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Posted: 3/1/2006 10:17:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/1/2006 10:19:40 AM EDT by inmyshadow]
Well I'm still new to this forum, going on two months now.

I have a Bushmaster AK A3 16in Carbine. I've only had it for a few weeks now. Its the first firearm I've owned short of being assigned a M16 in the Army.

My first mod was to address the sling. That was the most hated part of my M16 durning my days of the Army. I switched to Bushmaster's Fixed M4 stock. I also added their B.M.A.S. Tactical Sling Adapter. I'm using a BlackHawk Universal Sling.

What I'm up in the air about right now is this. Do I change the latch on the charging handle or go with the ambi magazine release?

I want the bigger latch on the charging handle, because I like firing with gloves. Mostly because it can get cold in CT. I want the fun of firing all year long. But I've always wore some type of hand protection.

I want the ambi magazine release for one simply reason. I want faster magazine swaps. I don't want to risk dropping a magazine either. Plus, a friend of mine is a leftie. So I'd like to make this rifle easier for him to operate it.

There two are the next mods I want to make. I'm just not sure which one to go with first.

After these two mods, I was planning on switching to an ambi selector switch. I might do something to reinforce the trigger, add a flashlight/mount/front sling adapter and bipod. All the while trying to expand upon my magazine collection.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:29:10 AM EDT
Buy more ammo and go shooting.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:31:32 AM EDT
Training Class
Mags
Ammo
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:34:22 AM EDT
Of your two options, I chose the mag release simply b/c summer is coming up and I'm pretty sure you wont be wearing gloves for a while. Get the tac latch later
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 10:37:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ch139:
Buy more ammo and go shooting.



+1

Both are silly, Frill modifications!
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 11:06:14 AM EDT
Buying more ammo isn't a problem I went twice last week using up 500rds. This week is a slow week, friday I might use up 200 rds.

Training? I think I had tons of training in the 6yrs of Army service. I'm a bit rusty, something firing alot will fix. I'm mostly on target, but my shot groups aren't as tight as they use to be.

These might be "frills", but I'm fixing what I didn't/don't like. I will admit to the bipod and flash light as frills.

later


Originally Posted By markm:

Originally Posted By ch139:
Buy more ammo and go shooting.



+1

Both are silly, Frill modifications!

Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:05:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
+1

Both are silly, Frill modifications!



The Tac Latch is definitely NOT a silly, frill modification. It is actually quite beneficial. It is especially useful for charging the weapon while the weapon is slung across your chest with a 3 point sling. Go for the tac latch first, and then if you really think you need it later, go for the ambi catch.
Link Posted: 3/1/2006 12:34:03 PM EDT
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