SCAR + AFG
I've seen a lot of guys with AFG's on their SCAR's and was curious what everyone thinks of the combination. How's it feel with the smaller hand guard space on the SCAR?
Took mine off. I've tried it on several weapon types, and have wanted to like it, but in the end, the ergonomics just aren't right for me. It's now been relegated to a tacticool .22.
I like it, I've taken it off a few times but always end up bolting it back on. Try it, it's the only way to know...
I like mine. It's still on.
I like mine. It was tough to get away from a magwell hold, but with a reciprocating CH, I forced my self. I will say that, IMHO, the afg+xtm panels make the front too big around. I'm a large glove size.
I like mine... am wanting to try out the gear sector though.
Had one for a while, switched to a RVG that I like better since the SCAR's rail is so short.
I like mine. A little more rail space might be nice, but I am not running a light or anything like that now.
I've been considering buying one as well. Anyone running a light with one of these? I currently have my light at 3 o'clock with the switch in the standard position on the VFG.
when I get a rail extension I'll put it back on.
my arms are just too long.
The AFG never felt right to me, it wasn't ergonomic and made my wrist and forearm hurt. The thumb up/forward grip with a VFG is more comfortable but I still don't like those. The magwell grip gives me the most balance and feels the most natural.
Ever thought about giving a LaRue Handstop a try?
Zamo, how you like that MK22?
SCARs rails are to short for a AFG to really work. I dont really care how they feel anways but on a SCAR they are horrible.
Love 'em and feel great, liked it so much I set it up the same way for 16S and 17S:
Originally Posted By billpete:
Zamo, how you like that MK22?
Love/hate relationship. It has decent accuracy, but is very picky about ammo. No matter what I do, it seems to suffer from light primer strikes (OK, so I know rimfires don't have a "primer", but you know what I mean). I have broken the stock latch housing twice, only to have ISSC promptly and apologetically send me a replacement with just sending them an email. The last time they said it was factory reworked and shouldn't happen again, but visual inspection shows no apparent difference. Maybe it's a beefier plastic, I don't know, but this one has lasted a year. The other two broke while doing the amazingly strenous task of closing the stock. Literally. Like just closing it in normal fashion, no slaps, no forced closure, no crazy angled run and gun dive under the tree trunk, just closing it. BIG disappointment. However, their customer service was absolutly top notch, and I have since JB welded the broken units into fully reinforced and once again functional stocks. But the new one soldiers on.
The light "primer" strikes issue is so bad, even using the specially formulated CCI "Tactical 22" ammo, that I have relegated this rifle to second tier until I get around to doing an internet fireing pin mod posted over in GSG forum (That's another thing, while this isn't made by GSG, it's apparently OEMed by the same source, as the internals are 100% interchangeable!!!), and bought a Colt/Umarex 20" M16 that JUST WORKS AND WORKS AND WORKS!
If you have an interest in one buy it at a good deal < $400), and expect to fiddle with it. It was ALMOST an excellent .22 weapon, and if I can get the light primer strike issue resolved, it yet may be. The mags are great, and feed well. The ergos are SCAR-ishly good. It's a toy, but still a deadly toy, as several varmints around here can attest to.
If I hadn't painted it up, I'd have sold it buy now, especially after the ridiculously reliable Colt/Umarex (about 1000 rounds now with not a single stoppage). As an aside, I also sold my GSG-5 for the same light strike issue. It just get's old.
Thanks for the feedback on it.
Based upon your feedback, I think that if I can going to put time, effort and frustration into a .22 "fun gun", I will wait for the STG-44 that is coming out.
I feel your pain on it though, I have a Spikes ST22 that I had some growing pains with, and then a 5.5" AR upper that is now just running right after thousands of rounds and lots of tweaks.
Looking forward to that one too, but I'm not dumping $$$ if it's another interpretation of the GSG-5 action in a different cosmetic package. Especially with the long magazines of the Stg44, and how un-bench friendly they'd be. This time I'm gong to wait and let somebody else be the guinnea pig.