born again Posted November 17, 2014 Share Posted November 17, 2014 Hi all, I´m relatively new to the M4, having no more than about 500 rounds thru it in simple operations (Load 5, shoot 5, repeat) Now I´m heading for practical competition and try to handle the gun in every way possible, including "worst practices" in order to prepare for all things that may happen under stress. That´s where my question is coming from.... The M4 manual states on page 40 (cartridge drop lever): "When the red point is visible, the hammer is cocked and the gun is ready to fire; otherwise the hammer is not cocked." That I translated into "no red dot, no hammer cocked, relatively safe". Then I tried this: 1. Gun is empty, Bolt is locked open. No red dot. 2. Insert DUMMY Cartridge, press bolt release. red dot shows up, bolt snaps forward. Gun is ready to fire. 3. Press cartridge drop lever until a click is heard. Red Dot is gone, according to the manual the hammer now is not cocked. 4. Disengage safety, pull trigger, CLICK I am not sure, but think that CLICK is a KABOOM and Accidental Discharge when using live rounds ? I tried this with dummyrounds only, so I am not sure if I understand everything right. Me being new to this model, I may plainly be wrong. But if not and the red dot isn´t about the hammer, but the cartridge drop mechanism, then the manual is a little less precise than I would like it to be. Can someone with better knowledge of the M4 help me here ? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.