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Posted: 7/9/2003 3:24:08 PM EDT
On optics mounted M4's, do soldiers carry a handle on them. Are they issued a handle? Do they usually have iron sights in addition to the optics?

M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 4:23:36 PM EDT
The handle is part of the M4 and M4A1 Carbines. Comes standard as a basic issue item. Optics are separate line items. Unit SOP determines what's carried and by whom. -- Chuck
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 4:27:37 PM EDT
I meant to say, If they have an optic mounted on the flat-top, do they keep the handle in their pocket? M4-AK
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 5:07:46 PM EDT
It depends on what the unit SOP is. Some tie it off in their buttpack. Others mount it on the side of the MWS (RAS). Others mount the M-68 (Aimpoint) on the RAS and leave the carry handle on the upper reciever.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 7:01:16 PM EDT
It also depends weather or not you have a flip up mounted. The M4A1 SOPMOD kit has enough to outfit everyone with a flip up that has an optic mounted.
Link Posted: 7/9/2003 7:21:04 PM EDT
There were plenty of pics that were posted here that have their carry handles attached to the sides of their RAS.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 7:38:16 AM EDT
Usually thats the Marines, they are not issued a BUIS for their M-16A4's, and use the carry handle instead and often store the handle on the side of the RAS.
Link Posted: 7/10/2003 9:31:30 AM EDT
Not every unit in the Army has a BUIS. They do it too. Most common config is what I listed above in absence of a BUIS. Even seen a soldier or two mount the carry handle on the bottom of the MWS (RAS)...obviously didn't have a foregrip. RLTW
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