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Posted: 3/17/2006 11:53:38 PM EDT
I am thinking of putting my A2 upper on a M4 lower what do you think a collaspable 20 incher or has this been done.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 11:56:44 PM EDT
I think Canadian armed forces have considered doing it.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:02:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 12:03:23 AM EDT by trainer]
Saw it in Afghanistan. 20 in. w/collapsible, and Elcan. It can be done.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:08:29 AM EDT
Back when I was a grenadier I ran a collapsable stock on my M16A4 w/ M203. I like the config.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:24:30 AM EDT
It's getting to be a very common mod....sort of the best of both worlds type of thing. Some folks ballyhoo it but what is important is that it works for a lot of folks.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 12:32:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 12:33:14 AM EDT by Tomislav]

Originally Posted By Sixgun357:
I think Canadian armed forces have considered doing it.



Are doing it: (C7A2)

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:04:49 AM EDT
are u still here in arifjail? If so have Adrian at Zone 2 CSA weapons shop do the work for you. awesome guy
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:39:10 AM EDT
Only have a M9 at Arifjail. I was thinking of doing this to my A2 because I still need a lower.

I will go by the guy and talk to him though always want to know more about what I can do to my stuff when I have it.

I like my M9 but its not that effective when I go up north or out southeast from kuwait.

If you go to the scrap yard here there are barrels AR upper recieves gas rings and the like still in the wrapper that people send down from up north its a shame I've rescued many since I have been here but still some get lost to the scrap heep do to people not giving a dam. I hate going up to those guys and say theres a war going on why is this stuff just laying out. They always give me the look of why do I care what happens.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:17:23 AM EDT
I'm unfortunately issued a C7A2. The only thing that's good about it is the fact that I can adjust the butt if I'm wearing body armour. I don't see the point of a 20" barrel on a collapsible stock, I'd much rather have a midlength 16", that is the best of both worlds in my opinion. If you want to do it then I would go ahead, I'm not sure what buffer we use in ours but I do remember that they are marked with something. Who knows, you might like it, if you don't it's easy enough to switch it back.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 4:58:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Leg:
, I'm not sure what buffer we use in ours but I do remember that they are marked with something. quote]

Are they marked with "Take off you Terrosist Hoser?"

Sorry, I love Bob and Doug.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 5:14:57 AM EDT
Works for me... I never thought I'd care for the idea until I tried it.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:00:50 AM EDT
saw a guy in iraq with a m16a2 with a m4 stock.
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:26:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:43:34 PM EDT
I would need a new buffer spring? I thought the buffer in the collaspable stock would be more than sufficient>
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:51:04 PM EDT
Nice pics!
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 2:51:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 2:55:25 PM EDT by ops144]
i belive "WIZZO_ARAKM14" has a set up like that

im him i bet he would send ya pics
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 8:37:29 PM EDT
"Too Canadian" is what I told my bro...

And the above would prove me correct!

Sly

(But some of the above would lead me to believe it may be worth trying!)
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 3:52:53 AM EDT
The answer really depends on why you want to do it? Collapsible stocks are Uber-Evil and all that so that makes them tacti-cool thing to have around here but lets not forget that, with a few exceptions, they are generally not all that comfortable to shoot. Now if you need one for a legitimate reason, (i.e. you wear BA, chest rig, thick heavy clothing or have a really short LOP or you need to move around with it in very tight spaces) then obviously go for it. So basically...

If you want to do it because
A. You think they look cool and plan to spend more time looking at it them shooting it.
B. You have a functional reason why you need or could benefit from one.

Then go for it but if neither A nor B applies to you and you just want to enjoy shooting you 20" AR, then get a fixed A1 length stock and you will be happy.

That's my $.02 on it.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:00:00 AM EDT
If you use the search function, you will find, that this comes up about once a month or so and there are lots of threads, and pictures.

That being said, it works for me.



Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:03:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 4:05:22 AM EDT by oneshot1kill]
It works well for me too. Here's one of mine..

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:25:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 4:26:54 AM EDT by edwin907]
It works well for me on this government profile 20", especially with the SPR-E LaRue mount.
I need to get a 20" A2.

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:20:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 8:22:05 AM EDT by Lancelot]

Originally Posted By edwin907:
It works well for me on this government profile 20", especially with the SPR-E LaRue mount.
I need to get a 20" A2.

www.pbase.com/edwin907/image/54882939/original.jpg




Is that a LT 13.2?
Is that a LT gas block?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:34:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lancelot:

Originally Posted By edwin907:
www.pbase.com/edwin907/image/54882939/original.jpg




Is that a LT 13.2?
Is that a LT gas block?



Good call, Lancelot, correct on both counts.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:05:22 AM EDT
I put a RRA adjustable on my Colt 6700 because the variable LOP makes it easier for my girls (10 and 11 yrs) to shoot.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:10:31 AM EDT
Thanks......

I was going to build a middy, but wasn't fast enough to get one. In the meantime I have this govt profile 20" 1/7 that needs something. This picture may have ruined my budget.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 9:41:14 AM EDT
My ears must be burning



I really like it. I run the standard carbine buffer in it and it hasn't failed me yet.

The Gov't profile barrel makes it swing about like a 16" HBAR. It feels awefully light.

WIZZO
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 12:37:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Empty1:
saw a guy in iraq with a m16a2 with a m4 stock.



Seen more than afew like that over here. Would do it to my A2 if the unit was not so uptight. Life would be better with the IBA that way.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:03:45 PM EDT
Why not...
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 7:20:00 PM EDT
I have a 6-pos stock on my 24" varminter. Sometimes I shoot from weird positions or have other people shooting my guns so since I have the option, I want it to be as adaptable as possible.
Link Posted: 3/21/2006 8:14:48 PM EDT
Works for me. The A2 stock was just a bit long for me.


Link Posted: 3/21/2006 9:00:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/21/2006 9:02:38 PM EDT by 03USMC11]
The regular stock was to long for my son so we added a collapsible. I don't know about how it looks but now it's functional for my 10 year old!!!

Link Posted: 3/26/2006 7:44:52 AM EDT
Looks OK to me.
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 9:47:22 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ffhounddog:
I am thinking of putting my A2 upper on a M4 lower what do you think a collaspable 20 incher or has this been done.



I did it during the 1991 Gulf War. Worked great. My current M4 works even better
Link Posted: 3/26/2006 1:46:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ffhounddog:
I would need a new buffer spring?



Nope.

Saved this pic from an Army blogger
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