News: Cleanliness is Next to Godliness: Iraq War Vet On Assault Rifle Maintenance

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness: Iraq War Vet On Assault Rifle Maintenance

I do not own a gun, and never will. What's more, I certainly will never own the M4 Carbine, a military-issued assault rifle, which is illegal in the United States:

"Only government agencies can own and use the Colt M4 Carbine, most notably— the U.S. Military. And for a soldier, that rifle means life or death, so it's the number one concern for soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan today. For a soldier, cleaning and maintaining their issued weapon is always priority, because an unclean rifle can resort in jams, misfires, and other malfunctions."

But despite being a gun novice (and frankly, anti-guns period), I'm fascinated. Robert Xyster's tutorial on M4 Carbine maintenance is a captivating window into an insider military task, as well as a fine example of gun expertise. The instructions are thorough, to say the least.

Read now: How To Field Strip, Disassemble, Reassemble, Clean & Maintain a Military-Issued M4 Carbine Rifle.

Cleanliness is Next to Godliness: Iraq War Vet On Assault Rifle Maintenance

(Hint: Apparently you can make your own illegal version using an M16 lower receiver and an M4 upper receiver.  But the "auto" and "burst" modes are what make it illegal. If you have a lower manufactured before May of 1986, you're good.)

Xyster also states these instructions can be applied to the AR-15 model rifle.

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7 Comments

You're so politically correct. Won't own a gun cause guns kill, right? You're sad.

He also doesn't own any gay porn, that we know of. That makes you angry, too, doesn't it?

Guns don't kill people, minority's do (Family Guy)

So what makes it illegal is its automatic ability. One bullet at a time doesnt do the job against "insurgents"?

guns dont kill people, the people who fire the guns do :S

Not only are you a gun novice, you are a moron. Please do not try to inform anyone when you know very little. If you are so anti-gun, then you should move to a society that takes them from their citizens. I heard Canada is accepting applications, and they already have the health care you socialists prefer. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut about that which you knwo little.

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