Looking at purchasing an M4? Check this comparison chart out first

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

I came across an M4 comparison chart. Its compares the Colt 6920, LMT, Noveske M4 Light Carbine, Sabre Defense XR15-A3 M4, S&W M&P15 CMMG 16″ M4 Carbine, Stag Model 1, Bushmaster BCWA3F 16M, Rock Rivers Arms AR1251X, Armalite M-15A4C, Olympic K3B-M4-A3 and DPMS AP4-C.

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The latest version of this chart can be found here on m4carbine.net

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Curtis D. Hawks Curtis D. Hawks on Mar 17, 2009

    I'm interested in purchasing an M-4.
    As I look over the chart the DPMS doesn't appear to fare to well. I'm part of an outfit that is offering this firearm at a not so reduced cost as per your chart. The only thing that would be special is the engraving, and I would like that but not if it means a substandard piece of equipment.

    All things being equal, what advice would you give on the purchase of an M-4 rifle.

    • Steve Steve on Mar 17, 2009

      @Curtis D. Hawks Curtis, its just "M4". There are so many options you need to decide what features you want, and then figure out what is available for purchase, eveybody seems to have long backorders!

  • Gus Gus on Aug 15, 2012

    Go with the COLT. The original the best ! All the other M4geries compare to it ! As a true M4 by colt is the model that everyone else copyes. There are some great ones out there but there is only one COLT. I do know Noveske and Daniels make good ones. But also your resale value is great on a colt always.

    • Nodoi Nodoi on Jan 31, 2013

      @Gus Armalite was actually the original. "AR" stood originally for ARmalite