Box mags can be helpfull, You won't have to take time to reload as often in a situation under pressure. Plus that reload time just lets the zombies get closer and closer. Some of the round mags have a tendancy to explode though. Plus thats a ton of ammo to carry around especially if your talking like an ak-47 or and member of that family. Of course if you were to have a mounted weapon on a vehicle or window as protection, the box mag could be useful, other than that I wouldn't go for it.
Meh. Reload time is the worst part. I'd stay away from box mags no matter what. If I can reload my M4 in 2-3 seconds with a standard mag, than I'm not worried at all about having a Beta mag or C-mag. Way to much add on weight.
Laser and flashlight attachments are nice until you find you rely on them and have no more battery power. Rechargeable batteries might work for some. There are solar rechargers available too. Can take a while. Better have extras.
Keep it simple. When you get all complicated you make mistakes. That's when the slow ones get ya.
I would have my M4 the way I carry it for duty.. Flattop M4 with a Troy BUIS with tritium inserts,standard front post with tritium, Eotech 553, M73 surefire quadrail, Surefire M900 vertical combat light, redimag system with magpul bad lever,Magpul MIAD grip that carries an extra bolt/firing pin assembly, stage 3 BCM gunfighter charging handle ,Vltor EMOD stock and a VTAC sling system. Only problem now is I need a supressor and it's already frigging heavy without it
Crap!! Really ? Sounds like another person's opinion. I've been a LEO for almost 7 years and half of those years I've been on a tac team. I am also a Police instructor so I definately would not call it crap. As far as an 10 inch barrel I'm not really a fan. When you shorten the barrel you shorten the gas system which can cause reliability issues. Besides I live in communist California LOL. Guess we're going to have to agree to disagree. In my team you will not find an M4 that looks alike due to the fact an idividual's job and comfort of what works for him comes into play. The system you should use is the one your proficient with. If your an expert pistoleer use a pistol, if you're a master bowman use a bow. I would love to come across anyone that has mastered their indiviual system cause they would be an asset.
Go with what ya know. I've only recently become interested in optics. I ordered an Eotech XPS2 for my AR build. I still want to be able to use irons so the Eotech is a good choice for co-witnessing with the irons. I've been a cop here in Pa. for 20 years. Spent 4 on our tac team and another 4 on our Drug squad. I carried an MP5 with no special attachments cept a light on the tac team. Carried my own AR when doing raids and drug work. I had nothing on it but a light. I believe in keeping it simple. Less hardware to fail. I may build an SBR sooner or later but I'[m in no hurry.
I hear ya an optic is only supposed to make a good iron sight shooter faster not better. I rely on my irons due to the fact that irons for the most part remain true. On optics batteries die and glass breaks but the winner is the person who can come on target faster and place an accurate shot.... Anyone who has been involved in carrying a weapon for a living knows that basic principal...