Gas Block Genie – Install An AR-15 Gas Block The Easy Way!
Just spotted this on Brownells. Interesting, inexpensive and reusable tool for proper gas block alignment. Proper gas block alignment is on of those tasks on an AR-15 that on the surface looks simple and theoretically is but the devil is in the details. The first mistake novices make is to butt the gas block against the shoulder, this is wrong. The gas block is required to allow space for a handguard delta ring. Installing the gas block up against the shoulder on the barrel will result in a partially obstructed gas block and an AR-15 that may not cycle properly. The next area of concern is having the gas block level and perfectly aligned with the gas port. If the gas block is canted slightly the gas port will be obstructed and this too will result in an AR-15 that will not cycle properly. Fortunately the Gas Block Genie is here to make getting your AR 15 gas block properly aligned a simple task.
The gas block genie is currently only available for .750 barrels but other barrel diameters are coming soon.
Gas Block Genie
Ever put together an AR build, only to find that your semi-auto cycling system just doesn’t cycle? Looks like that gas-block installation didn’t go as well as you thought it did. Avoid future frustration by adding the Two Two Three Innovations Gas Block Genie to your AR building kit.
The type of gas block doesn’t even matter when using the Gas Block Genie. Whether you’re working with clamp-on designs, rail-block designs or micro-size options, the Gas Block Genie can handle it all!
Gas Block Genie AR-15 Gas Block Alignment Tool
Gas Block Genie Gas Block Alignment Tool Instructions
The Gas Block Genie quickly and easily allows you to perfectly align the AR-15 or AR-10 gas block hole with the gas port in your barrel every time.
Squeeze the Genie slightly to install into the forward face of the gas block so that the hole in the Genie is centered on the gas block hole. It may be easier to remove the rearmost set screw to do this. Part of the Genie should be sticking out the front side of the gas block
Use a very fine point marker or scribe to make a mark on the Genie where the forward edge of the gas block is. Make a small mark on the gas block at the slot in the Genie to indicate the top center of the gas block. It may be helpful to use a black marker on a stainless surface and a silver marker on a black surface.
Remove the Genie from the gas block and snap onto the barrel so that the hole in the Genie is centered around the gas port in the barrel.
Transfer the mark you made in step 2 to the barrel through the slot in the Genie.
Remove the Genie and slide the gas block onto the barrel. As the Gas block approaches the barrel’s gas port you will see the line on the barrel and the mark on the front face of the gas block. Simply align the two and you are finished! A perfectly aligned gas block!
Aim Sport Inc. adds AR-15 M4 Platform-specific GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG to its 2016 shooting accessory catalog.
The GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG is an AR tool that is on my short list of “must buy” tools for working on the AR-15 rifle. In fact I have contemplated designing a similar jig myself. Installing the gas block roll pin is difficult enough. I’m missing a few fingers and that even makes this task more difficult
GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG | AIM SPORT
This new proprietary GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG allows the user hassle free installation of many of today’s most popular Micro Gas Block designs. Anyone who has ever experienced the trials and frustration of having to install a gas tube into some of today’s more popular micro gas blocks will appreciate that this tool was designed to ease their pain.
Designed with both the beginner, novice and the advanced/experienced builders in mind. The GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG simple-yet-intuitive design is so easy to use even the first-timer will appreciate its convenience, while the experienced builder will find that it cuts down assembly time considerably. Simply put, no matter whether you have just started or have been building guns for years this new jig will become an integral part of your build bench!
This GAS BLOCK PINNING JIG is built from solid 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum and anodized for superior durability and finish. The wide square base design provides maximum stability no matter what your angle of pressure. A well-placed pin allows for easy pin installation and removal. This Jig has been built to work with some of today’s most popular micro gas block designs, like BCM, Rainier, VLTOR and Zero Hour.
Model# – PJGBJ
Length – 2¼ inches
Width – 2¼ inches
Weight – 1.88 ounces
When you consider the features built into this Jig tool one would think it would be priced up with the other higher-priced AR/M4 platform specific tools currently sold in the market. However, as with all Aim Sports products, we are able to utilize our extensive manufacturing experience and resources to kept this Jig tool at an affordable MSRP price of only $30.
For more information, or to order yours today, please contact us at (909) 923-2228 or visit online at www.aimsportsinc.com.
Video of ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper Receiver
ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper
Once again browsing Brownells “New Products” I happened across one of the most interesting and expensive AR-15 UPPER RECEIVERS I have ever seen. The ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper Receiver. The ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper Receiver is an AR15 upper capable of using standard AR-15 magazines or being belt fed. Did I mention “Full Auto” belt fed?
ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper Description
ARES 15 MCR Magazine Belt Fed AR15 Upper Receiver allows you to convert your AR-15 or M16 from a standard, magazine fed rifle, into a multi-purpose belt-fed, that can also feed from a magazine. Simply attach the upper as you would any other, link up your ammunition and go to the range.
This unique upper receiver includes a Picatinny rail mounted to the top cover, as well as a Picatinny handguard. 16.25” quick change barrel features a chrome lined bore & chamber. 1-7 twist stabilizes standard, military ammunition, and ½-28 muzzle accepts standard muzzle devices.
Receiver is machined from 7075-T6 billet & features a Type III matte black anodized finish. 6-lug rotating bolt is more robust than a standard AR-15 bolt, and is designed for sustained fire roles. Feed tray is black nitride steel for improved wear performance. Bolt carrier is full-auto. Upper utilizes M249 SAW links. Upper weighs 7.45 lbs & has an OAL of 32.25”.
Present Arms AR15 Gunners Mount – (follow the link to the left and watch Brownells video) Gunners Mount, Platform with receivers and pockets for rifle, carbine, and pistol repairs. The ideal platform to work AR15 M4 M-16 lowers. Assemble, disassemble, and repair. Parts pockets are cut to prevent runaway components and a slot for supporting magazines when making repairs. The platform will also accommodate pistol magazine posts and other magazine fed weapon systems.
Magazines re-work AR15 charging handle for latch change outs
Brownells® AR15 Front Sight Bench Block
Present Arms AR15 Upper Mount and AR Lower Mount
Present Arms AR15 Receiver Tube alignment block
Upper Repair Fixture Mount, with supports for dust cover and bolt assist removal – The Upper mount is machined from synthetic, non-marring polymer, giving added support both inside and out for distribution of loading as a result of repairs. Ball de-tent pins are provided to securely hold the upper by way of for and aft takedown points. Vertical pins are installed to hold the dust cover in a horizontal position for ease in assembly and disassembly of ejection port parts. Machine cut to allow HK416 dust cover vertical pin and fwd assist retention pin free fall from assemble into parts pocket. Our Patent Pending Upper mount securely holds the upper for optics, forward assist and dust cover repairs.
AR15 Lower Repair Fixture Mount, enables lower receiver to be inverted and worked on the same mount– AR Lower Repair Fixture Mount is machined from synthetic non-marring polymer providing added support inside and out of the lower receiver. Securely held when pinned with the takedown and pivot pins of the receiver. The receiver can be mounted in both upright and inverted position for full access when assembling and disassembling . Use with our Patent Pending Receiver Alignment Block. Ensuring correct 12-6 alignment of the receiver extension tube . Ensure correct stock alignment. The perfect platform and mount for the armorer.
AR15 Magazine Post w/pins for Gunners Mount- The MP-AR-1 firmly holds your AR-15 in the center of our Gunners Mount Plus. This mount gives you a solid base for working on your AR-15. Made of a tough polymer it will not mar or scratch your firearm.
Riser Block Assembly- 2 inches tall
Receiver Extension Alignment Block- Aligns receiver extension at the 12 O’clock position when tightening down the receiver extension nut.
Present Arms AR15 Gunners Mount (Click for High Resolution Image)
Present Arms AR15 Gunners Mount
Present Arms AR15 Gunners Mount
The Gunner’s Mount is the base platform of our Patent Pending family of firearm workstations. Our systems are tool-less, ergonomically designed and cost effective, complete with AR15 Magazine post and large swivel. Ideal for building AR’s or servicing your rifle.
The Upper Receiver Block – URB gives added support both inside and out. Ball de‐tent pins are provided to securely hold the upper by way of fore and aft takedown points. Vertical pins installed to hold the dust cover in a horizontal position for ease in assembly and disassembly. Machine cut to allow HK416 dust cover vertical pin and fwd assist retention pin
The Lower Receiver Block – LRB securely holds receiver with takedown and pivot pins. Receiver can be mounted in both upright and inverted position for full access when assembling and disassembling. Use with our Receiver Alignment Block. Ensuring correct 12‐6 alignment of the receiver extension tube. Ensure correct stock alignment. The perfect platform and mount for the armorer.
The Receiver Alignment Block – RAB is cut to the proﬁle of the receiver extension tube. With the Lower Receiver securely ﬁtted to the Lower Receiver Repair Block (AR15LRB) the receiver extension is held securely in a true 12-6 position when taking up on the castle nut.
Trigger Roll Pin Gunner’s Puck – The GP‐Trigger securely holds the lower receiver offering full support to the lower trigger guard lips when removing or installing the roll pin. The GP‐Trigger guides off the pistol grip. The lips are the weakest item on the receiver and can easily be snapped or fractured damaging the lower receiver.
American Spirit Arms ASA Side Charging Upper Receiver Bolt Carrier Modification
American Spirit Arms ASA Side Charging Upper Receiver Bolt Carrier Modification – The American Spirit Arms ASA Side Charging Upper Receiver requires a modified bolt carrier. The modification is pretty simple. You can modify your existing bolt carrier group yourself with access to a machine shop or a milling machine. Alternatively you can ship your bolt carrier group to American Spirit Arms and they will perform the modification for a very reasonable $25.
AR15 Carbine Buffer vs AR15 45acp Buffer – I like to be very visual in my explanations. One picture truly is worth a thousand words. In the picture above a standard AR15 Carbine Buffer is compared to a Heavy Buffers .45acp buffer. There is probably nobody that understands the AR15, AR10 and 308AR recoil system better than Slash at Heavy Buffers. The Heavy Buffers .45acp buffer at eight and a half ounces is a half ounce heavier than the eight ounce Hahn AR15 Pistol Caliber Carbine Buffer. Slash also recommends a Wolff Spring #16501 for maximum reliability. Visit Heavy Buffers for more information.
Note: Slash dimensions are proprietary. That is why they are not listed.