AR-15 Forum Myths to Stop Perpetuating

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Funker Tactical spends some time with a former Marine grunt reviewing the myths that are common spewed forth on the various gun forums. Typically, they are based in pseudo-fact and quasi-bullsh*t rooted in (in)experience.

They include:

  • Resting your magazine on the ground (monopod). Yes, you can put your weight on it and a in-spec magazine should be able to take it and keep functioning.
  • Hand on your magazine well. Assuming you do not put your thumb up, you can hold it all day long. Heck, the Corps taught me this was a great way to hold a rifle, especially while standing and attempting to get the best bone-to-bone contact.

As always, TFB is here to be your bullshido filter.

“Editor note: We aren’t talking about a specific forum just the topic which comes up in discussions.”

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • JoelM JoelM on Oct 13, 2015

    I read about the mag well grip being bad because fingers can block the ejection port door, but I think once people are aware that can happen they can just be sure not to put their fingers that high. You really have to grip at a weird angle to get them that high anyway.

  • CavScout CavScout on Oct 15, 2015

    Magazine on the ground works. One more solid point of contact. With two elbows planted, it's a tripod, not a monopod. Funker Tactical... got famous from singing gun songs on youtube.