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August 28, 2001, 22:55
Is the DSA piston really worth $15 more than Tapco's?
August 29, 2001, 00:48
So far, I would have to answer, probably not. Consistancy seems better with the DSA pistons (have not yet heard a complaint), but most of the Tapco pistons are correct, also. One of my Tapco pistons was very slightly oversize, but I needed a slightly large piston for a L1 I have, the other one was perfect. There have been a few complaints here on the Tapco pistons (very few), but I believe Tapco always makes it right in the end.
I just ordered another Tapco piston, so I choose these. But I will not say they are better, just another cheaper choice.
August 29, 2001, 07:03
I suppose it's relative to how much confidence you want to put into the cold start reliability of the weapon. I have bought and will continue to buy the DSA offering. The reason is simple, I have NEVER seen or read a post that indicated a problem with their piston. I am willing to and thankfully, able to pay a little more for that kind of reliability. HTH!
Jim :D :D :D :D
August 29, 2001, 08:46
I just received a new DSA gas piston yesterday and it was apparently not correctly hardchromed. The bearing surfaces were perfectly fine, but, the shaft itself had the chrome flaking off in spots as if the underlying surface was not correctly prepared...like some form of corrosion was under the chrome coating.
A quick call to DSA and they told me to send it back for a replacement.
We shall see.
August 29, 2001, 18:13
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