Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 7 of 32

Thread: SOCOM M4A1 14.5'' Upper builds.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    76
    Feedback Score
    0

    Cool SOCOM M4A1 14.5'' Upper builds.

    Please post picture of your SOCOM upper builds? How many people have use CMMG SOCOM 14.5'' Barrels for their builds? How much does the 14.5''SOCOM Barrel weight more than a Reg. M4 14.5'' Barrel?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fayetteville, NC
    Posts
    4,098
    Feedback Score
    15 (100%)
    Not exactly a precise measurement, but I know the difference between the standard LE 6920 barrel and the SOCOM HB for the same weapon is about one pound -- keeping in mind that this is in a 16" (vice 14.5") application.

    Chief

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    669
    Feedback Score
    1 (100%)
    I have a CMMG M4A1 barrel. I need to snap some updated pictures, I have since added an EOTech 512, LaRue mount, Troy BUIS and Magpul enhanced trigger guard. I'll try to take more pictures tonight. The lower is an Anvil Arms (out of Lakeland, FL) They did the custom engraving at a Tampa gun show for me. It was pretty fun, I e-mailed Jon the Autobots logo and he gave it to his graphics guy who imported it to Correl and that is the end result.




  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    OK
    Posts
    2,385
    Feedback Score
    11 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by Army Chief View Post
    Not exactly a precise measurement, but I know the difference between the standard LE 6920 barrel and the SOCOM HB for the same weapon is about one pound -- keeping in mind that this is in a 16" (vice 14.5") application.

    Chief
    If the profile difference is only under the handguards, the 1 pound difference should be the same regardless of 16" vs 14.5" OAL.
    --Josh H.
    Zombies seek out and eat brains. Don't worry; you'll be safe if they attack.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    458
    Feedback Score
    0
    Here's mine. Colt 6920 lower w/ Colt SOCOM M4A1 barreled upper. I went with the permanently attached extended A2 flash hider by Sabre Defense.







    ETA: Here is a pic comparing the SOCOM barreled upper and the factory 6920 upper.

    Last edited by buddyhoohaw; 04-04-07 at 15:37. Reason: Additional information.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Fayetteville, NC
    Posts
    4,098
    Feedback Score
    15 (100%)
    Quote Originally Posted by LOKNLOD View Post
    If the profile difference is only under the handguards, the 1 pound difference should be the same regardless of 16" vs 14.5" OAL.
    Good point! I think I had it in the back of my head that I was referencing an overall weight figure too, but obviously I failed to make any mention of that.

    Even so, the practical differences between a 14.5" and 16" (weight wise) just on account of the barrel -- assuming like profiles -- are likely pretty negligible.

    Chief

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,101
    Feedback Score
    26 (100%)
    The heavy barrel is a not very effective solution to a firing schedule issue(institution unamed...). Yes it takes a few more rds to heat up, but much longer to cool down.

    A better way is to:
    -increase surface area (flute, dimple, crinkle sandblast, or combo application)
    -more effective venting through the handguards
    -heatsink barrel nuts
    -train on a realistic firing schedule that replicates the peaks & lulls of conflict

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •