The Bushmaster M4A1 is a semi-automatic carbine that utilizes a rotating bolt and is chambered for the .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO cartridge. The M4A1 also utilizes a direct impingement gas system not unlike that which is characteristic of the iconic M16/M4. Other features on the M4A1 include a six-position telescoping stock, a fixed carry handle and rear sight and a two-piece plastic handguard. Each M4A1 also includes a single 30-round magazine.
In 1973, a company was founded in Madison, North Carolina with an aim to provide a line of high quality AR-15-patterned rifles and carbines. That company was Bushmaster Firearms International LLC. Now, nearly 40 years later, Bushmaster is known for its line of firearms that provide the military, law enforcement agencies and civilians with AR-15-patterned firearms known for their quality, reliability, accuracy, durability and value. Today, Bushmaster still makes its home in Madison, North Carolina, though its production facility has been moved to Ilion, New York.
The M4 carbine is a part of a family of firearms that can be traced back to the M16 rifle, which was originally based on Eugene Stoner's AR-15. Though very similar to the M16, the M4 is both shorter and lighter than the M16 and is equipped with a six-position telescoping stock. Though the M4 and the M16 have 80 percent parts commonality, some key differences do exist. The major difference is the shortened barrel characteristic of the M4, which typically measures 14 1/2 inches. Today, the M4 is swiftly replacing most M16s remaining in service with the United States Army.
The Bushmaster M4A1 is one of the company's most popular civilian versions of the M4. Based on the M4-type carbines that the company is famous for, each M4A1 is built with a 14 1/2 inch barrel that includes a permanently attached Phantom flash suppressor to bring the overall barrel length within regulations set forth by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
As noted, the Bushmaster M4A1 features a 14 1/2 inch barrel with a permanently attached Phantom flash suppressor that brings the overall length of the barrel to just over 16 inches. Both the barrel (1:9 inch twist rate) and the chamber feature a hard chrome lining, which serves to protect both components from rust and corrosion as well as give them higher resistance to wear and an extended service life. Also included is a synthetic six-position telescoping stock. When combined with the light weight of the 7075 T6 aircraft-grade aluminum upper & lower receivers, you get a carbine that weighs in at just less than seven pounds. The M4A1 also includes a standard A2 front sight as well as a fixed carry handle that includes a dual aperture rear sight and is adjustable for both windage and elevation. As noted, the M4A1 is chambered in .223 Remington/5.56x45mm NATO and includes a single 30-round magazine. It is also worth noting that the M4A1 is compatible with all STANAG 4179 magazines.
When the end times come, will you be prepared to outlive everyone else for just a few weeks? You will be if you pick up the Bushmaster M4A1! Of course, it is also a great choice for:
- Military and law enforcement
- Sport shooting
- Target shooting
- Small-game hunting
- Much more…
|Caliber||.223 / 5.56|
|Barrel Length||16 Inches|
|Overall Length||34.5 Inches|
|Manufacturers Part Number||90140|
|Restrictions||Age - 18+|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|