Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Colt's Manufacturing Company and FN America have each been awarded $88.6 million by the U.S. Army for the production of M4 and M4A1 carbines.
People also ask, what does m4 stand for?
Your talking about the M4 Carbine - basically it stands for Military Model 4 carbine. During WW2 the US switched from Model's by year adopted like the M1911 which then became the M1911A1 with improvements/modifications. to using the M series which didn't help as you have thinks like. M1 rifle aka Garand.
Beside above, can civilians own m4?
It is not currently possible to legally own an M4 carbine anywhere in the United States. The Hughes Amendment to the Firearm Owners Protection Act banned the civilian ownership of all fully automatic firearms (legally considered “machine guns”) made after 1986.
What is the difference between an AR 15 and an m4?
The differences between the two are extremely small. The M4 has a 14.5 inch barrel, while the AR-15 generally has a 16 inch barrel, although multiple sizes are available. The last big difference between the two is that the M4 has either a three round burst or fully automatic firing option.
What is the army replacing the m4 with?
The United States Marine Corps is already opting to replace the M249 with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR), chambered in the 5.56mm NATO round. However, the Army has opted to replace both the M4 and M249 with a single weapon.