Supposedly posted on Travis Haley's facebook page:
Tyler Long: travis quick question and anyone can answer to if they please, Im taking a poll SCAR L or ACR
Travis Haley: SCAR is far more accurate and reliable. I could certainly do without the reciprocating CH but I can get over that considering I have been very happy with the performance of the SCAR in classes and testing. I have broke every ACR I have ever touched with simple weapons manipulation.
Ed Driver: Travis what broke on the ACR
Travis Haley: short answer: Cant put any pressure on the mag when firing, spring tension issues, true barrel issues, accuracy issues, over insertion of mags, eats Pmags, weird malfunctions, just a lot of no go criteria issues that unfortunately haven't been fixed yet.
Now pay attention here. I don't care about the SCAR. I've handled one, and I don't care for it. Nor do I care about accuracy issues or any doubts you may have as to whether Travis Haley is a reliable source of information. If I get a stock ACR it won't be stock for long, so issues with barrels and such do not concern me. That said, I shoot competition as well as do drills on a regular basis, and eating Pmags when pressure is applied (ie: using it like a monopod) is a pretty big deal to me.
So here's the question: Have any of you run across any weird, unusual, malfunctions that were/are a serious problem? Was it a one-time freak incident or does it happen with consistency? The ACR could be the next big thing, but its a serious cash investment so I want to make sure its worth my money. I look forward to any input you guys may have.