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WECSOG: DIY AR-15 Gas Buster

Here. Ya know, a lot of people say that their AR spits gas in their face. I have never noticed it.

9 Responses to “WECSOG: DIY AR-15 Gas Buster”

  1. Rustmeister Says:

    Boy, I have. That’s one reason I haven’t bought one yet. That, and the price.

  2. Captain Holly Says:

    I haven’t encountered gas-spitting, but if you lube it up too much you’ll have tiny black spots all over your cheek and glasses after a long day at the range.

  3. Sebastian Says:

    I haven’t noticed that. Maybe left handed shooters do?

  4. Jim W Says:

    My solution is to not use Wolf. It’s like being sprayed in the face with mace. Plus it fills your receiver and any silencer with dirt. Most other ammo makers are cleaner.

  5. trainer Says:

    Never seen that. A bit of Lube now and then, but I drown the thing. I’m generally using Brit milsurp or Lake City Ammo.

  6. Cactus Jack Says:

    “Ya know, a lot of people say that their AR spits gas in their face. I have never noticed it.”

    I’ve never noticed it and I’ve had 5 years in the Army Guard using M16A1s. I aint noticed it with my Bushmaster XM15-E2S either. Maybe the condition of the charging handle has something to do with it, like maybe a hairline crack or a small nick.

  7. Rustmeister Says:

    Maybe the condition of the charging handle has something to do with it

    Yeah, probably. I only started noticing it later on, after the weapons had a few years on them.

    I remember the first time it happened, it was a bit of a shock.

  8. Lyle Says:

    I fired thousands of rounds with AKs before I noticed this. Shooting one day in the rain, I found my face splattered with quite a bit of black “mud” (powder residue mixed with water) that comes out of the take-down button hole in the receiver cover.

    I haven’t noticed it firing ARs, but I’m sure it’s happening. I doubt I would ever take the trouble to do the mod, but here’s a thought: The propellant gasses conatin a tiny amount of lead from the priming compound. The less of that you inhale, the better, I suppose.

  9. blackfork Says:

    Almost all National Match Competition AR shooters do this fix. Very common in that venue. Doesn’t really spit at you but you can get your eye gassed during rapid fire strings, especially sitting. It’s a good idea.

    Some rifles seem to do it more than others even with handloads.

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