SSS - Simplistic Shooting Solutions AR Gas Vent

SSS-AR-GV

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    $38.99
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SSS - Simplistic Shooting Solutions AR Gas Vent

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The AR Gas Vent is a unique product that addresses the problem of gas blow back when firing a suppressed AR-15 rifle. Back pressure caused by suppressor use sends gasses and lubricants back into the user's face and can prevent effective engagement of targets after just a few rounds being fired. It is difficult to effectively shoot at a target when your eyes are watering or shut from hot/irritating propellant gases, or when lubricants are being shot back onto your eye protection.

The AR Gas vent helps redirect a large amount of gas away from the shooter's face by creating a large channel which vents gas away from the upper receiver. When used in conjunction with a charging handle which has been RTV Sealed, gas blow back is VASTLY reduced.

As a big fan of suppressors on AR-15s myself, I find this product to be invaluable. It does have one minor caveat in that the forward assist's functionality is removed. However, I follow the EAG Tactical/Pat Roger's way of thinking: If a round doesn't want to feed, eject it and feed the next one and therefore, have never used the forward assist in years of competition and tactical carbine training.

I've also noticed that the gas vent works great even when firing without a suppressor on!

 

NOTE: The AR Gas Vent does not provide the function of the forward assist.

Manufacturer Simplistic Shooting Solutions
Shipping Restriction ITAR/Export Restricted
MSRP $38.99
Weapon Model AR15/M16
Gas System No
Material Anodized Aluminum
Material Finish Black Anodize
Color Black
Mil-Spec/Mil Issued Equipment No

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You’re wrong if you don’t have one!

Posted by John | (Posted on 6/29/2018)

For years I’ve always just put up with the fact that my ARs are just no fun to shoot suppressed. Well...I was wrong!!! Kyle Braschler from Cave State Customs turned me on to this product and I couldn’t be more satisfied! Do your face and eyes a favor and buy one of these.

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Works exactly as designed

Posted by philip | (Posted on 6/14/2018)

If for shooting suppressed you need this. I bought one to try on a dedicated suppressed upper than I was building, and it worked so well that I pulled the forward assist off of every AR upper I own and replaced them all with these vents. Paired with a properly tuned gas system, it eliminates blowback by about 90%. Highly recommend.

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Works great!

Posted by Hide | (Posted on 3/11/2017)

I installed one on my first suppressed AR. It worked so well, I installed them on two other ARs.

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It Helps

Posted by calvin | (Posted on 3/12/2015)

Installation was a breeze on a VLTOR Mur. 10.3" barrel, griffon M4SDII, carbine length gas, syrac gen 1 adjustable gas block, stock jp silent buffer, and raptor ambi charging handle. I have the gas turned down almost all the way (2 clicks from closed) which just allows the bolt to lock back on last round.

Before using the AR GAS VENT, I'd get a ton of gas in my face even with a half ass RTV job on the raptor, after 10 rounds I'd be exhaling burnt powder and have to wipe my glasses off and my eyes burned. Since installing this I still get some gas in the face but not nearly as bad, I can shoot a full mag without having to clean off my glasses, my eyes don't burn, but still get some gas on my breath. More than a mag though, the previous negative symptoms begin again.

I think pairing this with a gas buster might do the trick once and for all which I haven't been able to test yet. I also think if using this with a can on a longer barrel would help however if you're not able to adjust your gas block, you might have it worse than me.

In the end, I'd buy it again but wince at the price. The item is quality made, but super simple 1 piece design without an extra roll pin and comparing it to other quality bolt assists with more moving parts that cost less, it's hard to see this being worth more than $25. Maybe since they don't resell it through other accessory sites like primary arms or bcm, that helps keep the price artificially high. Maybe they figure if you can afford a can, you can afford this accessory, which they're right.

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No venting whatsoever

Posted by Scott | (Posted on 2/25/2015)

This vent has no "venting" properties at all, on my setup anyway. 14.5" lmt with AXTS charging handle and Saker can. I litterally put my finger over the hole while shooting and zero gas/pressure could be felt "venting" from this. I did not rtv charging handle but not getting much gas out of that area. H buffer but i imagine even with H2 I'll get same results. This item did nothing for me.

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