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Posted: 3/7/2006 10:05:42 PM EDT
Why are uppers with removable handles called A3 uppers? Didnt the M16A3 still have a fixed handle and the removable handle not added until the M16A4?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 10:26:42 PM EDT
it's just a term the industry has picked up.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 3:05:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Why are uppers with removable handles called A3 uppers? Didnt the M16A3 still have a fixed handle and the removable handle not added until the M16A4?



Civilian AR15s have no FA capabilities, (NFA weapons aside) hence the military differences between the A3 and A4 are a moot point when one is talking semi-auto ARs.

Mike
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 4:39:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:

Originally Posted By Osirus23:
Why are uppers with removable handles called A3 uppers? Didnt the M16A3 still have a fixed handle and the removable handle not added until the M16A4?



Civilian AR15s have no FA capabilities, (NFA weapons aside) hence the military differences between the A3 and A4 are a moot point when one is talking semi-auto ARs.

Mike



Why does Daniels Defense have both A3 and A4 uppers shown on their ordering page? And they look like the identical item. Maybe one is "t-numbered" or "M4" ramped and the other is not, but their descriptions don't mention that IIRC.

Paladin
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 4:43:19 AM EDT
None of this crap is critical to living a good life. Don't obsess on it.
Link Posted: 3/8/2006 4:51:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
None of this crap is critical to living a good life. Don't obsess on it. hr


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