When did the us army start using the m4?

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Colt was manufacturing it since 1986, and a handful of select units received them. The US Army "officially" adopted it and gave it the nomenclature of M4 in 1994.
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Uses for ar-15 m4 rifle?

The AR-15 is probably the most versatile rifle of all time and it can be used for just about any firearms use. 1) For small game hunting; kind of a waste here. way too much. But if you decide to do it, head shots only and nothing above the horizon. 2) Big game hunting; nothing larger than a whit ( Full Answer )

How do you get out of the us army?

If an Officer, you can resign. If enlisted, you would have to give 'GOOD' cause for seeking discharge. Help support family. Take care of elderly parent(s). OR confess to drug usage, criminal behavior, mental illness, homosexual activity, etc, etc, etc. All of which you would have to prove. Enlist ( Full Answer )

When did US Army start using crossed rifles insignia?

Answer . Good question. The uniforms of the American Revolution were very plain and there was little to no military branch identification insignia on the tri-corner hat. From the period of the War of 1812 until the Civil War (1861-1865), the United States Army Infantry regulations called for a bugl ( Full Answer )

When did the first armies started using handheld guns?

Around the 1730's and they started using the 1 shot rifles around the 1740's I do not know the definitive answer but armies were using guns in Elizabethan I times (1533) so the above answer must be wrong. Look up Arquebus and then http://www.answers.com/topic/hand-cannon It depends upon whether o ( Full Answer )

What does the US army use parachutes for?

airborne units deploy by parachute. during WW2 ther were four main airborne units in the U.S. 101st airborne division, 82d airborne division, 11th airborne division and 17th airborne division. there were other smaller airborne units. at present time (I think) only one airborne division is still on j ( Full Answer )

What does the US army do?

The US Army defends the United States and they help there allies they have control of the whole USA but of course to us there our freedom!

How does the US Army protect the US?

The US Army protects the US by: . standing ready to repel an invasion . protecting US interests abroad when called upon to use force . cooperating with our allies and with NATO is defense planning and practicing

When did armies start using the crossbow?

Well they were around when Richard I Lionheart was killed by one in 1199, but I don't think they were at Hastings in 1066, so that narrows it down to 130 years or so..... & then I look it up to find that the Chinese had them... wait for it, in the 5th century BC !!!

What gun does the US Army use?

Other than the fact that Raj Pal Dev is gay the US army mainly use the M4 carbine and they modify it depending on things. High ranking officers can pick any gun for their personal use. Answer M16 variants for rifle, M9 for sidearm. Answer: A "gun" in Army terms is a very specific weapon. The ( Full Answer )

What is the US Army?

The US Army is tasked with the military operations based on theland. This is the main arm of the Armed Forces of the UnitedStates.

How many armies are in the US army?

The United States Army works as a single military force, and is not split up into smaller 'armies'. Rather, the Army is split up into companies, which are groups of platoons sent on a particular mission. A platoon consists of squads, which are made up of a handful of individuals. There are sometimes ( Full Answer )

Does the Army use M4's or M16's?

The Army has converted almost all of its troops to the M4, phasing out the M16. The M4 is basically a shorter and lighter version of the M16. The M4 uses a retractable stock and a shorter barrel. Although the shorter barrel gives the M4 a shorter accuracy at range, the M4 trumps the M16s close quar ( Full Answer )

When was the m4 first used?

the m16a1 was first feilded invietnam,later the m16a2 was made to fix some of the mistakes in th a1. the m4 is a carbine version of the a2. 1963 i belive

When did the US Army start using the M-16?

The Ia Drang battle in Vietnam (1965) was it's first large combat test. See film: "We Were Soldiers..." Ia Drang was an experimental engagement involving "Airmobile" units, the new "UH-1 Iroquois" helicopter (commonly referred to as the "Huey"), and the new M-16 Assault Rifle (commonly referred to a ( Full Answer )

What guns are used by the us army?

During the Vietnam War era, "Gun" meant artillery. Small arms meant machine guns, rifles, pistols, etc. Today's "Gun's" in the US Army are hi-tech using smart projectiles and are mostly light weight improved versions from the Viet War. Mostly 105mm's and 155mm.. During the Vietnam War the US Army f ( Full Answer )

When is the US army replacing the M4?

It will be a while. As of 2012 the US Army is going to buy around 140,000 M4A1 rifles from Colt Defense and Remington. These weapons will then be fitted with upgrade kits (supplier unknown) that will include a Gas Piston System or a new Direct Gas Impingement System , a new free floating rail syste ( Full Answer )

What types of ammunition can be used with the M4 carbine?

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 Training Ammunition (Plastic with a Blue Tip)

What handgun does the US Army use?

The Beretta M9 is standard (itself a variation of the Beretta 92FS). The Sig P229 and Heckler & Koch USP pistols see some use with select units.

How big was the us army at the start of World War 2?

World War II in Europe is generally agreed to have begun when Nazi tanks rolled into Poland on September 1, 1939. It would be another 27 months before the US entered the war. On September 3, 1939, the US Army got a new commanding general when George C. Marshall was sworn in as the new Chief of Staff ( Full Answer )

Is US army is better then Pakistan army?

From what I've seen of the Pakistani army, yes. It's not that Pakistani soldiers are bad, but their military has a lot of factionalism and divided loyalties, which only weakens it.

What attachments are used on the M4 Carbine?

Whatever you want to use. If you have an RAS on it, you could put a foregrip, tactical light, PAC-4/PEQ-2/any other infrared aiming device, optics (EOTech, AimPoint.. some customers might use the MEPRO21), could could attach a grenade launcher or something like a KAC Masterkey breaching shotgun to i ( Full Answer )

How strong will the US military will be if they replaced all their m16s and m4s with MP5 submachine guns?

They'd be worse off. The MP5 is a very limited range weapon, firing a pistol cartridge. While the compact design may be nice for close quarters environments, the major drawback is that you would only have an effective range of 50 - 100 metres, whereas the M4 has an effective range of 500 metres at a ( Full Answer )

What ammo does the M4 use?

Typically, the 5.56x45 62 grain NATO SS109 and M855. It can also fire the 77 grain Mk 262 cartridge. Civilian "M4geries" typically have a 1 in 9 pitch (vs. the 1 in 7 pitch of the mil spec rifles) which can accommodate lighter weight cartridges, such as the 55 grain 5.56x45 M193, and 45 to 55 grain ( Full Answer )

Was the M4 carbine used in Vietnam?

No... the M4 carbine didn't enter production until 1984. The sometimes problematic predecessor of the M4 - the XM177 - was used in Vietnam, however.

What does dnl stand for in the m4 macro language What are dnl commands used for?

dnl stands for delete to new line , you can use dnl to introduce comments; it works the same way as # in a shell script. "A Practical Guide to Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux Fift EditionChapter 20 p. 678" The dnl command stands for delete to new line , it instructs the complier to ignore ( Full Answer )

Can a personal weapon M4 be used for us army weapons qualification when a unit has no weapons like TRADOC?

Personnel in any TDA unit who are not assigned individual weapons are exempt from weapon qualification in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 350-1, paragraph 4-10(5)d. HOWEVER....Active Component (AC) TDA units with personnel assigned individual weapons will qualify every six months.National Gua ( Full Answer )

Can Canada's army beat the US army?

No, based on numbers alone the U.S. military would win. ---------------------- US would win. They have more firepower, more technology, but less brains and more idiots.

What does the US Army do to help us?

It is said that the US Army are the "defenders of freedom" for us. They do the stuff like put their lives on the line every day and risk it all so we don't have to.

Who was the general in chief of the us army when the civil war started and developer of the anaconda plan?

General Winfield Scott - a most distinguished soldier who was far too old for the job. He was one of the few leaders who realized that it would be a long war, and his 'Anaconda' plan - slowly squeezing the life out of the Confederacy - was very sound, and also very similar to the plan that the Unio ( Full Answer )

Do the army use the m4?

Not only the Army, but all the other service branches, as well as several law enforcement agencies (although theirs may have the government profile barrel, rather than the M4 profile barrel with the notch to accommodate the M203 or M320 grenade launcher). Not every Army unit uses the M4, or has it ( Full Answer )

Who is stronger the Egyptian army or US Army?

Us army in simply words. Because they have the support of other countries including China, Australia and New Zealand. Many more. No. The United States Military is not stronger than the Egyptian Military because of foreign allies. The United States Military is stronger than the Egyptian Army on acc ( Full Answer )

How many magazines can the m4 or m16 use before they jam?

The M16 can fire 3000 rounds before it jams. This is because the M16 isn't a spring rifle (like the AK47 or SA80). The carbon is forced up a small pipe down the side of the rifle and released through 2 holes in the breach. This makes the pipe block up when too much carbon passes through and the brea ( Full Answer )

What pistol does the US army use?

The standard issue pistol is the Beretta M9, which is a variant of the Beretta 92 series. Other pistols issued to select units for niche role applications include the Sig Sauer P226, Sig Sauer P229, and Heckler & Koch USP45.

What army had the initial advantage at the start of the US Civil War?

The Union had the advantage because of a larger population and greater industrialization (with which to manufacture weapons). The Confederacy, as it happened, had a more disciplined military force, but that advantage was not enough to overcome the advantages of the Union (although it was enough to g ( Full Answer )

What is the calibre of the m4 army rifle?

The M4 carbine fires NATO standard 5.56x45mm ammunition. This is often confused with commercial .223 Remington ammo, which is dimensionally similar. However, they are not the same.

What helicopter does the US army use?

Several. . OH-6 Cayuse, MH-6 "Little Bird", and other variants of the H-6 series . OH-58 Kiowa . AH-1 Cobra (still in service with some second line units) . AH-64 Apache . UH-60 Blackhawk, MH-60, and other variants of the H-60 series . CH-47 Chinook, MH-47, and other variants of the H ( Full Answer )

Who used the m4 Sherman tank?

The U.S., Canada, England, France, Australia, Poland and New Zealand in WWII, and in the Korean the South Korean army used the M4 a little bit, too.

What ammo does the colt m4 carbine use?

It fires the 5.56x45mm cartridge. It is compatible with the 62grain M855/SS109 ball, the 64 grain M856 tracer, blank cartridges,and it can use the 77 grain Mk. 262 cartridge. The slow twist ofrifling (1 in 7) makes it impractical for use with the older 55grain M193 ball ammo and 45 - 55 grain commer ( Full Answer )

Who did the roman government start using in place of roman soldiers in their army?

As the empire expanded, there were not enough Italians (citizens) to fill the ranks of the army so the Romans hired auxiliaries from the various provinces. Most times the client kings were required to supply a certain number of troops to the army. This worked out well for the Romans as certain provi ( Full Answer )