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Army Awards New M4/M4A1 Contract to FN

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by LL6, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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  2. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    I believe it means full-auto and semi, but no burst. There is already a version in use like that, I understand (haven't seen it).
     
  3. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    M4 (no A1) is Safe-Semi-Burst
    M4A1 is Safe-Semi-Full
     
  4. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    The barrel is also heavier.
     
  5. raven11

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    I hope FN sells AR to civilans in the future, I know a little late to a crowded market but it is not like the price could be higher than the FN FS2000 and the FN SCAR they sell
     
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    Basically back to the A1 & A2 functions.
     
  7. Ruggles

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    True enough. I think (and could be wrong as it was a while ago) that one of my A2s in the service was a FN. I know the M249 was.

    I had a PS90 and FN 5.7 as well. They make great stuff.
     
  8. WoodenPlank

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    Yes, FN has previously made M16s.
     
  9. Big Bird

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    They already do. Palmetto State Armory guns are built of FN components!:wavey:
     
  10. Ruggles

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    I do remember that the ARs mags were Checkmate, well at least some of them were. They were a mixed bunch.
     
  11. 03Cobra

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    yep, you want an FN buy from palmetto state; at least for the barrel
     
  12. Ruggles

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    PSA has had 16" uppers for sale ($399-$499) for 7 days in a row now. They sell out daily but it's great to see them for sale daily if even for 2-3 hours :)
     
  13. WoodenPlank

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    So, if a company sells rifles built off HK91 parts kits, but also substitutes some parts of their own or from other manufacturers, would you still claim it was an genuine HK91?
     
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    Well when you find FN AR15 receivers for sale, you let us know.
     
  15. WoodenPlank

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    That was kinda my point - just because FN is making parts for some companies doesn't make them FN AR-15s.
     
  16. daddysnapmuffins

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    FN won't be able to sell AR-15s to civilians. I believe it is part of the contract. But good for FN, they make quality products. Every M16 I've ever held is FN.
     
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    'bout time they started renovating.

    Lots of old rifles being used.
     
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    Old receivers maybe. Most of the "Old Rifles" have been through reset and come out with new barrels, new parts etc, several times.


    All my guns go to gauging and refit every time we come home from a deployment. If they make it through the deployment intact.
     
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    It means some units are ditching the M-4, to go to the M-4a1, which is full auto.