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The Toad
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Ugh, I wish I had an AR to curse at.
You must like Urals and Jawas too then. The AR-15 is the Yugo of the arms world. You can hear the recoil spring go "sproing" in the stock when you fire one. The later ones are a bit better than the old ones but the basic design guarantees that the thing will foul at some point. There's still no piston in the gas operation mechanism. Field stripping one during a fire fight was a real joy.

Typical of the govt, they've chosen a slightly upgraded AR as the "new" combat rifle. There's still no piston in the gas operation mechanism. Not surprisingly it, had the worst performance of the new rifles the Army tested. But the money will stay where it is ensuring good retirement jobs for the Generals. Gotta keep them priorities straight!
 

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The Toad
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Yeah, my cursing does not compare to Seruzawa's cursing. When my AR would jam 15-20 times in an afternoon I didn't have someone returning fire. And when I had to field strip the firearm it was on the back of a pick-up truck not on the ground of a swampy jungle. But, Seruzawa can probably attest to the durability and ease in which the AK works and functions. Which is why I listed the SAR-1, which I do own.
The AK ammo tracers had a green tint, the US ammo tracers were more red. At night we could see firefights from the river between the Marines and the NVA with green tracers going in both directions. Fortunately, most of my personal experience was with Ma Deuce. Accept no substitute.

You can pick up an AK that's been literally buried in mud and it will fire.
 
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