This article was originally posted on Thefirearmblog.com
Samson Manufacturing has released an AR-15 low profile gas block which is extremely lightweight weighing only .63 oz. The company targets this product to people who are building lightweight AR-15 rifles. To many people, weight reduction wherever it is possible (even in very small amounts) is important for their ultra lightweight build. At the same time, it is designed to retain the original strength not to compromise the functionality of the weapon system.
The Samson Manufacturing gas block is made in the USA. It is machined out of steel and has a manganese phosphate finish. It is also a low profile one meaning that it will fit inside most of the free floated handguards. This gas block is compatible with .750 diameter barrels (at the gas port). The dimensions of this gas block are as follows: Length – .95″, Width – .87″, Height – 1.29″. It is available through Samson Manufacturing website at MSRP of $59.99.