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Old September 7, 2012, 12:23 AM   #19
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jam "fixer"

When an untrained shooter gets a failure in the M16/AR, the first thing you see them go to is the forward assist in an attempt to "do" something.
Which only makes the issue worse.

I am fairly certain the early versions of the rifle did not even have a forward assist. You will see military trained shooters chamber a round, then bump the FA a time or two as part of their loading routine.

The two classes I've taken, the instructors derided the FA heavily.
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