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Miscellaneous => Other Guns => Topic started by: roger690 on October 13, 2020, 02:11:37 AM

Title: AR-15 vs M-4
Post by: roger690 on October 13, 2020, 02:11:37 AM
If you notice both the M-4 and the AR-15, there is one common difference. AR-15 vs M4 is one hot debate to look out for.The M-4 is a fully automatic weapon that is available for only the armed forces. When you compare both the AR-15 and the M-4, you can notice that the barrel size alone differs. Many people are seemingly interested in the AR-15 Vs M-4 war.The AR-15 is known to use a 16-inch barrel. But when you see the M-4, it contains a 14.5-inch barrel.
Title: Re: AR-15 vs M-4
Post by: pecospuppy on October 13, 2020, 11:03:07 AM
Is the reason for the post to discuss the differences in the two weapons, or to discuss an hypothetical war with the weapons deployed on opposite sides?

For the former, the only advantage the M4 has is it being fully automatic.  Now that is a huge advantage but the barrel length in my view, is an advantage to the AR15.  AR15 barrel lengths go from 7 to 20 inches.  You can use that tool in many lengths which give advantage in room clearing to distances past 1000 yards. 

For the latter, the automatic feature would seem to make the M4 an unsurmountable advantage and make a war between the two sides a non starter because of a guaranteed victory for the M4 side.  But the AR15 side would have advantage if they had some other battlefield tactics in their favor.  Numbers advantage, terrane advantage, or better maneuvers could make the war a toss up.  So the AR15 side would be at a disadvantage for certain, but that doesn't mean the war is decided before it starts.  It just means the AR15 side would need to be very cautious in how they prosecute the war.