I picked up my Colt Match Target M4 about a week ago, and I’ve had some time to shoot it since I grabbed it from the shop. Unlike the factory guns which are available right now, this particular version has the Gunsite logo lasered on the right side of the magazine well, which honestly looks pretty cool.
Let’s go over the quick hits of the rifle, the stuff that I didn’t discuss in my previous post on it. Obviously, the tech specs are the same, the upper is monolithic, the compensator is pinned to the barrel, and the stock only looks like a collapsible stock, it’s also pinned in place. All of these features and the fact that the gun ships from the factory with a 5 round magazine instead of the more common 20 or 30 round mags makes it legal in 49 out of 50 states. Guess which state it’s not legal in? That’s right, California. Sorry to all my readers in Cali, but this won’t be on the menu for you until you kick all the hippies out.
This rifle has a lot of features that I really like – the first of which being the compensator. I’m sad that Colt is going to lose the compensator on future versions of the rifle, because this thing works. The rifle balances really well, and when firing rapid shots it just sort of “floats” on your shoulder. There is almost no vertical movement in the sights during rapid shots or transitions. The grip is standard AR fare, which means I’ll probably replace it for something more comfortable.
I am not a huge fan of the factory sights. I’ll probably remove the rear sight and replace it with an MBUS at some juncture, simply because I prefer a large aperture rear sight. That’s pretty much my only complaint about the gun – it’s light weight, the rail system isn’t bulky and ridiculous, the compensator does amazing work, and most awesome of all – it’s a Colt. There is something that is just right about owning a Colt M4.