posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 08:56 AM
Originally posted by projectvxn
reply to post by DriCo04
I've tested many weapons and have done a lot of extensive research.
The results, as far as I'm concerned, speak for themselves.
When it comes down to it poor maintenance discipline is the number one cause of failures. However there are many common failures to the AR platform.
They are not 'myths'. Having dealt with military and civilian versions of these weapons I can tell you first hand that some weapons cant handle
certain ammo, they overheat, they have overpressure malfunctions. It happens. Using a crap load of froglube ain't gonna mitigate those
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So because you've had no problems with your Sig Sauer means that your "testing" and "research" is the 100% definitive answer? I'm not just
repeating what I've read elsewhere, sorry to say. The so called "military versions" are the same Colt 6920 you can buy at Wal-Mart, only they are
on a select fire lower, which is nearly identical also. Some weapons may not like certain ammo but it's typically weaker pressure .223 such as PMC,
Wolf, Tula, etc and all you need to do is swap for a lighter or heavier buffer, depending on the size of your barrel's gas port and what you're
using for ammo.
AR15's do not over heat, unless you're putting excessive rounds through the weapon at a very fast pace, and shooting in semi auto makes this a non
issue. If you're shooting any weapon excessively on full auto you have the chance of melting the barrel, gas tube, etc. What I'm trying to say is
as long as you're knowledgeable about the AR15/M4 platform then failures are not common. 99% of malfunctions with the platform are caused by the end
user; things like poor maintenance, using incorrect buffer, misaligned gas tube/gas block, bad extractor spring, o-ring, leaking gas key, etc.
If you're shooting a quality weapon that is built to spec (which the Sig M400 is), shooting proper ammo such as XM193 / M855 5.56, using quality
lubrication (Remoil does not count), and using quality magazines (Pmags, Troy Battlemags, etc) then there is no reason for failure. The platform is
not rocket science and it's generally pretty easy to diagnose a failure.
What I'm trying to say is the platform being unreliable or having common failures is a MYTH and only happens when you're not knowledgeable on the