Having the appropriate support gear for your weapon is a priority for the Survivalist.
My good friend Bergmann and I were talkin’ about parts/survival gear storage locations on the weapons we both use, and I told him that because my Para FAL’s use the M-4 style stock and have no buffer spring, the whole tube was empty, and I use it to carry among other things, spare essential weapons parts. He immediately told me I needed to post something about it, considering how great it is to be able to carry essentials on your weapon, without it having a ton of pouches or extra parts hanging off of it.
Both of these Para FAL rifles use the M-4 style, hollow tube stock. No buffer spring in it means lots of storage area.
Here it is short and sweet. and in pics.
The space available in the M-4 style stock buffer tube on the Para FAL. Keep in mind, those of you with other rifles which use the M-4 style stock, but require no buffer spring (Example: AK’s) can do the same thing with your rifles.
The original style FAL pistol grip also has some storage space that I put to good use.
Remove the Phillips head screw with your multi tool, there is no tension ring like on a regular AR/M-4 style stock needing a special wrench.
There is a hole (red arrow) drilled through the stock tube that the Phillips head screw hole (yellow arrow) lines up with when you’ve screwed the stock in as far as needed, and keeps the stock at the correct position/attitude.
Various essential springs and parts (firing pin w/ spring and complete extractor) on the left side column go into the stock tube. The spare tritium front sight with allen key and a sight adjustment tool go into the pistol grip (bag on right side).
The stock filled with parts and ready to be reattached to the folding mechanism.
Here’s the video my Buddy Bergmann did on how he outfitted his M-4 with survival gear. below is the first of the four part series he did on “Total Utilization” of your gear.
Hopefully this post will give you some ideas of how to better utilize the storage space you might have on your weapons to carry extra essential parts you might need. As I said, this one was short and sweet.
Defense and Wilderness Survival trainer, consultant and owner of Mason Dixon Tactical. 14 years of Army (Staff Sergeant) Combat Arms (Infantry and Airborne) experience, to included combat service as a Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. Military Occupational Specialties include Infantry, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical warfare), Armorer (Small Arms repair), and Supply (logistics). Retired law enforcement with varied assignments to include the SOG (SWAT) team and the Academy as a defensive tactics instructor. Interest include history, as it relates to the pursuit of liberty, firearms, hunting, and survival related training and activities.