Tag: m4

AES Weapon Shock Simulator

The AES Weapon Shock Simulator (WSS) is a nifty device that simulates the shock environment created by firing an M4 Carbine. The simulator is designed to test the effect of firing on picatinny mounted accessories such as scopes and lights. The high-speed video below [Read More…]

Game of Carbines

TFB resident expert Daniel E. Watters has published an article for Defense Industry Daily about the US Army procurement of 70,000 to 100,000 additional M4 Carbines, what is means for Colt, who own the M4 design, and for other manufacturers. Obviously, if Colt does not [Read More…]

The M4 is the new AK.

Solider Systems reports that Malaysia is seeking permission to federate the production of M4 rifles, which they produce under license from Colt Defense, across Southeast Asia. An M4 clone, the CQ 5.56, is already produced by China and exported all over the world. One of [Read More…]

How to draw an M4 Carbine

The Wounded Artist Project is a nonprofit that is sending art kits to war wounded recovering in military hospitals. They have produced a range of videos to help teach art including this video which shows how to draw an M4. You can donate to the project over at their [Read More…]

Guns n’ Weed

ZOR MASHUR, KANDAHAR PROVINCE – JUNE 09: A soldier with the 1-71 Cavalry sits in a field of cannabis plants while on patrol June 9, 2010 in the village of Zor Mashur, south of Kandahar, Afghanistan. Cannabis produces the hashish drug that is popular in [Read More…]

European AR-15 rifles

Recently two European firms, Hera Arms in Germany and Astra Arms in Switzerland, have entered the AR-15 market. I have been told that US Department of State export regulations have made it increasingly hard to import firearms from the US. Even Canadians have problems [Read More…]

Danish Army upgrades their carbines

The Danish Army has just signed a contract with Colt Canada for 5000 Colt C8 IUR carbine. The carbines will be designed the M/10. The guns feature quad rails and a fore grip. [ Many thanks to Mark for emailing me the info. ]