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The M4A1 found in DayZ.
|Category||Weapons → Assault rifles|
|Required slots||• Main Weapon Slot|
|Cartridge||• 5.56mm Rounds|
|Packet||• 5.56mm 20 rounds|
|Magazine(s)||• 10Rnd 5.56mm CMAG|
• 20Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
• 30Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
• 40Rnd 5.56mm CMAG
• 30Rnd STANAG
• 30Rnd STANAG (coupled)
|Fire mode(s)||• Semi|
• Full Auto
|Buttstocks||• M4 buttstock CQB|
• M4 buttstock MP
• M4 buttstock OE
|Handguards||• M4 handguard MP|
• M4 handguard RIS
• M4 handguard plastic
|Optics and sights||• M4 carryhandle optics|
• M68 CompM2 optics
• RV1 RDS Optics
• ACOG optics
|Suppressors and compensators||Suppressor 5.56|
|Wraps||Ghillie Gun Wrap|
|Dispersion||• Full Auto 0.0015|
• Single 0.0015
|“||The M4 carbine is a family of firearms that was derived from earlier carbine versions of the M16 rifle, which was in turn derived from the original AR-15 rifle that Eugene Stoner designed and ArmaLite made. The M4 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, with 80% parts commonality.||”|
The M4A1 is an American military-grade assault rifle. The M4 family are carbine versions of the famous M16 rifle, with this particular model being the family's A1 variant. It is a gas-operated, magazine-fed, selective fire carbine used by the United States and many other countries around the world.
The M4A1 fires 5.56x45mm (NATO) rounds, which can be chambered into the M4A1 individually, by using a 30rnd STANAG magazine, or with 10, 20, 30 or 40rnd CMAG magazines. The STANAG, although not as large in terms of capacity as the 40rnd CMAG, can be coupled - making a 60rnd magazine that does not have to be interacted with (switched) mid-way through, thus making it the highest capacity magazine for use on this weapon and in the game (alpha). It can also have various optics attached to it via the Picatinny rail atop the gun, after removal of the standard carry handle. Other attachments can be added, and parts swapped out ... the gun itself can be sprayed with paint aswell, as can some individual parts. This can be slightly advantageous if using green, as this will make the weapon more camoflagued when outside of urban environments.
The M4A1 can only be found at the UH-1Y wreck; however, new players are advised against travelling to these wrecks unless in a group or ideally on empty or sparsely populated servers at first, as there is a high chance of being killed.