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    I have a lr-300axl upper and the retractable/folding stock kit that YHM produces.

    The folding stock puts your lower into a proprietary configuration to use only YHM's upper system

    When folded it is quite compact but when retracted it is longer than my M4.
    My M4 is more compact by 2"1/2"

    I would like to convert my other uppers to GP but I will wait until a reasonably priced kit comes around.

    On the other hand? I haven't had any problems with the gas system uppers I already have?

    IDK

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    Bushmaster also makes a Gas Piston Retrofit Conversion Kit for 399.95.

    Bushmaster - Parts & Accessories

    From what I here Bushmaster also makes the POF uppers so quality should be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by submoa View Post
    Bushmaster also makes a Gas Piston Retrofit Conversion Kit for 399.95.

    Bushmaster - Parts & Accessories

    From what I here Bushmaster also makes the POF uppers so quality should be good
    Yup, I saw this the other day while perusing Bushmasters website. Something like this could lure me over to the AR side.
    I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy...

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    Bushmaster bought the rights to produce a version of the ARES piston conversion, or at lest thats the scoop over at ar15.com.

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    i have a bushmaster m-17s bullpup. it is more of a ar-180 converted to a bullpup than anything else. so far it has been reliable as long as you use good mags.

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    In M16-AR15 family clone with gas piston

    - Taiwanese Rifle T65K2/T86//T91 (M16-AR15 with gas piston system)
    *Modern Firearms - T65, T86 and T91 assault rifle
    *T86 assault rifle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    - FERFRANS (AR15 - SOAR)
    *Defense Review - FERFRANS Combat Rifles and GRSC Combat Rifle Scope (CRS) at the Range
    *FERFRANS official web site

    - Colt- Diamenco M5 carbine gas pistion (protype)


    in AR-18 family clone

    from Sterling - Armalite Licence (UK)=>
    * Armalite - Sterling : AR18 and AR180
    *SA80 (UK) : is an bullpup AR18 -> Bullpup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Modern Firearms - Enfield L85 (SA80) assault rifle
    *HK G36 (Sterling and HK are subsideries of Royal Ordonnance group)
    *CIS SAR80 (Singaporian Assault Rifle 80) base on AR18 with help of engineers from Sterling and CIS SA88 : Modern Firearms - Assault Rifles - SAR-80 and Modern Firearms - Assault Rifles - SR-88
    *Leader Dynamics Series T2 MK5 (Autralia - Tasmania) : Leader Dynamics Series T2 MK5 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    from Howa - Armalite (japan) Licence =>
    Howa type 89 : Howa Type 89 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Modern Firearms - Assault Rifles - Type 89

    Custom Armalite AR180B-2
    => http://www.angelfire.com/sk3/volkarm...ms/gallery.htm
    => StormWerkz - Home (for folding stock conversion and Rail scope mount)
    => Midwest Industries: MI Tactical Forearm (Rail Hnadguard and Rail scope mount)

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    I have been shooting the M16/AR15/GAU-5A since 1968 (Vietnam to the Sandbox) and have never had a gas related problem. It can get dirty at times but again, I've never had a gas related problem.

    Why would I spent $400-$700 for something that I haven't had a problem with? Is it the coolness factor that people want to install this system? Is it they don't like to clean the bolt/carrier assembly?

    Some say that it improves reliability, well, as far as I'm concerned, if I haven't had any problems (I haven't heard of any either), how can it improve reliability?

    Why are people puting these things on their rifles? I'm very curious.
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    Kinda like telling someone why a plasma has it all over their analog tele...

    You get it, or you don't - you realize the problems with the old or you cannot see them..

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    I understand old versus new, but if you don't have a problem, why go to the new???

    My question still hasn't been answered. Why are people putting a gas piston ($400- $700) on their AR when you don't have a gas related problem.

    The TV point is mute. You can not compare the AR15 to a TV set. I'm trying to get the picture but for the cost I still don't understand.
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    Here we have a 'non-combatant' telling a highly respected rifle builder and Viet Nam/Dessert Storm Veteran he doesn't get it. Shoot your TV.

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