What would you like to do?
What is a M4 carbine used for?
M193 - Ball M196 - Trace M199 - Dummy M200 - Blank (Violet tip and 7 petal rose crimp) M855 - Ball (Green Tip) M856 - Tracer (Red Tip) M862 - Short Range Traini…ng Ammunition (Plastic with a Blue Tip)
Very few transferrable ones were made prior to the Firearm Owner's Protection Act of 1986 (the legislation which, among other things, prohibited the continued manufacture of f…ull auto weapons for the civil market). If any of these are up for sale, you'd have to search for ads on shooters' forums, listings on Gunbroker, Auction Arms, Guns America, etc. under the 'Class III' section. Otherwise, you could try to find a transferrable M16 or lower, and add your own upper receiver and furniture. Again, you'd be looking at the same sources for that. If you want a civilian semi auto lookalike, you have a number of sources. If you want the 14.5 inch barrel, like the military rifles have, you'll either have to get an NFA tax stamped Short Barreled Rifle (SBR), or a permanently attached flash suppressor of a length which will bring it to the legal 16 inches. CMMG offers a 14.7 inch barrel which comes to the legal 16" with a standard A2 "birdcage" flash suppressor fixed to it. As for those, any gun shop can order them, or, again, you can get them from websites such as Gun Broker, Auction Arms, manufacturer's websites, etc. Keep in mind that, if you order one online, you'll need an FFL dealer to receive it for you, and there's usually a fee associated with that.
Yes, as are most AR-15 variants and clones from Eugene Stoner's original design. Gases are vented from the gas block located under the front sight post on the barrel through t…he gas tube back into the receiver of the rifle, where it meets the gas key that is attached to the bolt carrier. The expanding gases then thrust the separation of the gas key and gas tube, thus cycling the bolt, both ejecting the spent cartridge on rearward travel and loading a new cartridge on forward travel. This is known as auto-loading. Many newer designs are now using Gas-piston operation rather than Gas-tube, as this enables better cycling of action and far less fouling of the receiver from the vented gases inside the action itself.
No. It could be done, if an upper receiver and barrel were made for it. However, to the best of my knowledge, no .50 AE uppers exist.
Thousands upon thousands of words in dozens of articles in gun magazines over the past 50 years have been written on this question. Bottom line - it all depends on what you li…ke, what you are doing, where you are doing it, what your budget is and the phase of the moon. You have to define what "best" is for you. M4's are more accurate and modular by design. They're also more ergonomic and employ the "straight through" design that is standard on modern military rifles. However, they require more care and maintenance than an AK. They're more expensive to manufacture. AK's were designed to be built and assembled cheaply by unskilled labor. They're very reliable, but don't mention accuracy or ergonomic in the same sentence.
The M4 Carbine is a LIGHT WEIGHT, GAS OPERATED, AIR COOLED, MAGAZINE FED, SHOULDER FIRED weapon. Maximum Effective Range: [point target: 500 meters, Area Target: 600 mete…rs.] Maximum Range: 3600 Meters Ammo: 5.56 NATO Ball [M855 GREEN TIPPED, M856 tracer ORANGE TIPPED, M199 DUMMY ammo, M200 Blank CRIMPED TIPPED Black or Violet.] 3 Major Breakdown Groups: Upper Receiver, lower receiver, bolt carrier group.
6.49 pounds without magazine, 7.19 pounds with a loaded 20 round magazine and 7.5 pounds with a loaded 30 round magazine.
Yes. There are many versions of the M4 Carbine available for civilian purchase. But you have to have a permit for it to be full automatic. Semi automatic AR-15 style rifles ar…e very popular. Note- the full auto M-4 Carbine was created after May 1986. In the US, only those full auto firearms already registered to private citizens on that date could be transferred to a private citizen in the future. So while a semi-auto AR-15 style carbine is legal in most states, the full auto version cannot be transferred to a private citizen- too new.
To put it simply, you can not. If you want a rifle that looks/functions like an M-16/M-4, but is semi-automatic, then it must have been an AR-15 imported into California and r…egistered before the "California Assault Weapons Ban" took place - and you must have been the owner of it at the time as registration, as California made all so-called assault rifles non-transferable to any resident of the state. If you want a civilian semi auto "M4gerY', you must either use a bullet button magazine release, or else have a completely featureless rifle (no pistol grip, no adjustable buttstocks, no flash suppressor, etc). In California, it is nigh-impossible to obtain a fully automatic firearm. An additional note, it is not an "Assault Carbine", it is a "Carbine, 5.56mm, M4". "Assault Weapon" is a BS term used by ignorant fear-mongerers, used to ban cosmetic features like pistol grips, bayonet lugs, and flash hiders.
New, just over $500. I've seen used in very good condition for $300. You can't find a good M4 upper for $500 let alone an entire rifle. You'll be looking at around $1000 to…tal.
Firing Unlocking Extracting Ejecting Cocking Feeding Chambering Locking
The M4A1 version of the M16 rifle has a muzzle velocity of about 2900 feet per second, firing the 5.56mm cartridge.
The M4, like most US military rifles made in the past 70 years, uses a ring and post sight system. The front sight, a post, is placed on your target, being elevated or depress…ed to account for range, and centered in the circle of the rear ring sight. Do a Google search for FM m16 rifle, and find the Field Manual for the rifle- it shows illustrations of sight alignment and sight picture.
They are not the same. The M4A1 was first issued to U.S troops in 1997. It is more reliable than the M4 and has a fully automatic fire capability.
Like many of these questions, this one cannot have a single answer. The question you need to ask yourself is what "better"means. Also, you need to keep in mind that an AK (it …was never designated AK-47 in USSR) is the original version of that firearm, with the milled steel receiver. AKM, a later development of the design, would be the stamped steel one most people think of. AK * Makes a bigger hole due to the larger caliber - 7.62mm * Is generally sturdier * Is cheaper to produce in quantity * Is simple to learn and use M4 * Is shorter and lighter, easier to carry * Has lighter ammunition, easier to carry more ammo * Can take an infinite variety of accessories * Is easier to shoot accurately * Has much better ergonomics In short, the better gun depends on the resources and the soldiers. An AK is better for a poor country needing to get armed in a hurry. An M4 is better for countries with money for the gun itself and a good training budget. For a private individual it is mostly a matter of personal preference.
Gas operated, magazine fed, select fire, 5.56 carbine.