Aero Precision Introduces M16A4 Clone

Aero Precision Introduces M16A4 Clone

Aero Precision has recently added a new rifle to the website. The M16A4 has some quality specs behind it and it has a notable change from the chrome lined mil-spec barrel to the QPQ 1/7 twist 4150 barrel. Most likely this is a nitrided barrel assembly from Ballistic Advantage.

AP m16A4Its nice to see that one of my favorite rifle variants is not fading away against the free floated carbine backdrop.  Here are the specs straight from the AP website:

Upper Features:

  • Upper: Standard M4 Upper Receiver
  • Barrel: 20″ 5.56 NATO, Rifle Length, 1:7 Twist, 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium, QPQ corrosion resistant finish
  • Sights: A2 Detachable Carry Handle and A2 Front Sight Block w/ Bayonet Lug
  • Handguard: A2 Style Handguard, Rifle Length
  • Gas System: Rifle Length Gas System
  • Bolt Carrier Group: M16 Cut, 8620 Steel, Phosphate Finish, Properly Staked, Carpenter 158 Bolt, HP and MPI Tested
  • Muzzle Device: Standard A2 Flash Hider

Lower Features

  • Lower: Special Edition M16A4 Lower Receiver with custom engraving
  • Lower Parts Kit: Standard AR15 Lower Parts Kit
  • Buffer Kit: Standard AR15 Rifle Buffer Kit
  • Stock: Standard A2 Stock
  • Grip: Standard A2 Grip


  • Magpul 30 Round PMAG® Magazine
  • M16A4 Sling
Written by lothaen


  1. E.D.M. · October 24, 2015

    I’m a fan. I’m intrigued by the increasing popularity of the full size M16 format. It seems more and more companies are jumping on to it.

    I’m curious about Aero’s barrel profile, it looks like an A1. A lightweight 20″ 4150 QPQ barrel seems like a great set up.

  2. Adam · October 26, 2015

    Should come with steel mags

  3. honeycomb · October 30, 2015

    Just five (5) years ago I could not get any 18 or 20 (“) inch lightweight / pencil profile barrels.

    Now we have good quality options.

    I guess all those letters paid off .. FINALLY!

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