Editor, The Armory Life
VERY true and a very important tip.I will add:
when chambering a round, instructors need to tell new AR owners to cycle the charging handle with force. If you do it gently or slowly, it will not seat the bolt properly and it will not fire.
had a hunting buddy do this as he forgot to chamber a round and a hog stepped out. He did it slowly as not to make a racket. Needless to say, gun didnt fire until he recycled the gun properly.