Forward assist still appears, but there are no longer any gas stoppages. You'll get as far as refitting the magazine in the WHT and then pretty much stop. In tests it didn't suffer a single gas stoppage through a few million rounds.
Hmm, will still end up doing forward assist through habbit anyway. Will take some getting used to with no stoppages. Does it still get stove-pipes? The most common stoppage I've come across with the A1.
tayforth has them-got them a short while ago.but there is a shortage of blank firing magazines and the new bfa,so the seize of exercise that we can run is kinda limited at the mo.hopefully that will change soon.
Could be due to the lack of BFA's ? Not much point giving you lot weapons you can't really use, when we need to hold a big ex. when we need a lot of BFAs we have to beg/steal/borrow from all kinds of units, I should imagine a TA inf. unit would be doing that kind of ex. nearly every month?
I was told it was because the A2's are being phased in by district - therefore if a district with an OTC gets the A2's then the OTC gets the A2's!
This is why london OTC got them so early -as London District was one of the first to get them!
apparently its because mistakes have been made on ex where there has been a conversion from live to blank firing and the wrong round have been loaded into the magazine during blank firing and... makes it look more like one of those toys guns you get outa shops though haha.the new bfa is a b*tch to clean