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  • Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine

    08/29/2014 3:08:23 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 71 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 19, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough
    A competing rifle outperformed the Army’s favored M4A1 carbine in key firings during a competition last year before the service abruptly called off the tests and stuck with its gun, according to a new confidential report. The report also says the Army changed the ammunition midstream to a round “tailored” for the M4A1 rifle. It quoted competing companies as saying the switch was unfair because they did not have enough time to fire the new ammo and redesign their rifles before the tests began. Exactly how the eight challengers — and the M4 — performed in a shootout to replace...
  • Constitutional Rights are not a Buffet!

    01/23/2013 1:02:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    olegvolk.net ^ | 2012 | Oleg Volk
  • Obama continues ban on importation of 600,000 historical, collectible M1 Carbine rifles;

    02/01/2012 10:12:44 AM PST · by marktwain · 79 replies
    Buckeye Firerams Association ^ | 31 January, 2012 | Chad D. Baus
    The Korea Times is reporting that while it has will allow 86,000 historical M1 Garand rifles to be imported from South Korea, the Obama administration continues to block the importation of some 600,000 M1 Carbines because "they come with a magazine that can carry multiple rounds." From the article: Washington has agreed to allow the importation of M1 Garand rifles from Seoul, reversing its earlier decision to ban the shipping of the weapon used by South Korean and U.S. soldiers during the 1950-53 Korean War, a senior defense official said Wednesday. "The U.S. government approved the imports of some 86,000...
  • M4 refurbishment

    06/26/2011 4:05:04 PM PDT · by maine yankee · 24 replies
    vanity | 06/26/2011 | vanity
    I need a little research help. I am looking for info about companies that ‘rehab’ or refurbish small weapons for the military. Most interested in rehab of Colt M4 and Bushmaster M4. Large scale projects under contracts Who’s doing it. What specs. Costs or bids per unit.
  • **VANITY** PLEASE RECOMMEND FUN .223 RIFLE **VANITY**

    03/05/2011 12:31:04 PM PST · by rabidralph · 127 replies · 1+ views
    Rabidralph ^ | 03/05/2011 | Rabidralph
    I've been intrigued by the Appleseed Project and I would like to take part in some of their shooting events, as well as other recreational shooting events. Most events require 400-500 rounds for weekend participation. The ammo for my current rifles would cost nearly a dollar per round. I've done some checking at Cheaper than Dirt and ammo for .223 rifles would be only $250 or so, a much more manageable cost. I would like to get FReeper recommendations for fun-to-shoot rifles in the .223/5.56 that would be suitable for the Appleseed Project and practical for training purposes. Also, does...
  • M4 or Other Suggestions Requested

    11/11/2010 7:47:45 PM PST · by Camerican · 82 replies · 6+ views
    11/11/11 | Camerican
    Looking for advice on M4 alternatives
  • Hi-Point .45 ACP Carbine: Are Handgun Caliber Rifles the New Home Defense Shotgun?

    08/11/2010 5:10:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 238 replies · 4+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10 August, 2010 | Robert Farago
    Capt. John Raguso keeps threatening to send us a review of Kel Tec’s smokin’ SUB-2000 9mm carbine. Today, Hi-Point Carbines drops the news that their long awaited .45 ACP rifle is ready to rock and roll. These handgun-caliber carbine may be gaining favor over the venerable 12-gauge as the weapon of choice for hom defense. And for good reason. In fact, here are four. . . 1. Less recoil than a shotgun While home defense shotguns put an awful lot of lead downrange with a single trigger squeeze, shooters pay the price with a big ole’ wallop to their shoulder....
  • M1 - Carbine

    07/18/2010 11:54:11 AM PDT · by Errant · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | July 17, 2010 | Hickok45
    Video of Hickok45 shooting, showing, & discussing the history of this handy little piece of history. Not a bad 15 min video if you're a fan of the M1 carbine or a military firearm enthusiast.
  • Vanity Gun Question: Bushmaster Carbine Question (ORC)

    11/14/2008 7:51:10 PM PST · by jacega · 55 replies · 3,048+ views
    11/14/08 | Jace
    I so love my wife, she's awesome, and for my birthday, she bought me a Bushmaster ORC with a scope. A Baraska 3X9X50mm Scope. It's looks good on the carbine! But I've never heard of Baraska scopes, I'm gonna google it and see what I can find! Has anyone else heard of them? If I can be honest, I wanted to ask all you Freepers if a Baraska scope, is a good scope! I have no idea, never heard of it! It's kinda large on the rifle, but I was wondering if I should take it off, return it, put...
  • The Little Black Carbine

    05/27/2008 12:13:42 PM PDT · by DmBarch · 35 replies · 141+ views
    Rifle Shooter Magazine ^ | June, 2008 | David Fortier
    There is much talk lately about the shortcomings of the M16 series, so I was particularly interested to see how it was performing in Iraq. ItÂ’s popular today, in some circles, to deride this weapons family for its direct gas method of operation. Some claim itÂ’s not reliable enough for military use, especially in the dust and sand of Iraq. Plus many still scorn its small-caliber, high-velocity 5.56mm round. ItÂ’s common to hear people say the terminal performance of this cartridge, especially in its standard military 62 grain M855 loading, is inadequate. So I was interested to see not only...
  • New M1 Carbine

    06/11/2005 10:01:31 AM PDT · by 95ssimpala · 94 replies · 10,628+ views
    Has anyone shot the Auto-ordinance M1 carbine? I want a shooter more than a collector’s item and a grand for a Fulton Armory rebuild is a little much. Shopping around most of the decent GI carbine I’ve seen run around the same price as a new one. I’ve read mixed reviews of other Auto-ordinance products before they were taken over by Khar and none on the carbine. I would like to know about accuracy, reliability, and GI parts interchangeability.
  • Stealth Carbine Kel-Tec’s innovative SU-16 Folder(no drooling guys youll short out your computer)

    02/26/2005 3:13:39 PM PST · by freepatriot32 · 69 replies · 11,574+ views
    guns magazine ^ | Jim Gardner
    Photos By Ichiro NagataPull the pin and the Kel-Tec SU-16 easily breaks in half for storage or packing New is the keyword of the firearms industry. Prowl around the Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, and you’ll notice every booth features a banner or placard heralding that company’s “new” offerings. Often the basic design has been around for years if not decades, and what’s new turns out to be only a different finish, a longer or shorter barrel, an additional chambering, etc. But what you see here does, I think, justify the title of “new.” The Kel-Tec SU-16 is a...
  • Deployed soldiers put new shotgun to the test

    02/09/2004 1:54:42 PM PST · by fso301 · 76 replies · 2,396+ views
    Army Times ^ | Feb 09, 2004 | Matthew Cox
    <p>Some soldiers serving in Afghanistan are testing a new shotgun that mounts under the barrel of their M4 carbines. In November, officials from the Army’s Program Executive Office Soldier issued 199 Lightweight Shotgun Systems to units from the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) stationed at Kandahar Airfield and Bagram Air Base.</p>