Thursday, February 04, 2010

Can we stop complaining about direct impingement gas systems yet?

Some people will see this, and think, "Gee, I guess DI isn't really that much of a problem."

While others will think, "Well, yeah, but if it had a piston, it could have gone for a million rounds!"

I know of no way to reconcile to two.

I guess you can either imagine a situation in which you have to fire your fully automatic light patrol carbine 1000 times in one firefight (probably 1500-2000 in semi auto), or you're someone who doesn't use the wrong gun for the situation.


JP said...

My DI system rifle is my favorite one! Sure, someday I might get a piston version, but I don't see any immediate need to.

Fletch said...

When a friend asked me why people wouldn't just switch to pistons if they were so much better I said, "All I can tell you is that pistons for ARs have been around for decades, and there must be some reason why everyone doesn't already have one."

What that reason is is apparently very complicated, but the end result is easy to understand and just as revealing.