Short flash suppressor (6315RF, 6315KM-S, 6315XE-S) perfomrance

Posted by on 4/5/2023
We like to simplify our design as much as possible, we believe less is more, but sometimes, more is just more, and better.  As with most things in life, both statements require qualification, as neither is universally true, all the time. In

RMR sight to plate screws vs. Holosun screws

Posted by on 12/27/2022

Making the case for closed bottom muzzle devices

Posted by Roger Wang on 7/31/2022

6315KM and 6310KM installation

Posted by Roger Wang on 4/30/2021
6315KM, 6310KM, other Keymo compatible muzzle devices and Surefire suppressor mounts have smaller/thinner wrench flats than the A2.  When the flat is very close to the hand guard, or when the alignment shims are of slightly larger OD

On thread engagement

Posted by Roger Wang on 3/15/2021

Form vs. function

Posted by Roger Wang on 6/21/2020
Forward Controls Design has always focused on function rather than form.  Function over form, and form follows function.  To us, anything less amounts to fashion, different for the sake of being different.  There is no

Vltor RE-A5 vs RE10/A5SR

Posted by Roger Wang on 11/8/2019
Given the similarities but minute variations of the superb Vltor RE-A5 and RE10/A5SR, we have taken some comparison pictures to make it easy to distinguish one from another, also to illustrate the differences.

TGF (Trigger Guard, Forward Controls)

Posted by Roger Wang on 10/5/2019
We don't do things differently just to be different.  Different isn't better.  Improving areas that can benefit users is better.

TGF (Trigger Guard, Forward Controls) was a project we often delayed or just forgot about.  We like the TDP spec trigger guards, it has its shortcomings that have long needed addressing, chief among which is that it leaves a gap between the trigger guard "ears" which chaffs the user's finger on the grip holding hand.  We have other minor gripes as well.  The edges are usually unpleasantly sharp, and the swing down winter mitten feature is perhaps one of the least item on the entire system.

On overcorrection

Posted by Roger Wang on 2/9/2019
Like any weapon system, the AR is made of several systems, each consisting of several components working in conjunction to fulfill the system's assigned tasks.  There is a balance within each system, altering one or several, without consideration of how this may affect the other components within and the system overall, is a typical sign of lack of attention to detail.

On Quality, a paper by JD Tomlinson

Posted by Roger Wang on 1/25/2019

Please stake your castle nut!

Posted by Roger Wang on 11/13/2018 to News
TDP castle nut has three staking notches, equally spaced, of 0.084 width +0.02/-0.00 tolerance, at 45 degree angle. There's no debate as to what these notches are for, castle nuts should be properly torqued (38-42 ft/lb), and staked in two places.  Despite experience and lessons learned from LE armorers and users, some still do not believe it's necessary to stake the castle nut.

Bigger isn't always better

Posted by Roger Wang on 10/10/2018 to News
We're of the belief not everything can be made better by being larger, taller or longer.  We have certainly made the case and aptly demonstrated this with several of Forward Controls designed products, such as LDFA, EMR, and ABC/R.  In key areas, these products have reduced footprint to mitigate interference.

Attention to detail, URF

Posted by Roger Wang on 9/23/2018
To us, attention to detail matters in its application. Intricate machining that contributes nothing to functionality is window dressing (that only has the appearance of doing something but is superficial and misleading). Function over form, and form follows function, are honest and unambiguous.

Contention Avoidance

Posted by Roger Wang on 8/30/2017
As some of you may know, my background is LAN/WAN networking and design.  As a network systems engineer, one always looks for conflicts a host may introduce, and its footprint on the network, among about a dozen things with fancy names like "constraints."

Compatibility with 3rd party components

Posted by Roger Wang on 8/14/2017 to News
From the very beginning, we're aware the EMR-A would be incompatible with battery assist device (Magpul BAD) levers.  While these devices do facilitate locking and releasing of the bolt, they can cause problems on some setups.  We don't know if there was ever a study/test to discover the right combination of receivers and parts for BAD type levers to cause a failure, but it's beyond the scope of our work, as we don't use, make, or carry any variant.


Posted by Roger Wang on 7/14/2017 to News
In 2017, we'll be making some changes to the LDFA, almost all of which is under the hood, and almost impossible to detect with naked eyes

ABC/R v2

Posted by Roger Wang on 4/6/2017 to News
ABC/R v2 is a PIP (product improvement program), we'd like to thank military moron for his invaluable input on v2's changes.

ABC/R v2 does away with lightening cuts, but the weight saving has been retained by reducing the thickness of the upper paddle, and tapering it to be more compatible with wide receivers, the weight difference between the original and v2 is 0.001oz.

6315 Comp / Flash Supressor Test

Posted by Roger Wang on 2/27/2017 to News

bronzed LDFA-Ti

Posted by Roger Wang on 10/23/2015

Bronze LDFA

Attention to Detail, ABC/R

Posted by Roger Wang on 10/15/2015 to News
Attention to detail is our forte