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Dissipator type AR15 upper,Any good?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Scratchy, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Scratchy

    Scratchy Well-Known Member

    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?
  2. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2008
  3. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    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?
  4. highorder

    highorder Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    You get a longer sight radius. I'd call that a gain.
  6. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

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

  7. jerkface11

    jerkface11 Well-Known Member

    Well yeah if you're using optics the only point would be if you like a longer handguard.
  8. BornAgainBullseye

    BornAgainBullseye Well-Known Member

    Rifle length sights and gas system are some gains I can think of
  9. taliv

    taliv Moderator

    the dissipator doesn't have a rifle-length gas, just sights.

    i see no value in them personally.
  10. BornAgainBullseye

    BornAgainBullseye Well-Known Member

    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
  11. peabody

    peabody Well-Known Member

    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.


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