What is the M-16 rifle?

What is the M-16 rifle?

The rifle was known as the M-16; it was a replacement for the M-14, a heavier weapon, which was the previous standard. The M-16, was a brilliant technical success in its early models, but was perverted by bureaucratic pressures into a weapon that betrayed its users in Vietnam.

Can an M16 shoot a grenade?

All current M16 type rifles are designed to fire STANAG 22 mm rifle grenades from their integral flash hiders without the use of an adapter. These 22 mm grenade types range from anti-tank rounds to simple finned tubes with a fragmentation hand grenade attached to the end.

What is the operation and cycle of the M16?

Operation and Cycle of Functioning. The M16 is a lightweight, 5.56 mm, air-cooled, gas-operated, magazine -fed assault rifle, with a rotating bolt. The M16’s receivers are made of 7075 aluminum alloy, its barrel, bolt, and bolt carrier of steel, and its handguards, pistol grip, and buttstock of plastics.

How ergonomic is the M16?

The M16’s most distinctive ergonomic feature is the carrying handle and rear sight assembly on top of the receiver. This is a by-product of the original design, where the carry handle served to protect the charging handle. As the line of sight is 2.5 in (63.5 mm) over the bore, the M16 has an inherent parallax problem.

What is the range of an M16 rifle sight?

The M16 uses an L-type flip, aperture rear sight and it is adjustable with two settings: short-range 0 to 300 m (0 to 328 yd) and long-range 300 to 400 m (328 to 437 yd). At the short-range battle sightzero setting the service round trajectory coincides with the line of sight at 42 and 275 m (46 and 301 yd) range.

Where can I buy an M16 assault rifle in central Pennsylvania?

David Spiwak is Central Pennsylvania’s premier Class 3 Dealer, and we take a lot of pride in the large number of M16 assault rifles in our inventory. You’ll have the option of choosing from M16A1, M16A2, M16A3, M16A4, and M4 carbine assault rifles when you turn to us for help with finding what you’re looking for.

When did the M16A1 replace the M14?

In 1969, the M16A1 replaced the M14 rifle to become the US military’s standard service rifle. The M16A1’s improvements include a bolt-assist, chrome-plated bore and a 30-round magazine.