“The history of the FN FAL is replete with stories of hard men who chose the 7.62x51mm NATO-chambered rifle, officially Fabrique Nationale’s Fusil Automatique Léger or ‘Light Automatic Rifle,’ when lives depended on their successes.” tactical-life.com‘s intro to their review of the DS ARMS SA58 PARA isn’t the most elegant piece of writing I’ve ever read. One wonders, for example, where exactly these hard men were hard. Thankfully, writer D.K. Pridgen erases any doubt about whether these hard men had a hard choice. Apparently, they opted for the FN FAL “Not because it was all they had, but because it was considered by experts—those same hard men—to be the best available.” A hard man is good to find. And what hard work are these hard men doing with the hard-hitting DS ARMS SA58 PARA? Police work! You have to buy the dead tree version for Tactical Life’s verdict but the strap-line says it all: “Heavy-hitting carbine CQB carbine that is ready to defeat barricades!” Wait. What barricades? Ours or theirs?