Every Day No Days Off has this great video of the FN FAL from the perspective of a Call of Duty fan
As I’ve said before with some deserved controversy I’m not a fan of Full-auto in an infantry rifle, and even without the bullshit of the NFA I’m perfectly comfortable with my go-to rifles not having the full-auto switch (tho I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a select-fire gun if all things were equal) and not worrying about the controlability of a light rifle on full auto, I’d prefer a full-power cartridge over the more in-vogue intermediate “Assault Rifle” cartridges, such as the 5.56x45mm and 7.62x39mm, and their variants.
Yes I know there are lots of people who have fallen in war from shots fired from 7.62x39mm and 5.56x45mm rifles, and I also know several people who have bagged Northeast White Tailed Deer (about as close an analoge to size and weight of an adult man) with AKs and AR-15s, and Mini-14s, and I know of many more. Still the Bubba’s around Maine and Vermont seem to like .308 Winchester, and .30-30 WCF, as well as the venerable .30-06 for dropping bambi, and certainly many of them have stories of tracking a deer with its vitals perforated for long distances in dense woods from one of these rounds.
So couple that with the weight and ergonomics of the FAL, its my choice of a go-to-rifle!
Now if only my state would allow me an 18″ Paratrooper rifle. 🙁
My only complaint is they don’t mention DS Arms being a modern company that still makes the FAL pattern rifle, so you can still get one today without having to look for surplus or parts kits!