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How Would You Carry An HK G11?

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

During the 1980s, German weapons manufacturer Heckler & Koch developed the G11, a weapon which fired a 4.7mm caseless cartridge. It was big, black, and bulky. But even then, those crafty Germans developed a means to carry it. In fact, they came up with several ways to carry it.

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The G11 was evaluated by the US Army during the Advanced Combat Rifle Program, but was not adopted. The ammunition proved to be too much of a challenge.

For more information on the HK G11 ceaseless gun, visit armourersbench.com/2017/11/19/an-introduction-to-the-heckler-koch-g11.

Milipol 17 – H&K 416F

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Earlier this year, the French Army selected the 5.56mm Heckler & Koch 416 to replace the FAMAS, issued since the 1970s.

Offered in Standard (14.5” barrel) and Carbine (11” barrel) models, the HK416 F features the latest ambidextrous controls.


However, there are also a few differences on the French version.  First, the barrel allows the use of rifle grenades.  


Additionally, the French model eliminates the selective gas regulator.  The standard 416 is above and the 416 F below.


The French have also chosen the original collapsible but stock rather than the Slimline model used on newer versions of the HK416.


Finally, you may notice that there is an Aimpont Comp M5 mounted to this rifle.  The French Army is currently in source selection for a rifle optic and this is only one of the options they are considering.

AUSA 17 – H&K Exhibits M110A1 CSASS

Monday, October 9th, 2017

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Heckler & Koch exhibited a production correct sample, based on the latest configuration of the M110A1, Compact Semi Auto Sniper System. Earlier examples on display used different parts.

Based on the G28 (417) weapon is in Flat Dark Earth color and includes a Geissele slimline M-LOK handguard, Ambi Controls, Geissele two-stage Trigger, Harris Bipod, G28 Stock and Pistol Grip, and a Barrel with 1:8 Twist. Additionally, it is equipped with a 3-20×50 PMII Ultra Short Schmidt & Bender with a modified reticle and an OSS Suppressor.

UPDATED – CSASS Update

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Naturally, if word gets out that the Interim Combat Service Rifle effort has stopped midstream, folks are going to wonder about other 7.62mm programs, especially CSASS.

Despite a contract award in early 2016 to H&K for a G28 variant, the US Army has yet to field any M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper Systems. So far, the program has no funding. It’s not dead; it just doesn’t have money to buy anything.

However, a directed requirement for 6069 G28 rifles, which are essentially M110A1s minus the optic, is still rumored to be moving forward, albeit rather slowly. These rifles will be fitted with a different optic and used in the Squad Designated Marksman role. While the Army will not have a widespread capacity to bring 7.62 hate, the DMR guns and existing M110s, built by Knight’s Armament Co, offer a limited capability.

However, CSASS is still alive and well with the US Navy and US Air Force, who are reportedly still on track to field several thousand of the rifle system.

UPDATE
Within an hour of this post being published, The Army Contracting Command published an award on FedBizOpps entitled, “Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System Engineering Change Proposal”.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – New Jersey (ACC-NJ), on behalf of the Project Manager Soldier Weapons (PM-SW), awarded a modification to incorporate Engineering Change Proposals to the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System.

If I were a betting man, that ECP turns the CSASS into a DMR by eliminating the Optic and Suppressor as well as lengthening the Barrel, which results aggregately in lowering the price and producing the desired variant of the G28 specified in the Directed Requirement. If it includes a full-auto function, ICSR could still happen as an ECPed CSASS and offer the Army the 7.62 H&K G28, it wants.

We will update you as we learn the details of this ECP.

DSEI 17 – H&K Upgrades to British L85A3

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

H&K displayed a production version of the new L85A3 Mid Life Improvement project upgrades for the British MoD. Operationally, the weapon still works the same. The upgrades involve integrating a full length Picatinny rail along the top of the handguard and receiver. You’ll also note the HKey Mod on the hand guard which features a new receiver attaching system to offer a free float barrel.

Additionally, the weapon is now Flat Dark Earth.

Personnel Change at Heckler & Koch

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

August 29, 2017. The supervisory board of H&K AG, the parent company of the Heckler & Koch Group (“Heckler & Koch”), has revoked the appointment of Mr. Norbert Scheuch as Chairman of the Executive Board and as Chief Executive Officer of H&K AG with immediate effect. The appointment of Mr. Norbert Scheuch as executive director of Heckler & Koch GmbH was also revoked with immediate effect.

Until the appointment of a successor in the near future, Mr. Wolfgang Hesse, the sole executive board member of H&K AG and the sole executive director of Heckler & Koch GmbH, will take over Mr. Scheuch’s duties, in close cooperation with the supervisory board.?

The already initiated strategic realignment of the Group, the operational transformation process and the product innovation initiative will be continued unchanged.

The Last Wooden H&K MP7 Replica Is Now Available For Sale

Sunday, July 30th, 2017

Late last week, we featured an article on a highly-detailed MP7 wooden replica created by UK-based artist Jenni Edwards. Ms. Edwards contacted us to let us know that it, and a G36 replica, had both sold. However she managed to find one last MP7 replica that she is currently selling on her Etsy page. She has stated that this is the last MP7 replica she will ever make and sell, so if you’re in the market for one, here’s your final opportunity. The original article follows:

Jenni Edwards, a UK-based artist, creates highly detailed laser cut and laminated scale models of modern firearms. Her works include 2 models of the SCAR which are currently in the FNH Belgian HQ, as well as MP7 models which were produced for the UK’s Royal Armouries. The latter model is what’s currently available for sale via Edwards’ Etsy shop, ‘Splintersell’. The model is made of maple and birch, and features fully moving parts, including:

  • Removable magazine
  • Retractable buttstock
  • Retractable charging handle
  • Trigger which releases the hammer

    The model also features a functioning green dot sight, a removable suppressor, and weapon accurate markings.

    www.etsy.com/listing/167338406/wooden-heckler-koch-mp7-made-out-of-a

  • Wooden H&K MP7 Replica

    Thursday, July 20th, 2017

    Jenni Edwards, a UK-based artist, creates highly detailed laser cut and laminated scale models of modern firearms. Her works include 2 models of the SCAR which are currently in the FNH Belgian HQ, as well as MP7 models which were produced for the UK’s Royal Armouries. The latter model is what’s currently available for sale via Edwards’ Etsy shop, ‘Splintersell’. The model is made of maple and birch, and features fully moving parts, including:

  • Removable magazine
  • Retractable buttstock
  • Retractable charging handle
  • Trigger which releases the hammer

    The model also features a functioning green dot sight, a removable suppressor, and weapon accurate markings.

    www.etsy.com/listing/167338406/wooden-heckler-koch-mp7-made-out-of-a

    Thanks to ‘Allen’ for the tip!