Moving on in the Rainier Arms Country Rifle atlas, it’s time for a large central European country.
Germany is represented by Noveske Rifleworks and their Generation III Infidel rifle, available via Rainier Arms.
All the Cerakote artwork was done by Michael from Blowndeadline Custom.
The barrel is a 13.7″ stainless steel with a pinned KX5 flash suppressor, for an overall length of 16″. Sorry it’s no SBR this time, you have to wait for France, but still a very fine rifle.
The Noveske Lower Receiver is a model Gen III, CNC machined billet receiver from 7075-T6 aluminium.
The trigger is an ALG Defense ACT. “The pull of the ACT is very similar to a standard mil-spec trigger, however it is sharper and the grittiness of the stock trigger pull has been removed while the traditional reliability of a stock trigger remains. The pull weight is not lower than the M4/M16 minimum weight specification of 5.5lbs.”
Never tried this trigger, and frankly I’m a bit surprised about the choice as I read the description. I use my rifles for competition, so my needs may differ from others but I expected a competition style trigger with a (much) lighter pull for such a rifle.
The price (for the trigger) is attractive at $69, and obviously users looking for an improved mil-spec trigger should probably look no further.
Above: Magpul STR Carbine Stock and Magpul MIAD pistol Grip. No colorful German flag on this side, looks more like a gray day on the wrong side of the Berlin wall back in the old days. Or another foggy day in the Ruhr industrial area. Just kidding, the flared magwell comes out really well with the custom Ceracoating.
Below: The Gas Block is a Lo-Pro, .750, with a pinned Noveske KX5 Flash Suppressor. Made in Grants Pass, Oregon, USA. Don’t buy a fake one, they say.
Folded Magpul MBUS Pro Sights.
Below: The upper receiver is a generation III CNC machined from 7075-T6 aluminium.
The charging handle is one of my favorites, a Raptor ambidextrous. Works fine from either strong or support side. I remember someone on AR15.com nominating this part as one of the best innovations for the AR-15 platform ever. I laughed then, but he just might have been on to something.
EOTech is a brave choice, but they probably need all the support they can get at this point in time.
The handguard is a NSR-15” free floating with a 1913 top rail.
“Germany” balancing on a MagPod.
All photos by Chummerz.