10 Guns of the Special Forces #8

     M4 Carbine

The M4 carbine is a family of firearms that was derived from earlier carbine versions of the M16 rifle, which was in turn derived from the original AR-15 rifle that Eugene Stoner designed and ArmaLite manufactured. The M4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, selective fire, shoulder-fired weapon with a telescoping stock and 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel to ease close quarters combat. Like the rest of the M16 family, it fires the .223 caliber, or 5.56 mm NATO round.

M4 Carbine

M4 Carbine

M4 Carbine

Weight 6.36 lb (2.88 kg) empty
7.5 lb (3.4 kg) with 30 rounds
Length 33 in (840 mm) (stock extended)
29.75 in (756 mm) (stock retracted)
Barrel length 14.5 in (370 mm)
Cartridge 5.56×45mm NATO
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt (Direct impingement)
Rate of fire 700–950 round/min cyclic
Muzzle velocity 2,900 ft/s (880 m/s)
Effective firing range 500 m for a point target and 600 m for an area target
Feed system 30 round box magazine or other STANAG magazines.
Sights Iron or various optics

 

 

FULL M4 Carbine SPECS HERE

 

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