Pistol Guy needs long gun advice!
This is a discussion on Pistol Guy needs long gun advice! within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by LtMac
My Armalite AR10T does not have forward assist, and has not needed it...
Good to hear. My AR10 did have one. ...
January 16th, 2010 01:08 AM
Good to hear. My AR10 did have one. I imagine if you keep your rifles clean there's no need for a Forward Assist. It was prolly added for combat situations. I have seen news reels of GI's banging the FA on M16's in combat. It IS there for a reason.
Originally Posted by LtMac
I kept the DSA Fal Congo and sold the AR10. HEY, have we heard back from the OP on his decision?
January 16th, 2010 06:38 AM
Without going on ad nauseum about AR10s vs. AR15s and DI vs. Piston driven weapons, the original version as designed by Eugene Stoner did not need or have a forward assist because it was in .308, the original version of the .223 rifle did not need it because of the original powder used. I am in the camp that believes that the FA on AR10s now being built is more of a marketing item than a true issue of the system itself.
January 16th, 2010 07:21 AM
Get an AK 74 and 5000 rounds of 5.45 x 39 mm ammo for the price of a tricked AR-15 plus the AK is a more durable rifle.
January 16th, 2010 09:48 AM
What malfunction or stoppage will the FA clear that working the charging handle won't?
Originally Posted by Angry Bill
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January 18th, 2010 10:38 AM
If I was using my AR 15 in an emergency situation and the bolt didn't fully close on a round I'd be for just yanking that thing out of there rather than taking the chance of compounding the problem by forcing it with a "forward assist" and possibly jamming the rifle.
January 18th, 2010 10:26 PM
I've been thru three carbine training courses and have yet to see anyone use the forward assist. Teats on a boar.
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