View Full Version : Who likes FAL's?
Who here also has a soft spot in their heart for the Fusil Automatique Leger?
The very first one I owned was a Springfield Armory SAR-48 Israeli Heavy Barrel version....great rifle but a little heavy for what it was...a semi auto toy.
Through the years I've also owned a Springfield SAR-48 Para, FN 50:00, a smith-built StG-58 on an Imbel receiver, and factory DSA StG-58A "kit" rifles. I honestly think the DSA rifles are every bit as good as the FN and Springfield.
I love the FAL. Smooth shooting, decently accurate, and very reliable with different types of ammo.
The wookie :D with the current FAL....DSA StG-58A.....
I love the FAL! I've been shooting my DSA carbine and can't believe how much fun it is. I've also picked up a kit and want to build one soon. I'm just looking for a DSA or Imbel receiver.... Gotm4? Anyone? :D
I have two. One is one of the first DSA guns when they were bringing in the receivers from Argentina. Mine is a L/E Congo and had a full rail system on the forend with an M900 and an Aimpoint on a DSA HD railed top cover..
I also have a a honest to gosh real FN Para Fal. Sorry, they are night and day as far as how they feel. The DSA is a good rifle, but the real FN is very smooth and you can feel the difference the second you rack the action.
If anybody needs one of the DSA top covers that is receased and cut for mounting a ACOG directly onto the top cover, let me know. It is a great unit that I used to use on my DSA with a TA11 until I needed the TA11 for another build.
I had a DSA SA58 carbine which was my favorite rifle and which was every bit as good as any FN I ever saw or shot. I only sold it because changing the manual of arms from the AR to the FAL and back again was too confusing for me to do under pressure.
i like 'em. got a springfield SAR-48 and ARS (Arizona Response Systems) congo/para.
I've been thinking of getting a Para Fal, then I see the "SCAR"
For a battle rifle, I think the FAL is on top.
Sold my L1A1 earlier this year. Never shot it . horrible trigger.. Nothing special.
Don't miss it at all.... now My M1A is a different story.......;)
Here's mine - now equipped with the para style rear sight:
The topic of this should be "who doesn't like FAL's". Considering the three major NATO battle rifles (FAL, G3/CETME, M-14) that served IMO the FAL is by far the best of the lot with the G3 a close second.
I have a 'franken-FAL' that is a great shooter and very accurate. I can wait for the civilian SCAR-H.
I used to have a L1A1 Canadian kit with an Imbel receiver I bought in '94 before the AWB and added US made parts in the late 90's (sold it in '01).
I like the way it handles and the way it's controllable in a rapid fire rate better than my former Springfield M1A.
I might get another, a DSA this time after I completed my AR build projects.
How it started out.....
then it looked like this.....
Either one of these!
Wow, you guys own some sweet FAL's. I was originally considering an SR25, but the price/un-availability drove me away.
Now I'm leaning towards a FAL and I don't see it was a step backwards at all.
(P.S.) - Nice paintjob Hawkeye.
That's an ugly device on the end of your barrel. I like it!
Hows the feel of the rifle with it?
Were you able to do a before and after test?
Great carbine, crappy pics...
My FAL... :D
My FAL... :D
Man I love a classic 50:00 style FAL!:D
Better late than never...
Feeds on anything I feed it... and very accurate too!
Thanks Templar, I like STG58's Too...:D
Yeah, still have the soft spot for the FAL. Still have a few of them, altho I've been converting over to
AR 5.56mm pieces over the last few years...in my own version of Canadian SARP. My favorites would
be just about anything with a type two receiver and a fixed buttstock. Currently putting together an
Israeli trials type/ FAL Canada with an Armscorp SBL weapon as the basis.
Got a DSA FAL carbine from a M4C member. Changed the pistol grip to a SAW/M249 type. Installed a Para type rear sight with flip aperture and windage adjustment. Replaced the front sight with a taller #4. Much better sight picture. No problem getting a 100yd zero. Also installed a DSA scope mount. Some time later I want to send out the lower for a SA58 speed trigger upgrade. Some time I'll have my wife help post some pics. Perfect 7.62 for us in ban states. Most hi cap mags are preban, plentiful and affordable.
Hmmmm, no reason to bring a 4 year old thread out from the dead....
We've got a good thread started and stuck up at the top here for FAL pics.....
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