Gun Report

Colt M4 Carbine No. 2245050 22 LR

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We liked the full-size AR-15 feel, and its training-gun concept. The M4 handled and shot like a Grade A gun when paired with Remington ammo, but it had substantially less accuracy than the Sig with the other two test ammunitions.

Colt M4 Carbine No. 2245050 22 LR

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This view of the Colt shows two of the nonfunctional elements that keep the look of the original, the external bolt catch and one of three dummy pins on the left side of the receiver.
Carl Walther went to a lot of trouble to get the look and feel of the original M4 Carbine correct, and our testers laud the company for that effort. Put a blindfold on and feel the loaded guns side by side, and you can detect a difference, though it's slight. Mainly, the rimfire feels lighter overall, which is a function of the lighter weight of 30 22 LR rounds vs. the same number of 5.56mm rounds. But the controls feel right and operate largely like the centerfire guns do.

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