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it has function in rimfire ARs. The charging
handle is specific to the Tippmann system, but
they offer an extended charging handle as an
option. They also offer a 16-inch ultralight barrel and a 16-inch fluted barrel.
One of the most impressive features of the
M4 Elite is bolt hold back on the last round.
Unlike other systems that use an extended
tab on the magazine follower, the bolt is held
back once the magazine is removed. This is
accomplished by an extended bolt catch that
holds the bolt in position at full retraction
allowing dropping the bolt on re-insertion of
the magazine to chamber a round without
stroking the bolt. It works exactly like a
centerfire AR. As a result, every control on the
Tippmann M4 works exactly as a real AR-15.
The trigger is a standard mil-spec one, but
Tippman has partnered with Elftmann Tactical
in their paintball business and supplies the
excellent Elftmann 9/AR-45 trigger with
threaded hammer and sear axles to lock the
trigger securely in the Tippmann receiver.
Shooting the Tippmann M4 is exactly like
shooting a regular AR-15, except it costs
three cents per round instead of 30 cents and

Accuracy is quite good
for a semi-automatic in
the $500-range. Groups
ranged from just over an
inch to just over a halfinch at 50 yards.

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there's a lot less noise. Accuracy is better than
the industry-standard Ruger 10/22, with my
largest group at 50 yards being just over an
inch and my best just over a half inch. Like all
rimfires, the Tippmann M4 likes some brands
better than others with the best groups
coming from Federal Gold Medal and almost
as good with Aguila Eley-primed Super Extra.
It was totally reliable, provided you loaded the
magazines properly.
All these features make the Tippman M4 a
perfect training .22 LR for teaching the manual
of arms for the AR-15 platform. It also makes
it an attractive basis for an upgraded trainer or
for competitive shooting. The magazine and
barrel mounting system along with straight
line feeding from the magazine, allow the possibility of fitting a serious match-grade barrel,
adding your desired stock and handguard tube,
and a quality trigger to make a serious Precision Rimfire rifle. Build fit is excellent with zero
wobble between upper and lower receiver.
With an MSRP of $549, it's reasonably priced
and a great basis for a project rifle tailored to
serve as a training tool or rimfire competition
rifle. Learn more at tippmannarms.com.


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