M16 A2 Rifle

Not to be confused with M4A1 Colt Carbine

M16 A2 Rifle #29
Much like the Colt, but more powerful and accurate. 30 rounds per magazine, with a fast-fire option.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type
5.56mm Rifle Round
Damage Range
61 - 66
Accuracy Range
47 - 52

M16 A2 Rifle is a Primary Rifle weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop.

The M16 A2 Rifle was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta. [1]

The M16 A2 Rifle has a base fire rate between five to nine rounds per turn and can fire 30 rounds (over four to six turns) without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 2.9.


Due to their relatively high stats, M16 A2 Rifles with desirable Weapon Bonuses are sometimes used by players who can afford them for general attacking, Faction Warfare, Ranked Wars, and NPC looting.


The M16 A2 Rifle is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds, given as a mystery gift from the Wheel of Mediocrity, is a possible result from paying 75 job points to use the Private Security Firm 5* special, "Open Arsenal," [2] and can be obtained as a result of the "Big Al's Gun Shop" Shoplifting subcrime.

1,000 M16 A2 Rifles will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

M16 A2 Rifles can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Primary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality M16 A2 Rifle with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Medium Arms Cache. A M16 A2 Rifle obtained this way can have a Damage stat up to 76 and an Accuracy stat up to 62.


The M16 A2 Rifle can use all Weapon Mods that are compatible with Rifles. It can also use all four types of 5.56mm special ammo.

Players can gain Weapon Experience on M16 A2 Rifles once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. M16 A2 Rifles and all primary and secondary weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Firearms Expert" 10* special and an extra clip from the "Bandolier" 7* special at Gun Shops.

M16 A2 Rifles, along with all primary and secondary weapons, receive a 20% and 5% bonus to Ammo conservation from the "MTH3330 Bachelor of Mathematics" and "MTH2310 Discrete Mathematics" courses respectively. The "CBT2850 Study of Rifles" course gives +1 accuracy to all rifles.

The M16 A2 Rifle is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

M16 A2 Rifle Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
875192492.png 2800 Ft/S Achieve 100 finishing hits with rifles

Historical Notes

All M16 A2 Rifles used to have the same damage and accuracy stats. Unique stats for each M16 A2 Rifle were revealed in a December 2015 update. [3]

In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the M16 A2 Rifle costed $600 per clip. The icon for the ammo ( jj0rAQf.png ) was a small rifle cartridge. [4]

Image History

M16 A2 Rifle Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to July 2012 [5] 29.0.png
July 2012 to 12 September 2023 [6] 29.1.png
12 September 2023 to present [7] 29.2.png

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #


  1. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Primary Weapons (With citations) (27/05/23)
  2. Damaster, Testing Open Arsenal (02/11/22)
  3. Chedburn, Unique weapons and armor (08/12/15)
  4. Torn City Basic, All Items (26/02/08)
  5. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Primary Weapons (With citations) (11/01/23)
  6. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Primary Weapons (With citations) (19/03/24)
  7. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Primary Weapons (With citations) (19/03/24)