Re: Does anyone have the Special Force Arms FAMAS? Opinions wanted.
Thank you for your reply but after waiting about a week with no responses to my question, I made the decision to go ahead and purchase one of these. It's actually not bad, though I do have some issues with it. It scales out fairly well in comparison to the BBI FAMAS with the overall length being just a few millimeters shorter. Overall though, it's actually a bit beefier than the BBI piece. The comparison of details is a mixed bag. There's something odd about the shape of the forward part of the upper receiver (under the carrying handle), in that it seems to angle in too sharply toward the top where it should be a bit more flat. However, in some places it looks better than the BBI weapon. I think the primary optic looks more detailed on the SFA weapon and the selector switch on the bottom of the butt just behind the magazine is present but is missing on the BBI piece. I believe that the BBI piece for the most part has the superior small details like the charging lever and the small piece that's forward of it. Also, the BBI weapon has a much more detailed ejection port and port cover. The port cover appears to be a separate piece whereas it's molded in on the SFA piece. As for the ejection port, on the real weapon, it can be configured for right or left hand shooters by flipping the port cover around. On the SFA weapon the molded in port cover is permanently configured for a left handed shooter with the ejection port on the left side. To change it to the right side would require major modifications. That's something that I didn't notice in the photos and that I never saw commented on by anyone in the few forums where I could find these weapons mentioned. Also, one of the bipod legs keeps falling off and is too loose to stay in the stowed position. I only have two figures that require a FAMAS but I have the damaged BBI piece, this SFA piece and the one by Armoury that I have in use with my Armoury Foreign Legion para. The Armoury weapon isn't bad but it has a few issues as well. What I will probably wind up doing is sacrificing the SFA piece to repair my BBI weapon and to add a few detail to my Armoury weapon.
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