Don't think the gas block I want exists.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by N555, Jun 23, 2022.

  1. N555

    N555 Member

    Mar 9, 2022
    New Mexico and Texas panhandle
    I would like a low profile, staked, multi position gas block, but it looks like I can't have all that.

    Adjustable or fixed?
    Since I have to be difficult I run hand loads with a silencer. So adjustable, obviously.

    There's several ways to adjust the gas system. A screw is most common. But I like the aftermarket 4 position gas block adjustment on my sagia S12. My AR15 ammo is almost as diverse as shot gun ammo. So being able to know the setting for factory ammo and the setting for 223 start load ammo I reloaded would be nice and not having to hunt for the setting like on a screw adjustable block would be nice.

    There's 3 ways to attach them.
    Set screwed, hands down the worst option, when the set screws come loose you're screwed and they always do.
    Clamp on, a less worse option than set screw. The mini14 gas block is clamp on and I never had one come loose so it can't suck that much.
    Staked, the way St. Stoner intended. What's the big deal, it's not that difficult to stake an A-pillar. If you can hit your thumb with a hammer you can stake a gas block. It seems everyone avoids staking a gas block like the plague.

    The closest I can get and keep staked would be an A-pillar cut it way down, with a drilled and tapped gas screw.

    But if I give up on staked and will accept clamp on it looks like strike industries makes a collar click adjustable clamp on gas block. Appears to be the least worst, most best option.
    But the way it clamps on kind of sucks.
  2. LoonWulf
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    LoonWulf Contributing Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    All I've ever used are set screws or pins, I do loctite though screws and the gas block on, I've never had any of them come loose..... Heck, after a couple thousand rounds are almost impossible to get loose.....

    If you're absolutely insistent on not using set screws though, I think the clampons are about your only option.... I'm pretty sure I've seen some other ones besides the strike.... I don't know if there were multi-position though, think they were just screws.

    I've never seen a pin on adjustable.... At least I don't think I have
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  3. gotboostvr

    gotboostvr Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    You can always drill and stake any gas block.

    Some just don't come with the stake holes pre-drilled.

    Should be a petty simple job for any Smith worth going to.
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  4. LocoGringo

    LocoGringo Member

    Feb 9, 2013
    Knoxville, TN
    Take a look at SLR Rifleworks. Great company, good people and great products. Their adjustable gas blocks use detents so that they won't spontaneously lose adjustment and you can count the number of clicks after you get everything tuned.
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  5. Varminterror

    Varminterror Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    JP low profile detent adjustable block. Two piece, stake the screws if you want. Drill it for a roll pin or drill and ream for a taper pin if you want. Count your clicks from full closed to hit your suppressed vs noisy - or just pay attention to how many turns you need between the two.
  6. Destructo6

    Destructo6 Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Rainier Arms will pin the gas block to the barrel for $50, assuming you buy parts from them.

    A gunsmith should be able to do the same, probably for similar money.
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  7. taliv

    taliv Moderator Staff Member

    Oct 23, 2004
    Riflespeed is what you’re looking for.
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  8. edwardware

    edwardware Member

    Feb 23, 2010
    Give up on pinned (staking is done to screws or pins), and get a set-screw block, and do a good job attaching it.

    The advantage of taper pins is very low cost in a production environment. Countersink the screw tips into the barrel a smidge, and stake the set screws. . . I'll bet the be result is as secure as a taper pinned block.
  9. Varminterror

    Varminterror Member

    Jul 17, 2016
    After reading his irrationally biased disdain for set screw mounting, I withheld recommending these guys. But they do check all of the boxes.
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  10. db_tanker

    db_tanker Member

    Apr 22, 2005
    Willis, TX
    THIS actually looks like something I've been looking for...something actually somewhat similar to what is on my FAL.
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