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    FY21 M4/M4A1 program

    I take it that, when referring to "color modifications", that means that M4A1's will leave FN's factory in a Medium Coyote Tan (or whatever) color?

    "FY 2021 Base procurement dollars in the amount of $4.824 million supports the purchases of the enhanced performance magazine, the 5.56mm suppressor, components with color modifications, and the conversion of M4 to M4A1 Carbine."

    https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/...ation-program/
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    I would hazard a guess of “yes”.


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    Which suppressor is the DOD using for this program?

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    Interesting. Wasn't sure they'd ever get around to going FDE/MCT for the M4s.
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    They should just add a "rifle painting" class in Infantry School and let people Krylon them. I'm serious. It'a a valuable way to teach understandings of how camouflage patterns work in certain environments. They'll let you rattle-can a five figure M40 system, but first sergeants have a stroke for some reason if you dare to spray paint a $500 M4. Now they wanna pay the factory to do it? Makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick84 View Post
    They should just add a "rifle painting" class in Infantry School and let people Krylon them. I'm serious. It'a a valuable way to teach understandings of how camouflage patterns work in certain environments. They'll let you rattle-can a five figure M40 system, but first sergeants have a stroke for some reason if you dare to spray paint a $500 M4. Now they wanna pay the factory to do it? Makes no sense.
    I ASSUME that these will be anodized rather than painted. FN has this capability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sry0fcr View Post
    I ASSUME that these will be anodized rather than painted. FN has this capability.
    Yeah they did such a bang up job with the SCAR. With a $4.8 mil budget that includes optics and suppressors now sure how many they can upgrade, and "components with color modifications" what all does that include? Could just be furniture.

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    I think most M4s have already been upgraded to A1 spec. I even see training units, Guard and Reserve units with them. Mostly I see either M4A1s with “SOCOM” barrel or beat up M16A2/A4s. Its like a generation was skipped. I might just not be paying close enough attention, though.
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    You wouldn't think that there would be many M16A2's left in inventory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slater View Post
    You wouldn't think that there would be many M16A2's left in inventory.
    I’m always a little surprised when I see them. Its usually non-Grunt Guard or Reserve units. Sometimes training units. I got issued one in a course in 2016 and I was super excited about it, because it started life as a M16A1 ~1969. I forgave its frequent stoppages due to it being a seasoned vet.
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