SHOT Show 17 – H&K M110A1 CSASS

Heckler & Koch displayed this facsimile of the US Army’s Compact Semi Automatic Sniper System. This is the lastest version of the M110A1. Interestingly, the Army kept the M110 nomenclature with a model update even though this new variant is a completely new weapon. I’m sure someone will come up an example, but off the top of my head I can’t think of another example where they’ve replaced a weapon or vehicle with a different version but kept the same model number. Naturally, this strategy was used in order to avoid starting an entirely new Program of Record, but it could certainly lead to confusion for those not intimately familiar with the capability.

The H&K entry was initially selected by the Army, sporting a proprietary HKeyMod rail.  It was replaced with this M-Lok Geissele rail we first told you about during Modern Day Marine last Fall. It is equipped with a 6-9 Harris bipod.  

Despite rumors to the contrary, the H&K CSASS continues to incorporate an OSS SRM6 suppressor.

You’ll also note the Schmidt & Bender 3-20×50 PMII Ultra Short scope paired with a Geissele optic mount.

Below is the Collapible Buttstock with adjustable comb.

One of the goals of the CSASS program was to lighten the weight of the rifle as well as reduce its length. The M110A1 weighs 6.8kg and incorporates an aluminum receiver, unlike the steel version used in the Bundeswehr’s G28 sniper rifle it is based on.


21 Responses to “SHOT Show 17 – H&K M110A1 CSASS”

  1. BS says:

    Is there MR762A1 stamped on the upper?

  2. Mike says:

    I know this isn’t a beauty contest, but man, is that one UGLY rifle. The mustard yellow color doesn’t exactly blend in with a lot of stuff.

  3. Dellis says:

    The rifle itself looks great, receiver color is just off. It’s more mustard shade but this could be due to it being a facsimile as some materials take color differently.

    There may or may not of been a primer used. Darker primers, lighter primers, all play with top color.

  4. BillC says:

    I had no idea the G28’s upper receiver was steel.

  5. FMorris says:

    I thought the OSS can on the bid were a two part design, is this a new version?

  6. Will says:

    You guys understand that the color is irrelevant. Practically every sniper I’ve seen will paint their rifle to match the local conditions.

  7. PTMcCain says:

    Very, very nice indeed.

    Re. the color.

    FDE is truly one of the most challenging colors to capture accurately in photos. You have to know your way around proper lighting and photoshop in your workflow to get the color right.

    We should not expect some snapshots from SHOT show to provide this kind of accuracy.

    So, I would advise nobody freaking out over the color at this point.

  8. PTMcCain says:

    Excellent! I figure the price tag on that would be around…oh…$12,000?

    As for the color, folks need to know that capturing any FDE color accurately is quite a challenge. It requires great lighting and a good working knowledge of photoshop to get everything just right as it actually looks. Snapshots from a trade show should not be regarded as the “final word” on color.

  9. Diddler says:

    I prefer mustard to ketchup, so I welcome the color.

  10. ACES TACTICAL says:

    Again, this is NOT FDE, the color code is RAL 8000. It is a specific color for HK. The upper and lower have been Cerakoted this color as requested by HK Defense in Ashburn, VA. This was done for SHOT 2017 to show the CSASS. This color matches the MP5 RAL 8000 color. FDE is farther down the “tan” spectrum.

  11. Jesse says:

    barrel length?

  12. Chris says:

    I’ve been wondering if they’ll continue to use proprietary H&K Mags in the actual issued weapon. SR-25 pattern Mags are by far the most common now and pouches etc already exist. Not to mention that if other countries are on the same battlefield they’ll more likely than not have SR-25 pattern if they’re using 7.62 NATO. MAGPUL SR-25 pattern are very reliable as I have seen from experience. Proprietary Mags IMHO just aren’t the way to go.