Originally Posted by Skadoosh
People make way too big a deal over gas key staking.
I agree. Sure, sometimes an un-staked gas key is a sign of a cheap manufacturer, but not always. Young Manufacturing makes top-of-the-line BCGs and they don't stake theirs. They contend that a properly installed and torqued gas key doesn't need staking and that staking can often cover up a poorly-installed gas key.