C7 and C8

What do you think of Canada's take on the M16 and M4.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They run gaped gas ports but that doesn't matter because they're rifle length gas, it's truly ironic that the Canadians were the one to stay true to Stoner's Design

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The civilian ones were the best ARs I’ve ever known

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      mapel serup pusy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I can't look at the one on the left and not see the medic from Opposing Force

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just warning you all now, both of these are equally likely to run you through with a bayonet in your sleep.
      I know that will not disuade most, and I completely understand that, but just be prepared.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Has that been a problem in the CAF?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          As long as they're stabbing the RIGHT people while in uniform, it's not really a problem.
          Also, beware the butchdyke mountie.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Just warning you all now, both of these are equally likely to run you through with a bayonet in your sleep.
        Don't tempt me with a good time

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Guy on the right is NOT a passing troony
      Left would get it sooooooo fricking hard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Guy on the right is NOT a passing troony

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Canadian women are terrible.
      Military women are terrible.
      I shudder to think of how terrible Canadian military women are.
      (I wish I could find out!)

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >makes best version of a gun
    >civilians can’t have it
    Many such cases, same for the C1, and C1 SMG

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >civilians can’t have it
      Eh, only a speed bump. They've only been banned for a couple of years and the conservatives want to unban them.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        based

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the torys keep shooting themselves in the foot with leaders with the charisma of a sprouting potato.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            PP has major charisma, he's the first leader to blow Trudeau out of the water both in voting intention and preferred PM. But this isn't supposed to be a leaf politics thread so I'll leave it there

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I dunno man, I think it's more that he's up against trudy, some jeet demanding billions more jeets be imported while everyone pays for them, and a bunch of ancient angry french deportees.
              He's not the most convincing, you can tell when he's playing shit up and when he's being genuine far too easily, he's got a strong case of the 'tism, and yet, somehow, he's the most appealing option.
              I fricking hate politicians.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Better than anything the US military have done with it since the M4 in 1995. Don't know why they don't do the same but I guess its too simple and practical for US military generals. Seems everything needs to be excessive and as expensive as possible for them.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how they're green

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Really forward thinking in the late 80s when nobody had flat tops or mass issued optics, grossly overrated now. I get the grass is always greener on the other side, but its just a flat top M16 with a CAR stock. Thats not bad, but dont even @ me with your alchemical barrel metallurgy bullshit.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    aren't things made in Canada supposed to have a big leaf on them

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why, yes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they have the diemaco D and the Maple Leaf, even the most recent Colt Canada ones.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It amazes me how even the most mundane parts of these rifle demand high premiums in the secondary market in the US.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why is it green

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Black tends to stick out everywhere, yes even in darkness.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I could do a clone but I’m way too poor for the optic

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like their optics. I want them bad. Bad enough to marry a Canadian for them, I can tolerate a lifetime of ehs and apologizing after every thrust I make for one of those 3.4x optics.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    C7 really is in many ways what the M16A2 should have been. It almost seems like some Canadian got the list of recommendations the US Army had when they looked at the prototypes for the eventual M16A2, many of the specifics of which were driven by the USMC. For some reason the Army got none of these recommended changes and got the exact same model the USMC pushed for. I wonder what happened there?
    As for the green color of the later ones I used to think it was kind of silly but have come to like it after all of these morons still buying rifles in desert tan/coyote/50 shades of mud, despite the fact that nobody sane wants to waste more time with Middle East bullshit.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My uncle like the a2

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it was top of the line in the 90s. became thouroughly outdated by the mid 2000s, but to this day we are still too poor to replace them

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best looking AR but a bit long in the tooth. I really like the C7nld (ignoring the stock)

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >(ignoring the stock)
      I can't

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >picrel
        Good god, my sides! Where did you leave 'em?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >tapco furniture

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    C7 is better than the M16A2 in most respects. Whoever wrote the req on that was immune to the fudd BS infecting the USMC. They are a bit behind the curve now but thats nothing that can't be fixed. The based rifle is still very viable and upgrades to ARs are easy to do.

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bong infantry here, used the C7 on a joint exercise. Aside from it being front heavy so difficult to patrol with, I found the magazine release catch to be very easy to press accidentally.
    I dropped at least 3 magazines just having the rifle slung on my back, the L85A2 release catch is much stiffer and dropping a magazine accidentally pretty much never happens.

    Wasn't a fan of the sight reticule(ELCAN?), but I'd put that down to unfamiliarity tbh

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Wasn't a fan of the sight reticule(ELCAN?), but I'd put that down to unfamiliarity tbh
      Yeah its an older model. Prisms have come a long way since then.
      >I dropped at least 3 magazines just having the rifle slung on my back,
      That's surprising. The C7 has a full fenced receiver like most modern ARs so hitting the mag release on accident is pretty hard. May have been a quirk of your kit + how the rifle was slung. It was a more common problem in the early days of the platform and its in part why the fence is the way it is now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We were wearing TES laser kit which is bulky as frick so maybe it was hitting the edges when it was slung on my back. I would have liked some more time on it than the week we had but oh well. It was cool how easy it was to strip down. Although it took some getting used to that you had to wiener it before you could put it on safe

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >It was cool how easy it was to strip down
          That's one of the reasons ARs are so popular with civilians, they're easy to strip down to maintain and replace or upgrade parts

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It also could have just been old as frick and loose. The majority of our rifles were worn to shit in the sandbox. Soft springs, worn catches, and loose threads are common. Federal Govt is really scared to actually enact programs to get replacements or new spare parts. Its a shit show getting anything done.

        It took us 13 years to replace HiPowers with P320's(and we still might reneg on the contract anyway sorry SIG). Arguably the least decisive bit of kit took almost 15 years. Our government dragged it out to fill a few people's entire careers.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >full fenced
        What do you mean by that?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Wasn't a fan of the sight reticule(ELCAN?), but I'd put that down to unfamiliarity tbh
          Yeah its an older model. Prisms have come a long way since then.
          >I dropped at least 3 magazines just having the rifle slung on my back,
          That's surprising. The C7 has a full fenced receiver like most modern ARs so hitting the mag release on accident is pretty hard. May have been a quirk of your kit + how the rifle was slung. It was a more common problem in the early days of the platform and its in part why the fence is the way it is now.

          Nvm, i'm an idiot.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        C7 has an ambi mag release and there is no fence protecting it on the left side

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      shut the frick up bong, nobody asked you. your people aren't even allowed to buy silverware while the rape gangs groom your children

      I like how they're green

      they are very aesthetic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Accurate assessment. Former CAF, the front heaviness is a b***h and it's only worse with the C8. Any grip fixes that though.

      >>t. former CAF

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      C7 is a bit front heavy and the optic adds up weight wise. It was moronicly easy to hit targets while lying down with it. Otherwise mostly good. We did have some reliability issues from time to time, but keep in mind our rifles were beat up conscript hand me downs with equally beat up hand me down throw away plastic mags, and for the most part they were being used by moronic conscripts such as myself. Mine worked fine, until a female sergeant borrowed it for one fricking shooting at the range and said it was hopeless and then it got turned in and I got a new one because the gunsmith had just left 30 minutes before that and I hadn't made him look at mine because I hadn't had any issues with it until that. I was kinda miffed because I had to memorise a new fricking serial number.

      She hadn't even put the safety back on.

      >I found the magazine release catch to be very easy to press accidentally.
      >I dropped at least 3 magazines just having the rifle slung on my back
      Never had that problem, but it was really easy to sneak up on others and release their mags and empty them and put the empty mag back in, without them knowing.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Was good in the 90-2009 but is now out of date and needs a new laser system and optic to be good.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of the best issue ARs, bar none.
    The Elcan mount is dogshit, but everything else is fantastic. The plain green handguard on a C8 with the Diemaco tri-rail for your light is the comfiest setup I ever tried, even if the Leafs were still issuing the old M3X at that time.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want to shoot one but I'd probably need to join the reserves to do it, seems worth it tho for the training and pay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Colt Canada used to sell them as semi-autos before Trudeau dropped the assault weapon ban a couple of years ago. Just hold out till the next election, and you'll be able to get the genuine article as a civilian again without having to sell your soul to our homosexual government.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is pretty good, but too expensive for what you get. But at least it is "made in Canada". Should have just bought a regular m4

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like all things Canadian, who cared?

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recall seeing many pictures of the early C7s with thermold 30 round magazines. I've also been told that the thermold magazine is downright terrible? Was it actually what was issued by the Canadians for awhile? When did they switch to regular US GI type aluminum magazines?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      My dad was in the army when the C7 was introduced with the thermold magazines. He says they were fine. He told me a story about a fellow supply Sgt b***hing about them and stomping on one to show it'd break, and he was like no shit moron, metal mags will bend and become unusable if you smash them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They tested the Thermolds using a higher quality polymer then produced and issued a cheaper polymer Thermold to save money. Problems ensued and the reputation suffered.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I think the C7 and C79 sight are a combo made in heaven. The green furniture along with full auto is based.

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The charging handles break claws a bit. Nothin else really worth saying.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kinda weird they never adopted the integrated rails unlike almost every other user.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      dude, we haven't bought a new rifle since the early 90s

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pour quoi

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Diemaco makes them for everybody else, Canada just hasn't procured new ones in over three decades. Colt Canada/Diemaco makes the IUR and the MRR.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What is this mislabeled thing? Found it looking up the C7/C8.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Armalite AR10T. Im not Canadian so idk, but it appears it was issued to JTF2 in between using accurized FALs and the current Colt DMRs. May have also been available to regular troop[s in Afghanistan as urgent need, its hard to tell as an outsider.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From what I heard, it's got a cold forged barrel. Basically usual AR stuff with a better barrel.

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