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Old 07-20-2012, 06:14 AM   #11
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[QUOTE="dirtysancho"]I am an infantry Soldier, the only time you use a dustcover is on the fob when your not in a firefight. If you think about as we roll, lay and run around the dust cover is open junk is flying in everywhere, forward assist unless your in a firefight I wouldn't bother there's really no other use it's for fast remedial action.



Thanks for that input. I really was looking to find someone that really put a gun like the AR to the true test. Anybody and everybody has an opinion as to why they feel a gun needs to keep "dust" and "gunk" out of its bolt, but no one can really explain why. I mean the grand stormed the beaches of Normandy, and found its way around Europe, Asia, and Africa. I see no dust cover on that firearm. I think I'm just going to save my money and buy the sport. I wanna keep it cheap and simple. If the gun is constantly down then I'll replace the upper or buy a better AR. By the way, thank you or serving.

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Old 07-20-2012, 07:21 AM   #12
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... I mean the grand stormed the beaches of Normandy, and found its way around Europe, Asia, and Africa. I see no dust cover on that firearm. I think I'm just going to save my money and buy the sport. I wanna keep it cheap and simple. If the gun is constantly down then I'll replace the upper or buy a better AR. By the way, thank you or serving.
Still you can't argue that the two most prominent assault rifles of the last 50+ years, the AR and AK do have "dust covers". And I kinda doubt our military will be removing the covers any time soon. Of course it's up to you for your own rifle but there are valid reasons for covering the ejection port when not in a firefight.
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I didn't realize that the top portion the covered the bolt spring on the ak and sks models were considered dust covers. I thought it just stopped the bolt spring from being lost during firing.

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I also am saving for the sport $699.00 where I am

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I didn't realize that the top portion the covered the bolt spring on the ak and sks models were considered dust covers. I thought it just stopped the bolt spring from being lost during firing.
The AK fires just fine without the top cover - unless something gets in the action. And what about the safety/dust cover, why did Kalashnikov design it in a way that it keeps junk out of the action.
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I just bought an M&P 15 Sport. Awesome gun for the money. Just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
This is a few things to think of to help you out in the long run. If you like this then you can see what it looks like before you do it. If not then what ever way you go with it good luck, and enjoy.
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Dust cover is for when out are in the rear with the gear.

Forward assist never used one in my 9 years in the military. Don't have one on my current ar.

As for the smith are they are good solid cars that will last a long time.

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Way back when, I loved my M14 A1...The mattel 16 was not funny until the forward assist, dust cover, chrome lined barrel, and improved ammo came along......The CAR has come a long way to be the choice of our armed forces..................

I am way past all of that and now I play with my military look a likes in 22 caliber......I got rid of my ARs and AKs and now play seriously with my 22s and the number of regular caliber pistols that I have....

My grand kids love the 22s.

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Just bought my m$p15 taking it to the range shortly. I paid $589 with a $100 military rebate il share reviews after the range

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