With less weight and a shorter barrel, the M4 Carbine rifle ensures the “Every Marine a Rifleman” credo is just as appropriate at shorter distances and in confined space as it is from 500 yards out. Whether moving town to town or room to room, Marines continue to exhibit exceptional marksmanship with the M4.
Ammunition: 5.56mm rounds (same as the M16)
Weight with 30-round magazine: 7.5 pounds (M16 weight is 8.79 pounds)
Length: 33 inches (M16 length is 39 5/8 inches)
Maximum effective range: 500 meters (550 meters for the M16)
Muzzle velocity: 2,970 feet per second (slightly slower than the M16)
Rate of fire (sustained): 12-15 rounds per minute (same as the M16)
The M203 is a single-shot, 40mm grenade launcher that attaches to the M16 assault rifle and the M4 Carbine. When targets cannot be accessed by direct fire, Marines use the M203 Grenade Launcher to engage enemies. Typically, this weapon is carried by each fire team’s Team Leader.
• Attached under the barrel of the M16 and M4
• The magazine functions as the hand grip when firing
• Fires 40mm grenades
• Includes launcher, adaptors, leaf sights and quadrant sights
Types of grenades fired
• Buckshot Direct Fire
• CS Gas
• Training Grenades