Reloading M4

Discussion in 'Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion' started by thachanh123, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. thachanh123

    thachanh123 New Member

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    Hello everyone,
    I have a question about the assault rifle M4 loaded. I saw they reloaded it on Youtube, they reloaded in two ways. One, they removed the mags, and then pulled slide back and release slide back to chamber round. Two. they removed the mags normally, but after that they didn't pull slide back, they hitted a button or something like that, above and on the left of the trigger. Somebody can explain to me the second ways? Thanks!
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The AR series of rifles- M16, M4, AR15 all load in the same manner (except for places like California that do not permit magazines that can be removed without a tool)

    IF the rifle has been fired until it is empty, the bolt will normally be held to the rear. Insert a loaded magazine into the magazine well, and press the bolt release button on the left side. If the bolt is NOT to the rear, then after inserting a loaded magazine, you must operate the charging handle to draw back the bolt, and release it to permit the bolt to move forward, and chamber a cartridge.

    The large round button set at an angle on the RIGHT side, directly behind the bolt is the forward assist. If the bolt does not go fully forward when loading, pressing that pushes the bolt forward a fraction of an inch.

    The file below is a large one- it is the US Army Field Manual on basic rifle marksmanship with the M16. Some reading for you.

    http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-22-9/index.html

    Bon jour
     

  3. thachanh123

    thachanh123 New Member

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    Thanks for your informations! Another question, i've just saw some videos of Hickok45 & FPSRussia, i saw on a M4 there's a button's name Forward Assist. What's that exaclly? And what're the differences between that button & the button on the left of trigger? Merci
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Please read prior message, which covers the purpose of the "forward assist". If you click on the link I posted in the prior message, it takes you to the US Army manual on the M16/ M4 firearms, which will answer many of your questions.
     
  5. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    Check out some youtube videos about Magpul BAD Lever too. Since it's related about your question. Might as well know about it ;)
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    The B.A.D lever does come in handy, I have one on my rifle
     
  7. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    FYI we don't like to refer to them as an assault rifle when you are refering to the civilian version. Its refered to as a SUR sport utility rifle. A true assault rifle would be capable of sustained auto fire.

    Just a friendly note, please don't take offense to it :)
     
  8. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Also, the "AR" does not refer to assault rifle. It refers to Armalite Rifle.
     
  9. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Airbourne Rabies
     
  10. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Actually AR stands for ArmaLite. They had AR models which were shotguns and pistols. The AR-17 is a shotgun the AR-24 is a pistol.
     
  11. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    There is also an AR 7. It is a rifle that shoots .22LR rounds. It was primarily designed for paratroopers, or so I'm told, as the barrel assembly can be removed and slid into the buttstock assembly, making the rifle easy to fit into the buttstock, which in turn fits into a small backpack. Handy, but my father in law said they were picky eaters as far as ammo went. Some brands would not cycle properly. I know very little else about it, other than what I am told by word of mouth. Anyone who has more knowledge on it is welcome to chime in.
     
  12. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Well then, I stand corrected.
     
  13. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I have a Charter Arms AR-7, purchased around 30 years ago. ArmaLite sold the rights to CA in the '70s I think. It's a decent cheap .22lr considering its purpose. As you say it is picky with some brands but lots of 22s are that way. I'd say a good target 22 pistol makes more sense in a survival gun situation but it is fun.
     
  14. fsted2a

    fsted2a Active Member

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    Henry Arms is the only mfr. I can think of still making them. I see them at gunshows every now and again for about 150-200 bucks. A little research at a couple of sites says it was another one of Gene Stoner's creations.
     
  15. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    The new ruger 10/22 takedown is prob supposed to be along the same idea as the original a7 .. doesnt fit in the buttstock but does breakdown and stow in a pack ok.
     
  16. Quentin

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    The Marlin Papoose has a barrel nut like the AR-7, you unscrew it on either rifle to remove the barrel and pack away the rifle.


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  17. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Ohh thats cool , I didn't know marlin made one too. I was considering the Henry until I heard how ammo picky and unreliable they are.