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Now You Know What That Carrying Handle Was For

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14 Responses to “Now You Know What That Carrying Handle Was For”

  1. Jack says:

    I thought it was left over from the original design when the charging handle was located on to of the upper receiver.

    • SSD says:

      We know. It was a joke for the youngsters who’ve never fired, let alone seen, an AR with a carrying handle.

      • jack says:

        Sorry… trying too hard.

      • Kirk says:

        “We know. It was a joke for the youngsters who’ve never fired, let alone seen, an AR with a carrying handle.”

        Now I has a sad…

        Y’all just had to go and point that fact out, that there are people who’ve never been issued an M16 with a permanent carrying handle, and who wouldn’t recognize one if they were. Now I feel old. Thankyouohsoverymuch.

        Bastard.

  2. Fox says:

    Colt 723 (A1 with the Brunton bump) is still my favorite upper on a basic carbine. A number of them came with feed ramps when they were still made.

  3. M Gale says:

    Surefire before they were Surefire. Great old ad…

    • AbnMedOps says:

      Yes, my first Surefire flashlight was marked as Laser Products, Surefire 6P. That was about 1993, think I first read about it in column by the late Al Pickles, one of the few low-key, but useful-info gun writers. Think I ordered it from Shomer-Tech. It was an amazing item back then!

      • Joe says:

        That sounds about right, I picked my 6P around 91 or 92.

        Hard to believe how high speed I felt with fewer than 200 lumens.

  4. KUTF says:

    The AN/PAQ-4A with carry-handle mount was just a step better….

  5. Linz says:

    You know, our equivalents some years from now will look at those adverts & think: ‘I didn’t think they had laser cannon that early’

  6. SShink says:

    “45 long slide with laser sighting”
    http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Terminator,_The_(1984)

  7. Steve says:

    You’ve come a long way, baby.