POTD: Sniper With Heckler & Koch HK M110A1 SDMR & MP7 A2

The title of this Photo Of The Day kind of sums up what it’s all about. While your eyes are on the Heckler & Koch HK M110A1, you’re missing a lot of interesting details. Note that H&K calls it a “variant“, and although it’s difficult to see all details in an image like this, it seems several things have been changed. The handguard looks different, for starters. The suppressor seems to be a B&T (for the G28), and not the OSS SRM6. The backup sights are different and the stock might be too. The riflescope looks like the excellent Schmidt & Bender 5-20×50 PM II Ultra Short. This is most likely a Made In Germany project, and you take what you have.

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POTD: M110 SASS and M110A1 CSASS in Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise

Photo Of The Day and this is the first time we have the M110 SASS and the M110A1 CSASS side by side here at TFB. We see soldiers from the Washington Army National Guard’s 3-161 Infantry Regiment on the range during an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise or EDRE, which is aimed to test the ability of a unit to receive an emergency alert and mobilize to respond to any kind of domestic emergency throughout the area.

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POTD: Heckler & Koch M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Welcome to the Photo Of The Day, an article series run by The Firearm Blog since 2014. To our knowledge, this is the most well-known place on the Internet for photos of firearms. Here we get to know the M110A1 SDMR (Squad Designated Marksman Rifle) a little better as U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers with the Second Battalion of the 113th Infantry Regiment train in live-fire target practice. Above you can see the soldiers using the secondary iron sights. How often do you use yours and train with them? Or do you prefer a red dot optic as secondary?

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POTD: Vortex on United States Army M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Photo Of The Day: Above we have the United States Army Squad Designated Marksman Rifle M110A1 (SDMR). But take a closer look, there’s something unusual going on. If you look at the optic you’ll see it’s from Vortex rather than SIG Sauer.

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POTD: Gardens Illustrated – The Heckler & Koch M110A1

TFB has been running Photo Of The Day for years, sharing great photos from around the world and the world of firearms. Sometimes the selected pictures involve a lot of action, shooting and flying brass. Sometimes there’s another reason behind the choice. Like today. This photo could easily fit into Gardens Illustrated, don’t you think?

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POTD: Heckler & Koch M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

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.

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TFB Review: SIG Sauer TANGO6T 1-6x24mm LPVO

Over the last half-decade, Low-Power Variable Optics (LPVO) have exploded in popularity. Although the ever-popular red dot and magnifier combo still remains popular and perhaps a favorite for many, there is no disputing the LPVO platform has many advantages and unique capabilities and applications with regards to shooting. SIG Sauer invited me out in November of 2020 to tour their facility in Oregon and during my time there I was able to get a look at their full lineup of electro-optics including the yet-to-be-released TANGO6T LPVO. Since then, I’ve been rigorously testing my TANGO6T as well as a few other TANGO6T models I’ve encountered out in the wild, and today I’ll share with you my experiences with the relatively new contender to the LPVO market.

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POTD: U.S. Army's New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle was aquired to fill the capability gap between the standard issue rifle and a sniper rifle. In this Photo Of The Day, we’ll take another close look at it.

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US Army Begins Fielding New M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

The US Army has begun fielding their new M110A1  Squad Designated Marksman Rifle or SDMR. The latest familiarisation initiative began at Fort Stewart, Georgia, earlier this month. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division (the Raiders) began familiarisation with the new rifles at Fort Stewart’s sniper range on 5th June, 2020.

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First Heckler & Koch Shipments of the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle

Heckler & Koch USA has delivered the first shipments of the M110A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifles (SDMR) to the US Army.

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US Army Seeking Manufacturer for M110A1 Compact Semi Auto Sniper System

On April 8th, the US Army’s Contracting Command posted a Sources Sought notice seeking manufacturers able to compete 7.62x51mm  M110A1 rifles. The M110A1 was selected in early 2018 and is based on Heckler & Koch’s G28 rifle. It is currently unclear why the Army is seeking a manufacturer for the M110A1, but the notice is intended to “determine if there are potential sources capable of manufacturing new complete systems”.

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NEW PHOTOS: US Army Testing New Squad DMR at Fort Bliss

The US Army has released some photographs taken at Fort Bliss, Texas, during testing of the Army’s new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle (SDM-R). The new 7.62x51mm rifle from Heckler & Koch has not yet officially been fielded and testing and tweaking continues.

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Field Testing of US Army's Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System to begin Early 2019

The US Army has confirmed that the M110A1 Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System (CSASS) is due to undergo production qualification testing and should be approved for limited user testing in early 2019.

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US Army to Begin Fielding the Squad Designated Marksman Rifle in September

The US Army’s new Squad Designated Marksman Rifle, or SDM-R, is set to be fielded at the brigade level starting in September 2018, according to the Program Executive Office Soldier.

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US Marine Corps Interested In Army's Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System

The US Marine Corps is interested in the Army’s Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS). Chambered in the longer ranged 7.62x51mm round, the CSASS has the edge over the Corps’ recently fielded M38 adaptation of the M27 IAR.

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