The Remington R4 is Remington's version of the M4 / M16 rifle series, produced in part out of spite after legal action by Colt cost Remington a contract to produce 24,000 M4A1 Carbines for the US Army in 2012. Following the failure of this contract (due to the US Army awarding the full order for 120,000 rifles to FN Herstal rather than Colt or Remington), Remington were awarded a major contract to supply 50,000 R4 rifles to the Philippine Army, as a replacement for their stocks of Cold War-vintage M16s.
There are four main variants: the compact "C" with a 7-inch barrel, the 11.5-inch "E" entry carbine, the standard 14.5-inch carbine, and a 20-inch rifle version. A gas piston rifle developed from the R4 (which uses direct impingement just like the M16 / M4 series), the Remington R5 RGP, was also unveiled in 2012.
(2012 - Present)
- Type: Assault Rifle
- Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
- Weight: 3.4kg
- Length: 600~700mm
- Barrel Length: 7 in (17.8 cm) (R4-C), 11.5 in (29.2 cm) (R4-E), 14.5 in (36.8 cm) (R4), 20 in (50.8 cm) (R4-M)
- Feed System: STANAG Magazines
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto/Full-Auto
The Remington R4 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Notation||Release Date|
|Rainbow Six: Siege||R4-C||Remington R4-C||2015|
|Umbrella Corps||Lancer CQBZ Ver.||w/ optional suppressors and optics||Remington R4-C w/ STANAG 30-round magazine and RIS foregrip||2016|