Who doesn't like weakening your equipment for some meaningless weight loss?
That said, I think this is for the look more than weight considerations. I blame Call of Duty gun customization for making people think skeletonizing is cool.
That's an interesting piece of gear there. But I can't seem to wrap my head around it. Would make sense to lockback without a mag, but if you run dry on a mag, you press the mag release to drop the empty mag, and the bolt drops before you get a new mag in? Or am I messing up the sequence?
My side charging AR has an ambi lower. I can't imagine what that would be like without it, as the charging handle is straight pull with no notch. Internally, there's not a whole lot going on for this feature set. Just an extension to the bolt catch that reaches the other side of the receiver. It...
Figured it worked like that, but still is a head scratcher. If it has BHO via bolt catch, then there was no point in having the manual lock back notch. Could be just a straight pull non-reciprocating charging handle. Hell, they didn't even orient the notch for a proper HK slap.
I think I'd still want an HK33/clone for the retro aspect as opposed to a brand new design featuring the worst parts of HK's interface.
That said, this gun kind of confuses me. Has ambi bolt hold/release buttons and stanag mags, suggesting LRBHO. But also has classic HK charging handle notch.
I'm personally about to start a stupidly expensive 10/22 build. Not $5k expensive, but way more than I should be spending on what will be a plinker. Not even a precision 10/22. Probably SBR. Because I'm dumb and bored.
It's not a question of if we would do that. It's a statement that you're going to get a mixed bag of sh*t when asking random internet strangers advice that includes legality and compliance. Some of it might be good. Most of it will be bad. Some of it is just for laughs at your expense. And who's...