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ORIGINAL C8 CARBINES

WEAPON OVERVIEW +

 

The C8 carbine became popular with vehicle crews, police and special operations forces due to its short barrel and adjustable stock. It is now employed by armed forces and police units worldwide as their standard issue battle/patrol rifle. The original gas impingement system in 5.56 mm has been battle proven in harsh combat environments, from Arctic snow and ice, to Desert sands, for over 25 years in the C8 configuration and even longer for the Colt US carbine. The C8 inherited the basic footprint of its American cousin the Colt M4 Carbine. Years of development in partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces have made this weapon system distinctly Canadian. One of many but certainly the most significant development is the cold hammer forged heavy barrel, which gives the C8 a much longer service life than other AR systems. The C8 can be custom-configured to meet any operational requirements. Barrel lengths in 10” or 11.6” CQB, 14.5” C8A3, or 15.7” SFW, along with the many accessory and sighting options are available to create a weapon system that is flexible and adaptable to your unit’s small arms requirements. It will certainly be the most popular with your troops. Speak to a Colt Canada representative about your requirements and options.

 

 

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C8A2

C8CQB

C8SFW

CALIBRE

WEIGHT UNLOADED

BARREL LENGTH

RIFLING

CYCLE RATE [RPM]

MUZZLE VELOCITY

5.56 x 45 mm NATO

2.97 kg (6.54 lbs)

37 cm (14.5 in)

1 turn in 178 mm (7in)

750-950

868 m/s (2850 fps)

C8 TACTICAL CARBINE CONFIGURATIONS

FEATURES +

 

• Reduced length cold hammer-forged heavy barrel

• Flash suppressor

• Bayonet lug

• TRI-AD I MIL-STD-1913 accessory mount

• Special carbine chamber and gas system

• Integrated sight rail (Weaver, Picatinny or NATO)

• Optional ambidextrous controls

• Single or double sided sling loop

• 2 to 6 position collapsing buttstock with non-slip rubber butt pad

CALIBRE

WEIGHT UNLOADED

BARREL LENGTH

RIFLING

CYCLE RATE [RPM]

MUZZLE VELOCITY

5.56 x 45 mm NATO

2.78 kg (6.12 lbs)

25 or 29.5 cm (10 or 11.6 in)

1 turn in 178 mm (7in)

750-950

790 m/s (2600 fps)

CLOSE QUARTER CARBINE CONFIGURATIONS

FEATURES +

 

• Reduced length cold hammer-forged heavy barrel

• Flash suppressor

• Bayonet lug

• TRI-AD I MIL-STD-1913 accessory mount

• Special carbine chamber and gas system

• Integrated sight rail (Weaver, Picatinny or NATO)

• Optional ambidextrous controls

• Single or double sided sling loop

• 2 to 6 position collapsing buttstock with non-slip rubber butt pad

CALIBRE

WEIGHT UNLOADED

BARREL LENGTH

RIFLING

CYCLE RATE [RPM]

MUZZLE VELOCITY

5.56 x 45 mm NATO

3.26 kg (7.18 lbs)

41 cm (15.7 in)

1 turn in 178 mm (7in)

750-950

895 m/s (2940 fps)

SPECIAL FORCES CARBINE CONFIGURATIONS

FEATURES +

 

• Reduced length cold hammer-forged heavy barrel

• Flash suppressor

• Bayonet lug

• TRI-AD I MIL-STD-1913 accessory mount

• Special carbine chamber and gas system

• Integrated sight rail (Weaver, Picatinny or NATO)

• Optional ambidextrous controls

• Single or double sided sling loop

• 2 to 6 position collapsing buttstock with non-slip rubber butt pad

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