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Posted: 12/10/2011 7:06:02 PM EST
I saw the sale on ArmaLite AR 10 flattop uppers, without the forward assist. Anyone have any experience with these units? Fit, finish etc. I am a dedicated ArmaLite fan from way back, and I'm curious as to the real necessity of the FA in the first place. I plan to swap it out with the carry handle version currently on my rifle.

I have shot thousands of rounds from my AR 15 Nat. Match in local DCM matches over the years, and my new-ish AR 10, and cannot EVER recall actually have to use the FA. By the same token, I read all of the ft fire, ft to extract, failure to ....stories here on the site and I begin to wonder.

I guess I must be the luckiest man in America, but my rifles just never seem to have the issues I read about, at all. They just run, and run, and run. And I can tell you my guns would not pass muster in the barracks in re cleanliness. I don't mistreat them, but I don't do a surgical clean every time I shoot them either.

As always, thanks in advance for any info you all can provide as to whether you think this purchase is ok, or would I be better served stepping up to the regular configuration version. 44-40
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Posted: 12/10/2011 8:59:12 PM EST
I've got an AR10 A2 with no FA, and I've never wished I had one. Thanks for the heads up on the sale too, I've been looking to "repurpose" my AR10.
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Posted: 12/19/2011 10:01:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By 44-40pro:
I saw the sale on ArmaLite AR 10 flattop uppers, without the forward assist. Anyone have any experience with these units? Fit, finish etc. I am a dedicated ArmaLite fan from way back, and I'm curious as to the real necessity of the FA in the first place. I plan to swap it out with the carry handle version currently on my rifle.

I have shot thousands of rounds from my AR 15 Nat. Match in local DCM matches over the years, and my new-ish AR 10, and cannot EVER recall actually have to use the FA. By the same token, I read all of the ft fire, ft to extract, failure to ....stories here on the site and I begin to wonder.

I guess I must be the luckiest man in America, but my rifles just never seem to have the issues I read about, at all. They just run, and run, and run. And I can tell you my guns would not pass muster in the barracks in re cleanliness. I don't mistreat them, but I don't do a surgical clean every time I shoot them either.

As always, thanks in advance for any info you all can provide as to whether you think this purchase is ok, or would I be better served stepping up to the regular configuration version. 44-40


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Posted: 3/2/2012 9:08:28 AM EST
Will these work with any armalite lower or is there a specific lower needed