The CAR 816 is a center-fire, gas operated, and rotating bolt system assault rifle, chambered in NATO 5.56 x 45. The CAR 816 is an assault rifle designed for the high-end use of law enforcement and military applications. The weapon is available in semi-automatic and select fire configurations.
The operating system is a short stroke pushrod gas piston system. The gas systems are controlled by an adjustable gas valve with three positions.
Position one is for normal operation.
Position two is for operation in adverse conditions, low impulse ammunition, or when the system becomes fouled.
Position three is for normal operation with a sound suppressor affixed and allows cycling of the action. The weapon is available in various barrel lengths 10.5” CQB, 14.5” Carbine and 16” Carbine Rifle.
- 816 operates on the new short stroke piston system with three settings.
- Single or 2-tone Cerakote color finish available.
- Semi-automatic only and select fire models.
- Multiple barrel lengths 10.5″ CQB, 14.5″ Carbineand 16″ Carbine.
- Upper and lower tension device.
|Assault Rifle||COMPACT 10.5″||CARBINE 14.5″||CARBINE 16″|
|Caliber||5.56 x 45mm NATO||5.56 x 45mm NATO||5.56 x 45mm NATO|
|Operating principle||Gas operated, piston||Gas operated, piston||Gas operated, piston|
|Modes of fire||Safe, Semi and Automatic||Safe, Semi and Automatic||Safe, Semi and Automatic|
|Overall Length (STOCK EXTENDED)||30.6″ (778mm)||34.8″ (887mm)||36.3″ (922mm)|
|Overall Length Stock Collapsed||27.3″(694mm)||31.5″(802mm)||33″(838mm)|
|Barrel Length||10.5″ (267mm)||14.5″ (368mm)||16″ (406mm)|
|Barrel Contour||Mil Std M4||Mil Std M4||Mil Std M4|
|Rifling Twist||1:7 /178||1:7 /178||1:7 /178|
|Muzzle Brake||A2 Style||A2 Style||A2 Style|
|Weight w/o Magazine||6.7 lbs (3.05 kg)||7.2 lbs (3.3 kg)||7.4 lbs (3.4 kg)|
|Trigger type||Mil Spec||Mil Spec||Mil Spec|
|Trigger Pull||(2.49-4.31 kg) (5.5-9.5 lbs)||(2.49-4.31 kg) (5.5-9.5 lbs)||(2.49-4.31 kg) (5.5-9.5 lbs)|
|Magazine capacity, rnd.||30||30||30|
|Butt stock||Adjustable length (6 positions)||Adjustable length (6 positions)||Adjustable length (6 positions)|
|Cyclic rate of fire||750-950 rpm||750-950 rpm||750-950 rpm|