German Polizei were seen at the G20 summit providing security. The officers are seen wielding MP5s and HK416s. Some are kitted with the Revision Batlskin Viper system. They are also wearing First Spear Siege R Plate carriers.

 

These officers are using HK416s.

 





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  • Houston Moore

    I spy taco pouches, too.

  • Kinetics

    Looks like a Crye groin protector in the first pic with the H&K 416’s too.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Am I the only one who feels slightly disturbed to see an increasingly armed police force go against unarmed protesters?

    • Lt M

      Having so many world leaders in one place, I think it’s more to do with anti-terrorism in this situation.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Thats certainly a part of it but I doubt terrorists will be carrying signs protesting.

        • Lt M

          By and large the protestors were dealt with by riot police who weren’t heavily armed like their colleagues seen above.

        • anon

          This is freaking naive. There are videos of the violent jerks hopping in alleys, removing their black garb, and then going back on street in regular clothing.

    • Mr._Exterminatus

      To be fair, there were reportedly up to 100,000 protesters, who proceeded to burn the inside of buildings out and go on looting sprees.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        An interesting question is when to employ lethal force (if ever) to protect property.

        • Mr._Exterminatus

          I think it was mostly in case terrorists took advantage of the chaos from the protests too, although the police did get bricks thrown at them, and employed less lethal against protestors. Water cannons were used to great effect.

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Nice, sounds great on a hot summer day.

        • Bullphrog855

          You’re talking as if they lined up the rioters on their knees and walked down the line executing them.

    • GUNxSPECTRE

      Obligatory duh gubment comment here.

    • Qoquaq En Transic

      Of course, in some places like Baltimore or Ferguson…. they may well be necessary.

    • Some Guy

      The only time the police were armed with long arms faced protesters(they always carry pistols) were when some violent protesters tried setting up a trap for the riot police. They were building baricades in the street and waited with big stones and molotov cocktails on the rooftops. They gave up rather quickly when looking down the barrel of gun operated by eiter SEK or GSG9 members.
      The rest of the violence was stopped with batons, pepper spray, water canons and tear gas.

    • A.WChuck

      I’m a pretty conservative person and I find all the heavily armed and armored “police” disturbing. They seem more like Praetorian Guards rather than Peace Officers or Police.

      • UWOTM8

        See the above post about the rioters and look up how many regular cops were injured by them.

    • gorgaar

      The units you see pictured (German SEK = Spezialeinsatzkommando = Special Deployment Commando) were only called in AFTER about a thousand violent protestors had laid waste to the city for hours and AFTER several hundred regular policemen had been injured already. The criminals had fired potentially lethal slingshots and thrown Molotov cocktails at the police and anti-riot water cannon vehicles. They were not unarmed.

      • GUNxSPECTRE

        Shh! You can’t disrupt their narrative! It’ll make them cry!

    • Vitsaus

      I’m more disturbed by how little action is being taken against Marxist-Leninist proto-insurgents across the West.

    • Bill

      It’s very old common law that lethal force may be used to put down a riot. Right or wrong, I can’t say, but historically lethal force was used far more frequently in civil disorders, by both sides, than now.

      One of the best examples of the worst were the West Virginia Mine Wars, when Billy Mitchell wanted to fly bombers against striking coal miners, and it was seriously considered.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Very interesting point, thanks.

  • Twilight sparkle

    That magpul sand colour magazine really stands out in the last pic

    • Nicholas C

      The sand stock is what caught my eye that it was an HK 416. Not sure why that is tan and the rest of the gun is black.

      • Twilight sparkle

        It’s hard to tell by the lighting but I believe parts of the gun recieved some fde krylon in an attempt to camouflage it, the paint appears to be wearing back down to the black anodising though. I’m just wondering why get sand magazines to begin with, why not fde? Did they want to dye the magazine and never got to it. I’d like to see their methods of procuring this equipment

  • GUNxSPECTRE

    It’s the year 2857 AD, and Martian-German Polizei are still using the HK MP5.

    • int19h

      And it still looks fabulous.

  • Tim

    All that gear is worthless if they’re unwilling to use it. The neo-marxists won. Germany is finished.

    • USMC03Vet

      Russians must be laughing because it’s been a long time coming.

      • Sermon 7.62

        In truth, the Russians and the Germans had been friends for a long time, and 4 million Germans used to live in Russia.

    • GUNxSPECTRE

      Dress for the occasion and deterrence.

      If bombs went off and protestor guns went blazing, good thing they brought their kit.

      What? You sad that they didn’t go Kent State from the get go? Pro-police state amiriteguyz.

  • Johnsmyname

    Looks like pictures from Metal Gear Solid… 🙁

  • A Guest

    No expert myself, but my guess is, that the gear is made by Lindnerhof and not by First Spear. Lindnerhof Taktik offers a vest, that also uses the slide buckles that were made famous by First Spear. They also offer multi-calibre mag pouches that are fairly similar to the Taco pouches by HSGI…

    Austrian Cobra units were also on the scene.
    There’s also a video of a planned ambush by “protestors” that were waiting on a roof with stones and molotov cocktails. They allegedly planned to throw them on advancing police on the street…

  • Max Müller

    They have all these nice guns and our stupid politiciams didn’t allow them to use them.
    Which is a shame, because now we have 500 injured officers (mostly riot police without guns but with batons) and our retarded cuddle justice system with all the judges with their college left wing imdoctrination released nearly all of the 200 captured suspects.
    This was not a protest, no civil unrest, not even a riot, it was attempted murder on a large scale. This highly criminal anarchocommunist scum had slingshots strong enough to produce wound channels comparable to 9mm ball ammo, they had molotov cocktails they threw at police and into houses where normal people live, they had fire extinguishers filled with napalm and bitumen to burn policemen alive, they had 30kg stones stacked up at a 6 story buildung to kill police should they move inzo their trap.
    It was attempted murder and a law-free zone in which looting and assault happened every minute. They should have send 1000 policemen with shotguns and 40mm grenade launchers to shoot rubber bullets at everybody who didn’t get on the ground by himself, especially the idiots throwing stones at police. The people with the flamethrowers, the giant stone tiles on the roof and molotov cocktails could’ve gotten lead poisoning and the world would’ve been a better place.
    If police didn’t want to do it, in such a catastrophe case the german Bundeswehr could’ve been deployed inside germany and do exactly that. We have units that cleared streetblocks in Afghanistan for years and they would’ve happily dealth with the left wing scum at home.
    With the right tactics and guns (lethal or less-lethal) this would have been a easy 15 minutes job and everybody would be arrested.
    But no, don’t protect the citizens and the policemen, send 20000 unarmed cops with batons so that you don’t get the nasty pictures of rioters beaten bloody. Instead, let the city burn while enjoying a concert behind walls protected by a giant sniper team that would’ve not hesiated to light up everyvody who came too close to the “more equal people” aka politicians. Reminds me of Nero and Rome…

    • Tim

      Indeed. Not surprising, given that modern political violence emanates almost exclusively from the left.

      • GUNxSPECTRE

        Good politics bro.

    • GUNxSPECTRE

      Good politics, bro.

    • USMC03Vet

      I hope you aren’t German. I wouldn’t want you to be raided and arrested for posting the truth online.

  • USMC03Vet

    Germany is a paper tiger. These displays of force are comical. That is all they have left and soon that will go away too because of their perpetual self hatred of their history, culture, and sovereignty.

    • Sermon 7.62

      This is the result of constant brainwashing.

  • codfilet

    Nothing but the best for the Plutocrats….

  • Spencerhut

    Shoot rioters. Done.

    • GUNxSPECTRE

      Due process? Who needs that, right?

      • Spencerhut

        So don’t riot. Don’t hang out at riots. To complex? Darwin will fix that for you.

        • GUNxSPECTRE

          If it’s not white, it’s black! Yeah, you’re not that bright, son. Go outside for a bit, it does you good.

          • Robin David Stirling BrÃ¥then

            If rioters are burning cars and other property, and are using concrete blocks, molotiv coctails, and bricks – then the police should be able to use lethal force. The society can’t accept this type of terroristic behaviour.

          • GUNxSPECTRE

            Burning cars and damaging property should be met with deterrence and non-lethal force, followed by appropriate police action and judicial process to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. Threat from molotov cocktails, hard objects, guns etc. should be met with controlled and professional takedowns and lethal force. Going lethal from the get-go is unnecessary and tyrannical. By your logic, any looter who’s been captured should be lined up against the wall and executed. Whoever thinks that’s the solution is damaged. But as long it’s not your friends or family who are involved then it’s black and white.

            Boy, you sound damaged. Do us all a favor and don’t breed.

          • Robin David Stirling BrÃ¥then

            Pardon, you think I am damaged? Good that your opinion is less but important to me though – or I would perhaps get insulted! Yikes!

            If we are talking about 400 violent rioters that is out of control, then you cant simply use batons and shields over the course of 2 or 3 days and ‘wait it out’, and prosecute the eventual few that you catch.

            As you say, you should use controlled and proffersional takedowns, but that should be taken into action faster than what happens today. Obviously I am not talking about executions up against the wall.

            I live in Norway, and have to discuss with anti-violence peace mongelers like you every day – I cant believe I still even bother. The violent terroristic protesters life is obviously more important than civilians and police officers to you.

  • Max Müller

    TL;DR.
    But what i got was that you complained about rights blablabla.
    Which is funny because in germany there is no right to free speech. Which was a human right last time i checked. There is technically a right for self defense, but case law makes it very obvious that you can’t actually claim that right.
    And you know what is the greatest thing about rights? Your rights ends where other peoples rights get infringed. You attack somebody even if they have the right to be not beaten? You are no longer protected with the right to be unharmed yourself, you can now legally be beaten up in self defense. Also, your right to be free might be removed afterwards, given a due process before that.
    You try to kill police – police kills you – i am happy that you are no longer walking on this planet. It’s really that easy.