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Posted: 1/19/2002 11:04:34 AM EDT
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 11:38:13 AM EDT
what's an a4?
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 11:43:33 AM EDT
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 2:45:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2002 2:46:29 PM EDT 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 2:51:00 PM EDT
why was i thinking A2 was 3 round burst, A3 was flattop, and A4 is for mp5s.
Link Posted: 1/19/2002 2:59:07 PM EDT
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 3:04:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2002 3:43:46 PM EDT 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 3:38:43 PM EDT
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 9:34:06 PM EDT
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 9:47:23 PM EDT
Isn't there a new model M-16 with a 4 pos. trigger pack? Safe, semi, burst, and auto?
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 10:40:53 PM EDT
A4 or M4 ?? (Excluding ArmaLite)
Link Posted: 1/21/2002 11:23:12 PM EDT
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 3:28:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2002 3:29:46 AM EDT by Garand_Shooter]
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