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AR-15 Piston Kits

Are you a fan of the gas piston AR-15s but don't want to buy a whole separate upper? Piston-driven AR systems have risen in popularity as a new way of powering semi-automatic function. Since the gas flows into a dedicated chamber and activates a piston rather than being forced back into the receiver, piston-driven systems keep your gun much cleaner and cooler during operation.

With the creation of AR-15 piston kits, you can transform your traditional direct impingement build into a new, piston-driven AR in no time. 

What Are AR-15 Piston Kits? 

We have piston conversion kits that offer an easy installation process to help you upgrade your firearm. These AR-15 piston kits include all the parts and instructions that you'll need to install them without a hitch. 

These kits can accommodate almost any gas system, including pistol-length, carbine-length, mid-length and rifle-length. They also give you the freedom to choose the type of mount you want, whether you'd prefer set screws or a clamp-on style. 

No matter what you already own, you can find an AR piston kit that fits your needs and allows you to combine the modular capabilities of an AR-15 with the durability and cleanliness of the gas piston system. 

Piston Kit Brands We Provide

  • Adams Arms
  • Superlative Arms 

Piston Kit FAQs

Why should I get an AR piston kit?

Are you wondering whether a piston-driven AR is for you? Fortunately, both gas impingement and piston uppers work on the same lower, so you don't have to buy a whole new firearm to experience the change. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and what you're looking to get out of your build. 

Using a piston system over the direct gas impingement setup will let you take advantage of several benefits: 

  • Cooler system: A piston AR-15 keeps gas from pouring into the receivers, keeping the gun cooler even during intense and continued use. 
  • Increased reliability: Since the gas activates the piston in these systems rather than having to travel back through the tube, a piston kit has the potential to make your AR more reliable. 
  • Reduced maintenance: Keeping gas out of your upper and lower receivers lessens the amount of carbon buildup on their interior parts, preserving the mechanisms and keeping them clean longer. 

What's the difference between direct impingement and piston-driven?

The direct impingement system is the older of the two and uses gas to operate correctly. With this system, the gas from a fired cartridge is directed through the barrel, into the gas block and down the gas tube, then back into the receiver to cycle the action, setting it up for the next shot. 

The piston-driven system operates in much the same way and was created to develop a more reliable alternative to direct impingement. While it works similarly, it uses a metal operating rod — the piston — to accomplish movement rather than the gas itself. The gas pressure that builds up forces this rod toward the back of the gun to move the bolt and cycle the action. 

Our Guarantees When You Shop With Wing Tactical

With Wing Tactical as your go-to for all of your piston kit needs, you'll give yourself the edge you're looking for. We can help you turn your AR into the gun you've been dreaming of with premium parts and accessories. 

We pride ourselves on offering customers the best products and perks in the industry: 

  • Quick shipping: We want to get your products to your doorstep fast, so we use next-day shipping to put them in your hands as soon as possible. 
  • Discounts for military and law enforcement officials: As a veteran-owned company, we have the utmost respect for the people who put their lives on the line every day for the safety of our communities, so we do our best to offer them the highest-quality products at the best prices anywhere. 
  • Handpicked products: We won't sell products that we wouldn't use on our own equipment, so you can have trust in what you're buying. 
  • Assured satisfaction: With our expert knowledge and dedicated customer service, our professional team will answer any of your questions and make sure that your needs are met. 

Buy Your AR-15 Piston Kits at Wing Tactical

If you're looking to customize your AR-15 and turn it into a piston-driven system, we have reliable solutions to help you get there. Explore our selection of piston kits or talk to our experts who can give you advice on which would be the best for your AR-15. Shop at Wing Tactical today to give yourself the edge when you need it most.