Colt 933

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Colt Model 933, 5.56 mm
Type Carbine
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1995 - present
Used by See Users
Wars War on Terror
Production history
Manufacturer Colt Defense
Produced 1965–present
No. built 1,800
Variants M4A1,
Weight 2.44 kg (5.4 lb) empty
2.64 kg (5.8 lb) with 30 rounds
Length 680 mm (27 in) (stock retracted)
762 mm (30.0 in) (stock extended)
Barrel length 292 mm (11.5 in), 254 mm (10.0 in) (standard CAR-15)

Cartridge 5.56×45mm (.223 Remington)
Action Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Rate of fire 700–950 round/min cyclic[1]
Feed system 30-round box magazine or other STANAG Magazines.

The Colt 933 is a compact carbine based on the AR-15 and M16 rifle produced by Colt starting in 1995. Due to their compact size, the short-barreled Colt 933 continues to be used by various US Special Forces and by some foreign forces, including Israeli Special Forces.


  1. ^ M4 5.56 mm Carbine Archived June 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Colt.