The Colt U.S. M4 Carbine
With its origins as a lighter, handier carbine intended for the jungles of Vietnam, the Colt-made M4 is the U.S. military’s first general-purpose carbine since World War II— and it has served well for more than 15 years.
BY CHRISTOPHER R. BARTOCCI
Illustration by Dick Kramer, photos by author
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of American Rifleman - October 2009