Forward Controls Design LDFA (Low Drag Forward Assist)
Specifically designed and purpose built for AR15s and M16s with ambidextrous charging handles, the LDFA is a snag-free rimless forward assist with a small footprint.
Both the LDFA and ABC/R designs are partially based on natural selection and mutation. As the AR and its manual of arms evolve, so should its controls. The oft-neglected FA evolved into the LDFA by becoming smaller, and rimless to accommodate ambi charging handles. The ABC/R went the other direction, with its larger, angled and easier to access paddles to accommodate ambi mag catches.
There has been ongoing discussions regarding the relevance of the forward assist. Like it and use it, or not, it is found on standard AR upper receivers. We don't want the forward assist to go away, we'd rather have it and not need it, than the other way around. The LDFA does not have a rim on the plunger and is smaller than a standard forward assist. More importantly, on an AR15 or M16 equipped with an ambidextrous charging handle, when the user pulls on the right latch to load or reload the weapon, the rimless design allows for fluid rearward movement of his hand and charging handle, without snagging on his fingernail or knuckle.
The smaller footprint of the plunger face does not impact its usability.
CNC Billet construction, the LDFA plunger body is machined from 17-4 stainless steel bar stock with black oxide finish, it weighs in at 0.679 oz (factory FA weighs 0.715 oz)
Proudly designed and made in the USA.
Nice upgrade for AR’s with ambi CH’s
Posted by Rob Sheppard on Dec 2nd 2017
Very well made and well designed, easy to install. I’ve installed them in 8 different carbines, with uppers from several different manufacturers. All went in without a hitch.
Get it while you can
Posted by Unknown on Dec 2nd 2017
FC has stopped production of the Ti version and now only makes one machined from 4130 steel bar stock. MI-TAC is one of the few offering ones made from 17-4.
Nice minimalistic design by FC and a great price!
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