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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/17/2005 1:18:45 PM EDT
When I was in, we had the M16A2, but anymore all you see is the M4's. I served from '86-'92. When did the military start moving towards the M4's ? It seems to me the move started with the "War on Terror" in Afgan and Iraq.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:22:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/17/2005 2:28:00 PM EDT by M4Madness]
The M4 carbine was introduced in 1988.

It was formally adopted by the Special Operations Command (SOCCOM) in 1994 and by the Army in 1997.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:27:49 PM EDT
The M16 is still the standard weapon of
the US Army and Marines. The M4 does seem
to be gaining, however.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 2:29:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wes15a2:
The M16 is still the standard weapon of
the US Army and Marines. The M4 does seem
to be gaining, however.



I recall reading that the Army has nine M16A2 rifles for every M4 carbine in inventory.
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