I want an M-4 in each of my vehicles (or two, or three) ;-)
Not really sure about the need for an M-4 in every car, but $674.80 per rifle is at least a reasonable price.
Here again we have Federal Funds being used to up arm the local police. Bad Idea. If the city of El Paso and it’s elected leaders want to arm the police to that level fine, let them do it with local money. God himself, and Mayors office knows what strings are attached to those M4’s, and the Federal money that bought them. I for one don’t want the local governments armed like the 101st Airborne.
Get rid of the illegals and enforce the borders will cut down on the violence. Might need all those evil assault rifles for the border, though.
Did anyone notice how an article about guns became an article about soldiers shooting people?
A high-caliber weapon would be .408 and up.
Anybody can use a firearm. The question is about proficiency.
The M-4 has a shorter barrel than the M-16. Maybe the 16’s would be a bit more accurate?
Why do so many, including some LEOs, have such a hard-on for the M4? Short barrel equals crazy muzzle blast and a huge loss of ballistic energy from a cartridge with none to spare. Our guys who carry this weapon overseas have lots of other stuff including crew-served and explosive ordnance that will reach out to the bad guys.
For a domestic LEO who just might get caught out all by himself there are better rifles than the M4 to hunker down with.
If they need the firepower okay. But why buy such a lousy rifle?
Every cop want to look Tacti-Cool dont they....
I use a 16” barrel with the A2 stock,, not quite an M4gery.
Whats wrong with the Mini-14s they all had to have years ago?
Incompetano would be sooooo proud. They read her memo. They really did.
Nearly all police sniper shots have been under one hundred yards, so this rifle is just fine for those intermediate distances between pistol and a dedicated sniper rifle.
I have never heard of anyone who has been shot with 5.56 saying it didn’t hurt.
The females in our department prefer it over the shottie because of felt recoil.
Geez Dude, you live in Texas, that's a heck of lot of people to be paranoid about. :)
Although I don't think I'd call 5.56 mm "high caliber", now 7.62 comes closer, but .50 would really be high caliber. Lot's of Texans have the latter two calibers in their "inventory".
Like these two (who are a mite older now, and the rifle actually belonged to FR's own Texas Cowboy, now standing post up yonder)
Even lil ole me (well OK BIG old me) has two 7.62 caliber rifles, no wait, three, almost forgot the (war) baby. :) I guess I better take her out for a "spin" to refresh my memory. Although I'm thinking about giving her to my wife, but maybe I can pawn the Chinese SKS off on her, it would be more effective at stopping "varmints" anyway. She wouldn't want or have use for the H&K.
Since the major cause of police deaths is fratricide I think this is an industrial strength dumb idea. Most cops have the fire discipline of Arabs at a Saddam rally.
When I was a LEO, we had a Mini-14 in every car, along with the 12 ga.