• Damage
  • Rate of Fire
  • Recoil
  • Noise
  • Range
    400m
  • Dexterity

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 a very rare military weapon which can only be found at Helicopter Crash Sites throughout Chernarus. It is chambered for the 5.56 x 45 mm NATO cartridge.

The M4A1 carbine is part of the 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 M4A1 is a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, with 80% parts commonality.

The M4A1 is designed almost completely for close-quarters combat. The M4A1’s inaccuracy impedes it beyond medium range, even when the weapon is in pristine condition. Attachments such as the ACOG 4x Sight as well as the Magpul Stocks and Magpul Handguards will significantly help increase the rifle’s effective distance but it will still lag behind other rifles like the Mosin 9130.

Even with a Magpul-upgraded M4A1 with an ACOG 4x sight (see attachments for further information), the M4A1 is still inaccurate at even medium range (250-300m). It is recommended to switch the rifle to Semi-Automatic (“T” Key) to reduce recoil at long range. It is important to learn how the rifle shoots and works in order to maintain a reasonable range with the gun, as well as the use of flanking, ambushing, and/or suppression. It is tactically sound to take advantage of the rifle’s close-range effectiveness; automatic fire coupled with compact size creates an excellent close-quarters weapon.

Note: Users have reported differences in accuracy which may stem from the gun’s condition. Other factors that come into play are health, control of breath (resting/prone position and using right-click to stabilize), condition of all parts (including mags/ammo). There does not appear to be any “wind” factor for shots. Many users have been able to repeatedly make headshots on targets > 250m out using ACOG optics with the bipod deployed, fully healthy in a prone position.

The M4A1 has many attachments with various purposes, these parts may uncommonly be found at Helicopter Crash Sites and buildings.

Where to find M4A1 ?

Dayz M4A1 Ammunitions

5.56mm 20 Rounds

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

5.56mm 20 Rounds A cardbox box with 'Contains 20 5.56 rifle cartridges' written on it. Presumably contains 20 rounds in a disposable cardboard wrapper.A small labeled cardb...

5.56mm Rounds

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

5.56mm Rounds A rifle cartridge developed in the United States and originally used in the M16 rifle. It is derived from the .223 Remington cartridge.The 5.56mm Round is ...

Dayz M4A1 Magazines

10Rnd 5.56mm CMAG

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

10Rnd 5.56mm CMAG An aftermarket firearm magazine produced to NATO standards. Holds a maximum of 10 rifle cartridges of the 5.56x45mm NATO variant.A polymer magazine that ca...

30Rnd 5.56mm CMAG

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

30Rnd 5.56mm CMAG An aftermarket firearm magazine produced to NATO standards. Holds a maximum of 30 rifle cartridges of the 5.56x45mm NATO variant.A polymer magazine that ca...

30Rnd STANAG

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

30Rnd STANAG A detachable firearm magazine produced to NATO standards. Holds a maximum of 30 rifle cartridges of the 5.56x45mm NATO variant.A standard STANAG detachable...

30Rnd STANAG (coupled)

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

30Rnd STANAG (coupled) 2 x 30Rnd STANAG magazine coupledTwo 30Rnd STANAG magazines coupled together using a metal magazine clamp to enable quick and fluid reloading. Many soldier...

Dayz M4A1 Attachments

ACOG

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

ACOG Advanced Combat Optical Gunsight with 4x magnification level. Attachable to any weapon with a standardized rail system. Factory default zeroed to 100m and ...

BUIS

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

BUIS A simple backup iron sights for the M4 carbine.BUIS is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. A very small, yet useful sight for the M4 or Crossbow. It ta...

M4 Buttstock CQB

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Buttstock CQB A lighter M4 buttstock for more efficient CQB. Has slightly increased dispersion, but makes the weapon easier to handle.M4 Buttstock CQB is a Weapon Attach...

M4 Buttstock MP

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Buttstock MP A CMag buttstock for the M4A1 carbine.M4 Buttstock MP is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. It spawns only at Helicopter Crash Sites, and has a 50% hi...

M4 Buttstock OE

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Buttstock OE A standard buttstock that comes as a default with the M4A1 carbine. Made of metal with a rubber shoulder guard.M4 Buttstock OE is a Weapon Attachment in Da...

M4 Carryhandle Optics

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Carryhandle Optics A basic ironsight carryhandle optics for the M4 carbine.M4 Carryhandle Optics is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. It is most commonly found on the ...

M4 Handguard MP

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Handguard MP A CMag M4 handguard.M4 Handguard MP is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. As the name implies it can only be attached to the M4A1. The M4 Handguard M...

M4 Handguard Plastic

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Handguard Plastic A basic M4 plastic handguard.M4 Handguard Plastic is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. It provides a dispersion reduction equal to the M4 Handguard R...

M4 Handguard RIS

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M4 Handguard RIS An M4A1 handguard that provides a base for the rail based attachment system. It provides 4 picatinny rails for mounting lights, lasers, bipods, grips, and ...

M68 CompM2 Optics

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

M68 CompM2 Optics The CompM2 is a battery powered non-magnifying red dot type of reflex sight for firearms manufactured in the United States.M68 CompM2 Optics is a Weapon At...

Suppressor NATO

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

Suppressor NATO An attachment for the barrel of a firearm which reduces the amount of noise generated by firing the weapon. This variant is designed for all firearms used ...

Weapon Flashlight

Dayz Wiki 2 years ago

Weapon Flashlight A universal flashlight attachable to most weapons to provide tactical advantage.The Weapon Flashlight is a Weapon Attachment in DayZ Standalone. It can be...

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  • Seems like pretty good stats. I wish I could friken find one to try out! Oh wait, they arent spawning -_-

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  • Found m4 last night on server, got a wicked new sound too. Want to know though if it is a hacked gun this patch (0.59) or was there a very recent hotfix for dayz 0.59 releasing the weapon again to the public. I am scared of being blamed as hacker, which i am not. Got full video proof of the m4 with new firing sound, where i killed the gun wielding player and our looting of the corpse. Can i play with the weapon without the fear of being banned if it is hacked

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  • Found an m4 last night, got a wicked new sound effect too. Want to know though, is it hacked or was there a hotfix very recent to release it again in current 0.59 patch. Kinda scared to go to battle with it and be blamed as hacker, which I am not. Got full evidence of my kill on the m4 wielding gunman as our looting of that person.

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