Picked Up an M4 H2O
Hi guys, Below is a link to an image shack album of some pics of my new M4 H20. To be honest I am not impressed with the finish. It seems very, very thin and weak. You can see an area on the barrel where it meets the mag tube lug where the finish is missing (no, that isn't washout from the flash). There are also several scratches on the barrel that seem to have been coated over (poor metal prep prior to applying the finish?).
The internals just appear to be coated with the finish. In fact, the shell drop lever was inoperable until I worked it up and down a bit. Also, there is no oil on the gun, just some sort of dry (graphite?) lube.
MY OPINION: Not worth it unless you are a collector or want it for the factory "legal" magazine tube and collapsible stock. http://imageshack.us/g/692/m4h2otrigger2z.jpg/ Not sure about mine. I might end up selling it soon to fund a .308 as I already have a few M4s . . . I just saw this one and thought I could give it a good home.
Edit: sorry if it is a wall of text. When I typed into post box it looked nicely formatted.
Last edited by 12508; 03-12-2012 at 08:48 AM.
Sorry to hear you're not happy with the results. You're the second owner I've seen posting about the weapon and the first to identify these concerns. Did you get to fire the gun yet?
No. Haven't fired it yet.
Thanks for posting your opinion. I'll admit I was a little peeved when they announced the H2O right after I got my black M4. This always happens to me though, I buy an new phone/gun/TV etc and shortly after then new great thing comes out. Based on your findings though, I'll stop envying and enjoy my black M4, especially since I was able to get a c stock at a reasonable price.
I just bought a .308 myself, should get here Thursday. What are you looking at?
Yes, enjoy your black M4!
I'm looking at a few .308s. A Krebs .308 Socom, XCR-M, Sig 716.
But I am very fickle. I might just man it up and put a few hundred rounds through it next weekend.
It might be that Robar has alot of M4 coating to do these days..therfore do hurry handling marks and bad coating occur. I would personally go to Robar and pick up a black FL TS M4 before he messes it up with this junk coat.