Well after only 9 short months my new FAL has arrived. It is a DSArms American made 18" carbine. Standard sights with what is called a speed trigger (lighter and smother), ordered with their scope mount top cover and green duracoated furniture. Since it is O.D Green in color it is at least 15 % less lethal than the standard issue Evil Black Rifle. I'm still negotiating with the FBI over a release date but hopefully by the weekend I'll have it in hand. I also have a shipment of magazines coming both 20 and 25 rounders. Now if I could just find a few rounds of ammo.
Just wondered if anyone else is a FAL fan. I have always considered this design among the best of battle rifles. I would prefer it over the AR-10 or the M14. Not to take anything away form those designs but ther FAL has many features to make it a more effective weapon for the serious warrior. The gas adjustable system, the low profile sights, (keeps the users head down), the non shooting hand operates the charging handle, magazine and bolt release while the shooting hand stays in a shooting grip and the shooter stays in contact with the weapon. All these features make for a more efficient delivery of effective fire. The refinements of the modern FAL make it more reliable and accurate than ever before. No direct impingement gas into the action to over heat parts or foul mechanisms, yet much easier to strip (break open) to clear and clean than the M14/M1A rifle. I believe it to be the best of the post WWII designs and in an effective caliber, the 7.62x51, 308 Winchester. What could be better?