you should NEVER use your forward assist. if the round won't chamber, you stop firing, and toss the round. if it continues, you stop altogether and repair the weapon.brucelee said:Hhahah, had to watch it again for the forward assist motions! lol
I hardly ever use my forward assist.
why brass check? leave the bolt open or let it fly on a round.OD Moose said:I wouldn't say "never". While the forward assist should never be used in lieu of a remedial action drill, you should always give it one good 'tap' after preforming a brass check. About 90% of the time, at least with the ARs I've fired, the bolt will not fully re-seat after a brass check.
OD Moose said:Meh. On the range it might not matter, but in a life or death situation, it pays to be sure. Otherwise, you're right.