The Colt M4 Carbine .556 Nato Review

Across the world today, the Colt M4 Carbine accuracy, performance and reliability has been a major boost to the coalition forces jointly working together confidently to accomplish their missions. Holding the Colt M4 Carbine .556 Nato gives you a chance to sample what the forces in the heart of the action use and to understand why it is the choice of many forces not only the US Army but also most of the elite forces across the world, from South American, Asia, and Middle East to Europe.

Right from the start you get the feeling that it is specifically designed for effective firepower capability, speed acquisition of the target and light weight mobility to deliver the desired results. Carrying the M4 is not a problem since I did it so comfortably; it instantly provides the firepower level I need in an accurate and dependable manner in a 5.56mm rifle. It has been proven in some of the most challenging military combat operations across the world and a rifle in a class of its own, a combat weapon system of its own standard.

The reason any Colt M4 Carbine .556 Nato review is enough to draw my attention is the fact that it has been the weapon of choice for United States Armed forces and the warfighter’s 21st century weapon. Colt M4 for anyone who has no idea is the solitary 5.56mm carbine across the globe today made to exceed or meet the strict performance specifications for it to be accepted by the United States Armed Forces operations. That alone is enough to make me want to understand the features of the weapon and with most of our forces out there in dangerous terrains across the world, holding and weighing down their weapon of choice is an awesome feeling.

The Colt M4 Carbine .556 Nato Review | The Features

The Colt M4 Carbine 5.56mm Nato is comfortable to carry around and instantly available since it is designed for forces in need of ease in terms of mobility amidst being lightweight. It acquires its target with greater accuracy and speed with its compelling firepower capability a major selling point.

Colt has been manufacturing guns since 1836 but mostly known for its revolutionary pistols and revolvers while at the same time produces a huge number of military and civilian gun designs in use across the world. While the huge bulk of the Colt M4 Carbine 5.56mm productions are for the US Army, there are versions of the same for civilians. The Colt Sporter Carbine is one of a number of rifles Colt has manufactured for usage by civilians. It is a semi-automatic chambered rifle in 5.56mm Nato. I had to look at it since it has been widely recommended for competitive shooting.

The Colt M4 Carbine uses 5.56x45mm Nato cartridge with a rotating bolt wholly action gas operated. The rate of fire is 700 to 950 rounds per minute’s cycle, while the muzzle velocity is 2970 feet per second or 884m per second. The most effective range of the Colt M4 Carbine .556 Nato is 500 meters in case of a point target while area targets have effective range of 600 meters. The feed system varies but it is mostly the 30 round box magazine with the iron optics mostly being used for sight although other optics are available as well.