what is the proper term or name for my aeg?

Discussion in 'General Airsoft Discussion' started by newbieairsoft123, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. newbieairsoft123

    newbieairsoft123 New Member

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    I'm use to calling them AR 15s because in the real world of guns only military has the m4, and the civilian version is an ar15. but what about in airsoft? Should I go around calling my gun an m4 or an AR? I don't wanna sound stupid around other pro airsofters lol :)
     
  2. Scarred

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    Is it fully automatic?
     

  3. KingCobra

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    baaahahahaaha, WRONG.

    it's an m4, and should be called such.
     
  4. Fyzix

    Fyzix Fyzzy Was Here. Supporting Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the term AR refer to the entire M4/M16 family?
     
  5. KingCobra

    KingCobra New Member

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    yes.

    AR= ASSUALT RIFLE 15= design number.
     
  6. Scarred

    Scarred New Member

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    Yes, but he owns an M4. It would make more sense to call it an M4 than an AR. Only cops and civilians use AR15s. If you have a semi-auto only M4 with an AR15 specific lower receiver with the proper selector switch markings (If one exists) than he would have an AR15. In short: He has an M4.
     
  7. KingCobra

    KingCobra New Member

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    once again, incorrect.
     
  8. Scarred

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    How? Okay. I admit it. The cops near my house use Bushmaster M4A2s. You caught me.
     
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  9. KingCobra

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    thats cool for you cops...now are you sure they arent using their own PERSONAL RIFLES?

    police officers can be issues m4's, but what do i know anymore. the cops near you are using old outdated m16's shrubmaster piece of craps. you must be right.
     
  10. Scarred

    Scarred New Member

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    They buy their sidearms but they are issued their rifles. By Bushmaster M16A2 I mean Bushmaster M4A2. My mistake. It's a type of AR15.

    http://www.bushmaster.com/catalog_military_MCWA2F14M4.asp
     
  11. KingCobra

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    OMG, you need to just stop talking, once again, you are WRONG!!! Cops and use their own personal rifles!
     
  12. newbieairsoft123

    newbieairsoft123 New Member

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    Hehe makes sense since airsoft is a milsim sport lol and yes its full auto thanks guys :)
     
  13. newbieairsoft123

    newbieairsoft123 New Member

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    It depends on the department your working for if they issue you a rifle you get what you get if they allow you to bring your own but it must be chambered in 556/223 and be an ar platform to be compatible with other ar type rifles the m4 has a shorter barrel 14.5 inches and is inteded for military use and ar15 in the civilian world is basicicly the same except the barrel is longer 16" inches it is illegal for a civilian to own a rifle that has a barrel shorter than 16 inches. If you do want to own a short barrel rifle SBR you must pay a 200$ tax stamp and fill out paperwork with the atf and have a background check hope this clears your Guy's. Debate up lol :)

    You are correct! ! :D
     
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  14. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    As matter of fact, it does not clear anything. I can hardly understand what you are saying.

    Use proper punctuation. I believe you have already been warned for that.
     
  15. Raptor282

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    NONONONONO! Ok I am pretty sure (99.99999999%) that you are wrong here. The ar in ar-15 stands for armalite, the origional manufacturer of Eugene Stoner's design. That was then sold to Colt where it got the designation M16 and M4 for use in the military. So really everyone is saying the same thing without realizing it. The M(#) refers to the military designation of the rifle (the ar-15). Like the m92fs is designated as the m9 (i might have the order wrong there but you get the point). The Pentagon will give a military designation to a gun it issues.

    Edit: a link to prove my point ;). http://www.nssf.org/msr/facts.cfm
     
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  16. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    http://world.guns.ru/civil/usa/ar-15-e.html

     
  17. Raptor282

    Raptor282 New Member

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    And also like i said:
    (From the same site/article)
    The ar-15 design was indeed first produced by Armalite and then subsequently sold to Colt.
     
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  18. Shiftyshooter

    Shiftyshooter Learn from your mistakes. Lifetime Supporter

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    Actually, nowhere in the article is there a statement saying that. That is nothing more than a deduction.
     
  19. Raptor282

    Raptor282 New Member

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    I thus refer back to my pervious link:
    http://www.nssf.org/msr/facts.cfm

    And you're right I should fix where I quoted your link. I was more referring to the part where Armalite was the original manufacturer and then sold the right to make the gun to Colt.
     
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  20. 703

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    Honestly what does it matter ? Call the gun whatever you want. Most people will use the term M4 I've rarely herd people say it's an AR-15 unless they are talking about the real steel they own.

    On another note there is no such thing as "pro airsofters" Sure there are seasoned players but no such thing as pro airsofters in the airsoft world.