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Understanding the Remington R4
« on: September 24, 2016, 09:20:03 PM »
This thread is meant to discuss the design aspects of the rifle using open-source documents and similar first-hand accounts. The rationale for this will be disclosed in time. It is for this reason that it is being discussed separately from the thread above.

Let us first get familiar with the specifications of the original M4 carbine, of which the Remington R4 is an equivalent

From: Defense Industry Daily

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The M4 offers a collapsible buttstock, flat-top upper receiver assembly, a U-shaped handle-rear sight assembly that could be removed, and assortment of mounting rails for easy customization with a variety of sight, flashlight, grenade launchers, shotgun attachments, etc.

From: http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/army/fm/3-22-9/c02.htm#fig2_10

The feature highlighted in bold is illustrated below, c/o of a photograph from Global Security.



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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 09:35:45 PM »
Not certain if this is a valid up-close photo of one of our R4s. Photo taken from the FireArmBlog c/o an entry by Steven Johnson

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/07/23/remington-r4-adopted-philippine-army/#



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C/o Manila Bulletin

http://www.mb.com.ph/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/rifle.jpg

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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 09:41:07 PM »
More photos from the turnover ceremony for the rifles, c/o: http://phildefnews.blogspot.com/2014/08/ceremonial-distribution-of-assault.html






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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2016, 09:44:50 PM »
From: FM 3-22.9 RIFLE MARKSMANSHIP M16-/M4-SERIES WEAPONS

http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/fm3_22x9.pdf




















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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2016, 09:51:22 PM »

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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2016, 09:53:15 PM »
The AFP now has M-4 / M-4-type rifles from two different manufacturers

Remington with its R4s, now issued to various infantry units



Colt M-4s current in use with the Light Reaction Bns




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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2017, 12:33:59 AM »
Still on ongoing issue?

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Defective M4 “Aquino” riffles
JAY SONZA·TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

https://www.facebook.com/notes/jay-sonza/defective-m4-aquino-riffles/1500001360085417/?hc_location=ufi

Kanina-kanina lang ay nakatanggap ako ng impormasyon mula sa aking mga kaibigan sa tanggulang bansa. Ito ay may kinalaman sa isyu ng mga baril ng ating sandatahang lakas na binili ng gobyerno ilang araw bago matapos ang panunungkulan ni Bengino Aquino III bilang presidente ng Republika.

Batay sa impormasyon, halos 61,000 M4 riffles na nagkakahalaga ng halos dalawang (P1.9) bilyon piso ang kasalukuyang nakaimbak at hindi magamit ng mga sundalo dahil ito ay depektibo.

Ayon pa rin sa impormasyon, binigyan ng talong (3) buwan ang Remington, supplier ng mga baril upang maisagawa ang kauukulan repair sa mga defective firearms. Ang mga baril na ito ay siya sanang pamalit ng Armed Forces sa mga lumang MI6 at M14 armalite riffles na kasalukuyang gamit ng mga sundalo.

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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2017, 02:12:16 AM »
GA evaluated the R4 last year and made a number of recommendations.










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Re: Understanding the Remington R4
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2017, 02:17:59 AM »
Report from two years back.

Army demos corrected M4 rifles
Chiara Zambrano, ABS-CBN News
Posted at Aug 27 2015 03:29 PM | Updated as of Aug 27 2015 11:29 PM

http://news.abs-cbn.com/nation/08/27/15/army-demos-corrected-m4-rifles

MANILA -- In a bid to show the public that their newly purchased weapons are now fit for combat use, the Philippine Army did a test firing on three of the Remington M4 rifles that were recently given back to the manufacturer because of defects.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) acquired 50,629 M4 rifles from Remington Outdoor Co., 44,186 of of which will go to the Army and 6,443 to the Marines.

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But as it turned out, the rifles that Aquino and some former AFP officials handed over had not yet passed the final inspection of the Technical Inspection and Acceptance Committee (TIAC).

Around the same time as the ceremonial handovers, the Army found that the rear sight on all the rifles were unstable. All 44,186 rifles had to be returned to Remington.

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The warehouse where some 50,000 M4 rifles were stored was opened to show none of the defective rifles had been issued to the field. All of the defective rear sights have been corrected, but all rifles still need to undergo ballistics test before being issued.