A police lieutenant gives the BCM M4 Mod 0 a workout while using the versatile Trijicon AccuPoint 1-4x24mm DM scope.
Bravo’s M4 Mod 0 takes the military’s M4 to the next level with Gunfighter add-ons and stronger parts for maximum reliability. Shown equipped with an EOTech EXPS2-2 and G33 magnifier.
An important detail, the F-stamped front sight tower is the correct height for pairing with optics mounted on the rifle’s flattop upper receiver.
The 16-inch, chrome-lined, M4-profile barrel has 1-in-7-inch twist rifling and is capped with an A2-style flash suppressor.
The rifle features a mil-spec bolt carrier group (top) and the BCM Gunfighter Mod 4 Charging Handle (bottom), built in conjunction with Vltor.
The modular triggerguard is an improvement to the standard AR, eliminating the finger-pinching gap usually found on the original design.
Since the 1970s, several manufacturers have been building AR-15-platform weapons. At that time, development on the federal front focused squarely on the M16A1 variety, with changes proposed for the Marines and, finally, for big green, leading to the M16A2, -A3 and -A4 variants. As the M16A2 became more common in the military, the commercial market started to simmer, and soon a few new manufacturers entered the AR market.
During the crush of the Assault Weapons Ban, a number of companies began producing non-standard, non-mil-spec ARs. For people who’d shoot a few boxes of ammo and put the rifle away, potential problems would never arise. Coincidentally, the gun community was invading the Internet, and we got to read breathless accounts of M4-style guns that were easily MOA-capable and never incurred a stoppage. The facts, however, were a little different.
Some of these non-standard ARs were taken by students to high-intensity carbine-operator schools, such as Pat Rogers’ EAG Tactical. A few things quickly came to light. The carbine-length operating system was more abrupt than the rifle-length system. If the carbine’s extractor and spring were meant for a 20-inch rifle, the extractor could fail to keep up. Uncle Sam had already become aware of this problem, especially when the weapon was fired on full-auto, so an improved, high-power extractor spring and a new insert were developed.
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Since the 1970s, several manufacturers have been building AR-15-platform weapons. At that time, development…
by John McGregor / Apr 10, 2013