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  • Forward assist on an AR-15 – how often do you use it?

     ashley308 updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 24 Posts
  • ashley308

    Member
    May 16, 2021 at 7:18 am

    I’m curious about this for a variety of reasons. Here’s what triggered the thought. Aero Precision is now sell an upper without the forward assist. I find that interesting. So, for you AR-15 owners or past owners, how often did you use it? Did you ever use it? If so, did it work or cause even more problems?

    If you do not want to share, I get it. Perhaps, those with military experience can share their experiences.

  • cheshirelaugh

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Never.

  • HadMatter12

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Never

    S-LAP
    P-ull
    O-bserve
    R-elease
    T-his letter doesn’t exist
    S-hoot

    S.P.O.R.T.S

  • SpikesOfChrist

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I’ve only had to use it once and it didn’t work

  • devildogstyle

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Taught us to tap forward assist after checking magazine is inserted properly by giving it a quick tug , then close ejection port cover. I tap it every time I put a mag in and rack a round too this day , I was USMC infantry not saying this is the only way but that’s what we were taught

  • bradsredditacct

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Never

  • yeehawpard

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Buy a smoothside if your building an AR, forward assists are useless.

  • Limited_opsec

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Forward Jam

    Feelings Assist

    Fuckup Amplifier

    Fucking Army procurement

    and a million other memes should give you a hint: papa stoner didn’t want it, why do you?

  • ReedNakedPuppy

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I’ve heard that one or two hunters used it when they forgot to chamber and a deer was close.

    They slowly chambered a round and used the forward assist to lock it in place because without momentum the bolt doesn’t always lock.

  • Col_Clucks

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    The forward assist is useless. If you are ever in a situation where your round doesn’t go in the chamber properly (excluding you riding the bolt forward) forcing the cartridge in is only going to make the problem worse. That being said they look cool on the gun.

    [Gun Jesus agrees with me.](https://youtu.be/JHSSO-vJTSs)

  • Mdp2pwackerO2

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I don’t think jamming a round into battery is a good idea. If it doesn’t want to seat there’s probably something wrong

  • jkkicks

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    once or twice but both times were a mistake, spent 5 minutes pulling a live stuck round. learn to mortar before learning the forward assist

  • EODBuellrider

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    I actually forget it’s there.

    It has never been necessary for any malfunctions I’ve ever had with any AR/M4 pattern rifle.

  • Plinthastic

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    There is a whole thing about it being unnecessary and even bad to use it (Jams something into the chamber when perhaps it should not go?) on inrangetv. They have designed their WWSD2020 without it. The AF, when they ordered the first M16s did not have them.

  • triptrey333

    Guest
    May 16, 2021 at 7:19 am

    Same here still do out of habit lol

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