POTD: Heckler & Koch M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day: What a great, crisp, photo of the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) above. And there are plenty more if you scroll down. Above you have U.S. Army Sgt. Divante Scott, 1-114th Infantry Regiment, 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, from the New Jersey Army National Guard.

The location is Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., on October 28, 2021.

The 44th IBCT are the first New Jersey National Guard Soldiers to train and field the new M110A1 SDMR weapon. The M110A1 is a 7.62 mm rifle, which gives Soldiers greater range and accuracy than the standard M4 rifle.

Below: A rare sight, looking down the sights made by SIG Sauer on the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDMR) made by Heckler & Koch. This amuses me. Imagine if Heckler & Koch made sight, what woould they be like? I guess Schmidt & Bender comes close.

The mount is made by Geissele Automatics. Note the back-up sights.

Photos by Spc. Michael Schwenk, U.S. Army National Guard

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Int19h Int19h on Nov 08, 2021

    What's the point of that full-length rib on the bottom of the handguard (aside from making it less comfortable)?

  • Vet Vet on Nov 08, 2021

    Excellent photos. Any idea when the CSASS configuration of the M110A1 (with the improved optic and the G28 stock) will start being feilded?