Piston Driven AR-15 Reviews, Articles, and Answers

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Adams Arms PDW | 7.5 Tactical Elite Upper

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Oct 8, 2014 1:39:11 PM

1964compton (YouTube screen name) shows off his custom Adams Arms PDW build on YouTube in the following video. He showcases his specific short barreled rifle, built with the Adams Arms 7.5" Tactical Elite Upper. Also discussed in this video is, one of the most talked about concerns of a piston system, carrier tilt. Check out the video transcription below.

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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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New York SAFE Act Compliant Rifle From Adams Arms

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jun 20, 2014 4:12:47 PM

It's no secret that the AR 15 has received a bad reputation in the past few years, and because of this there have been new laws passed restricting certain "Assault Weapons" and requiring more strict registration and application processes. Among the states that have passed laws, in 2013 New York passed the New York SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearm Enforcement Act). Lucky for New Yorkers, Adams Arms has recently come out with a line of NY compliant products.

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AR 15 Barrel Installation

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Jun 17, 2014 6:01:43 PM

What is one of the first resources you use when you have a question about something? The internet right? Well for this reason we like to showcase installation videos that can help you with your next build. This AR 15 barrel installation posted on YouTube by Bass Fishing Frenzy goes through the detailed steps of installing his 7.5" VooDoo Innovation's barrel.

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