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Piston conversion vs complete piston upper

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I was pricing out the base model adams mid length kit and parts separate.

For about $639 I can cobble one together with a blem upper at PSA when all the parts show up in stock, or order a complete adams arms upper for $639 ;-)

This is the base model with the M4 handguards.
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Carrier tilt can be an issue with piston driven AR’s. I would go with the complete upper that way if you get carrier tilt. Adams can’t say you installed it incorrectly.
Carrier tilt can be an issue with piston driven AR's. I would go with the complete upper that way if you get carrier tilt. Adams can't say you installed it incorrectly.
Lets leave the piston AR bashing bringing up the same tired stuff that has been hashed over by people who don't own one and are happy with DI a million times. It's beyond old and the OP's question wasn't about it.
I'm not sure if you are referring to my post! But all the AR's that I own are piston driven AR's. And I do prefer piston over Di. Then again not all piston driven AR's are equal. I have owned several brands of piston driven AR's and some are prone to carrier tilt. I can understand people who have purchased one of these piston AR's would not want to talk or hear about the problem. Just trying to prevent the OP from making the same mistake. Sorry.
Yeah I was, because it's not really a problem anymore with most manufacturer having worked around it a long time ago and it being a very particular subject of negativity with piston haters for years. My not wanting to talk about was that it has been dragged into every piston discussion for years regardless and then someone makes it so whole threads basically turn into a DI/piston argument. I'm seriously tired of it myself, but that you are a piston AR owner makes this a different situation. I haven't had tilt trouble with Adams, but if anyone did, Adams would take care of them from what I've gotten from other owners who needed customer service.
I disagree, I purchased CORE 15 which uses Adams Arms parts a couple years ago and it had carrier tilt. Both Adams Arms and Core claimed that their design did not have carrier tilt. I sent the rifle back to the manufacture twice. They replaced the buffer tube and sent it back.

Here is a photo in case anyone doesn't know what damage carrier tilt can cause.

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