Comments: The Rhodes To Amerika

Just FYI-Marines, at least Marine infantry, now use the M16A4. It's identical to the -A2, except that the carrying handle is removable as on the M4. Some Army units (I remember seeing pictures of 3ID troops during the invasion) also use the M16A4. The Army version features a railsystem front handguard similar to the M4's, which the Marines choose not to buy. (Rail system costs something like $225 per rifle; rifles cost $471 each.)

Learned this on a tour of the FN Mfg plant here in Columbia, SC.

Posted by Heartless Libertarian at September 10, 2004 02:07 PM
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