FS2000 Malfunction Clearing
I was asked today about this, and thus this post. Apparently some of the "gravel pit kids" have been bemoaning the FS (probably becase I like it, or because they cannot understand it). Those interested in the FS as a serious weapon read on.
The FS2000 is very reliable. I have run quite a bit of mixed 223 through it and have had no issues at all. And this includes everything you can imagine thrown into 50 cal ammo cans after a class.
Anything man-made can malfunction.
Here is the simple solution - pull magazine out, run the bolt twice, reload. That is it. Not as simple as an AK, but then again...nothing is. If a malfunction is severe, say a failure to extract (what the uneducated call a double feed), it's easier than an M4 but you need to rethink the process.
Type three solution - Run the bolt making sure the trigger group is cocked. Push the retention pin from right to left. Slide the upper 1/2 way forward on the receive rails but not all the way off. You now have awesome and superior access directly into the chamber...get your fingers in there, clear out the offending cartridge case, smash the upper back into place and push the retention button back closed. Reload, keep shooting. Quite simple actually.
Now consider that this is time and distance dependent. In CQB nobody clears malfunctions mid-fight, they go to pistol as you would with anything else. The capability to use the weapon in a truly ambidextrous manner (which is not really possible with an AUG) more than makes up for any perceived difficulty with clearing a rare type three problem.
The gun does not “break” as some silly Sams claim. Even an AK will break if you do a Mark McGuire into a telephone pole with it. Its a rifle not a baseball bat. Use it accordingly and just be an educated first world person when disassembling and reassembling and it will last your whole life.
The FS2000 is perfect for point shooting during dynamic movement, as well as for CQB ops.