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
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
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
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.
Posted by Roger Wang on 1/25/2019
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.
Posted by Roger Wang on 11/13/2018
Posted by Roger Wang on 10/10/2018
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.
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
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."
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 8/14/2017
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
Posted by Roger Wang on 7/14/2017
ABC/R v2 is a PIP (product improvement program), we'd like to thank military moron for his invaluable input on v2's changes.
Posted by Roger Wang on 4/6/2017
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.
Posted by Roger Wang on 2/27/2017
Posted by Roger Wang on 10/23/2015
Attention to detail is our forte
Posted by Roger Wang on 10/15/2015