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Old 08-18-2018, 10:49 AM   #1
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My friend let me shoot his Colt 6920 LE with a Fostech trigger that fires on pulling and releasing the trigger.My question is how can this thing be legal when it almost replicates full auto fire?He is a rich man and owns about 20 class 3 weapons and the rate of fire achieved was almost as fast as a full auto Colt.I was able to dump a 60 round Magpul drum in second. No failures with about 300 rds fired.
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I carry a full auto Colt carbine with an Aimpoint in my cruiser ,and I think the Fostech would be more practical,his stuff is built like a tank.
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I carry a full auto Colt carbine with an Aimpoint in my cruiser ,and I think the Fostech would be more practical,his stuff is built like a tank.
Yes it is. Franklin Armory binary triggers are nice as well.
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It isn't how fast you can shoot, its how fast you can shoot accurately. My Fostech stopped running in binary about 15% of the time--and when it did it just stopped. The selector switch was bad and the whole thing just unreliable. You can either aim or run in binary but not both. Move a target out 50 yards and you will see.
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It isn't how fast you can shoot, its how fast you can shoot accurately. My Fostech stopped running in binary about 15% of the time--and when it did it just stopped. The selector switch was bad and the whole thing just unreliable. You can either aim or run in binary but not both. Move a target out 50 yards and you will see.
I'm confused I've shot at 25,50,and 75 yds with no degradation in accuracy,put another 100 rds down the pipe,perfect. Thinking of getting one Prepper gun shop has the best price so far.
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Optics Planet with a coupon code or Dvor for excellent pricing. The Franklin has a cleaner, crisper break in semi-auto, but has greater reliability issues in binary. The Fostech isn't nearly as good in semi-auto, but far more reliable in binary. I've heard there are replacement springs to help the Fostech's semi-auto behavior, but I have yet to try them.
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I'm confused I've shot at 25,50,and 75 yds with no degradation in accuracy,put another 100 rds down the pipe,perfect. Thinking of getting one Prepper gun shop has the best price so far.
Well, perhaps you were not shooting in binary at full speed. The semi auto trigger is great on this Fostech but when you are in binary, at speed, it is not very accurate since you have no time to re-acquire the target. The best you can hope for are accurate double taps and then re-acquire and repeat, building up your speed.
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The Franklin has a cleaner, crisper break in semi-auto, but has greater reliability issues in binary. The Fostech isn't nearly as good in semi-auto, but far more reliable in binary. I've heard there are replacement springs to help the Fostech's semi-auto behavior, but I have yet to try them.
The franklin is also made of higher quality metal. A handful of people got their panties all in a ruffle over the fostech being made from powdered metal. I can't say I've seen reports of them falling apart yet. If you were looking to get one to pass down to your great grandkids, the franklin might be the better option.

I got a couple of the fostech ones based on a more thought out design. Hoping sometime down the line, somebody offers upgrade parts for them if the really do end up beating themselves to death.
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The franklin is also made of higher quality metal. A handful of people got their panties all in a ruffle over the fostech being made from powdered metal. I can't say I've seen reports of them falling apart yet. If you were looking to get one to pass down to your great grandkids, the franklin might be the better option.

I got a couple of the fostech ones based on a more thought out design. Hoping sometime down the line, somebody offers upgrade parts for them if the really do end up beating themselves to death.
I will say from first hand experience they will fall apart if you let the hammer fall while installing it LoL.

Sprigs levers and retaining pins come tumbling out.
Its a bitch untill you figure it out.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:35 AM   #11
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Yea the pieces will fly in a 100 different directions if your not careful, but it is definitely a more complete design. The Franklin just seems to barely be holding itself together. Don't be surprised if you have to swap the supplied hammer with a mil-spec due to improper machining. This seems to be a common issue with the Franklin. If it fails the function test it is almost always the hammer. The whole thing seems kind of flimsy next to the Fostech. Shooting them side by side, the Fostech definitely gets the nod in reliability.
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