The FN SCAR, its for SOCOM, is it for every one in SOCOM from Army Rangers to Navy SEALs all the way to the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade?
I dont think anyone knows what the hell is going on with the SCAR at this point. The project and contract has been up an down in terms of amount and delievery time. It's taken fours years to get where we are now...which is where? Who knows but FN and the Fed.The FN SCAR, its for SOCOM, is it for every one in SOCOM from Army Rangers to Navy SEALs all the way to the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade?
Stress during combat;Training??
How many controls are on a rifle that transition training would be difficult?
The operator either knows how his/her equipment works or they don't. If they don't then the mag release could be in the butt stock and it would not be any less awkward.
"It's more ergonomic; but, the controls are laid out the same." I'm an Engineer and that reasoning doesn't fly on the manufacturing floor. Why does it work for guns?
Can you tell I hate that reasoning. :banghead:
People sometimes don't realize how hard it is to change muscle memory.
Nice visual. I forgot that the training would all have to be formal. Since the military won't let you take your M16 home to practice.Like the M14 to M16 transition. I'd bet a lot of the old troops then still manipulated the M16 charging handle with their right hand for a while ...
And some still do to this day.I'd bet a lot of the old troops then still manipulated the M16 charging handle with their right hand for a while
I was also taught to use the right hand or I should correctly say it wasn't specified. It's not that it is incorrect but tactics and techniques have changed throughout the times. The emphasis now, and has been for a while, is to maintain a shooting grip with your strong hand/right hand for most, and manipulate with you support hand. This ensures if you encounter a threat it would be a quicker shot and that is the intent of muscle memory and these tactics have been developed by special ops units and SWAT for years. This is the sort of stuff that should be addressed if you attend one of those carbine courses. That is why as I said 'old troops' will probably continue to use the right hand since it wasn't either taught or reinforced to flip the M14 to the side and use support hand. Even old Soviet block troops with AK's are being taught the 'flip' and they are just now more vocal about the rock in mags as they too get more exposure to newer weapon designs.And some still do to this day.I'd bet a lot of the old troops then still manipulated the M16 charging handle with their right hand for a while
Is this supposed to be incorrect?
I have always used my right hand on the charging handle. Incidently, I did learn on the M14, well after several years of time as a kid with the 10/22. I did over 7 years active in the Army I never was taught to use my left hand on the charge handle.
I am wondering how to lock the bolt back if you have your left hand on the charge handle?