Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

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  • The Hun

    I love AKs but the FN FAL is one of the most intimidating-looking weapons ever made.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    My favorite modern military rifles of all time in terms of overall performance and battlefield utility are the vz.58, AK-47 / AKM, AK-74 and FN FAL. And the FAL in its original configuration with the 21″ barrel plus short Belgian flash hider, slotted OEM handguard, folding carry handle and fixed humpback buttstock has — at least for me — the most aesthetically graceful yet purposeful lines of any rifle I have ever seen.

    • dp

      Interesting you rate Vz.58 consistently so high. I recall, shortly after it was introduced to service, there was a rare public message in sense that it was either close or on par wilt FAL. That by itself was considered an achievement. So the originators were apparently not boasting.
      I have high respect for FAL. although it is little too complicated for my way of thinking; it is post WWII design to be sure. Antique piece by today’s standard.

  • Patrick Mingle

    I have never wanted a FAL but this video kinda got me thinking 🙂

  • Lance

    Metric FALs… yuck if you have to have a FAL a L1A1 is best. But id stay with my M-14 anytime any wear.

    • Seth Hill

      How so, please enlighten.

      • Yellow Devil

        I’m guessing because English inch pattern FAL parts are more readily available than metric pattern FALs, but I could be wrong.

        • dude

          Strike that. Reverse it.

  • Guys I have a DS Arms coming in for review in the near future:-)

  • Reginald Hunter

    I have 3 of them. I love them. The weight makes the recoil manageable. When I go to the range the guys with the AR platforms want to shoot mine. I have 2 other 7.62×51 rifles. Not a fan of 22 except rimfires.

  • ThomasD

    I enjoyed my L1A1 immensely, but have no regrets for selling it. It does seem lighter than it’s weight when in use, but also heavier than it’s weight when being carried. The mass of it does lend a certain confidence, you know it will function no matter how roughly you treat it.

  • neblogenso

    Not the best gun for a soldier. Heavy, bulky, unrialable and only with 20 rounds mag capacity. Back here, in Lithuania, we call them “the paddle”.

  • Big_Juju

    Where is that crazy shoot house and how do I get there?