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AR 15 safe/fire selector
« on: November 06, 2020, 07:29:13 pm »
I am no virgin to the AR 15, but I'm not a gunsmith either. I've operated/owned several, but just bought one for my son that has me wondering what's going on. Every rifle I've operated does not allow you to select the "safe" position unless the bolt is charged. I just bought an American Tactical Omni Hybrid rifle that allows the selector to go to "safe" even without the charging the bolt. Function test was fine, was wondering if the lower was designed this way or if there's something faulty, first time I've experienced this scenario. Thanks
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    Re: AR 15 safe/fire selector
    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2020, 06:46:30 pm »
    Can you contact the manufacturer and ask them?    It could  be a safety issue ----ooops,  double entendre NOT
    intended;  I mean,  it might actually cause unintended discharge if something is wrong inside.
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    Re: AR 15 safe/fire selector
    « Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 09:09:35 am »
    There are a small handful of trigger systems (The KE Arms SLT-series being the first that comes to mind) that allows the selector to go to SAFE when the hammer is down (i.e. bolt is not charged), but those tend to be higher-end models.  I would definitely reach out to ATI and ask if it's supposed to do that, maybe have a gunsmith look at it too, just in case.
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    Re: AR 15 safe/fire selector
    « Reply #3 on: November 09, 2020, 08:33:52 am »
    You could also do a function test, with the top off, and check to see if the trigger releases the sear with the safety on, if the safety blocks the trigger with the hammer charged, etc.

    None of which should rule out checking with the manufacturer, though.  Good luck, and please let us know what you find.

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    Re: AR 15 safe/fire selector
    « Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 10:12:17 pm »
    Omni Hybrid. oof.
    https://www.americantactical.us/public/files/Manuals/OmniHybridMay2017.pdf
    it's busted unless you have a really nice trigger in it. I'd ditch the hybrid if it's feasible. an Anderson stripped lower is better. and I hate Anderson stripped lowers.
    TLDR: the gun is broken. return it for a refund and get an aluminum receiver AR instead if you can.
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    Re: AR 15 safe/fire selector
    « Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 11:26:34 am »
    Just buy a parts group, and replace the internals. Easy enough to do.

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