Editor, The Armory Life
The glass block has a small section of picatinny on it, normally the front sight gets mounted on it.Ok as usual an awesome article and great review on an great firearm but I have one question or maybe expressing some confusion.
What is a picatinny gas block?
Not trying to be a smart a**
Keystone19250, thanks for the compliment on the article. I think that Eli did a great job on the review.Great video as always Mike you always put out informative good stuff. I do have some questions, 1st regarding how often an AR should be cleaned? 800 rounds mentioned in the video and hasn’t been cleaned surprised me, I clean my AR’s after I shoot them anywhere between
50-150 rounds, obviously a deeper cleaning after more rounds fired, so my question is am I over cleaning it?
In regards to the BCM stock I have the second version of the Saint AR15 rifle with the full floating Mlok hand guard and I just recently replaced the stock with a Magpul unit because I could not collapse or extend the stock by myself since it was so tight on the buffertube.
making it so it’s not loose is one thing but needing to bang it on a bench to collapse it is another.
Finally I’d like to see a video or article on where is best place to mount sling attachments so the rifle hangs close to the body without wanting to flop over.
I understand a lot of that is personal preference but where is the best starting point?
Were you handling an AR pistol.With recent events in the world, I am reconsidering my previous stance on the AR-15. I am looking for a semi auto long gun to supplement my home defense, so I stopped by the PX after work and checked out this specific model. The build quality was exceptional and exactly what I expected from SA. I have only handled/shot an AR once in the past 24 years, but I swear it was larger than this Saint. I was yanking on the butt stock trying to extend it further when the kid behind the gun counter informed me that the stock was already fully extended. I felt like an idiot and mumbled something like "It's a lot smaller than I remember."
Have ARs gotten smaller in recent years? Maybe an M1A is more suitable for me.
Same as the model depicted in the video article above. It was the rifle version with collapsible stock. I'm so out of touch with the AR now, I thought something was wrong. It was almost like I was holding a "youth model." I guess it was the perceived decrease in length of pull.Were you handling an AR pistol.
Was it a brace or a stock?
And , yes, AR’s are “smaller”.
By that I mean slimmer
Brands now try to make their rifles slimmer profile, but barrel length is same
When I broke down and got my first AR I was shocked at how small/short they are.Same as the model depicted in the video article above. It was the rifle version with collapsible stock. I'm so out of touch with the AR now, I thought something was wrong. It was almost like I was holding a "youth model." I guess it was the perceived decrease in length of pull.
I don't think it's for me. I'm more a fan of fuller-sized rifles and shotguns. Thanks, though.
I didn't look at it from that point of view. Thank you, Sir.When I broke down and got my first AR I was shocked at how small/short they are.
Really it depends on what your intended use is. For a fighting rifle, a 16" ( or a suppressed 10.5") AR is just about perfect. If you are hunting or target shooting I dang sure wouldn't be looking at ARs.