Tag Archives: M4

Limited Release of ALL NEW Ranger Green Gear

Issued Ranger Green duty gear and uniform?  Looking to match your other new or vintage load carriage gear?  Looking to have what not many other people have?  We are excited to begin rolling out your favorite pieces of gear in … Continue reading

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OpticsPlanet.com® to be Exclusive Supplier of New Gray Version of Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock

The ideal upgrade for your Modern Sporting Rifle platform: reduce recoil and shooting fatigue. Nampa, Idaho (June 2019) –Adaptive Tactical, LLC, manufacturer of innovative firearm stocks and accessories, is pleased to announce that OpticsPlanet.com® will be the exclusive supplier of … Continue reading

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Larry Vickers On Top 5 Guns to Own

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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Swab-Its Star Chamber Cleaning Foam Swabs

Swab-Its manufactures a number of firearm cleaning products: Bore-tips, Gun-Tips, Bore-Whips, Bore-Sticks and now the Star Chamber Cleaning Foam Swab. The company differentiates itself in the marketplace by producing foam reusable cleaning accessories that are effective and easy to use. … Continue reading

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MAGPUL Now Shipping – MOE SL-S Carbine Stock

The storage-capable version of the flagship Magpul MOE SL™ carbine stock, the MOE SL-S (Storage) Stock is a direct replacement buttstock for AR15/M4 carbines. The sleek profile, dual-side release latches, and waterproof battery tubes make it the slimmest storage tube … Continue reading

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LARRY VICKERS TAKES YOU ON A TOUR INSIDE THE M4

Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related … Continue reading

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U.S. Army Introduces The Enhanced Performance Magazine For The M16 and M14

The U.S. Army announced the launch of its EPM for the M4 and M16 via a TACOM Maintenance Information Message (16-039).  The new magazine moves away from the polymer body and will feature a tan body and blue follower. The … Continue reading

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M4 SAFETY SELECTOR MANIPULATION PRESENTED BY STEVE GILCREST OF SIG SAUER ACADEMY

Proper manipulation is essential to safe weapon handling. Regrettably it’s a skill that is often overlooked by both professional and recreational shooters. I’ve seen shooters dismount the weapon, turn it on its side, operate the safety selector with the support … Continue reading

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MEDIA DAY AT THE RANGE WITH FNH USA

My next stop at the range was the FNH exhibit; there, I was hoping to get hands on their Military Collectors Series. There are three systems that make up the series: M4, M16 and M249S; all of which are street … Continue reading

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FN MILITARY COLLECTOR SERIES

FNH USA has a real treat for the collector of militaria. The company announced its “FN MILITARY COLLECTOR SERIES” which consists of three weapon systems M4, M16 and M249S. The M4 and M16 will enter the market at as M.S.R.P. … Continue reading

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5 Things You Don’t Know: M4 Carbine

Military.com produced an informative video on the M4 covering its development history and revealing tidbits of information that you may not be aware off. It’s a nicely done video. To watch the video, click on the picture above…

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Adaptive Tactical’s EX Performance Adjustable Stock for AR15/M4’s is Now Shipping

Nampa, Idaho (May 2015) – Adaptive Tactical, LLC, announced that its EX Performance Adjustable M4-Style Stock for the AR15/M4 Carbine Platform is shipping . “When we designed the EX Performance Stock we wanted it to be strong yet light, easy … Continue reading

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Marine Corps Times Reports Proposed Upgrades To USMC M16A4

The USMC may be looking to enhance the Corps M16A4 and M4 rifles in the near future. Some of the areas being considered by the USMC are listed below. Improvements to marksmanship training are also being evaluated.   Read the … Continue reading

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Nuclear Protection Security Forces Issued The M150 ACOG

The TA31RCO-M150CP is presently in use by the U.S. Army and SOF units. The optic provides 4x magnification designed specifically for the 14.5 inch M4 carbine. It incorporates a dual illumination system using a combination of fiber optics and self-luminous … Continue reading

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The Carl-Gustav MAAWS M4 Is Now A Reality

  It’s been about a year and a half since we talked about USSOCOM’s requirement for a lighter and improved version of the Carl-Gustav  84mm MAAWS. Well,  SAAB has unveiled the latest generation of its highly acclaimed MAAWS addressing SOCOM’s … Continue reading

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Washington Times Says: “Army quits tests after competing rifle outperforms M4A1 carbine”

The M4 complaints are based on two factors. First is lethality. When the Army moved from the M16 to the M4 they reduced barrel length from 18 inches to 14.5 inches. The decrease in barrel length reduced projectile muzzle velocity, … Continue reading

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OTIS Technology’s MSRS Rail System At A Glance

OTIS Technology has recently started shipping its new MSRS 2-piece rail system. The company designed it with the military customer in mind, so it provides strict adherence to the Mil-Spec standard, as an expedient and cost effective means for the … Continue reading

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Magpul’s PMAG 20 M3 NOW SHIPPING / PMAG 10 M3 COMING SOON

Magpul Industries has now added capacity to produce the much anticipated PMAG 20 M3. The new 20 round magazine brings all of the GeN M3 improvements, including the constant curve geometry and fully anti-tilt, low-friction follower, which is a change … Continue reading

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U.S.M.C. Fallback To Metal 5.56 Magazines

Marine Corps Times reported, today, the U.S.M.C. has banned the use of polymer magazines. In a message signed by  Lt. Gen. Richard Mills, the Marine Corps’ deputy commandant for combat development and integration, the order goes into effect immediately. Scuttlebutt about sporadic … Continue reading

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Steyr’s New STM556

By: Sal Palma It appears Steyr Mannlicher has made a conscious course change; abandoning the bullpup track with its new STM556 carbine. I can’t say that I blame them given the irrational phobia surrounding bullpup architectures, like the very fine Israeli … Continue reading

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Colt Defense LLC Files Another Legal Protest.

Colt Defense, LLC has filed a second legal protest in what is increasingly becoming a fight to delay its M4A1 business from leaving Colt Defense. Colt won its first protest, filed only 6 months ago, when the Army selected Remington … Continue reading

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Daniel Defense Launches Site for Custom Rifles and Upper Receiver Groups

Daniel Defense has announced the launch of its “Build Your DDM4” section on DanielDefense.com. This announcement comes after months of extensive planning and development. Integrated into the existing Daniel Defense web site, customers can fully customize a weapon in any … Continue reading

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SOFIC 2012 / ISOF 2012 – Beretta ARX160 and GRX160

Beretta ARX160 5.56 x 45 carbine and the GLX160A1 40mm grenade launcher.  Beretta’s ARX160 carbine is among several contenders in the U.S. Army’s competition (read ongoing saga) to replaced the venerable M4. There are many considerations an organization as large … Continue reading

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Deadline For Submitting Samples In Carbine Competition – 27 September 2011

Proposal and bid samples from participants are due by 27 September 2011. The source selection process for award will consist of two evaluation phases ending with an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract award to up to three contractors followed … Continue reading

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OTIS TRS® – The Personification Of Excellence.

Equipping the Army’s inventory of M4 carbines with a highly accurate rail system enhances the functionality of the weapon and brings the M4 carbine into the 21st century. The need for a reliable rail system has been recognized for quite … Continue reading

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HK’s MR556A1 Coming Soon at a Dealer Near You.

When the HK416 first made its debut in 2005, it was generally believed to be the M4’s successor. The carbine uses the same form factor as the M4/M16 with the principal difference being its operating system. The HK416 uses a short stroke gas … Continue reading

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The M4’s Reliability In Question

The M4 carbine traces it origins back to the M16A2 and some of its variants, Colt Defense developed it and has been in production since 1994, and in service since 1997. The M4 is a gas operated, magazine feed selective fire weapon. Its … Continue reading

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The Question of Lethality…

Central to the M4 problem is the question of lethality. Is the M4 sufficiently lethal to do the job, and to remain the standard issue carbine for the U.S. Army? To answer it we need to dimension what constitutes lethal; regrettably … Continue reading

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Don’t Tell Me There’s Something Wrong with My M4 Carbine…

Like the quests of El Ingenioso Hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha (Don Quixote), the U.S. Army’s Col. Doug Tamilio, PM for Soldier Weapons, moves forward in a quest for the carbine of the future. Much to Col. Tamilio’s credit, he is committed … Continue reading

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RESET’s RIPR

I first came across RIPR at the SOFIC Conference and was so impressed by it that I referred to it as “having the potential to revolutionize…” I stand by that remark without reservation or modification. RESET’s powered rail, know in … Continue reading

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SWR Brings Back Its Highly Successful Specwar 5.56mm Supressor.

SWR (Southeastern Weapons Research) Laurens, SC brings back its highly successful Specwar 5.56mm suppressor. The new design incorporates SWR’s Active Spring Retention (ASR)™ mounting system that guarantees a solid and secure mounting arrangement on any carbine. The Specwar is made … Continue reading

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