POTD: Heckler & Koch MG3 vs MG5 (Bonus Video: MG6 Minigun)

German Machine Guns – that is the subject of this Photo Of the Day here at The Firearm Blog. The Machine Gun MG3, made by Rheinmetall, is probably one of the most iconic firearms of the Bundeswehr. In service since the 1960s and proven over the decades. The time has come for a change, an […]

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The HK USP Compact – After 15 Years Of Use

The HK USP Compact holds a very special place in my heart. It was the first handgun I ever had and for the first five years, I shot the crap out of that gun. I think there’s always a special place in your heart for the first gun you own. The USP Compact was the […]

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POTD: Heckler & Koch GMG at the Grenade Launcher Range

Today we take a look at the Heckler & Koch Grenade Machine Gun (GMG – GranatMaschinenGewehr), as it plays a main part in a live fire exercise in Latvia with multiple nations. The action is recoil-operated, inertia bolt, and the GMG fires from the open bolt. The grenade feed mechanism is via belt, either from […]

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HK416A5s and SFP9s for Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency STAR Teams

From 23 to 26 September 2019, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) Special Task And Rescue (STAR) Team held a weapons familiarization training exercise at the Mantin Shooting Range in Negeri Sembilan. Notably, the STAR team members were trained on their new Heckler & Koch HK416A5 assault rifles and SFP9 pistols for the first time […]

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The German Army takes the next step with new assault rifle

Since the late 1990s, the Heckler & Koch G36 is the standard rifle of the German Bundeswehr. Already in the 2nd quarter of 2017 it was made official that the Bundeswehr were going to procure roughly 120 000 assault rifles with accessories, to replace the G36. In total the order value was estimated to about […]

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HK369 – Heckler & Koch’s new Multiple Grenade Launcher

Heckler & Koch is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of small arms with roots in Germany. For more than 60 years, they have been developing and manufacturing various types of firearms. Their 40 mm Grenade systems may not be what they are most famous for, but if you take care to study photos of […]

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H&K Awarded Contract to Upgrade British SA80A3

SA80 rifle UpgradeIn November 2018, we reported that the British Army was set to receive up to 44,000 upgraded L85A3/SA80A3s over the next 5 years. The contract was reported to be worth £75 million or $95.6 million. It has now been announced, by Heckler & Koch, that a contract has been agreed with the UK’s Ministry of Defence […]

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