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Enforce Tac – H&K Unveils New .300 Rifles – HK237 and HK337

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

At Enforce Tac, H&K has introduced two new weapons. The HK237 is a .300 Blk/Whisper variant of the G36 and the HK337 is a .300 Blk/Whisper version of the HK416. Unfortunately, both are currently only intended for military and police markets and offered as full auto weapons, but the .300 cartridge is picking up steam here in Europe. Perhaps we’ll see civilian versions yet.


Below is a photo of the HK237 which is kept under glass with bright lights shining on it to deter photography. You’ll note the folding stock which features a cutout to allow firing while wearing a ballistic visor. Both rifles incorporate 9″ barrels.


When I asked about a .300 version of the recently introduced H433, I was told it was in the works.

HK433 Brochure in English

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

This is the English version of the brochure for the new HK433 which was recently unveiled by Heckler & Koch as a contender for the Bundeswehr’s planned replacement for the G36.






The entire brochure can be downloaded from our friends at SPARTANAT.

BREAKING: USMC Begins Process To Issue M27 IAR to Every Rifleman; Issues RFI To Industry

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Earlier today MARCORSYSCOM issued “Request for Information (RFI) M67854-17-I-1218 For Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM), Quantico, VA Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR)”. They are very clear at this point that is solely an initiation of market research under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10 and is NOT a Request for Proposal (RFP). To be clear, issuing an RFI is a natural step in the acquisition process.

This action comes after a short duration experiment last Fall during which, an entire Marine Infantry Battalion was equipped with the IAR instead of their issue M4s. The experiment was obviously a success.  At the time there was still no requirement but apparently, they’ve worked that out and lined up funding to make this happen.

As the RFI only calls for the production of an additional 11,000 rifles, this means that only additional select Infantrymen will be issued the M27. Conversely, the Marines purchased over 45,000 M4 carbines. When the M27 IAR was initially selected, the Marines had undertaken a study to determine what it would cost and how quickly the manufacturer H&K, could build the rifles in order to pure fleet the service. At the time, H&K did not have the production capacity to meet the Marine Corps’ fielding timeline so the plan was scrapped. This new move may very well be incremental in nature, with further fielding taking a longer timeline and encompassing a larger portion of the Marines.

The 5.56mm M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle is manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is based on their HK416 carbine and was fielded to the Marines to supplant beltfed the M249 SAW in the Rifle Squad. This RFI will assuredly be used by SYSCOM to create a a sole-source “Justification and Approval” in order to purchase the rifles directly from manufacturer H&K without going for an open solicitation. While the RFI describes the M27’s salient characteristics to a “T”, what may throw a monkey wrench in this plan is if another manufacturer or two claim they can build the weapons as well with a model based on a 416 clone.

We will watch this procurement closely and keep you updated on its progress. Offerers have until March 17th at 3:00 PM to respond.

Was Ist Das Denn Für Eine Neue Sturmgewehr von Heckler & Koch?

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

My friend JP has posted the first story mentioning H&K’s new 433 on his blog, Strategie & Technik.

The blog is in German and rife with technical jargon making it difficult for many to make out. The guys at Spartanat have provided this translation. Correction, Mike Hartman provided the translation.

Roughly translated from German:
“The system connects – as HK in a first info – the advantages of HK416 and G36, both known as short-stroke gas pressure loaders with rotary head closure. The modular, two-hand operated weapon is not an AR-15 architecture, which eliminates the buffer tube. This allows the assembly of a foldable, length- and height-adjustable shoulder support. The transfer lever has an integrated closing aid, can be mounted without tools on both sides of the gun and remains in its position during the closing movement. The barrel lengths are interchangeable on utility level. The “Lower” can be adjusted to the G36 or the HK416 operating concept (45/90 or 90/180 degree firing levers). All loading operations can be carried out in the safe state. In accordance with the NATO standard AC225 / D14, safety is given according to the manufacturer in both the safe and the firing state. The upper part of the housing has a continuous 4694 rail at 12 o’clock. On the hand guard, a Mil-Std 1913 rail is still attached to 3 and 9 o’clock HKey interfaces and to 6 o’clock.”

Update: Larry Vickers shared these photos os the 433 on Facebook.

Additionally, SPARTANAT shared these images from H&K.

I hope to see it first hand during next month’s IWA in Germany.

SHOT Show 17 – H&K M110A1 CSASS

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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.


H&K Announces FDE And Tactical VP Models

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Columbus, Georgia – Two new models of Heckler & Koch’s VP striker fired pistol have been added to the company line-up this summer. New Flat Dark Earth (FDE) colored frame variants and threaded barrel “Tactical models” join the renowned VP family of 9 mm and .40 caliber pistols.

The new VP FDE models are manufactured using special colorants added to the frame during the molding process and are available in both 9 mm (VP9) and .40 caliber (VP40). The color frame cannot fade or chip and is unaffected by chemicals, sun, and exposure to the elements. FDE models have all of the highly regarded VP features-with the addition of their colored frames. Flat Dark Earth is a tan/brown color scheme that has gained favor among many military and security units in recent years.

The VP Tactical models (available in both 9 mm and .40 S&W) are also identical to standard HK VP pistols, except for the addition of premium grade threaded barrels -only their weights and lengths differ due to the longer and slightly heavier threaded barrel.

The threaded barrels are manufactured at HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany, using the legendary Heckler & Koch cold-hammer forging process. HK cold hammer forged barrels -made from proprietary cannon grade steel -are well known for their long service life. Similar HK barrels on P30 models have fired more than 90,000 rounds in endurance tests.

“Adding color frame models and VPs with threaded barrels is our response to the many customer requests we received on this phenomenal handgun,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing. “Look for us to continue fleshing out the VP Series with customer-driven product improvements. The VP is one of HK’s most successful handguns. Its ‘precise pull’trigger is recognized as industry-leading. VP pistols are accurate, rugged, safe, easy to fit to any shooter’s hand -and they’re fun guns to shoot.”

Both the VP FDE color frame models and the VP Tactical models are made completely in HK’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany using all of the company’s advanced technologies for barrel manufacturing, as well as production of the machined steel slide, polymer frame, and all internal components. HK VP pistols are competitively priced and covered by Heckler & Koch’s lifetime warranty.


The Heckler & Koch VP9 FDE

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

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Hot on the heels of the SP5K, H&K has also revealed the addition of FDE frames for the VP9 and VP40.

SHOT Show – H&K G28E 

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The G28E is H&K’s entry into the US Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program. Notice the Handguard still has the HK-style attachment system that looks like reverse KeyMod.


The trigger is kind of interesting, but even more so once you get inside.


Check out the double springs in the trigger.


Word on the street is that this gun was downselected along with two others for the final phase of the program.