No, my commission comes at no additional cost to you. For more information, check out privacy page. The M4 was adopted in 1994 after ten years of design and testing. Faxon’s “Gunner” profile errs on the lightweight side at 1.37 lbs. On May 12, 2019 at 9:46 pm, MTHead said: Thanks Herschel, always wondered about those goofy looking things. TRYBE Defense has your back with an amazing lineup of AR15 barrels. The USGI barrel profiles (often referred to as the Government Profile) enable the operator to carry their weapon for longer periods of time and deploy them faster than the heavier commercial H-Barrel counterparts. Continuous taper designed for optimal weight, balance, and performance. The gauge wouldn’t pass through the bore, so the assumption was that the barrel was “bent.”, We (Marines) were replacing a lot of “bent” barrels that were determined to be “bent” because the Armorer’s Bore Drop Gauge would not freely pass through some barrels during Ordnance Inspections (LTI’s). The two ends of the barrel consist of: M4 feed ramps at one end. Government profile barrels taper down to a lightweight profile just before the gas block. So what is an affiliate link? Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by blakeforeal, Oct 7, 2014. It's finished in black nitride for a long lasting, performance product. Just before the gas block, it widens again to around .75″ through the rest of the barrel. There was no going back. Usually 20", some 16" Midlengths are made this way. Another story tells us that aggressive bayonet drills were the source of bending. But the government was already too far down the road. A2 style muzzle brake. Usually 20", some 16" Midlengths are made this way. AR-15 .223 Wylde Lightweight Barrel. Despite the humor and head shaking that is government acquisitions, the government profile isn’t all bad. I often link to products and companies that I receive nothing from because I genuinely think it’s a good product. Plus, the hybrid profile of this barrel is tapered under the handguard. upper features: sabre defence 16" 4150 cmv 5.56 nato 1-9 twist government profile barrel with feedrampssabre defence 7075-t6 forged flat top t-marke.. The government profile barrel is also … I too would like to see the standard lightweight profile become the most popular again. M4 Profile - A thin profile until you reach the gas port. Voit vaihtaa valintasi milloin tahansa Yksityisyydenhallinta-asetuksissasi. Tietoja laitteestasi ja internet-yhteydestä IP-osoitteesi mukaan lukien, Selaaminen ja hakutoiminnot Verizon Media -verkkosivustojen ja -sovellusten käytön aikana. This barrel diameter starts at .675″ by the chamber and then tapers down to .625″ under the handguard. Chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO used the 62gr SS109/M855 cartridge with a 1:7 barrel twist with a government profile barrel. Colt has an intricate internal nomenclature system for its models, with a variety of suffixes and prefixes. The Marines were the driving factor in the adjustable rear sights of the M16A2 as well. My first and so far only has a Gov’t profile. The Faxon pencil, or gunner profile, is more than adequate for an infantry or duty weapon in my humble opinion. Sorry for your Inconvenience. The original intent was bridging the gap between the 20″ M16 series and the experimental XM177. Fantastic story! So we made that part of the barrel thicker because we did not want the excess weight of a full length heavy barrel. You won't be using a grenade launcher. With the problem solved, the new barrel design went into effect. An A2 barrel is very similar except it gets wider under the front sight and stays wider until the end and will only weight slightly more than an A1 barrel, this is called 'Government profile' An M4 will be very similar to an A2 except shorter, and has the same widening and under the FSB as the A2, but in between the front sight and the flashider it steps back down in profile then back up to accommodate a … This is the one that Lt. Col Lutz ascribed to, at least somewhat. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head. DS Arms manufactures our AR15 M4 M16 barrels from the premium 4150-11595E steel in a number of different barrel length, profiles and configurations. The M4A1 dropped burst fire and restored a full-auto selection, like original M16s. No one is mag dumping all of their mags on full auto in any scenario to warrant the thicker barrels.. M4 - stepped barrel, thin under the handguard. You can configure an AR-15 into ALMOST an M4 by simply putting a 16" barrel in the "M4 profile" on an upper which has the M4 feed ramps. A2 - similar to the pencil, but heavier beyond the gas block for greater durability. The design is a medium taper, and dubbed the SOCOM profile. AR-15 lore tells us that GIs were using their rifles as pry bars to open crates, and they were bending the barrels by the muzzle doing it. After the gas port it … Of course, no full auto, and … It’s a great little movie about the origins of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and the bureaucratic mess that was its development. besides the shorter length of the military M4 barrel, its realy the contour of the barrel that makes it an M4 barrel or a government profile barrel,so if it's got a colapsing stock,flat top, M4 hand gaurds,16" M4 profiled barrel it's as close as a real M4 as im gonna get :) May 12th, 2010, 01:24 PM. Light Weight. That is a pretty good description of the average combat rifle. When the design work for the M16A2 happened in the 80’s, the design team shifted away from the standard lightweight style. The gas port on a genuine SOCOM barrel has a diameter of 0.062” and the barrel employs a carbine-length gas system. The M4, which features a shorter barrel, collapsible stock, and other modifications, has become standard equipment for close-quarters combat throughout the US Military. The V9 Strength to Weight uses a government profile barrel, but extends 18 inches. Marine Lt. Col Dave Lutz was the program manager for the M16A2 project from 1980 to 1983. I didn’t choose that profile, one way or the other-it was just part of a model that fit my budget. We Cold Hammer Forge our barrels, a process that sets us apart from other barrel manufacturers. Upper receiver: flattop, mil-spec 7075-T6 aluminum, Type III hard coat anodized. This was noted by most all the Operational Test participants, especially when they fired the standing/off-hand leg of our rifle qualification course. Barrel profile for which the portion of the barrel in front of handguards is thickened to 0.715 inches; HBAR: A barrel that in some portion is thicker than government-profile, usually underneath the handguards; M4: Government barrel profile with small portion reduced to 0.575 inches to mount M203 grenade launcher Government Profile Vs. Pencil Barrel – My Blog; Comments. This keeps the sights more stable and reduces the “wobble zone” while aiming. Ballistic Advantage Hanson Profile AR-15 barrels are precision machined from extra-strong 4150 chrome-moly-vanadium steel alloy, and have a nickel-boron coated barrel extension with M4 feed ramps to help ensure reliable feeding and extraction. To ensure you have the best experience possible, this website uses cookies. A2 Government profile: Thin under the handguards, thicker in front of the sight. In contrast, M16s and the earliest AR-15s feature a light barrel profile (the difference in weight between an M16A4 and an M4 is only 1 lb. The M16 was designed in 1956 and replaced the M14 as the U.S. military's standard service rifle in 1969. forces in the Korean War. If you read my recommendations for your first rifle or barrel selection, recall that I said lightweight barrels are the most useful. If you click on the link and buy something, then I receive a small commission, typically 4% to 5% of the sale. + Newsletter+ New Content Alerts+ Deals and Sales. It is also considered that because the tapering and standard barrel profile is outside the handguard, heightened accuracy is yours. Yet, there are lots of AR-15 barrels that have profiles mimicking military configurations, such as the ubiquitous M4 profiles that have thinner diameters under the handguards and thicker in front of the gas block, along with a cutout to mount an M203 grenade launcher. I have a feather weight on my XM177 (11.5" barrel/5.5" flash hider) and I expect I'll have to replace the barrel on this one before my CAR or M4. Notice how the government profile starts narrow swells out for the gas block, and then remains heavier out to the muzzle. The XM177 “Commando” had a 10.5″ barrel … A2 Government profile: Thin under the handguards, thicker in front of the sight. Me ja kumppanimme säilytämme ja/tai käytämme tietoja laitteeltasi evästeiden ja vastaavien tekniikoiden avulla henkilökohtaisten mainosten ja sisällön näyttämiseen, mainosten ja sisällön mittaamiseen, yleisön näkemyksiin ja tuotekehitykseen. Here is a great clip that pretty much mirrors my experiences with government acquisitions. This 10.5" barrel chambered in 9MM has a beautiful government profile and is milled from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel. M4: 16" Thin under the handguard, thicker in front of the sight, but has a groove cut there (to mount the front of the M203 grenade launcher on the military guns). ... A selection Daniel Defense M4 AR15 Barrels demonstrating the Government profile. After the gas port it … We “experts” thought this bending was from rough handling like during bayonet drills, etc., as an absence of any mid-barrel handguard damage in these rifles made one assume the fulcrum of such bending was the bayonet lug. They are great for weapons that get carried a lot and shot on a light to medium schedule. cut barrels and 16" HBAR (heavy barrel) barrels. Colt SOCOM barrel The weight savings to go from the gov’t to a pencil isn’t huge, so don’t think you need to rush out and replace it any time soon. It’s fine, but my preference would have been the lightest profile. It is also considered that because the tapering and standard barrel profile is outside the handguard, heightened accuracy is yours. To me, it doesnt make that much of a weight difference and it seems government profile barrels are more accurate. Eventually, all modern enthusiasts ask why that happened. thank god for the aftermarket! But those ounces are all on the front of the rifle, so it slows down the handling a bit in favor of stable marksmanship. . Some years ago he shared the story of the government profile barrel on AR-15.com. I would write for the site and produce content for free if it was practical, but domains, webspace, and other online services cost money. The government profile barrel is also … besides the shorter length of the military M4 barrel, its realy the contour of the barrel that makes it an M4 barrel or a government profile barrel,so if it's got a colapsing stock,flat top, M4 hand gaurds,16" M4 profiled barrel it's as close as a real M4 as im gonna get :) May 12th, 2010, 01:24 PM. The sine wave, if we had a means to compare the two profiles side by side, would likely be more subtle compared to that of a standard gov’t profile barrel. It’s simply an arrangement I have with the retailer. The Everyday Marksman is primarily funded by readers like you. It only weighs 4.8 ounces more than the previous “standard” profile, so it’s not a huge weight increase. Theory is that by removing the shoulder lump it reduces barrel whip and makes it easier for follow-up shots and overall accuracy. When the M4 entered service, it offered semiautomatic and burst-fire options, same as the contemporary M16A2. By the time they realized that the “problem” was something entirely different, it was already too late. And the Hanson Series AR barrels are ones of their top favorite products. Plus, the hybrid profile of this barrel is tapered under the handguard. However, soon after I started using a borescope with a video recorder and monitor to inspect “bent” barrels. The 16” Government profile barrel is forged from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium steel, Mil-spec heavy phosphate coated and chrome lined with mid-length gas system. The M4 features a 14.5-inch “government-profile” barrel with a cylindrical hand guard and a flattop receiver with a detachable carry handle. After that, the barrel gets heavier and thicker. Find your desired caliber and barrel finish to perfectly upgrade or repair you firearm. Unlike the 14.5-inch barrel of the true M4 Carbine, the LE6920 M4 carbine features a slightly longer, 16.1” chrome-lined barrel with a 1:7 rate of twist, which enables virtually unlimited selection of ammunition. Excellent write-up.… Read more ». A Colt Socom barrel tested by Molon was capable of producing an 30 round average sub-MOA load with an extreme spread of .9 inches and a mean radius of .35. Criterion makes their own Hybrid Profiles in both medium taper and light taper that meet a middle ground between the two. If I can also get a percentage from a retailer selling the product, then great, but it’s not a primary motivator. Thanks for posting this one. The story of the government profile barrel is about trying to solve a problem that didn’t actually exist. Colt’s systems have generally followed the times and though its model numbers originally came without prefixes, with the need to separate weapons made for civilian co… Georgia-based Daniel Defense scored huge gun culture points when their MK18 rifles were adopted for use by groups like the Navy SEALs. The original circa 1963 Colt SP-1/R6000, with its 20-inch barrel and 40-inch overall length, almost was instantly supplemented by the R6001 Carbine with a shorter 16-inch barrel. A Colt Socom barrel tested by Molon was capable of producing an 30 round average sub-MOA load with an extreme spread of .9 inches and a mean radius of .35. When we removed this “mound”, the barrels would all pass the Drop Gauge. SOCOM vs. Standard M4 gov profile barrel. I’ll get to that in a bit. Given the choice, I’d rather the standard lightweight profile become the most popular again. Looking to give the people the closest thing to it without talking to a recruiter, Daniel Defense introduced their DDMK18 pistol in 2015 complete with a RIS II rail system and a 10.3-inch government profile barrel. This 10.5" barrel chambered in 9MM has a beautiful government profile and is milled from 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel. You can find that by clicking on this link. In a regular “Government” profile barrel there’s a “shoulder” that arises near the gas block. Colt listened, and even put out civilian M16A2 copies that still had the standard lightweight profile. The emergence of the Russian AK-47 forced a redesign of the M14 to increase firepower and dependability, resulting in the adoption of the M16 during the Vietnam War. 5in M4 Profile Upper Receiver/Barrel Assembly $ 520. All Hanson Profile barrels come from the factory with a .750" low-profile gas block installed and pinned. The takeaway of this story is that just because the government does something, that doesn’t mean it’s the right answer for everyone. Im looking to get a 14.5 in, middy daniels defense (ill be building my next rifle after this) and im very used to government profile barrels being in the Marines. Mission drives gear. 14.5″ is the length of the military M4 and M4A1 carbine barrels. There’s also Rosco Manufacturing, but they pretty clearly mark their products. I’m new to it all. He was later the VP for Military Operations at Knights Armament Company. The organizational inertia was too strong and the contracts were already signed. The Tactical Chest Rig: What You Need, and What You Don’t, Ilya Koshkin, The Dark Lord of Optics, Schools Me on Riflescopes, A Builder’s Guide to the M16A5 Concept Rifle, FFP vs SFP Optics: The Hype and the Truth, Thyrm Pyrovault Lighter Armor: Raw Truth Review, AR-15 Technical Details: How to Read the Spec Sheet. Matt is the primary author and owner of The Everyday Marksman. I’m glad you enjoyed it , First off, just watched The Pentagon Wars. Today, we discuss the difference in performance between 16" M4 / gov. The original AR-15, and M16, had the so-called “standard” profile. Sale Price: $152.00 ... Odin Works AR-15 16" LITE Profile 6.5 Grendel Barrel w/ INTERMEDIATE Gas Tube, TUNABLE Gas Block and Type 2 BCG … For a civilian the two barrel profiles will work out the same. The benefit, if anything, to the new profile was that the extra weight in front added some “hang.” That means a slight forward balance of a rifle that helps it settle into the supporting hand. cut barrels and 16" HBAR (heavy barrel) barrels. Many people get … Gain insights from pros, new content notifications, vendor discount alerts, and more! In testing using the bayonet lug as a fulcrum, and applying calibrated mechanical pressure to the muzzle, the new barrel was about 9 times more resistant to bend and take a set than an M16A1 profile. This was where the Armorer’s Drop Gauge was getting stuck. Not to mention practice ammo and gear to review. There is no M4A2 or A3 (not in the government inventory), although there are M16s up to A4. There are a lot of stories out there, so let’s get to the source. I just bought a 20” govt profile 223 stainless wylde barrel, can someone give me any input on the maker of this barrel BAR ??? ar-15 5.56/.223 16" sabre defence mid-length government profile upper assembly includes all original sabre defence products. It's finished in black nitride for a long lasting, performance product. We let Colt know what we had deduced, and that is one reason they kept models of “A2’s” in their line-up with A1 profile barrels. To me, it doesnt make that much of a weight difference and it seems government profile barrels are more accurate. Short answer: The M4 has a three-round burst mode, while the M4A1 has a full-auto mode. A lot of their techniques and choices of rifle components have origins in competition. The standard V9 utilizes a 16 inch government profile barrel, while the V9 Light Weight features a slimmer 16 inch “pencil profile” barrel. Loved it. The thicker barrel at the muzzle became the new standard. Favorite Answer. The SOCOM barrel has a stripped weight of 1 pound, 14 ounces. I’ve seen Ballistic Advantage make a similar barrel, but not in 20″ length. A visual comparison of a 16" Government Profile barrel (on top) and a 16" Lightweight Profile barrel on the bottom. Uses the 30 round standard magazine. AR-15, M16, M4, 11.5",BCM Enhance Profile Barrels. However, the A2 profile was already down the road for the US Military. A Government profile Barrel does NOT have the M203 notch A M4 barrel profile DOES have the M203 notch A LW barrel profile does NOT have the M203 notch The Government barrel is just heavier (although not much) than the LW. So I am currently on the market for a barrel to finish up my first AR build and I am torn between the SOCOM and Standard M4 gov profile barrels. Lt. Col Lutz and his team realized that a heavy barrel all the way through was not a practical solution for a lightweight combat rifle like the M16. These barrels are made to the highest of Colt standards in craftsmanship and reliability. Colt 1911 and Government pistol barrels are the perfect replacement part or upgrade component for your favorite firearm. That put it on the map for me…and I was happy to get my hands on one of their Hanson barrels after. This profile seems backward when you look at it. Our 16” 5.56 barrel is the most accurate and longest lasting barrel attainable for your AR-15 build. In the 1980’s, Colt began work on a new platform based on the M16A2 rifle, which was eventually known as the M4 Carbine. There’s not really anything wrong with the gov’t profile barrel, honestly. The M4 barrel is lightweight under the handguards, until just before the gas port. My CAR is stainless steel 416 and my M4 is CMMG 14.5" w/ Phantom 5C2 and chrome lined Gov't profile. Another great option is the hybrid profile, where the barrel starts thicker by the receiver and gets thinner towards the muzzle. Thanks for reading! I hope you stick around for a while, and maybe even join us. Hi Clifford, it’s difficult to say who the manufacturer is. Development of the M16 required several iterations because of bullet design, firing modes, and structural reliability.The M4 came … Ther… Im looking to get a 14.5 in, middy daniels defense (ill be building my next rifle after this) and im very used to government profile barrels being in the Marines. Have you ever seen the movie The Pentagon Wars? The Marines have always prided themselves on their marksmanship skills. DDM4 V9 Specs. One of the greatest mysteries of the modern AR-15 is the so-called Government Profile Barrel. Oct 7, 2014 #1 . What is your experience with the government profile barrel, and what would you rather use? On top of that, you have a ‘cut’ designed to … He's former military officer turned professional tech sector trainer. He's a lifelong learner, passionate outdoorsman, and steadfast supporter of firearms culture. Ballistic Advantage AR-15 16" M4 5.56 1:7 Barrel Carbine-Length 4150 This item is currently on order MSRP: $160.00 . This site and its community are a labor of love. You should evaluate your needs and decide accordingly. im building an AR15 for home defense and wont be using it for range or hunting. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its benefits, though. Colt has been the most visible producer of ArmaLite AR-15 pattern weapons, and the military designations M16 & M4are heavily associated with the company. Yahoo on nyt osa Verizon Mediaa. “..everyone wants to be like SOCOM, right?”   Wrong. Thank you for coming by The Everyday Marksman. DS Arms manufactures our AR15 M4 M16 barrels from the premium 4150-11595E steel in a number of different barrel length, profiles and configurations. Hey guys! If I … Learn how your comment data is processed. blakeforeal New Member. Caliber: 5.56 NATO. All of the M4 family of rifles have a 14.5 inch barrel length with a carbine length gas port system. The new technical data package was already written and put into effect. So the Logisitcs people had “Barrels Bending” on their list of “M16A1” things to “Improve” right after listing “Handguards Breaking.”. There are times where I link to specific products or companies that I recommend. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. M4: 16" Thin under the handguard, thicker in front of the sight, but has a groove cut there (to mount the front of the M203 grenade launcher on the military guns). The original intent was bridging the gap between the 20″ M16 series and the experimental XM177. The M4 was adopted in 1994 after ten years of design and testing. See the advantages of BCM Enhanced Profile Barrels. The government profile became the new standard, even though it wasn’t all that useful for its intended purpose. My primary goal is providing you with quality information and recommendations. 4 0 0. You’d think that’s where the mass should be. So we went with this “improvement.”. The last line of that quote highlights something interesting. For the price of a box of ammo, you can help keep the lights on and the content flowing. 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