View Full Version : Car 15 or M16a1vn?

06-05-2003, 12:24 PM
Well, I have decided that for my next AEG I want an M16 type weapon. However as most of you know by now, I hate blending into the crowd and want a gun that is fairly unusual. (that is why I chose an AUG for my first AEG) Therefore I refuse to get an M4 or M16a2 as everyone and his dog owns one.

Furthermore I have always liked the "a1" style triangular foregrips on the real steel AR15s that I have fired and rather like the "vietnam" look of these early M16s.

So which should I get?
Now before someone jumps my case, I have read every on-line review that I could find on both guns. I have also done searches of the forums. From what I can tell, both seem to be solid designs. What I am looking for here is persons with actual "hands on" experience with either or both of these weapons.

About th worst thing I have noted about the Car 15 is the fact that every single retailer I have looked at (aside from airsoftshop.com who does not have a "in stock" indicator) has this item listed as "out of stock".

"Trench Raider"
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06-05-2003, 12:43 PM
Did you consider inner barrel length? CAR-15 is very short. A1 is pretty long. Guess which one will give you much nicer consistent groupings over a long range, thereby effectively increasing the range of the weapon? :)

Other than that, I have not owned either of those AEG's.

06-05-2003, 12:54 PM
Is it really all that much shorter barrel-wise than an M4 or an MP5?
I suppose if that really was a problem one could install a longer barrel and slap a silencer over it. IMHO Car 15s look pretty snazzy with a silencer anyway.

"Trench Raider"

06-05-2003, 01:03 PM
Yep, you could throw a silencer on it, but that wasn't specified in your original post. :D And that would be unique and neat-looking.

CAR15 barrel - 247mm
A1 barrel - 509mm
MP5 barrel - 229mm
M4 barrel - 353mm

In other words, MUCH shorter than a M4, not too much longer than a MP5. One of the reasons I don't like using the MP5 in woodlands/outdoor skirmishes is because of the short barrel. The M1A1 barrel at 300mm is much better for example, but the M4 is a touch better IMO. Hell, I'm looking to stick a AK or G3 barrel in my SR soon.

Anyway, it's all up to you, man. :D

06-05-2003, 01:48 PM
Yep, you could throw a silencer on it, but that wasn't specified in your original post.

Heh. You disapoint me, Wolv. You are supposed to be able to read my mind! ;)

If I decide on the Car 15 over the M16, I suppose I should check some silencer lengths to see what sort of longer barrel would work.
I'll have to see if the "knights" silencer I have been looking at will cover an M4 barrel.

"Trench Raider"

06-05-2003, 01:57 PM
Well, the metal helmet in your avatar blocks some of my abilities. :p

On WGC, for many of the silencers, they list the length of the silencers.

06-05-2003, 02:07 PM
Well, the metal helmet in your avatar blocks some of my abilities.

LOL! You also need to get your eyes checked as well. M15 Pickelhauben have a leather body. Only the fittings are metal. But now I'm just being anal...:p

I'll check into silencer lengths. But I'm still not decided on which of the two to get.

"Trench Raider"