POTD: Eddie’s HK416 & SIG 553

Eddie sent us a photo (above) of his Heckler & Koch HK416 (full auto) loaded up with a Surefire Mini Scout Flashlight, Surefire Suppressor, DBAL I2 and topped off with a EOTech EXPS0. His SIG 553 (also full auto) features a Brugger & Thomet (B&T) scope mount with a RMR red dot.

SIG 553

Both are very nifty machine guns. Thanks Eddie.



Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • My kinda guy!

  • Sam Deeley-Crane

    lucky guy

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Weight on the HK? It’s looks great, but that is not a light setup 🙂 11lbs?

    • Miles

      You’re so close to the weight that it’s not funny.
      Some organizations that use that carbine have some slightly different lasers and stocks, add a twist to the side magnifier and some rail guards but that’s pretty much it.
      Recoil? What recoil?

  • Hoosurdaddy

    Anybody know what kind of stock that is on the H&K?

    • A stock they make. It is simply referred to as the “E1”.

    • Samson

      Yeah that is an internal, HK-only stock, although I just recently noticed somebody made a knockoff of it (which doesn’t at all surprise me.)

      The funny thing is, I have been a Magpul fan since before they ruled the tactical and AR universe, and I always said, the first things I would do to my new HK416 or MR556A1 would be to replace the furniture and accessories with a Magpul treatment of my choosing … but now I think I might leave the HK stock on, so you know it’s an awesome, exclusive HK, as soon as you lay eyes on it. Because if I have one, clearly I Do Not Suck and No One Hates Me!!!

      • Andrew Hobby

        Nope, I called HK and they were like “Samson? Ohhh yeah! Yeah, he is still on our “people that suck and we hate” list.” 😉

    • Joshua

      It’s a crappy HK stock that has a nasty habit of losing the rubber butt pad.

  • Jeff S

    Are these dealer samples or what??

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    Not exactly “his” though, are they? Either they’re dealer samples or they belong to an LE agency he’s a part of. Still cool, though.

    • Or he isn’t American.

      • iksnilol

        I would wager that Eddie is possibly Swiss (or at least living there). Judging by the name and choice of weapons of course

        Or he doesn’t care much about laws like that. I know I have buddies with enough heat to cause global warming… illegally of course.

        • Tim

          Isn’t dealer samples marked with HK416D since they are made in the US or is the “D” designation just for the military?

          • iksnilol

            Where do you see the D? I honestly don’t know.

          • Tim

            Because there isn’t a D therefore I think its outside of the states.

          • iksnilol

            IIRC the D is for mil/LEO versions in general. D14.5 is the one with a 14.5 inch barrel, D16.5 is with 16.5 inch barrel and so on. Though don’t take my word for it.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          Good luck getting that SF Socom silencer outside of the states.

          • iksnilol

            Good point. What are the rules for exporting suppressors in the US?

            I was just guessing, best to wait on an answer from Steve, Alex or Eddie himself.

          • You need to be a licensed exporter and comply with ITAR. I assume that a suppressor maker as large as them would export, but it would be unusual for a European to use one instead of a B&T or something.
            The owner is either not in the USA, an FFL holder, or a lawman.

          • iksnilol

            I know I was interested in the Silencerco Sparrow, then I saw all the red tape involved and said “screw it”.

          • Miles

            That’s what all the ‘red tape’ is for; to make most people give up.
            Nothing personal, just the way .gov wanted it.

          • In this case it is for Europe to protect its own industry. Also, I dont think Norway uses .gov do they?

          • Miles

            Norway (or any other ‘stable’ nation) doesn’t have a Norwegian (or any other nation’s version of ) “.gov”? 🙂
            Personally, short of smuggling it in, I’d like to see some European production suppee-pressors.
            Only having civilian access to the U.S. stuff sucks

          • Guest

            Polish GROM using Surefire suppressor.

          • Guest

            Polish GROM using Surefire Suppressor.

          • toms

            You can get surefire’s outside US if you live a country like Switzerland or other european country that allows import. I would guess Switzerland, Czech, or Finland.

          • Miles

            It’s a Surefire suppressor all right, but unless there’s a picture of the front of it for comparison, it just as easily could be one of the legacy predecessors to the SOCOM. The latter production of these had changed the locking ring to the same style as the SOCOM.

          • G0rdon_Fr33man

            I know at least 2 people here in Norway which owns them… It is a pain in the ass, but doable. Problem is, they cannot compete on price.

      • Michael R. Zupcak

        Good point. I’ve always had a problem with thinking out of the box.

  • Esh325

    Which is better?

    • Who could choose. Where is King Solomon when you need him???

      • FarmerB

        You think King Solomon would propose a H&K upper and a SIG lower? 🙂

    • Joshua

      I would say the HK416.

  • therapist

    SOT-paying FFL or law enforcement in the US. Importer markings on the SIG 553 are a dead giveaway. Do I get a cookie for being smarter than TFB’s resident machinegun expert?

    • Cant see markings from my wee little phone, but I trust you!

  • Vitsaus

    SIG 553… My jealousy is immeasurable.

  • edition30

    Which B&T mount is that? Does the RMR and iron sights have co-witness?

  • Andrew Hobby

    You. had me. at. Hello.

  • Andrew Hobby

    That price is coffee-spittingingly high.