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« on: August 12, 2019, 11:21:02 AM »

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHUpdFh0MUE

Pretty fair testing with people that are not familiar with the platforms...they named it cold start...how good someone could pick up the weapon and go

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MDR placed 5th out of 8 ... how about them ergo superiority  Roll Eyes ...  22% slower than 1st Roll Eyes

FN SCAR placed 3rd out of 8 ..... 7% slower than 1st

Robinson Arms 1st out of 8 .... figured the AR10 would have won since pretty much everyone knows AR controls ...
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 04:25:32 PM »

Good video!  A little slow, but turning it up to 125% speed made that better.   Wink
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2019, 08:23:31 PM »

The issues were largely training/experience and muscle memory issues.  Given that, I think being 1.21 seconds slower (or less) than designs that follow a more common manual of arms is pretty damned good.  I submit that if the shooters spent a weekend at a shooting class being familiarized with the MDR (and shooting it exclusively) the issue (mainly magazine location and in one case, locking the bolt open when charging the rifle) would be voided issues.

That said, I was surprised that the XCR did as well; I was expecting the Mk10 or SCAR to be top dog.
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2019, 09:11:39 PM »

As forward thinking as the AR was back in the 50's, I'm not surprised at all that rifles designed within the last couple of decades(?) prove to be slightly faster/ergonomic.  Though the time in between the top 3 was pretty insignificant.  Neat video though, thanks for the heads up.  It would be pretty neat if they followed it up with the same test but with shooters who were proficient with each specific rifle.
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2019, 10:03:41 PM »

The issues were largely training/experience and muscle memory issues.  Given that, I think being 1.21 seconds slower (or less) than designs that follow a more common manual of arms is pretty damned good.  I submit that if the shooters spent a weekend at a shooting class being familiarized with the MDR (and shooting it exclusively) the issue (mainly magazine location and in one case, locking the bolt open when charging the rifle) would be voided issues.

That said, I was surprised that the XCR did as well; I was expecting the Mk10 or SCAR to be top dog.

Sure. But that wasn’t the point of the video...this was about picking up a gun “cold start” and see how good the ergos really were. I can run a FN SCAR faster than any other platform I own...but I’ve practiced a lot.

Can’t wait to see what they have in store next.
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 10:07:55 PM »

What good is it if there isn't any familiarization with the weapon beforehand?  Otherwise, it's just a way to make those rifles with familiar ergos look good.  Give each person half an hour to handle, dry fire, and reload using mags without followers and then run the drill; at least make it somewhat even.
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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 10:36:39 PM »

Defend till the end.....

Reasoning is easy. Do the ergo claims actually true or not...i think it was great to see...sorry the MDR didn’t pan out as good as hoped.

Having owned two XCR-Ls...I can see why it won. All the controls are about perfect. Second to that is my ARX100/SCAR they operate very similarly...
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 12:58:12 AM »

Must you always be so antagonistic? 

Give someone who is used to the AK manual of arms to the exclusion of the others and see what happens... there’s a good chance the list would be quite different.  Unless they took people who had zero experience with firearms, this isn’t gong to show good results due to the shooters already having experience with a specific manual of arms. I’d like to see it done with just bullpups.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 01:15:07 AM »

I believe the concept is grab and go. Ie, you’re using firearms for what the 2a was meant for - your rifle goes down and you pick up the dead guy’s gun next to you - how long are you out of the fight for? Anyone can monkey around with kit and familiarize themselves with it. The point is to determine which platform is more ergonomic, intuitive, and flexible given the constraints. Bullpups being unusual to our western audience lends speed to magazine forward designs... but I can easily see where the other slow downs came into play.
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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 09:26:27 AM »

I believe the concept is grab and go. Ie, you’re using firearms for what the 2a was meant for - your rifle goes down and you pick up the dead guy’s gun next to you - how long are you out of the fight for? Anyone can monkey around with kit and familiarize themselves with it. The point is to determine which platform is more ergonomic, intuitive, and flexible given the constraints. Bullpups being unusual to our western audience lends speed to magazine forward designs... but I can easily see where the other slow downs came into play.

Bingo...
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 09:30:48 AM »

Must you always be so antagonistic?  

Give someone who is used to the AK manual of arms to the exclusion of the others and see what happens... there’s a good chance the list would be quite different.  Unless they took people who had zero experience with firearms, this isn’t gong to show good results due to the shooters already having experience with a specific manual of arms. I’d like to see it done with just bullpups.

No...you just don't get the point of this test...maybe you do...but because the MDR didn't fair well...you come cry wolf how it wasn't a level playing field...when it was...

I bet you money...that many of those people in the test...never fired, yet alone handled an XCR before...yet it did the best...

Thus...the test shows which platform truly had superior ergonomics design...without being familiar with a platform...
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« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 10:32:57 AM »

No...you just don't get the point of this test...maybe you do...

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Knock off the personal attacks and attempts at mind reading. It's exceedingly tiresome because it is toxic.

It seems to me that there are two interconnected issues in that test. There is the basic ergonomics issues (an easy to grab handle vs. a hard to grab handle for example) and which rifles were more similar to what those experienced shooters were already familiar with.

Karl made the latter point quite clear in their post testing analysis. That it was simply a bullpup caught several of those shooters off guard. They instinctively reached forward to insert the mag before remembering that it was behind the grip and correcting themselves. That would be an issue with any bullpup. I see the exact same thing with the Saab we recently bought. I still reach for the key in the steering column before remembering that it's between the seats. (That you use this as an excuse to bash the MDR is just another example of your toxic posting.)

The rock-n-lock magazines were a similar issue. Someone who is highly experienced with such magazine usage is always significantly faster at them than someone who is not. Watch GarandThumb do an AK reload for some amazing speed.

It's not a surprise that the rifle that "won" this test had controls that were the most similar to ARs and had very good ergonomics.

Hopefully one of the upcoming tests will repeat this test after the shooters have time to train on the various platforms to see how much of the speed differences is due to training and how much is in the inherent qualities of the rifles. Maybe they could even come up with a "general platform" test where they practice with a similar rifle (say an RDB or Tavor for bullpups and some rock-n-lock mag system) then try the test again to eliminate the "familiar control placement" phenomenon.

If their plan was always to do this test as well, it makes complete sense to do the "cold" test first.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 10:51:36 AM »

No...you just don't get the point of this test...maybe you do...

 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

Knock off the personal attacks and attempts at mind reading. It's exceedingly tiresome because it is toxic.


Ok dad. Some of you sure do like to throw the "toxic" term like the left throws the racist term...get over yourself...

So it is ok for Kurt to call me a name such as antagonistic...but it is not ok for me to reply to that?!? Want to censor much....

Go be a dad to someone else...seriously...you guys amaze me how emotional you all get over the MDR...

It didn't fair well in an ergo test...get over it...you all act like its the best dang platform known to man and we should forget its faults when they are pointed out...

Hope it will fair better in the next tests...

Guess what...if it does...I will say great...I think the MDR will do better in accuracy testing...and potentially the mudtest....who knows...we shall see...
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« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 10:53:05 AM »

Since they are doing multiple trials, a cold start with no time familiarize is totally fair. Given the cold start, it is no surprise that AR derivative rifles are on top; that's what today's shooters are familiar with. As the trials go on and the shooters get familiar with each rifle, there may be different results.

As a competitive shooter, what makes a good gun assuming 100% reliable and reasonably accurate is low recoil, good trigger, and fast magazine changes. It's no surprise that rock and lock magazines are slower without significant training.

As an engineer, I want to know how they are compiling the data. Especially for this stage, times are so low that I would consider 7% difference as insignificant and make it clear prior to revealing the results. How are they normalizing between shooters? They mentioned having an AR and AK baseline, are these used to normalized between shooter?

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« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 12:12:33 PM »

Ok dad. Some of you sure do like to throw the "toxic" term like the left throws the racist term...get over yourself...

So it is ok for Kurt to call me a name such as antagonistic...but it is not ok for me to reply to that?!? Want to censor much....

Go be a dad to someone else...seriously...you guys amaze me how emotional you all get over the MDR...

It didn't fair well in an ergo test...get over it...you all act like its the best dang platform known to man and we should forget its faults when they are pointed out...

Hope it will fair better in the next tests...

Guess what...if it does...I will say great...I think the MDR will do better in accuracy testing...and potentially the mudtest....who knows...we shall see...

Awwww, poor baby. He called you "antagonistic" because you are. People don't like your bullying and constipated porcupine routine. Get over yourself.

If this forum had a block feature, you would be on my list so I could focus on discussing the guns.

Edit: I could have sworn InRange did mud test the MDR about a year ago using a borrowed MDR. I remember that they had a heck of a time cleaning it because they couldn't really get some of the crud out of the lower. But I can't seem to find it for some reason.
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 01:01:36 PM »

See. You guys are “allowed” to name call but we can’t?!?

Some of you have two sets of rules and somehow that isn’t “toxic”.

I didn’t even post this in the MDR section but in general discussion so your little feelings didn’t get hurt that the MDR wasn’t the #1 in an ergo test and you guys are still white knighting DT and how this and that wasn’t fair...you guys make it very evident that unless we praise the MDR everything else is toxic.

I could give one rip if you block me...don’t really care.
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2019, 01:31:09 PM »

a few good points being made.

I bet 90% of all people that have shot a rifle at some point have fired or handled an AR type rifle.  That would definitely give an AR platform an advantage.

I could pull 10 people out of our field operations unit and I'd bet not one have even seen a Tavor let alone handle one.  Cold start -- pull a bunch of far left persons off the street and give them the test.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2019, 02:48:23 PM »

…your little feelings didn’t get hurt …

Again with the outraged fake mind reading.

You're tiresome. Just shut up already.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2019, 03:07:33 PM »

…your little feelings didn’t get hurt …

Again with the outraged fake mind reading.

You're tiresome. Just shut up already.

See what I mean...double standards to the DT fanboys...love this forum...
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2019, 03:15:28 PM »

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