Dissipator type AR15 upper,Any good?


PDA






Scratchy
November 23, 2008, 11:35 PM
I am building my first AR and am thinking about the dissipator type upper with the 16'' barrel but the longer sight distance. Are they any good? Has anyone had problems with them? And can I get rails and/or different handguards? Also are there any cons to this type of upper?

If you enjoyed reading about "Dissipator type AR15 upper,Any good?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
highorder
November 24, 2008, 12:43 AM
http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=349676&highlight=dissapator

For whatever reason, I went round and round in this thread:

http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=396648&highlight=bushmaster

I don't have any use for the dissy with the advent of the mid-length.

jerkface11
November 24, 2008, 10:31 AM
There's no problem with them at all. You get a short barrel but you still have all the handguard and a long sight radius. What's not to love?

highorder
November 24, 2008, 10:52 AM
There is no problem with them, but there is no gain either.

The only thing you get with a dissy is more space on the handguard.

I would only buy a dissy if it were cheaper than every other option I had.

jerkface11
November 24, 2008, 11:16 AM
You get a longer sight radius. I'd call that a gain.

wally
November 24, 2008, 11:24 AM
You get a longer sight radius. I'd call that a gain

Unless you are old and need to use an optic anyways :)

--wally.

jerkface11
November 24, 2008, 11:44 AM
Well yeah if you're using optics the only point would be if you like a longer handguard.

BornAgainBullseye
November 24, 2008, 12:17 PM
Rifle length sights and gas system are some gains I can think of

taliv
November 24, 2008, 12:21 PM
the dissipator doesn't have a rifle-length gas, just sights.

i see no value in them personally.

BornAgainBullseye
November 24, 2008, 12:38 PM
OK then, Then Id say that the sights are only the improvement. They are pretty darn ugly. I guess it is the fat chick of AR's

peabody
November 8, 2009, 08:55 PM
i love my dissy, mine has mid-length gas, rifle sights.
the most accurate AR i own,
in fact, its the only one i ever shoot anymore...
that said...
im building a SP-1 ''clone'' 20'' rifle...
love the softer recoil pulse of mid-length and rifle gas systems.
to me the M4's are butt ugly, give me a dissy or a rifle with an A1 stock anyday.
just my .01 cents worth.

peabody

If you enjoyed reading about "Dissipator type AR15 upper,Any good?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!