Archive for February 21st, 2010
I picked up a couple ASAPs and an MS2 last week; installing the ASAP was much easier once I realized I have a mil-spec extension on my SEBR, not the commercial extension. Quite hard to fit the larger commercial block into the smaller mil-spec slot.
While goofing off with the MS2 (read: trying to adjust it to allow the rifle to move without smacking me in the nuts), I thought about the other type of shooting I like to do; a few moments of dickery et voilà: DSLR on a single-point sling. It distributes the mass over your whole body quite nicely, without a fecking neckstrap to get caught up in the works. Detaching the sling is quite easy; I suppose were I to carry it full-time in this manner I’d make it a little more difficult.
Even with the largest lens and flash I have, the mass is spread out enough that it isn’t as big a deal as with the neckstrap.
Full disclosure: MagPul sent me an AFG gratis once for evaluation.
There have been many limited-edition runs of colors from Magpul; some more desirable than others. People often assert that if you don’t like the color of PMags, you can just buy a can of Fusion and take care of the problem; I picked up a couple cans last night and gave it a go. After 12+ hours under a heat lamp, I am sad to report the body and endcap shed the layer of paint with slight pressure; the stippled areas cleaned up nicely with some thinner.
If I had been very careful and only used it for show, the magazine would have been fine; where is the fun in that, though?
I will admit the hand guards look fetching in pink, and at quite a few pennies less than the $140 Cav Arms charges for the same.