Tag: m4

M4 Carbine torture test

The NYTimes.com has published two videos recorded by Colt Defense. They compare the M4 and the M4A1. The NYTimes reports … That video shows the same test with an M-4 equipped with a thicker, heavier barrel, which is used on a specialized carbine, known as the [Read More…]

M4 costs $800 – $1000

The NY Times has posted interesting article about the M4 Carbine. For bulk purchasers, a new M-4 costs about $800 per rifle, though the price is often higher when after-market rail systems, used for mounting optics and lights, are included. For rifles used by the [Read More…]

Congressmen quiz SecDef on M4

Earlier this month Congressmen Ike Skelton and Solomon Ortiz sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairmen of the Joint Chiefs. In the letter they ask what is being done about the M4 since the Battle of Wanat report. They subtly point out that some Special [Read More…]

Evolution of the M4 Carbine

PEO Soldier, the Army acquisition agency, have published a timeline showing the 62 ECP (Engineering Change Proposals) that have been applied to the M4 Carbine over the past 18 years1. The original specifications called for 600 Mean Rounds Between Stoppage. The current [Read More…]

Terrorists prefer the M4

Guy Sagi, Editor of the NRA’s Shooting Illustrated, reported on his blog that the FBI have arrested five men who attempted to purchase 10,000 M4 Carbines as well as Stringer missiles. Terrorists, like children who play computer games, must also think it is [Read More…]

Army M4 vs. Marine M16A4

There is an interesting article at Human Events about the US Army culture favoring the M4, while the Marines culture being pro-M16A4. Two years ago when I was in Iraq, I noticed there were essentially two different primary infantry weapons (the M16 automatic rifle and [Read More…]

M4 barrel fell off

“FREEFALLE7”, a Ranger Instructor, posted the above photo at AR15.com. A student, on arrival at the Swamp phase of Ranger School, showed him his M4 and said “my barrel fell off”. His punishment for not telling an instructor at the Mountain phase [Read More…]

Iraqi Special Forces M4

This is the first photo I have seen showing an Iraqi solider with a M4 Carbine with all the goodies that go with it. A Soldier from Al Anbar’s 9th Battalion, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, storms an entryway during close-quarter combat training on April 4 in Al [Read More…]

Daniel Defense M4 Carbine

Daniel Defense, known for manufacturing AR-15 parts, have produced their first complete rifle. Daniel Defense M4 Carbine The carbine features: * their own in-house manufactured lower receiver * 1:7 16″ barrel * Daniel Defense Omega X 12.0 FSP rail that extends [Read More…]