POTD: Geissele Mid Range Gas Gun - Sniper (MRGG-S)

Eric B
by Eric B
The Geissele Mid-Range Gas Gun, (MRGG), 6.5 Creedmoor (Photo by Geissele Automatics)

Photo Of The Day – the best place to view the coolest images of firearms. Today the time has come to admire the MRGG-S, Geissele AutomaticsMid Range Gas Gun – Sniper.

Did you know that you can order almost the same rifle, Geissele Mid-Range Gas Gun, (MRGG), 6.5 Creedmoor? The barrel is interchangeable between 6.5 Creedmoor and 7.62x51mm NATO at the user level. Price? $6,500, and the accessories are not included.

Geissele Mid-Range Gas Gun, (MRGG), 6.5 Creedmoor, DDC

USSOCOM awards contract to Geissele Automatics:

Geissele Automatics has been awarded an indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract (H92403-23-D-0003) with a 10-year ordering period and a maximum ceiling of $29,263,029 to procure a new sniper support weapon, designated marksman, rifle taking advantage of advances in ammunition and weapons technology to improve the intermediate range sniper rifle lethality, reliability and performance when suppressed during 50-1,500 meter engagements.

This effort will also provide for complete sustainment over the life cycle of the weapon system, including associated spare parts and vendor support, new equipment training, engineering, and travel. Fiscal 2023 procurement funds in the amount of $4,240,133 are being obligated at time of award on the first delivery order. This contract is a follow-on production contract stemming from a competitive prototype agreement and is being awarded in accordance with 10 U.S. Code 4022(f).

U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, is the contracting activity.

For a deeper dive into the subject, check out TFB’s previous article.

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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  • Aweds1 Aweds1 on Feb 07, 2024

    $6500?! Does it shoot by itself?

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    • FarmerB FarmerB on Feb 11, 2024

      @Justin Doc When dealing with gov't procurement, the gov't acts like time costs nothing, so there are endless forms to fill in and thousands of hours of boring meetings on everything from sustainability to diversity and inclusion.
      For businesses, time costs money, since people won't work without being paid. So, the overhead of dealing with all the bullshit gets loaded onto the cost of the product.
      Try it one day if you think it's so lucrative. Start a business and buy a product for $1000 and sell it to the gov't for $2500. You'll be broke within 6 months.

  • Predrag djuric Predrag djuric on Feb 11, 2024

    A very interesting rifle.