M 4 Carbine: American standard assault rifle

Marine Expeditionary Unit, Soldiers, Rifle, M 4 Carbine
A Marine using M4 Carbine Assault Rifle

Type: Selective-fire carbine assault rifle

Place of origin: United States

In service: 1994-present

Designed: 1984-1993

Mass: (Original prototype- M 4 Carbine) 3.01 kg (6.63 lb) (without rounds), 3.52 kg (7.75 lb) (with rounds)

Length: 838 mm (33 in) (stock extended), 756 mm (29.75 in) (stock retracted)

Barrel length: 368 mm (14.5 in)

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO

Caliber: 5.56 mm

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt, stoner expanding gas

Rate of fire: 700-950round/min

Muzzle velocity: 910 m/s (2970 ft/s) 

Effective firing range: 500 m (550 yd)

Feed system: (Original Prototype- M 4 Carbine) 30-round detachable box magazine, STANAG Magazine

Sights: Iron sights or various optics.

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