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Posted: 1/11/2005 9:05:13 PM EDT
what markings do they carry on their waepons? they fn, colt, armalite?
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:14:09 PM EDT
Colt and FN
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:15:25 PM EDT
FN has the current M16 contract I believe, and you better believe Colt is fanatical about keeping the M4  contract.
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 9:25:21 PM EDT
waiting for that spreadsheet to show up on this thread that shows what the DOD spends on weapons...
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:21:42 PM EDT
Colt makes M4, M16A2 and M16A4

FN makes M16A2 and M16A4
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:30:43 PM EDT
Hesse
Link Posted: 1/11/2005 10:34:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/11/2005 10:35:05 PM EDT by coltshorty14]

Originally Posted By Disco_Stu_TX:
Hesse



Nah Vulcan, their ad says they make guns for our nations heros.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:22:31 AM EDT
I'm in the Air Force and we mainly use Colt, however I have also seen some FN  full size models as well.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 12:58:42 AM EDT
LOL  "Our Nation's heroes"

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 2:42:17 AM EDT
FN makes m16a3 for some of us lucky sailors to play with.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 4:37:26 AM EDT
Mattel




really I saw a picture
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:44:03 AM EDT
ArmaLite has been sending .308s
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:49:49 AM EDT
Im not so sure that Colt has anything but M4 Uppers Contract.  Most of the newly issued M4s ive seen are old M16 lowers that have been arsenal refinished/Refitted with a M4 upper.  You should see the pile of 20in uppers and stocks they have at Crane,   and the rows upon rows of M4s they are getting ready to send to the troops.

Link Posted: 1/12/2005 5:50:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 5:51:04 AM EDT by PSYWAR1-0]
Inadvertant double tap due to SatCom Internet conneciton.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 6:43:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunDisaster:
I'm in the Air Force and we mainly use Colt, however I have also seen some FN  full size models as well.

The NEW rifles the Air Force is getting are either Colt M4s (both M4s and M4A1s) or FN M16A2s or A4s.  However, the Air Force has a large stock of OLD M16s.  I've seen kludged-together rifles with PRONG FLASH HIDERS!  Basically the armorers (CATM) do what they can with what's available at the time.

At Lackland AFB, the rank-and-file folks (not cops, Combat Controllers, or the like) qualify on A2s that started life as A1s.  They field upgraded them (new upper, stock, grip, and FCG) in what I'm told was one hell of a long month!
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 7:50:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By niceguymr:
waiting for that spreadsheet to show up on this thread that shows what the DOD spends on weapons...



I know that my weapons are priced as follows (guessitmate--haven't seen the updated cost since 2002):

GAU-5/P :  $350ish
M9 pistol: $150-200 (if memory serves me correct)
M82A1 .50 cal w/ Luepold Mark 4 scope: $9000 (yes that is correct)
M21 sniper rifle: no idea, but it's sitting in the safe w/ the rest of the shit!!!

i've heard M4's are around the same price as the GAU-5/P (not totally certain though)

laters, Eric
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