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Posted: 1/19/2002 10:04:34 AM EST
are they just used buy s.o.f. units or what. are they issued to forward units or are the just in the inventory for a rainy day.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 10:38:13 AM EST
what's an a4?
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 10:43:33 AM EST
a3 is basically a full auto version of a a2. a4 has the removable carry handle but is otherwise the same as an a2. I don't remember if the a4 is full auto or burst. does anyone know which units use these.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 1:45:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2002 1:46:29 PM EST by Vinnie]
I thought the A3 was the 3 round burst "Upgrade" for the A2 so "our soldiers would stop wasting ammo." and the A4 was an A3 with a removable handle. edited to add: (?)
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 1:51:00 PM EST
why was i thinking A2 was 3 round burst, A3 was flattop, and A4 is for mp5s.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 1:59:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Vinnie: I thought the A3 was the 3 round burst "Upgrade" for the A2 so "our soldiers would stop wasting ammo." and the A4 was an A3 with a removable handle. edited to add: (?)
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A3= fixed handle upper, AUTO A4= removable handle, BURST
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 2:04:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2002 2:43:46 PM EST by M4Real]
Rifle Sights Twist Selector Bbl Issue M16A1 Handle 1:12 AUTO 20" Std B M16A2 Handle 1:7 BURST 20" Std A M16A3 Handle 1:7 AUTO 20" Limited M16A4 Flattop 1:7 BURST 20" Limited M4 Flattop 1:7 BURST 14.5" Std A M4A1 Flattop 1:7 AUTO 14.5" Std A M4A2 Handle 1:7 AUTO 14.5" Limited [url]http://old.ar15.com/history/evolution.asp[/url] Go to the bottom of the page.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 2:38:43 PM EST
It gets confusing when us civilians look at AR upper's with removable carry handles designated as "A3's". Armalite uses the "A4" descriptor on their flattops.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 8:34:06 PM EST
now that we have established what each type is does any one know what units use the a3 and a4 configurations.
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 8:47:23 PM EST
Isn't there a new model M-16 with a 4 pos. trigger pack? Safe, semi, burst, and auto?
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 9:40:53 PM EST
A4 or M4 ?? (Excluding ArmaLite)
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 10:23:12 PM EST
When I was in basic at Benning ,early 2000, we played with A4's for our NVD & PAC-4 familiarization. Just one night or so that we used them, never to be seen again til a bunch of them needed cleaned. Some were literally new, unfired with A4 stamped lowers from some maker in Florida, while some were old A2's overstamped with A4.
Link Posted: 1/22/2002 2:28:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2002 2:29:46 AM EST by Garand_Shooter]
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