I'm waiting for my Urban ERT sling to arrive tomorrow and so I had my FS2000 out of the safe, just "messing" with it. I'd like to get to the range this weekend but not sure I'll be able to. I also want to take a couple of pictures to post to the picture section.
Anyway, I already field stripped it which included taking off the "switch" and of course that was hard for me to initially get back on (my hands are weak due to arthritis, etc) and I thought "what a mistake this was, what was I thinking". I just sat staring at my new rifle in pieces. I don't give up easily and so I did get the switch back on eventually and think I can do it easier next time.....phew!!!
Did I learn my lesson? Nope!!! Today I decided to see what a 20 round mag would fit like. It went it and locked just like the 30 rounder and then I realized what a TINY amount of it protruded from the mag well. Of course, with my weak hands, I couldn't get the mag to budge!!!! I finally got a pair of vice grips, paddeded them and clamped them on the magazine and finally got it out. I just couldn't press down the mag release with one hand and pull out the 20 rounder with my other hand, now that's pathetic The phrase "what was I thinking" came to mind AGAIN, along with a few other choice words
At least I installed my JudoChop charging handle with no blood loss or cursing
I don't know why, but I still want a FS2000 ODG but a like new one seems to be elusive at the moment (at least for a decent price)!!! Thought I'd keep the regular handguard on one and put a tactical handguard on the other so I could shoot it with a bipod at the range if I wanted to (I have to sit to shoot after a short while). At least that's my excuse for wanting two of them. In 2012 or thereabouts, I purchased two of them, one black and one ODG.......sold them both to buy something else and have kicked myself ever since (also sold both my PS90 Tri Rails) OMG!!!!!!
I shoot left handed and my AR15s are left handed. What I like about the FS2000 is the forward ejection, ambi safety/mag release. I can live with the charging handle not being on the "correct" side since I only shoot at indoor ranges and am in no hurry to reload, etc. My right handed friends that shoot my rifles are happy I finally bought a rifle they can shoot without shells flying by their face/excess gas in the face.....I always told them "welcome to my world".....LOL