Piston Driven AR-15 Reviews, Articles, and Answers

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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AR 15 Gas Blocks | The Low Profile XLP

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

May 24, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Looks like the Firearmblog was nice enough to showcase our new XLP Low Profile Gas Block in their newest article by Ray Ibanez as seen below. We can't stress enough how great of an alternative this AR 15 gas block is for people who don't want to switch out their exsisting rails. If you haven't checked out the specs yet take a look and consider the XLP for your build.

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Adams Arms Piston System Review | on a Bushmaster ORC Carbine

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

May 8, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Wakesurfingiowa posted on YouTube his Adams Arms piston system review and brought up a common question we get regarding installing our piston system. What is the purpose of the bolt spring and where does it go? He was originally concerned that his bolt carrier was "popping out". We thought we would share his review and answer the question for others to learn about as well. The video transcription is below.

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AR 15 Cleaning | Adams Arms Piston System

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Apr 14, 2014 3:40:31 PM

One of the benefits of using a gas piston system is that it is easy to maintain because it runs cooler and cleaner which in turn makes it a more reliable system. We can preach to you all day about how our system is more superior than others, but instead here is a quick video from OIFEagle who takes his Adams rifle to the range and shoots 250 rounds through it then takes it a part to show you how clean the system is. Below is the video transcription. Check out the simplicity a piston system can bring to AR 15 cleaning

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XLP Low Profile Gas Block

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Apr 10, 2014 2:33:00 PM

The Adams Arms XLP low profile gas block is a revolutionary block that will fit under most major manufacturer rails. It offers high performance and reliability with a simple design. The gas block also offers increased adjustability and customization options.

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Adams Arms AR-15 Piston Conversion Kit Review

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Mar 24, 2014 2:00:00 PM

We find that it is often helpful for potential customers to hear what our current customers have to say about our products and their experience with installation etc. For that reason we like to post articles that are informative for customers. The article below was written by Travis Cummings from Spartan TC Gear and Firearms Reviews and is titled "Quick Thoughts on the Adams Arms Piston Conversion Kit and Installation". Hear Travis' thoughts on his experience installing our AR-15 piston conversion kit

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What Is An AR 15?

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Mar 14, 2014 4:46:00 PM

What is an AR 15? Developed by Eugene Stoner in 1957, the AR 15 rifle was built to meet the needs of soldiers following WWII. Although many have mislabeled the “AR” as meaning assault rifle, it actually stands for ArmaLite Rifle which was the manufacturing company that held the first rights of the design. It wasn't until 1959 that ArmaLite sold the rights to the AR 15 to the current owner Colt. In order to be considered an AR 15, the firearm must perform basic functions on its own without effort from the user. Upon pulling the trigger, the firearm needs to fire a single cartridge and remove the used case from the chamber. It must also load an unused cartridge into the chamber from the magazine, cock the hammer and prepare to fire a fresh round. There are two operating systems available for AR 15s, the direct gas impingement system and the gas piston system. 

Direct Gas Impingement System

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Piston System for AR 15 Questions and Answers

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Mar 3, 2014 1:00:00 PM

Posted by Sic Semper Gumby on YouTube, this informative video titled "Adams Arms Piston AR 15 Strip Down: Show and Tell" (transcribed below) answers some common questions associated with a piston system for AR 15s. Learn about the piston kit broken down, carrier tilt, and how it handles 5.45 corrosive ammunition.

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Piston Conversion Kit From Adams Arms

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Feb 28, 2014 3:56:00 PM

If you have ever wondered what exactly comes in the Adams Arms gas piston conversion kit and whether or not it is easy to install right out of the box, check out what Michael Willett from Denver Firearms Examiner had to say in his article "Adams Arms Gas Piston System" when he received his present from the postman. 

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BudsGunShop.com Interviews Jim Granger of Adams Arms

Posted by Samantha Gannaway

Feb 25, 2014 3:25:14 PM

The following is a transcribed video posted by BudsGunShop.com that interviews Jim Granger of Adams Arms. The video titled "Adams Arms Rifles at BudsGunShop.com" features Team Buds Velocity captain Tony Pignato and Adams Arms Vice President Jim Granger. Learn more about Adams Arms, our famous gas piston system, and our Competition Optics Ready rifle from Jim himself. 

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