Gear VooDoo Innovations Integral AR Carriers Recoil Staff January 2, 2015 Join the Conversation The gas key on an AR/M16 bolt carrier is a known point of failure. In order for them to not leak gas, come loose, or otherwise induce malfunctions, one has to ensure that it's accurately trued to the carrier and that the correct screws are used (and properly staked in place). Most of the time many hope that the manufacturer has taken care of this–but it isn't exactly uncommon for an end-user or armorer to replace screws or be more aggressive about the staking. VooDoo Innovations solved that issue with their new Integral Direct Impingement Carrier. Instead of the gas key being staked in place, it's directly machined into the carrier itself Low-mass version Available in both a standard and low-mass (20% reduction in reciprocal mass), VooDoo Innovations purports that in addition to the elimination of any screw failures, gas flow is improved. Here's what they have to say about it: Our new Integral D.I. Carrier was designed from conception to improve the service life and durability of the direct impingement carrier. The VDI Integral DI Carrier eliminates the potential for carrier to key separation due to carrier key screws stripping, fracturing, or becoming un-staked. The new Integral carrier has a improved gas flow path with no obstructions or shelves for carbon to deposit and build on eliminating the potential for gas obstruction to seize the operation of your carrier. The 20% reduction in carrier weight in the Low Mass Carrier decreases the reciprocal mass reducing felt recoil and increasing the Tune-ability for every application. Each carrier is treated with their Lifecoat process and the Integral DI Carriers are available by themselves or as a complete bolt carrier group (BCG). MSRP starts at $120.49 and you can get them here. For more information on VooDoo Innovations visit their webpage or check them out on Facebook here Explore RECOILweb:Honor Guard 9 | We Put this Pocket Pistol Through the PacesCalifornia SB 880 - Coming Soon to Your State? WTF?Forged in Fire: Q&A with Q&A Doug Marcaida"Hi-Speed Flying Hole Saw" - 10mm R.I.P. NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.