Hey, all! I'm looking at a possible trade on an older AR that has no forward assist. I've never owned an AR without one, so this will seem odd to me altogether. I am fully versed in the FA's function, as well as maintaining the rifle's cleanliness for reliabilty. However, for those who have experience with ARs without an FA, have you ever had any problems worth mentioning? Also, I might as well ask...Would anyone here trust their life to an AR without an FA in a SHTF situation, if they had to? Thanks, and best!