Tag: FAL

SMGLee and his FAL

Our old friend SMGLee, who helped me greatly back when I first started TFB, was helping Timothy Yan test the new Wolf Optics PSU 1x/4x variable zoom scope for an upcoming review on TFB. Tim reviewed a pre-production prototype of this scope last year.

Gun Review: DSA SA58 PARA Carbine

The FN FAL is one of the greatest battle rifles to have ever graced the Earth. It garnered a reputation for extreme reliability, durability, and user friendliness over its decades of service and one of the rifles biggest fans is our boss man Steve. His opinion of the [Read More…]

Imbel IA2 Photos

Imbel has their IA2 rifle on display at Magnum Show (the Brazilian SHOT Show). I would love to get my hands on this firearm. It is the youngest descendent of the FN FAL, although internally not a lot of the FN FAL remains. [ Many thanks to Rafael for emailing us the [Read More…]

Mysterious Short Barreled FN FAL

I was emailed this image taken from the 1975 movie The Wild Geese. The movie, about a band of mercenaries, was filmed in South Africa. In one scene a merc is seen using a short barreled FN FAL (or R1, as the FAL was designated in South Africa). A number of countries [Read More…]

Ultimate FN FAL photo collection

The T48 was the designation of the FN FAL entered into the competition to replace the M1 Garand. The T44 (later called the M14) won the competition but the Marines appear to have kept their quote of T48 rifles. These have been meticulously photographed by an Australian [Read More…]

FAL Rifle Gas Regulation

Advice on setting FAL gas flow by the Director of Training for DSA (makers of FAL clones). Not knowing that one can control gas-flow on this weapon has led to countless customer-service calls to DSA, complaining that the rifle ‘doesn’t work.’ The [Read More…]

Advice on purchasing FN FAL Rifles

From JWR @ Survival Blog: In answer to your questions, yes, FALs are still being made, but they are no longer being made in Belgium by FN. The FN-built FAL rifles are considered the benchmark of quality, and bring a premium price. Most of the FALs on the market in the [Read More…]

Gun Photos: FAL SAR 48 para full auto

Who doesn’t like looking at guns 🙂 While I would not call this beautiful I would call it sexy! Click the images to increase their size. Hat Tip: kcub @ The Gun Network Forum (This gun is for sale. I have absolutely no connection to the seller)