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    Default F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    I love the FAL platform especially the inch pattern/commonwealth rifles [Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada & India] but I almost never see any in local shops & I have never seen another at any of the ranges that I have been a member of. I usually bring at least 1 when I go to the range & guys always ask a ton of questions about them. Maybe it's my area, I've been a member of Holmesburg, Langhorne, Palmerton & now University Rifle club, I use to go to Wicens a lot too. Never seen another FAL or L1A1. I just think it's strange, have any of you guys had the same experience? Do any of you know any shops here in Pa that occasionally have them on the wall? I have 13 of them right now & 5 kit's waiting to be built as $$ allows.
    Here are some of mine

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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    From my personal perspective, I have been interested in FALs for a while, but have been put off from buying one by the fact that none are available new except from DSA, who has a spotty reputation.

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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    FAL - 8 feet long and 75 lbs

    AR15 - Fits in your pocket and doesn't even register on a scale


    Mystery solved.


    Nice rifles! ^^^

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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    The FAL is way too heavy for today's men. That's why they stop producing them.
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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    15yrs ago I saw more fals but with the price of ammo and only dsa, making them, and people hoarding them. Not as many in circulation

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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    FAL - 8 feet long and 75 lbs

    AR15 - Fits in your pocket and doesn't even register on a scale


    Mystery solved.


    Nice rifles! ^^^
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniferG View Post
    The FAL is way too heavy for today's men. That's why they stop producing them.
    Ouch!
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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    The FAL is not a "platform".
    It is a lady-lookin' foreign made collection of sexy Belgian curves that intimidates the shit out of today's Pajama-boy males.
    Carry on.
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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    Quote Originally Posted by USMC3531 View Post
    15yrs ago I saw more fals but with the price of ammo and only dsa, making them, and people hoarding them. Not as many in circulation
    ^^^THIS, coupled with the dry up of parts kits and receivers, accompanied by a run up in price for receivers, parts kits, and finished guns.

    The only FALs I see for sale at shops and shows are the sometimes sketchy Century builds, and they don't stay on a shelf long. A local LGS had two DSA carbines over a three year period, and had me work on both because they wouldn't run reliably.

    Personally, I have three: Original Springfield/Imbel SAR48, a second SAR48 "Para", and an Armscorp metric receiver wearing an Enfield L1A1 parts kit and Maranyl furniture. They are my favorite MBRs, and my heirs will have to deal with them.

    Very nice collection, NSS! Perhaps there are none to be seen in PA shops because you own most of the FALs in the state.

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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    We have two FALS in our collection, a DSA SA58-0SW and an L1A1. Personally, I love the L1A1, took a while to get it to rock on full-auto, but it's surprisingly controllable. That DSA just beats you to death.

    I'm planning on attending the June 15th PAFOA Group Shoot and I'll bring up the L1A1 if you are going to be there, have to shoot it on semi-auto though.
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    Default Re: F.A.L.'s I hardly ever see any in Pa...

    I think the AR has pretty much dominated the semi auto rifle market due to it's aftermarket support, ubiquity, and low cost.

    I'm a G3 guy myself.

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