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Colt Canada/Diemaco Fireams

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by isuzu, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. isuzu

    isuzu

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    I got to handle the Canadian C7A2 and the C8A2 at the Canadian Forces display at the Calgary Stampede. I noticed that the C8A2 had a "needle" front sight which is different from the A1 and A2 (square)front sights. The C8's front sight was very thin and according to the soldier, the Canadian Forces specified this front sight for accuracy.

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    nice...... but why is colt in canada?...was it bought?
     

  3. isuzu

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    It was actually Colt who bought into Diemaco Firearms. Diemaco's technology was retained, and Diemaco's technology might be infused to Colt's technology.

    The Canadians have several modifications to the M16 which may be worth looking into. These are simple modifications, but they have greatly improved the M16 platform in terms of reliability, accuracy and longevity of the weapon. One modification that I really like on versions with iron sights is the thin front sight. IMHO, it offers a better sight acquisition than the A1 or A2's. A lot of their rifles also have ambidextrous charging handles. Their infantry rifle's sight system uses ELCAN sights. It's very easy to acquire a target, especially moving ones with ELCAN sights.

    I also noticed that Para Ordnance pistols are on their fireams list: http://www.diemaco.com/parapistols-page.htm.

    I like the C7A2: http://www.diemaco.com/c7-page.htm, the CQB: http://www.diemaco.com/c7-page.htm and Special Forces Weapons: http://www.diemaco.com/sfw-page.htm