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Posted: 2/20/2006 8:18:16 AM EDT
As most of you know, I just got my first AR.

Decided to SOMEWHAT tear it down just to take a look.

I love how you just slide out the takedown pin, pop up the upper, and just slide the bolt, carrier, and handle right out the back. Makes it easy as hell to use a boresnake. I've yet to clean it yet though.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:27:22 AM EDT
I can only imagine a side-by-side 12ga. being any easier.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:28:22 AM EDT
Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:36:05 AM EDT
pulling apart the halves is easy...

But,


cleaning my ARs is anything but fun

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:37:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 8:38:09 AM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]

Originally Posted By rob78:
pulling apart the halves is easy...

But,


cleaning my ARs is anything but fun




Haha I believe it. The bolt on my Ruger is alot more of a pain in the ass to get into. I love being able to just gut the thing with one pull.

I'll probably clean it later on once I get the stuff. Might run a boresnake down in (no brush) just to wipe down the barrel. I can see some shit in it
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:40:38 AM EDT
I'd say an Uzi is easier to field strip & clean.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:45:26 AM EDT
I too was amazed how everthing was so well engineered. Easy take down, placement of components, i.e. saftey selector, mag release, bolt hold, etc. The only negative that I can even think off is stock/cheekweld, but that is easily fixed with different stock or just learning different holds.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:48:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By draver:
I'd say an Uzi is easier to field strip & clean.




Uzi or FAL. They almost clean themselves!!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 8:51:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By edwin247:
I too was amazed how everthing was so well engineered. Easy take down, placement of components, i.e. saftey selector, mag release, bolt hold, etc. The only negative that I can even think off is stock/cheekweld, but that is easily fixed with different stock or just learning different holds.



I guess that's why they were so successful
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:23:10 AM EDT
The way an FN-FAL comes apart makes the AR-15 look like a chore of fine motor skills.
1) Hit latch
2) watch the carrier fall on the floor.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:31:25 AM EDT
I don't know about that. I think just about any bolt-gun is easier. As far as handguns go, I'll have to give that to Sig Sauer. For semi-auto rifles, yeah, the AR15 is one of the easiest. Completely tool-less takedown and field strip. Gotta love that. MJD
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:34:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 9:36:26 AM EDT by Currahee]
Um...an AK is easyer by a long shot. The AR has quate a few parts that are quite dificult to get out, and what happens when you bend the firing pin retaining pin? Or lose the extractor pin? Granted it is easyer than a Mini 14 (I've spend an hour tryiung to get the bolt out and another getting it back in.)

It's a stone cold BEOITCH to clean as well. Don't get me wrong I still prefer it.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 9:39:17 AM EDT
I've got to say the AK is easier to field strip and clean. Way easier.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:26:48 AM EDT

The HK G3/91 is pretty damn simple as well.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 10:31:39 AM EDT
Glock for field stripped and detail stripped, just make sure it isn't loaded
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:56:10 PM EDT
I think the G36 is the easiest weapon to strip and clean after the AR; just pop 3 pins out and that's it; same goes with the MP5.

Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:26:06 PM EDT
What is this "cleaning" you speak of?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:29:15 PM EDT
I have to say the Glock is the easiest firearm I have disassembled, I can do it with one hand now on mine that are broken in.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:27:44 PM EDT

cleaning my ARs is anything but fun


Where did you get the antidote for BRD?? I thought it was incurable and terminal.

Sounds like your symtoms are going away.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:36:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USMARINE1108:
I've got to say the AK is easier to field strip and clean. Way easier.



I'm with you Leatherneck. The M16/AR15 may be easy to open and take out the bolt, but you have to disassemble the bolt for proper cleaning. Not a good or easy thing while you're in the field. The AK is much simpler, it was designed for ignorant peasants, so it's a piece of cake for educated Americans.

JoeLad
1833
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 3:50:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By joelad:

Originally Posted By USMARINE1108:
I've got to say the AK is easier to field strip and clean. Way easier.



I'm with you Leatherneck. The M16/AR15 may be easy to open and take out the bolt, but you have to disassemble the bolt for proper cleaning. Not a good or easy thing while you're in the field. The AK is much simpler, it was designed for ignorant peasants, so it's a piece of cake for educated Americans.

JoeLad
1833



+1

AKs are a HELL of a lot easier to field strip

h/w, ARs are more fun and easier to work on
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:19:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 4:19:22 PM EDT by WIZZO_ARAKM14]
Into their major components, the AK and AR are basically tied, IMO. The detail detail stripping of the bolt/carrier is what upps the difficulty a tad on the AR.

The M14 isn't too bad either, but the M1 Garand can be a chore if you don't know what you're doing the first or second time.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:04:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WIZZO_ARAKM14:
Into their major components, the AK and AR are basically tied, IMO. The detail detail stripping of the bolt/carrier is what upps the difficulty a tad on the AR.

The M14 isn't too bad either, but the M1 Garand can be a chore if you don't know what you're doing the first or second time.

WIZZO



I disagree. The AR-15 is about the only firearm that doesn't require any jiggling, muscle, or finess to take it apart or put it back together.

The parts either go together or they don't.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 5:30:13 PM EDT
The AR-15 is second to the FAL when it comes to field stripping. I swear, those Belgians designed it so you could take it down with one hand while holding a beer in the other. (I love belgian beerhat
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:24:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Salmonaxe:


What sad soul actually cleans an AK??? ...some people must have more free time than I.



Haha, I have never cleaned mine. But I do take it apart every once in awhile.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:26:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
Thanks!



Link Posted: 2/20/2006 6:28:01 PM EDT
The AUG is the easiest and simplest weapon to field strip, period.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 7:04:34 PM EDT
anything but the ruger 10/22.. getting the bolt back in takes 4 hands. I'm gonna say the FAL is the easiest, cuz you dont have to clean it
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:06:34 PM EDT
My Mosin-Nagant M44 is by far the easiest to tear down.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:21:24 PM EDT
easy to take a part/put back together/tinker with

fucking annoying to clean
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 12:27:46 PM EDT
AK's are easier?

My AR, things fit nicely. My AK that I sold I had to slam things back into place.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 8:41:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Salmonaxe:
The AR-15 is second to the FAL when it comes to field stripping. I swear, those Belgians designed it so you could take it down with one hand while holding a beer in the other. (I love belgian beerhat



As a former Marine (notice we are NEVER ex-Marines) I have an unstoppable compulsion to clean ANY weapon I fire THAT VERY DAY! That includes even my SKS, whick is enough like the AK ( cheap plinker) that I suspect most people that own one rarely clean it. Needless to say, my brand new DPMS A3 will always get that thorough 3-day cleaning after range trips.
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