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Posted: 5/25/2002 3:35:37 PM EDT
What is the difference between an A1, A2, and A3?
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 3:41:47 PM EDT
[#1]
A1

A2

A3
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 3:48:47 PM EDT
[#2]

Quoted:
A1 Windage only on rear sight

A2 Windage & elevation @ rear sight

A3 Flat-top

Link Posted: 5/25/2002 8:09:29 PM EDT
[#3]
?? – I wouldn’t have thought the A1 would have the shell deflector lug.

Also, I believe there are some differences (that escape me at the moment) between the AR-15 and M16 versions of at least the A-3 designation.

Maybe I'm just making things too complicated!
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 8:19:58 PM EDT
[#4]
Yes    you are...

SGB got it correct
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 9:03:13 PM EDT
[#5]
So, then an A4 upper is a flattop M4 Upper....right??

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 5/25/2002 11:12:47 PM EDT
[#6]
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 4:35:37 AM EDT
[#7]
Thank you everyone
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 6:25:54 AM EDT
[#8]
The differance between the A3 and A4, is the A3 has a 3 round burst and the A4 is full-auto.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 8:36:47 AM EDT
[#9]
Dont forget that some of the earliest "A1" mods had NO fwd assist (which is useless I find).
The next time I need the fwd assist on my SP-1 CAR will be the first time. I hear of them being needed but I never have and though I may not shoot as much as a lot of guys I have put close to 5k thru this one I think. Not a burp.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 8:44:44 AM EDT
[#10]

Quoted:
Dont forget that some of the earliest "A1" mods had NO fwd assist (which is useless I find).
The next time I need the fwd assist on my SP-1 CAR will be the first time. I hear of them being needed but I never have and though I may not shoot as much as a lot of guys I have put close to 5k thru this one I think. Not a burp.



The M-16 has no forward assist, the M-16A1 has a forward assist. The former is the airforce rifle, they did not see a need for the forward assist, and the army would not take it with out one.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:16:25 AM EDT
[#11]
AND..., i'll add this:

if you never used your forward assist..., you ain't shootin an AR-15 !!!!!

i guess it's just a habbit, but i ALWAYS push on mine after releasing the open action on a live round
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:22:08 AM EDT
[#12]

i guess it's just a habbit, but i ALWAYS push on mine after releasing the open action on a live round



Yup..........just like uncle taught me
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 9:40:40 AM EDT
[#13]
And i'll add, Don't ever use the FA. unless you want a disabled weapon. Get rid of any round that fails to chamber never cram it in. If you want to quietly chamber a Rd. your thumb makes a better cartridge assist. I speak from experience Dont Push a BAD Rd. in the Chamber
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Link Posted: 5/26/2002 10:34:14 AM EDT
[#14]
I agree 100% with Armson-oeg the fwd. asst. is all but useless for his stated reasons.
Link Posted: 5/26/2002 11:03:33 AM EDT
[#15]

Quoted:
AND..., i'll add this:

if you never used your forward assist..., you ain't shootin an AR-15 !!!!!

i guess it's just a habbit, but i ALWAYS push on mine after releasing the open action on a live round


huh,, I wonder what im shooting then? Seems the rifle I shoot has never needed any kind of fwd asst. The only jam its ever had was when I didnt seat a mag all the way and a fwd assist would have been of no use.
Just aout curiosity if fwd assist is so necessary why is there no other rifle in world that has it? I dont think there is but I could be wrong.
I guess I opened the can of worms on the old fwd assist thing.
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