POF-USA Dictator Gas Block

POF-USA recently released their new Dictator Gas Block. It was built to work with suppressors in mind which can increase back pressure and in turn cause more wear and tear on your AR. It’s low profile and is adjustable to 9 positions. It comes with an adjustment tool but you can also use a 3/32″ hex wrench or a flat screwdriver. The Dictator gas block also includes a gas tube and is currently available in carbine and mid-length. They retail for $179.99 over at pof-usa.com.


Introducing the POF-USA Dictator Gas Block. This 9 position adjustable DI gas block provides the ultimate range of adjustability and versatility. The addition of a suppressor typically increases the level of back pressure within the rifle system. This increase will prematurely wear parts and increase the amount of gas/carbon introduced into the chamber. With the Dictator, you can now control that rate of fire, gas flow and ultimately the reliability of your system.

The Dictator is a low profile gas block, fitting nicely under rail systems with a picatinny rail channel of ½” or greater. Adjusting the gas system is easy, the front of the gas block has a dial that accepts a flat screwdriver, 3/32” hex wrench and dictation tool included in the Dictator gas block kit.

Each Dictator gas block kit comes complete with the applicable length gas tube. The 2 lengths currently available are carbine and mid-length. This gas block is setup for barrels manufactured for a .750 gas block.

Part Number 00838 — Mid-Length
Part number 00837 — Carbine Length

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  • AndyT

    So, how is this better then a $100 syrac adjustable gas block?

    • POFcanblowme

      It’s better in the same way an iPhone is better than an Android.

      (only to giddy brand fanboys)

      • Grindstone50k

        If you can’t tell the functional differences between iOS and Android, you don’t know what you’re talking about.

        • Dan

          Functional differences are that Apples are only good if they come from trees 😉

        • Graham2

          The vast majority of people don’t give a damn about the differences between IOS and Android. They just want their phone to do what it’s meant to do. How the internal systems work is way down the list of what people actually care about, i.e. making calls and getting onto Facebook etc. Nobody cares what goes on inside their dishwasher, they just want it to end up with clean plates.

  • Leonard

    Completely overbuilt, valueless device. If it was like the Noveske Switch Block, but with 4 hand adjustable settings it may be worth looking it. As it stands, it offers nothing more than other tool-adjustable gas blocks on the market currently offer… except more weight on your barrel and less in your wallet.

    • FightFireJay

      Actually, being “click” adjustable means its also going to stay in place while still being much faster to asjust than most other gas blocks with a locking screw.

      This wouldnt be my first choice, but it is still lighter than a gas piston system.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Noveske being hand adjustable… When brand new maybe. Not when hot, not when cold and used. They’re good, but keep that tool on you. Also as far as making your wallet lighter and barrel heavier, they aren’t light in either regard.

  • thedonn007

    I have been thinking about getting an adjustable gas block from SLR rifleworks.

    • FightFireJay

      I have two SLR adj gasblocks. They are top notch, easy to use, stay where you adjust them, and dont freeze up with carbon like one of their competitiors does.

      In summary… SLR rocks!

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Same here, two of them. They are EXCELLENT. I tried almost everything on the market. The Noveske switchblock was ok but seizes, the MicroMOA… Well, I didn’t like it. The tons and tons of adjustable set screw blocks were degrees of fine. But the SLR is top of their game.

  • SlippedThroughTheCracks

    Two bills for a gas block?

    Pfft. Not in this lifetime.

  • patrickiv

    Does the screw positively lock in each position? Also how is it secured to the barrel?

    • Hark

      There is a positive notch for each gas adjustment setting. It is secured by set screws.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    So, it’s larger, heavier, more expensive, has no clean anti-seizing method, requires set screws, requires a unique tool, and work work inside of rails….

    Good job POF, you’re only three generations behind the SLR Rifleworks blocks.

  • James Massman

    Hmmm, what does POF stand for nowadays, anyway? Seems to me it used to be called Pakistani Ordinance Firearms or Foundry in the older ‘Shotgun News’ mags…