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Posted: 12/17/2003 4:05:33 AM EDT
Hello, can anybody tell me the complete difference between the M16 & the Ar15?
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 4:16:07 AM EDT
if I'm right, AR15 has only Safe and Semiauto... M16 has Safe, Semiauto and Burst/Full Auto
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 4:19:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/17/2003 4:20:32 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
On the homepage there are articles which you need to peruse, such as this one: [url]http://www.ar15.com/content/history/evolution.html[/url] The main difference is one is "select fire" the other is semi-auto only, the M16 is the military designation for the rifle, the AR15 is the civilian designation. Here's a good reference site to read at also: [url]http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite[/url], with lots of good reading.... Mike
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 4:21:53 AM EDT
M-16= Fully-automatic assault rifle AR-15= Semi-automatic sporting firearm Made by Colt
Link Posted: 12/17/2003 2:59:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By G-CODE: M-16= Fully-automatic assault rifle AR-15= Semi-automatic sporting firearm Made by Colt
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This is the generally accepted terminology today, but be advised both Armalite and Colt did produce Fully Automatic weapons called/stamped "AR-15" in the early days.
Link Posted: 12/18/2003 2:50:05 PM EDT
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