Equipment Piece of the Week: M16/M4 Magazine

The M16/M4 Magazine feeds ammunition to the M16, M4, and M249.  The magazines are durable and may be reloaded repeatedly throughout their life cycle. 

An improved version of this magazine was introduced in late 2009.  It provides improved reliability by incorporating a revised spring and follower design.  It is readily identifiable by the tan color of the follower.  Seven improved magazines are being free-issued for every Army M4 Carbine and M16 Rifle.

Find out more about the M16/M4 Magazine here.

Check out our earlier blog titled – Army’s Improved Magazine Increases Weapons Reliability: “Tan is the Plan” for the New Magazine.

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