Gas Block Genie AR-15 Gas Block Alignment Tool

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.

Unlike other gas-block alignment tools on the market, the Two Two Three Innovations AR Gas Block Genie Gas Block Alignment Tool can be used again and again, as many times as you want, during your AR build. All it takes is three simple steps.

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!

Picture of a Gas Block Genie AR-15 Gas Block Alignment Tool

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.

  1.    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
  2.    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.
  3.    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.
  4.    Transfer the mark you made in step 2 to the barrel through the slot in the Genie.
  5.    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!

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks | Superlative Arms Piston Kits

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks and Piston Kits

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks and Piston Kits

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks and Piston Kits

Superlative Arms AR15 Adjustable Gas Blocks – Direct Impingement – “Bleed Off”

SUPERLATIVE ARMS ADJUSTABLE GAS BLOCK BLEED OFF .750 CLAMP ON MELONITE

SUPERLATIVE ARMS ADJUSTABLE GAS BLOCK BLEED OFF .750 CLAMP ON MELONITE

Whenever I have a gun project for one of our family of websites I always begin my parts search with our advertisers. I believe that one hand washes the other. In a perfect world I’ll find both inspiration and a solution while browsing Brownells. Evidence of this can be witnessed on the current ASA Side Charger AR-15 Project. Seventy percent of the parts are sourced from Brownells.  Then on the other hand there are times I suffer from a bit of decision paralysis.  In the case of the ASA Side Charger AR-15 I could not decide on a gas block. Fortunately I’m a lucky guy who has very knowledgeable friends, brothers and enablers and there is one such brother and enabler I shall refer to as FS2KSTD. When he speaks I listen. So in the case of the gas block he was my go to for advice. I explained the current project needs and his response was immediate “Superlative Arms”. Brownells at the time did not offer Superlative Arms so I purchased my SABO-DI-750CM direct from the manufacturer.

I am happy to report today is a new day and under Brownells “New Products” is the complete line of Superlative Arms  AR-15 Gas Blocks and Piston Kits.

The Superlative Arms “Bleed Off”, direct impingement, 30 position, forward venting, adjustable gas block. Gas adjustments are made by bleeding the gas out of the block, forward away from the operator, instead of restricting the flow like conventional adjustable blocks.

The Superlative Arms patented “Bleed Off”, direct impingement, gas block for the AR15 platform adjusts the gas flow by bleeding the gas out of the block instead of restricting the flow like conventional adjustable blocks.  Results:

  • The pressure used in the block is reduced only to the amount required to drive the bolt carrier. The remaining gas / pressure are bled out of the block allowing the system to run much cleaner and cooler.
  • Reduction of felt recoil.
  • Patent pending adjustment detent is located outside of the block and therefore no contamination.
  • The gas adjustment screw does not restrict the gas flow; therefore there is no erosion or seizing of the screw / no loss of detent due to carbon build up.  Although it is removable, we have added a safety mechanism, which stops you from unintentionally backing the screw all the way out.
  • When using SBR’s and / or suppressors the bleed off port allows the excessive pressure to be exhausted out of the block reducing blow back.  

Superlative Arms AR15 Low Profile Retrofit Piston Kits

30 position adjustable gas “Bleed Off” vents the excess gas forward away from the operator instead of restricting it, and is a Superlative Arms LLC. design alone.

The Superlative Arms patented “Bleed Off”, Gas Piston System for the AR15 platform adjusts the gas flow by bleeding the gas out of the block instead of restricting the flow like conventional adjustable blocks.  Results:

  • The pressure used in the block is reduced only to the amount required to drive the bolt carrier. The remaining gas / pressure are bled out of the block allowing the system to run much cleaner and cooler.
  • Reduction of felt recoil.
  • Patent pending adjustment detent is located outside of the block and therefore no contamination.
  • The gas adjustment screw does not restrict the gas flow; therefore there is no erosion or seizing of the screw / no loss of detent due to carbon build up.  Although it is removable, we have added a safety mechanism, which stops you from unintentionally backing the screw all the way out.
  • When using SBR’s and / or suppressors the bleed off port allows the excessive pressure to be exhausted out of the block reducing blow back. 
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