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    FN made M4 Army rifles defective

    Misfire Uncovers Thousands of Flawed Army Rifles

    A selector switch malfunction means 900,000 rifles have to be re-tested.

    authors Eric Sorensen, Jeff Reinke

    While there were a number of guiding principles drilled into my head during my time in the Army, one of the most important was the need to take care of my rifle, so that it could take care of me.
    Well, recently the Army found that their M4A1 rifles were not living up to their end of that deal. Approximately 3,000 of the weapons, which are made by South Carolina-based FN Manufacturing, failed mandated safety checks that resulted from a concerning malfunction and misfire.

    Located just above the trigger on an M4 is a selector switch with three positions: Safe, which means the weapon can’t fire; Semi, which means the weapon will fire one shot each time the trigger is squeezed; and Auto, which means the weapon will fire repeatedly until the trigger is released.

    While using his M4A1 at Fort Knox, Kentucky the selector switch on a soldier’s rifle was stuck between Semi and Auto. When the soldier squeezed the trigger, the weapon failed to fire. The soldier then moved the selector switch and the weapon fired even though the trigger was not touched.

    This led officials to put their entire inventory of M4s and their predecessor, the M16, through a new seven step-safety check. As of this filming about 50,000 rifles had been tested, with 3,000 failing the test. The Army reports that as many as 900,000 weapons still need to be tested.

    The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center has been assigned the task of finding the cause of the malfunction. So far, they haven’t found anything.
    For FN Manufacturing this follows a request from the Marine Corps last fall for 50,000 M27 automatic rifles from Germany’s Heckler & Koch. This was to replace the M4s they had been using - instead of updating to the M4A1.

    Although it’s been in the Army’s arsenal for more than six years, the M4 platform replaced the M16 as the primary individual weapon about three years ago. They carry an average price of about $700, and the Army is estimated to have just over 480,000 of the rifles in their inventory.

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    #2
    anyone else thinking that the wear on the safety is causing the inbetween of safe and semi to be a noncomplete lockup, causing the trigger to partially set, and then release when the selector is moved?

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        #4
        ^^^^^ gotta admit that’s funny!!!!^^^^^

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          Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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            #6
            Having a French company build our rifles. Hmmm. What could possibly go wrong?
            Guess they're surprised that we actually want to shoot them and not just drop em in surrender or did that libtard socialist leader of theirs have the do it on purpose?
            I wonder how many frogs live in South Carolina?
            Tag line thanks to @Synner

            He’s like a walking “Tickle Me Angry” doll.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
              Having a French company build our rifles. Hmmm. What could possibly go wrong?
              Guess they're surprised that we actually want to shoot them and not just drop em in surrender or did that libtard socialist leader of theirs have the do it on purpose?
              I wonder how many frogs live in South Carolina?
              FN is Belgian, not French. You might want to say something like french fry eating beer swilling Flemish speaker.
              Know your rights/Refuse peacefully to consent to a search /Ask if you are free to go or are being detained/Even if you are not doing anything wrong the 4th Amendment protects you against unreasonable searches/Never say anything to law enforcement even if you think it will help you/If questioned clearly and unequivocally request that you would like to have an attorney present and defer any questions until then/Never go to prison because you are afraid to go to jail.

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                #8
                Originally posted by class3 View Post

                FN is Belgian, not French. You might want to say something like french fry eating beer swilling Flemish speaker.
                French, Belgium whatever. Like it matters. I wasn't even sure Belgium was still a real country. but a lil googlefu and I found their certificate. Belgium.png
                Tag line thanks to @Synner

                He’s like a walking “Tickle Me Angry” doll.

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                  #9
                  If the French fought half as hard as the Belgians did, we wouldn't have had to go into the second world war.
                  The Belgians had some glass beer bottles to throw and a sausage maker and they held the Germans up longer than the whole French army.
                  The German high command expected to rush across Belguim in a couple of days, literally surprising France with an end-around of the Maginot line.
                  The Belgians fought the Germans for weeks, and paid dearly. The Belgians continued with actual resistance for a couple of months. AFter the invasion of France, The French Resistance consisted mostly of burning the breakfast crepes that they served to the German officers and making them drink flat Champagne.
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