to share! We will now be offering lower prices on our piston rifles, uppers, and conversion kits. Better yet, these are industry leading prices of savings of over 20%! This is a game changer in the firearms industry since piston driven technology is more expensive than traditional rifle systems...until now that is.

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Adams Arms Custom Build in Flat Dark Earth

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 17, 2014 10:27:48 AM

One of the best ways to truly customize your rifle and give it a look of its own is to go with a color or pattern. Adams Arms provides Kryptek rifles and parts in Highlander, Typhon, and Nomad and offers Kryptek kits that includes matching stripped upper and lower receivers, 12" Extended Samson Evolution rail and Magpul MOE fixed rifle stock. Manzgear showed off his flat dark earth Adams Arms custom build with our piston gas block on YouTube and we thought we would share. Check out the video and transcription below.

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Choosing an AR 15 Barrel for Your Build

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 9, 2014 5:05:00 PM

hen you are building your first rifle and aren't sure about how to pick out a barrel or what the difference is between the different types, wouldn't it be helpful to have a resource to help you? Lucky for you, this article is exactly that. To help you decide what kind of barrel is right for your next AR 15 build, we have created this reference sheet that goes over some of the most popular types of AR 15 barrels available on the market today.

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How Does a Piston Work?

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 8, 2014 4:54:52 PM

So how does a piston work and what are the benefits over a direct impingement system? As we are always striving to educate the public regarding our piston system, we like to share educational videos like this one from Cheaper Than Dirt. The video is a good animation of how the Adams Arms piston system works and the benefit it brings to the user.

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Review of the Adams Arms Piston Upper on a Precision Guncraft Lower

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 3, 2014 3:33:09 PM

Here is a review of the Adams Arms piston upper on a Precision Guncraft Lower by Jeremy S. on YouTube. Jeremy goes over his build, the Adams arms piston system, and shooting the rifle with out having adjusted the sights. The transcription is below. 

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New Dissipator Rifle and Upper Now Available at Adams Arms

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jul 1, 2014 4:08:00 PM

Introducing the Adams Arms Dissipator rifle and upper. The new products were featured on Guns.com in their article entitled "Adams Arms Launches new Dissipator rifles and uppers" by Max Slowik. See the article and product details below.

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AK47 vs AR15

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jun 30, 2014 4:38:54 PM

Wow where to start. The debate, opinions, and criticisms revolving around the AK47 vs AR15 have been raging for years. It seems as though everyone has something to say about it and everyone in the firearms industry has a position. In this case, I am not trying to start a fight just an interesting debate addressing some of the main points brought up by either side. What kind of firearm manufacturer would we be if we never discussed the two most popular rifle systems? So put down your boxing gloves and let's go over some of the basic topics brought up between the standard AR 15 and AK 47 including history, ballistics, reliability, and design elements.

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Pistol Brace | New Ruling from the ATF

Posted by Adams Arms

Jun 25, 2014 12:33:00 PM

The question often comes up of what the difference is between an AR Pistol and a Short Barreled Rifle (SBR), and why one requires a tax stamp while the other does not. So we wrote an article on the differences between the two entitled "AR Pistol vs. SBR" where we discussed that an AR Pistol could not have a buttstock and is not intended to be fired from the shoulder. A recent ruling from the ATF has stated that a pistol brace, or stabilizing brace, used on a pistol is considered legal and would not cause the pistol to be reclassified as a SBR. Check out the transcribed video below posted by Mrgunsngear on YouTube that goes over the recent ruling and showcases the firing of a pistol using the stabilizing brace.

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New NY SAFE Act Compliant Guns and Components

Posted by Adams Arms

Jun 23, 2014 3:42:00 PM

Gaining more and more popularity in recent days, our new line of New York compliant products shows New Yorkers that there is light after the NY SAFE Act. Compared to others on the market, our NY compliant barrel features a contour design that helps the look of the overall rifle by mimicking a muzzle device. Check out this write up on the products by Max Slowik from Guns.com below.

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AR 15 Build with the Adams Arms Piston Kit

Posted by Adams Arms

Jun 21, 2014 12:30:00 PM

One of the best parts of the firearm community is the ability to share with fellow builders and compare/ contrast experiences, bounce ideas off each other, and hear their review of products. This article posted by m24shooter on weaponevolution.com a few years ago is a pretty thorough review of the Adams Arms piston kit on an AR 15 build with the benefits the system provides over other systems. See his thoughts below. 

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