I love how they think... forward that is... I do like those Troy products. Most of that stuff is outlawed here in the communist state of Chicago. But I like it even though I'm not a fan of short barrels, per se.
I like it. Its clearly designed to be shot with the suppressor on- the 12.5" barrel was the length needed to get the can to fit back up to the handguard. Its a handy length, wouldn't have a flash if they can was on, although I have to wonder if it is hearing safe when suppressed. The suppressor also needs to be built like a tank to handle the blast from such a short barrel- which means its probably heavy as heck. No way a light titanium can could take that kind of heat. Has the potential to be lots o' fun regardless DI5
That thing is the S$%^!!! I love the length and weight. Think about it, when are you realistically going to need to use the 14s awesome accuracy at the range it is capable of? I don't forsee any Red Dawn scenarios in real life happening here in the US. I think it was a Japanese officer that said invasion of the US is out of the question because there is a rifle behind every blade of grass. What is more likely is self defense of family and property at close range from indigenous tribes, IMHO. For that I really like rock solid dependability coupled with the stopping power of the 14. I know I am gonna probably gonna get flamed for this,DISHOUT but after lots of experience with the AR and AK, I have to say that I would grab the shorty AK for most situations in an urban environment because of the hitting power and solid dependability. I have never had a ft feed or fire in thousands of rounds with it. Accuracy is the one drawback with this rifle. The best of all worlds, again IMHO. would be a platform like the Troy m14. Lightweight, easily accessorized, extremely accurate and dependable, and a man stopper. I think even as short as it is it could be depended on out to probably 500 m or more, while still being easily carried and employed in a vehicle. I hope no one takes this as a comparison of the ak to the M14, it is not, possibly only to say that the 14 is far superior, if compared apples to apples. I welcome modernization and improvement of our beloved rifle. Semper Fi, carry on.
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