Tag: HK 416

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BREAKING: Heckler & Koch CONFIRMED Winner of French AIF Rifle Contract; FN to Appeal French Decision

Multiple French news outlets are confirming the victory of Heckler & Koch’s HK416 rifle in the French Army’s AIF (Arme Individuelle du Futur – Future Individual Weapon) program to replace the FAMAS, in which it has evidently unseated the FN SCAR, its [Read More…]

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BREAKING: The Next French Infantry Rifle Is German – Heckler & Koch Reportedly WINS French AIF Rifle Competition

According to an as of yet uncorroborated report from the French publication RETEX MAG, the next French rifle will be a variant of the German-made Heckler & Koch HK416. The report cites notices sent out to the five participants in the French Army’s AIF (Arme [Read More…]

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TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 1 of 3)

In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine guns, and numerous magazines, bolts, bolt carriers, and other miscellaneous [Read More…]

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Dutch SF interested in .300 BLK

Jane’s is reporting that the Dutch special forces are putting out a contract request to buy 195 carbines chambered in .300 BLK and an assorted amount of ammunition to go along with the package. Now, this isn’t big news yet, because all this is, is a request [Read More…]

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French Special Forces

Thanks to Amael Kotlarski for sending this one into us. This a promotional video produced by the French Army, it depicts the Command and Transmissions Company of the Army Special Forces Brigade. Some kit is shown as well as weaponry, mostly consisting of HK417/416 and [Read More…]