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Old 07-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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whats the diffrence between an AR-15 and an m4??? anyone help me out???

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An AR-15 is the civilian version of the M16/M4. The AR-15 does not have a select fire capability that either one of them has, which is the main difference.

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I have 1 of each and all I see different is the barrel
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M4 has an option for full auto and cost 10x times an ar15 haha.

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The term M-4 is often misused to include 16" barreled AR-15's with the step cut in the barrel added to enable the mounting of the M-203 grenade launcher. A true M-4 is a 14.5" barreled flat topped M-16 with 3 round burst capability. The M-4 A1 is the same thing with full auto instead of 3 round burst.

You cannot buy a true M-4. There are none available to the public.

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The term M-4 is often misused to include 16" barreled AR-15's with the step cut in the barrel added to enable the mounting of the M-203 grenade launcher. A true M-4 is a 14.5" barreled flat topped M-16 with 3 round burst capability. The M-4 A1 is the same thing with full auto instead of 3 round burst.

You cannot buy a true M-4. There are none available to the public.
So the 16" would actually be a CAR right?
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The CAR nomenclature has been tied to several guns. The XM-177 military designation was Colt labled CAR-15. Depending on the version it had a 10.5" barrel or 11.5" barrel.

The term CAR-15 has been used for many years to describe a 16" collabsible stock AR. Most would not argue with calling such a gun a CAR-15. The basic coniguration of the CAR/XM-177 is still available as the Colt Commando.

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The term M-4 is often misused to include 16" barreled AR-15's with the step cut in the barrel added to enable the mounting of the M-203 grenade launcher. A true M-4 is a 14.5" barreled flat topped M-16 with 3 round burst capability. The M-4 A1 is the same thing with full auto instead of 3 round burst.

You cannot buy a true M-4. There are none available to the public.
some ar15 makers have adopted the M-4 name for their rifles
mine is called an M-4 even though it's an AR, semi 14.5 barrel and flat top receiver
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The first AR15s definitely were select fire and they still are made, though not available for civilian use.


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