Certain terms in the gun industry are thrown around all too often. Tactical, sniper, Special Ops, milspec, the list goes on and on. So when I first heard of a new company going by the name Templar Tactical and offering an MK-12, I was skeptical. I only resisted the urge to dismiss them outright because they were being recommended to me by a pair of former Marines—one of whom I know very well and respect (we can forgive him for being a Marine, hooah?).
The FAL earned the moniker “Right Arm of the Free World” because it was adopted in over 90 countries all over the globe and was manufactured in ten different countries. It saw action in every kind of extreme climate.