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What is the difference between the m16 and M4?

What is the difference between the m16 and M4?

One of the biggest differences between the M4 and the M16A4 is the barrel length: 14.5 inches versus 20 inches, respectively. The M16A4’s longer barrel allowed for a higher muzzle velocity and a longer effective range; conversely the shorter M4 barrel limited its performance in both categories.

What round does an M4 shoot?

5.56×45mm NATO
The M4 and its variants fire 5.56×45mm NATO (and .223 Remington) ammunition, and are gas-operated, magazine-fed, selective fire firearms with either a multi-position telescoping stock or a fixed A2 or LE tactical stock.

What rifle does the German army use?

Heckler & Koch G36
Heckler & Koch G36 (Germany) It is the current service rifle of the German and the Spanish Armed Forces among others. A family of variants exists, many of which have been adopted by police or military forces.

Why is it called an M4?

Trivia. The M4 name is essentially a sequential continuation of the designations of military carbines which started with the M1 carbine. Colloquially, M4 has come to mean “shortened AR-15”, with many non-Colt manufactured M4 rifles (Such as the Bushmaster M4) becoming known as “M4-geries”.

Are Chinese guns illegal in the US?

The short answer is no. Ever since the creation of the People’s Republic of China, firearms have been highly regulated, and there are numerous laws that restrict people’s ability to own and possess firearms, although there are specifications for civilian use that involve hunting and sporting purposes.

What is a Type CQ rifle?

It is a gas-operated, rotating-bolt full-automatic firearm that feeds from factory-made 20- or 30-round magazines ( STANAG magazine clones), firing the M193 “Ball” 5.56×45mm NATO cartridge (manufactured in China by Norinco as the Type CJ cartridge). The Type CQ rifle has a three-position fire selector: Safe, Single Shot, and Full-Automatic fire.

What is a Norinco CQ rifle?

According to the Norinco website, the rifle is officially known as CQ 5.56. It can be distinguished from other AR-15 and M-16 pattern rifles by its long, revolver-like pistol grip, somewhat rounded handguards, and the unique shape of its stock. The CQ was first introduced in the early 1980s.

What is the M4 carbine?

The M4 Carbine is a 5.56×45mm NATO, air-cooled, gas-operated, direct impingement, magazine -fed, select fire carbine. It has a 14.5 in (370 mm) barrel and a telescoping stock. It is essentially a lighter and shorter variant of the M16A2 .

Is the M193 type CQ a NATO standard caliber?

The M193 “Ball” 5.56mm cartridge was never a NATO standard until the adoption of this weapon system by other nations. Type CQ is chambered in “5.56×45mm NATO”, but it will not properly stabilize the NATO standard 5.56mm ammunition (the SS109, M855 in US service), which requires a 1:9 or 1:7 pitch rifling barrel due to a bullet weight of 62 Grains.