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Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:11 am
by N4KVE
I was at the WPB gun show this past weekend. I purchased a Ghost 7" upper from Southern Guns. The price was right, & I had no problem with the Ghost 10 1/2 "Commando" upper I purchased from them last year. Tried it out at SS yesterday, & the gun wouldn't cycle at all. Gun shot fine if I cycled it by hand. Showed the upper to the store managers, & they laughed. The gas block was totally loose, sliding on the barrel. Rather then send the upper to the MFR, I'm having Sid the smith at SS fix it. The "Commando" upper has a fixed front site, so the 2 pins holding the site prevent it from moving. On this upper, the barrel is supposed to be "dimpled" so the set screws get a good grip on the barrel, preventing the gas block from moving. Guess they forgot that step. Here is the upper. GARY
https://www.ghostrifles.com/collections ... -5-56-nato
PS. Sid just called. The gun is ready. The MFR did not dimple the barrel, or use loc tite on the set screws. It is correct now.

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:15 pm
by Rentprop1
another Ghost horror story [smilie=011.gif] , I've fixed a few, over the last couple of years, just another low cost AR manufacturer with a bunch of internet hype

their skeletonized lowers look cool tho

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:22 pm
by N4KVE
Well, they are a stand up company. They are refunding me the $35 it cost to repair the gun. I was told they do not dimple the barrel, or use loc tite to secure the gas block. Sid @ SS did, & tested the gun, & so did I when I picked it up. GTG now. Merry Christmas Rent. GARY

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 4:21 pm
by N4KVE
And the check arrived. So remember, if you buy an AR from Southern Guns, or Ghost, the uppers are not dimpled, so the gas blocks are not properly held in place. GARY.

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:42 pm
by Rentprop1
No one dimpled gas blocks 10 years ago....what if you wanna change gas blocks at a later time :-k ....the dimples are NOT gonna line up....so why do it [-(

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 pm
by N4KVE
Rentprop1 wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:42 pm
what if you wanna change gas blocks at a later time
Funny, that's what the boss at Ghost said. I replied I have no reason to change the gas block. And if I wanted to change anything, I'd buy another upper for $200. That's the beauty of the AR. There must be a reason people dimple them. GARY

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:56 pm
by Rentprop1
N4KVE wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 pm
That's the beauty of the AR. There must be a reason people dimple them. GARY
Because the same cool kids on Arfcom that like KNS anti walk pins think they are cool =:wvr

Keep buying that bargain basement crap and spouting off about how great it is..... if you looked at their stuff on Instagram that wonderful Ghost company. Is 5 Millennial aged skateboarder kids in a 2 K warehouse assembling ARs from bottom basement parts......but I'm not gonna continue with you because it's only $ 200....and that's your mentality.

Re: Problem with Ghost upper.

Posted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:59 am
by N4KVE
Cool, or not, dimpling the barrel fixed my upper. It works now. But thanks for the tip about Ghost. GARY.