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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/11/2005 12:55:44 PM EDT
New guy here, other than loosing 8" in overall length, what are the benefits of the CAR or M4?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:00:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 1:00:52 PM EDT by chris157c]
the benefit is the length and weight. That's it, unless you want to count the looks cool factor.

ETA~ welcome...
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 1:58:58 PM EDT
the adjustable stock and shorter barrel make the M4/CAR-15 more suitable for uses such as carrying in a vehicle and close in, room clearing type combat situations. The M4 handguards are fatter with double heat shields also.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 5:45:50 PM EDT
How much reliability lost due to shorter barrel? Does M4 commando (11.5") has same gas system as M4 Carbine (14.5") and 16" M4? I guess if 11.5" work fine in military, there should be little to worry in 16" civilian?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 6:42:16 PM EDT
Most of the 16" rifles I have seen function well. More functioning problems with 11.5".

16" loses appx 200 fps as compared to 20".

11.5" loses appx 600 fps as compared to 20".

For most of us that will be jumping through the hoops to do the SBR thing, and must have at least a 16" barrel, I like the velocity advantage over 11.5" barrels (which have a welded on 5.5" fake CAR flash hider).
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:02:01 PM EDT
I havent had a problem at all with this gun... Runs fine...Its an 11.5".. I run a Dfender and Mcfarland rings in it.. Otherwise it is plain jane.

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