M4 Carbine




M4 Carbine

M4 Carbine
Description A compact version of the M16A2 rifle, with a collapsible stock, a flat-top upper receiver accessory rail and a detachable handle/rear aperture site assembly. The M4 enables a soldier operating in close quarters to engage targets at extended range with accurate, lethal fire. It achieves more than 85 percent commonality with the M16A2 rifle and will replace all .45 caliber M3 submachine guns, selected M9 pistols, and M16 series rifles.
Manufacturer Colt Manufacturing (Hartford, CT)
Shot Counter Part Number WSC-M4
Technology Readiness Level 7, System prototype demonstration in an operational environment. This system is presently in the small scale production.