One of the things shown at DSEi 2021 (Defence and Security Equipment International, a biennial defence and security trade exhibition) was the Colt M5 Carbine. Eric Graves was at DSEi again this year and reported on it. Here’s what he had to say about this new carbine and its multiple configurations.
Via Soldier Systems Daily.
The Colt M5 Carbine
Colt, Colt Canada, and their new parent company CZ Group displayed a multitude of firearms at DSEi.
One of the weapons that caught my eye was the latest upgrade to the M4 Carbine, which Colt calls the M5. The latest addition to the ambidextrous controls is a Bolt Catch at the right side of the Carbine which can be manipulated with forefinger or thumb.
The latest addition to the ambidextrous controls is a Bolt Catch at the right side of the Carbine which can be manipulated with fore finger or thumb.
The upper receiver has some upgrades as well. They’ve incorporated an anti-torsion lug to the upper, extending the front of the receiver. This facilitated a free float Barrel. Additionally, the Foreend is M-Lok compatible, with a Picatinny Mil Std 1913 Rail along the top.
Here’s a close-up of the Colt M5’s trigger guard.