Yeah. When I dumped that 500rds of steel cased Hornady a little while back it damn near burnt my hand. That gas that leaks around the piston is HOT!today I shot 300 round outta my ACR in 60 minutes and I could not hold on to the polymer handguard with a bare hand any more.
from my dealings with sf guys it was about the same, minus the snipers, hell when i brought my 416 upper in they about pooped and were surprised as hell that you could even have oneYou have to realize that not all Team guys are gun guys. In my experience having worked with them for over 6 years, approx 10% are no-shit gun guys. I was actually genuinely surprised how many (new guys) didn't own a gun period. They get so many deals thrown at them though, after a deployment they usually buy a Sig P226, then maybe an M4.
I loved the concept of the original Masada blew me away. I've wanted one in a bad way when it was initially announced. I currently have the receiver and rail, and awaiting parts (Trades anyone?). I'm looking forward to SBR'ing by the time all parts are received.