looks like the AR-15 system is taking the world one country at a time, mwahahahaha. Stoner def got the design and ergo's of the gun correct.Maybe in the future we can buy a whole bunch of cheap French surplus HK416's.
I can see the CDNN sales flyer now:
"Never shot...Only dropped once!"
You got that right. Kinda funny how the whole AR15 thing pretty much exploded in worldwide popularity with the HK416. People said the AK47 was the most common rifle on earth....I think it might be AR15's in the next 5 years though.looks like the AR-15 system is taking the world one country at a time, which works for me. Stoner def got the design and ergo's of the gun correct.
The best part for AK purists, look at the new AK12 and tell me what the Russians are trying to make it look like. Railed forend, collapsible stock...
More like 60 years of engineering around a flawed design paired with some good German know-how, and now it's a viable designhmmmmm sounds westernized.......bahahahaha, Let's face it any rifle will have a hard time competing with the AR-15 design. Try as the Russians like their rifles will never feel as good as ours.:100000:
I group pistons and DI together into the AR-15 platform. The HK416 is an AR-15 platform its just a piston system, so yes our AR-15 platform is probably the best there is.More like 60 years of engineering around a flawed design paired with some good German know-how, and now it's a viable design
Agreed G3 kurz. Hopefully the rumors are true b/c the HK416 looks like a great replacement for the FAMAS. HK's pusher rod system seems much better than the lever delayed blowback of the FAMAS.I have not heard if this is confirmed or not. Frankly I am doubtful that it is for the entire French Army but hopeful for the French troops that it is in fact true. In speaking with a new Legionnaire last week he told me they cannot get through a 30 round magazine with the FAMAS without stoppages. They did recently select a replacement I'm told for their 7.62mm GPMG's so maybe there is truth to the rumor.
May learn more next week at the European Small Arms Symposium.
Last I checked, the French economy was in a sad state. I'm not familiar with their procurement procedures though or if they're anything like what has to happen in the US. Any insight into that?