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  • Debunking the Suppressors Myth

    06/13/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/13/2017 | Christian Wade
    There are some myths about suppressors out there. Most of these myths comes from gun owners that don't own a suppressor or from playing the video game "Call of Duty". One of the myth is the ineffectiveness impact of the weapon. Fortunately, we have United States Marine Corps Gunner Christian Wade to set the record straight. Gunner Christian Wade is a Chief Warrant Officer 5 and is the Gunner for the 2nd Marine Division, literally making him an expert on small arms and their employment. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better source for reliable...
  • The Marine Corps Wants To Buy 11,000 M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles

    02/17/2017 1:54:33 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Task and Purpose ^ | February 16, 2017 | By Matthew Moss
    Last week, the U.S. Marine Corps released a Request for Information to manufacturers enquiring about their capacity to produce 11,000 more M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles. This stoked rumors that the Marine Corps is looking to replace its M4s with the M27, which were first sparked last November when 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines was equipped with the M27 instead of the M4 during pre-deployment exercises as an experiment. The RFI for 11,000 M27s could indicate a possible push to replace the M249, which continues to be used by weapons platoons. However, I believe it is more likely that the Corps is...
  • Inside the M4 Carbine in Slow Motion

    12/05/2016 5:48:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/5/2016 | J Hines
    This is for all AR lovers who can appreciate the functionality of this weapon. There have been other articles and animations that highlights the function of an M4 Carbine while its being discharged. But this video demonstrated by Larry Vicker and with the help of BCM and Joe Barnsfather for making the cutaway version wizardry a unique, one of a kind, slow motion inside look at the M4 Carbine. See the full footage here.
  • U.S. Marines react to switch from M16 to M4

    11/02/2015 8:26:38 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 78 replies
    UPI ^ | 11/2/2015 | Ryan Maass
    U.S. Marines are largely supportive of their commandant's decision to drop the M16 rifle for the M4 carbine as the standard infantry weapon. The U.S. Marine Corps will officially recognize the M4 carbine as the standard weapon for infantry personnel beginning in September 2016, following the approval by Commandant Gen. Robert Neller. The move has been welcomed with optimism from infantry. Sgt. Jonathan Ferriera, a mortarman with 1st Battalion 8th Marines who used the M4 during his deployment in Afghanistan says "it's about time." "The M4 holds every quality that the M16 does: everything an M16 can do, the M4...
  • Why The Military Is Moving On From The M16

    10/29/2015 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    Task & Purpose ^ | October 28, 2015 | By Christian Beekman
    The M16A4 may soon retire. This week, the Marine Corps announced via internal memo that the M4 carbine will become the primary-issued rifle in infantry and security units, as well as replace the M16 rifle in supporting training schools by September 2016. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller approved the change, which was first proposed to the previous commandant, Gen. Robert Dunford, according to Marine Corps Times. This decision falls in line with the Army’s phased transition away from the M16 over the past few years. The M16A4 is on the outs simply because it is outdated, and...
  • Home Made M-4

    10/20/2015 10:46:44 AM PDT · by rey · 26 replies
    Video on how to make your own M-4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4n6S6M_M-w
  • Every Marine is a Carbineman: USMC may switch to M4

    07/28/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Guns.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Max Slowik
    Marine Corps leaders have made the long-awaited proposal to adopt the M4 carbine as the standard Marine infantry rifle. The recommendation wouldn’t completely phase out the currently-standard M16, but it would push the archetypal rifle into a support role. This follows in the Army’s footsteps, which began the transition to M4s more than 20 years ago. The M4 is in use with the Marines for select roles and is issued to officers as well.
  • Army Wants Upgrades to Improve M4A1 Carbine's Performance, Accuracy

    03/24/2015 6:35:39 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 59 replies
    Military.com new ^ | 03-18-2015 | Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is considering several upgrades to the M4A1 Carbine that could improve its accuracy and performance and change the weapon's appearance. Army weapons and contracting officials recently launched a market survey to see what the small-arms industry has to offer as far as better rails, triggers, charging handles and sights for the M4A1. "The government is seeking to procure M4A1-Plus (abbreviated as M4A1+) components as non-development items ... for improvements to the M4A1 Carbine," according to the March 13 document posted on FedBizOpps.gov. "It is anticipated that the M4A1+ components will be evaluated as a system. The system...
  • Army and Marine Corps Still Disagree over M16/M4 Bullet

    03/24/2015 6:35:31 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 33 replies
    Military.com News ^ | March 20, 2015 | Matthew Cox
    U.S. lawmakers recently questioned Army and Marine Corps leaders on small-arms and why the two services buy completely different bullets for the M16A4 rifles and M4 carbines. "You guys are using two different rounds, and you have procured several million rounds to date and you have used them in combat," Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., said at a March 19 House Armed Services Committee hearing. Sanchez, the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, wanted to know why the Marine Corps uses the M855 5.56mm round and the Army uses the M855A1.
  • The M-4 Carbine Is Here to Stay

    01/06/2015 8:52:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 80 replies
    War is Boring ^ | January 5, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In the January issue of The Atlantic, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales slammed the United States Army’s M-4 carbine, and called for an entirely new weapon in the hands of the modern American soldier. Scales describes the 2008 Battle of Wanat—when the Taliban attacked a forward outpost defended by American troops—and his own experiences in Vietnam with faulty M-16 rifles.
  • Gun Trouble (M-4, M-16)

    12/30/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 28, 2014 | Robert H. Scales
    The rifle that today's infantry uses is little changed since the 1960s—and it is badly flawed. Military lives depend on these cheap composites of metal and plastic. So why can't the richest country in the world give its soldiers better ones? One afternoon just a month and a half after the Battle of Gettysburg, Christopher Spencer, the creator of a seven-shot repeating rifle, walked Abraham Lincoln out to a grassy field near where the Washington Monument now stands in order to demonstrate the amazing potential of his new gun. Lincoln had heard about the mystical powers of repeating rifles at...
  • Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons in fight to ban lorries (trucks) from his Oxfordshire town

    10/12/2013 11:05:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:35 EST, 12 October 2013 | Stuart Woledge
    He is a passionate campaigner on green issues, and now Jeremy Irons has backed a campaign to ban lorries from the quaint Oxfordshire town where he lives. The Oscar–winning actor has thrown his weight behind an action group to prevent HGVs using the narrow streets of Watlington as a rat-run between the M40 and M4. The market town—reputedly the smallest in the country—is regularly snarled up with lorries whose drivers, looking for a shortcut between Oxford and Reading, are directed there by their satnavs. …
  • Yep, Obama Is Arming Muslim Jihadists

    09/25/2013 8:22:45 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 11 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | Sept. 25, 2013 | Karl Deninger
    Maybe its incompetence or maybe it's something more, but in the end does it really matter when dead is dead? According to State Department and military sources, dozens of highly armored vehicles called GMV's, provided by the United States, are now missing. The vehicles feature GPS navigation as well as various sets of weapon mounts and can be outfitted with smoke-grenade launchers. U.S. Special Forces undergo significant training to operate these vehicles. Fox News is told the vehicles provided to the Libyans are now gone. Along with the GMV's, hundreds of weapons are now missing, including roughly 100 Glock pistols...
  • M16 Full Auto Suppressed [video only]

    08/30/2013 6:01:03 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 8-30-2013 | hickok45
    Shooting and discussing the iconic M16 / AR15 / M4 platform. The upper on this select fire lower is actually my 6920 Colt, which performs flawlessly. Thanks again to Silencerco for bringing by a nice bag of "toys."
  • Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation (Beach blanket BANG!)

    07/13/2012 9:26:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 67 replies
    NYDN ^ | Friday the 13th, July 2012 | Victoria Cavaliere
    Bikini-clad, gun-toting Israeli woman becomes an Internet sensation A photo of a gun-wielding, bikini-clad woman standing on a crowded Tel Aviv beach has become an Internet sensation, with thousands of viewers curious about whether the brunette beauty is part of Israel's military and why she wasn't in uniform with her weapon in tow. The newspaper Haaretz notes that 'To an Israeli, the photo makes perfectly practical sense. When soldiers take their weapon off military premises, they must guard it closely and keep it on their person, at all times. Having one's weapon stolen is harshly punished with time in military...
  • 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.
  • Army Secretary Sees New Carbine to Replace M4

    04/08/2011 9:58:52 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 50 replies
    Kit Up ^ | March 31, 2010 | Christian Lowe
    Kit Up spoke with Army Secretary John McHugh this morning at a round table interview with top defense scribes in DC. I pinged him on the glacial pace of the improved carbine program (the replacement or redesign of the M4) and he seemed to indicate that while he sees the program as proceeding apace — given the requirements and bureaucratic hurdles with such a massive change — the end result will be a "replacement" of the M4, not just a revamped version, say, with a gas piston operating system or tweaked components. We have a two part plan to over...
  • Hornady TAP ammo warning

    11/24/2010 11:26:33 AM PST · by archy · 30 replies
    NLETS ^ | 23 NOV 2010 | Hornady
    [IMG]http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c202/weaponspc/Documents/hornadyTAPammowarning.jpg[/IMG]
  • 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
  • Army service rifles getting significant upgrades

    10/29/2010 10:52:03 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 53 replies
    Stars And Stripes ^ | 10/29/2010 | Dan Blottenberger
    Calling it “the biggest overhaul of service rifles in nearly 50 years,” the Army soon will send soldiers to Afghanistan with new M4A1 carbines. Upgrades to the M4 include a more resilient barrel, ambidextrous controls and a full-automatic setting. Add better ammunition, and soldiers will have a more lethal weapon to fight insurgents, according to Program Executive Office Soldier, which introduced the improvements. The new carbines are expected to be integrated into the force starting next year. Soldiers in Afghanistan expressed enthusiasm about the improvements, especially the ability to shoot on fully automatic. “That would be sweet. You could definitely...