(The 18 Truths Necessary For Being A Successful ARFCOM Poster)
1.) There is only Colt. There was only Colt. There never will be anyone BUT Colt. Every other AR-15 manufacturer is totally inferior, and produces only range toys, not serious fighting weapons.
2.) The AR-15 platform is, was, and always will be perfect. Not “good”. Not “excellent”. Totally PERFECT in every way shape and form, that a firearm ever could hope to be.
3.) The AR-15 rifle never needs cleaning, except for an occasional “wiping down” after every 2,000 rounds or so. This should not take more than 10 minutes, or you are simply wasting too much time. This is the reason piston driven AR-15’s are a total joke, and have zero place in the shooting world.
4.) There has NEVER, repeat, NEVER been a failure of an AR-15, M-16, or M-4 in combat. NEVER, EVER.
5.) If the AR-15, M-16, M-4 ever did fail in combat, it was because the person using it did not know how to CLEAN IT PROPERLY. (see # 3).
6.) Piston operated AR-15’s are junk. All of them, all the time. Direct Impingement is the way Stoner designed the gun, and that is the only way it should remain, EVER, until the asteroid hits. Anyone who is foolish enough to think they can possibly improve on this design doesn’t understand the platform, and knows nothing of what they speak.
7.) The original failure of the M-16 in combat was simply because soldiers were told not to clean it. (See #3 and #5).
8.) The AR-15, M-16, M-4 cannot be used effectively by civilians unless they attend a “Carbine Course”.
9.) Even after a successful completion of said course, the person must be totally able to recite word for word, every syllable spoken by both Pat Rogers, and Larry Vickers. You must also be completely willing to “Stake your life” on your carbine. This in spite of the fact you’ve never had to “stake it” on anything what so ever before.
10.) Failure to do this will totally degrade any and all knowledge obtained from said course.
11.) If any civilian who owns an AR-15, and has not attended a “Carbine Course”, they may receive dispensation by bump firing at least a minimum of 25, 30 round magazines full of ammunition into the nearest hillside, to “push their weapon“.
12.) The AR-15 is meant to be run “dripping” with lubricant.
13.) This lubricant should, of course be Vagisil if attending a “Carbine Course” run by Pat Rogers.
14.) If an AR-15 fails in a dirty, dusty environment, it is because it had too much lube. (see # 12).
15.) A 4 pound hardened railroad spike, with a 7 pound short sledge are the preferred, and the ONLY tools to be used for properly staking a gas key.
16.) These same tools can be used to properly stake the Castle Nut, but only the following day, if it is to be done by the same person. Most all people simply do not possess the strength and energy to stake a gas key, AND a Castle Nut in one day.
17.) If you are a 57+ year old Viet Nam Veteran with combat experience with the M-16, you cannot possibly hope to possess the knowledge a 20 something ARFCOM, mall ninja does. Best you shut up, listen, and learn from the lad.
18.) #18. If it isn't magnetic particle inspected you shouldn't have it on your rifle. Everyone knows MPI parts are better, stronger, more wear resistant and will outlast non-MPI parts by a factor of at least 10X.