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Posted: 9/2/2005 8:34:18 AM EDT
Been waiting on this thing for MONTHS...









Woo Hoo.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:35:35 AM EDT
I want a pic with it up on the bipod
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:35:47 AM EDT
Got any details on it?

Or are we supposed to guess?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:36:02 AM EDT
I'd be happy to take that 30rd mag off your hands if it's too cumbersome for you...
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:37:15 AM EDT
I'd say it was worth the wait.


I've always wanted a Fal, maybe one of these days.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:37:57 AM EDT
Damn you I don't have a FAL yet
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:38:23 AM EDT
Dude, sweet.

What's the details?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:38:28 AM EDT
I hate you even more than I did before now.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:38:43 AM EDT
Now you need one of these!



BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – 31 August 2005 Metal Storm Limited (ASX trading code: MST and NASDAQ Small Cap ticker symbol MTSX) today announced the successful test firing of the Advanced Individual Combat Weapon (AICW) Capability Technology Demonstrator at the Port Wakefield Proof and Experimental Range near Adelaide, Australia.

Sponsored by the Capability Development Group of the Australian Department of Defence, and led by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), the AICW Capability Technology Demonstrator project includes Metal Storm and Tenix Defence as consortium members.

The AICW is an integrated weapon concept which combines a standard 5.56mm Steyr assault rifle and a Metal Storm 40mm grenade launcher in a single unit with a common trigger, laser sight and control system that operates both the 5.56mm and the 40mm barrels.

The benched test firing demonstrated the AICW’s ability to switch between 5.56mm and 40mm barrels instantly and without reloading. The 40mm barrel incorporates the Metal Storm electronically initiated “stacked munitions” system and can fire three rounds before re-loading is required.

The project was designed to evaluate the possible technologies available for the next generation of individual combat weapons, with emphasis on increasing the lethality of the weapon thereby enhancing the soldier’s capability and survivability.

Conventional 40mm grenade launching systems used with combat weapons are fitted as an add-on component with separate aiming and trigger devices and can only fire single rounds before reloading. The perceived advantage of the AICW concept is that the grenade launcher capability is fully integrated into the one combat weapon, and as it utilises Metal Storm technology, it can carry up to three rounds in the barrel ready to fire using the integrated common operating systems.

The trial firings engaged targets at 100, 200 and 300m, each with three 40mm projectiles, fired at a nominal velocity of 95m/s. In addition, the target at 300m was engaged with the standard 5.56mm rounds that are currently in service. The firings demonstrated the capability of engaging consistently a target the size of a window or doorway at 100m. New technology associated with recoil mitigation, sighting systems, and electronic fire control was also demonstrated.

Metal Storm's Chief Executive Officer, Mr David Smith said “The ability to fire multiple 40mm shots without reloading, from an individual combat weapon, we believe will provide a major capability enhancement compared to existing individual combat weapons.
“There has been significant international effort placed on trying to develop a fully integrated individual combat weapon which provides for a 5.56 mm rifle and a grenade launcher system with greater range, improved fire control and at the right weight. AICW is well along the path to achieving all these capabilities.

“Our objective now is to build on the success of the AICW Capability Demonstrator project through an industry funded effort to further refine and ultimately commercialise the concept. The next generation will incorporate the latest developments in Metal Storm technology (which has advanced since the AICW program began). Combined with the current development of High Explosive rounds, we are now very close to being able to deliver a much more advanced individual combat weapon that includes all the required capabilities at an appropriate weight level.” David Smith stated.


Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:39:45 AM EDT
Gonna put a rail on it? Very slick no matter what you do with it or leave it like it is.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:40:43 AM EDT
very nice!!! now go down to NOLA and send us a range report via your satellite phone internet link.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:54:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Got any details on it?

Or are we supposed to guess?



DSA Para Carbine Fal. DSA has been waiting months for parts to finally do their paras. Got mine today.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:54:31 AM EDT
Sexy
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:55:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By olyarms:
Gonna put a rail on it? Very slick no matter what you do with it or leave it like it is.



Nah, gonna keep it light. Might even drop the bipod.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:56:09 AM EDT
Hey, isn't that the gun Al Pacino used in Heat?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:56:14 AM EDT
Nice floor!
Oh...and the other thing too
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 8:56:59 AM EDT
Does the safety move all the way forward, or will it in the future?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:06:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Janus:
Does the safety move all the way forward, or will it in the future?



Nah, select fire FALs are a mule kick.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:11:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By JustinOK34:
Hey, isn't that the gun Al Pacino used in Heat?



It sure is!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:14:46 AM EDT
Airsoft?

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:16:37 AM EDT
I have one just like it. Except I got mine with the scope mount.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 9:18:24 AM EDT
You are right, those are snazzy grout lines.

The good thing about tile is an FAL won't stick to it, too.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:31:01 AM EDT
Decided to drop the bipod. Much improved.





Link Posted: 9/2/2005 11:33:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I'd be happy to take that 30rd mag off your hands if it's too cumbersome for you...

+1
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:52:26 PM EDT
Bumped cause I'm still playing with it.

The gun you preverts.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 3:59:35 PM EDT
Where did you get the bayo if you don't mind saying?
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:02:18 PM EDT
Still needs a SAW grip and an optics mount.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:20:58 PM EDT
my i want one just like that.

i love the fal.

i would give up some AR's for it.


what a a great weapon.

Ronald
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 4:21:28 PM EDT
Sweet!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:01:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Where did you get the bayo if you don't mind saying?



DSA sells them for about $15.00
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:03:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Janus:
Still needs a SAW grip and an optics mount.



Nah, saw grips look goofy on a FAL, don't wanna TAPCO my rifle. And I wanted a lightweight carbine so no mounts or optics.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:04:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:05:34 PM EDT by CJan_NH]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
Got any details on it?

Or are we supposed to guess?



DSA Para Carbine Fal. DSA has been waiting months for parts to finally do their paras. Got mine today.


SWEET!

My DSA Para has been on order since March. If you got yours maybe I'll finally get mine

You know what SteyrAUG? You just made my day a whole lot better too. Thank you
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:09:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2005 5:09:49 PM EDT by thelastgunslinger]

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Bumped cause I'm still playing with it.

The gun you preverts.




Yeah, but what are you doing with the rifle?


[gunny hartman]this is my rifle, this is my gun[/gh]
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:13:28 PM EDT
Ill give you 10 dollars for it.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:21:48 PM EDT
I built mine. Got tired of waiting.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:34:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Bumped cause I'm still playing with it.

The gun you preverts. [/quote

Now By God, thats what I'm taking about!

Mine LOVES Black hills,
Port, RG, South African, even Indian is good.
All of the above are 2MOA in mine with iron sights. I keep several 1000 rounds on hand at any given moment. My favorite drill is to vaporize clay pigeons at 100 yrds with iron sights. Great fun!

But that Hirtenberger is the shizz! Clean running, accurate and hard hitting. Damn thats good ammo! I have 360 rounds left that are now on permanent residence in my locker. IF, god forbid, my little corner of the world turns into New Orleans, I'll have 9 mags of Hirt ready to rock and roll!

Congrats on the FAL. If there is a better MBR, it might be the M14. But such is a matter of personal taste and choice. Good luck and good hunting!
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:42:16 PM EDT
It's a "looter shooter!!" haha, nice FAL.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:45:14 PM EDT
That's no AR15.
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