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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
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What are the big differences between an ar15 and a M4? If you were to take both apart and lay the pieces side by side would there be much of a difference?

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They are the pretty much the same thing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_carbine
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An ar15 generally refers to a semi automatic rifle. An m4 has 3 round burst, and an m4a1 has full auto.

Some people refer to their semi auto ar15s as an "m4" because it resembles one.
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what they said

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An ar15 generally refers to a semi automatic rifle. An m4 has 3 round burst, and an m4a1 has full auto.

Some people refer to their semi auto ar15s as an "m4" because it resembles one.

I would have just said that the M4 is the carbine version (shorter barrel) of an AR-15. I walk into gunshops and see manufacturer's labeled M4's all day long, but they're all semi auto rifles.

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Good post. I have been contemplating asking the same question here myself without looking like such a newb.

For awhile now, I've had alot of interest in black rifles. There's so much to learn about them I almost get confused on what I've read on ar15.com.
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I would have just said that the M4 is the carbine version (shorter barrel) of an AR-15. I walk into gunshops and see manufacturer's labeled M4's all day long, but they're all semi auto rifles.

Its just like you see semi automatic copies of the AK47 rifle labeled as such.
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So these State Troopers rolling with Bushmaster M4's aren't really M4's?


I'll be damned.


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For awhile now, I've had alot of interest in black rifles. There's so much to learn about them I almost get confused on what I've read on ar15.com.
I thought I was the last motherfucker in Texas to not own an EBR.

I lucked out a long time ago and stumbled upon an Evil Desert Camo Rifle and called it good

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I thought I was the last motherfucker in Texas to not own an EBR.

I lucked out a long time ago and stumbled upon an Evil Desert Camo Rifle and called it good
What's an EBR? I don't want to be the last one either.
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So these State Troopers rolling with Bushmaster M4's aren't really M4's?
Law enforcement may have burst and/or full auto versions. I know Irving has semi/burst/full-auto models in their arsenal.

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What's an EBR? I don't want to be the last one either.
EBR = Evil Black Rifle

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