Hey Ya'll, new to the forum. I just put a sport on lay-a-way, I can spring her in October. Looking forward to some range time. I have the 15-22, high velosity ammo is a must and she has never missed a beat......love it.
I have been issued M16A1's, M16A2's and 3 different M4's. M16's were ok, but I am sure the age and prior armory storage maintenance of the M16's contributed to a lot of jams and failure to fire situations. All of the issued M4's always went boom when I squeezed the trigger and were just as accurate for targets out to 300 meters. From the reviews and forums, I do not expect the sport to be that much different. As for the forward assist.....never had to use it in training or in combat, the dust cover, as previously stated, it is always open when firing. And honestly, most of the time after clearing the weapon when entering the FOB, the damn thing would open by itself with a gentle bump in the vehicle. So, those to features I will not miss nor need.
george, US Army, Ret. 1978 - 2011 (Yeah, another old fart with "old soldiers disease")