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rferguson61 12-06-2012 06:32 PM

C.a.r. ?
 
I'm shopping around for parts to build my first AR and ive come across a couple companies who are selling upper kits. One of them is a C.A.R. Kit. It looks a lot like the M4 kit the same company is selling. What is a C.A.R.?

Quentin 12-06-2012 06:44 PM

Well the CAR-15 (Colt Automatic Rifle-15) was a short barrel M16 introduced during the Vietnam War. Can't say which kit you're talking about but I suppose the kit is some kind of carbine kit, not a 20" rifle kit.

rferguson61 12-06-2012 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Quentin (Post 1041742)
Well the CAR-15 (Colt Automatic Rifle-15) was a short barrel M16 introduced during the Vietnam War. Can't say which kit you're talking about but I suppose the kit is some kind of carbine kit, not a 20" rifle kit.

Its by model "1" sales. Its a 16" on an A2 or A3 upper With the forged front dight and a "CAR" handguard and a heavy barrel

Quentin 12-06-2012 07:04 PM

I'd move on. Have you looked at PSA and others?

rferguson61 12-06-2012 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Quentin (Post 1041774)
I'd move on. Have you looked at PSA and others?

Not extensively. Just started looking. Saw their add in a magazine

robocop10mm 12-06-2012 09:20 PM

CAR was the vernacular for an AR-15 carbinie for many years. It has ben replaced by M-4 or Mforgery. Similar concept. True CAR's were really short barreled MG's 10-11" with long flashhiders. M-4's are 14.5" barreled machine guns. 16" carbines are just that, carbines. People tend to attach names to guns to simplify the explanation


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