O.K. first I am a novice with these shorties. Hell I am a novice with the longies.
So me and tiny, my brother, hit the range yesterday and go for broke.
The range "Ocala gun" is pretty well marked. So it was going too work. Or a new gun whipping record was about too be officially set.
I brought 4 lowers, 2 uppers. 2 Rock River lowers, 2 Smith&Wesson.
Think their the same damn thing with a different name stamped on them.
- Hammer spring. Dont buy junk. Get a good strong one.
- Break in. As advised. These things have too be broken in. I sat for hours working the bolt back and forth. Back and forth. Fired it, cleaned it, lubed it, fired it. Bolt back and forth again. I could feel the kharma, the love, of everything wanting too come together, knowing its fate if it didnt.
- Magazines. "C" productus, not anti tilt. "P" mag with anti tilt. I guess you yougguns call it.
Ammo- Marked "Tula" and the other, that XM stuff.
We did a mix and match on loading the mags for testing purposes. Wanted both too work.
Results- 300 rounds with one stove pipe with the S&W.. Both the C and P mags worked flawlessly. I put a stronger spring in the S&W, but still feel I, definitely, need that more heavy duty one, BBill spoke of.
So I am guessing here. Break in, heavy spring for the hammer. The Rock River has the heavy spring "ProjectGuns put together"
I guess?? Their is different qualities on the internals, hammers, springs. But it seems you get what you pay for. Buy quality. Especially that damn hammer spring.
These ARs, seem too be a lot more temperamental, on everything working together as versus the AK.
Accuracy- Well Us old guys hit the 4 foot square target at 50 yards. So we were happy. In the rite hands. With a younggun shootin. I would bet these things could be pretty darn accurate out too 100 yards or more.
Anyone else out their with shorties jump on in, please. I even made sure these were dirty when we took them for the test run. They still worked.
Thanks all for their advice and answering my novice questions.
My brother "Tiny" has a bad back. So I know I would have won the AR toss.
Thanks guys. 4th..