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10.5"

14.5"

16"

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16" with GLM

10.5"

16"

10.5" with suppressor

10.5" upper receiver kit
 

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New text for the 416 on the HKD website as well.


HK416
In developing the HK416, Heckler & Koch pursued a single goal: To start off where comparable assault rifl es have already reached their limits. The result: Improved combat efficiency “Made in Germany”.

Technical studies have shown that comparable assault rifles from other manufacturers suffer from fundamental defects and considerable shortcomings with regard to reliability, safety, accuracy and ease of handling. Another complication is the need for the user to carry out constant, intensive maintenance to ensure that the rifle is always ready for action. These findings, together with the experience that Heckler & Koch gained during its highly successful "midlife improvement programme" for the British Army SA80 assault rifle, have now borne fruit in the HK416. The HK416 incorporates an innovative assault rifle concept that is based on modularity, variability and cost effectiveness. Besides a selection of different barrel lengths, the user can also choose from a wide range of specialist accessories. The improved add-on grenade launcher, the GLM, can also be employed as a stand alone weapon independent of the system. Heckler & Koch's patented Free-Floating Handguard System (MIL-STD-1913) allows the user 360° individuality.

In all of the durability and extreme conditions tests it has undergone, the HK416 has demonstrated that the systems impeccable combat efficiency is an all round success. Thanks to the integrated G36 technology, the HK416 weapon system from Heckler & Koch represents yet another reliable option for military, police and special operations forces with regard to accuracy, reliability, ease of maintenance and handling.

Users already familiar with assault rifles of a similar design will only require the very minimum of conversion training. All key operating features and safety mechanisms are designed to vastly reduce training times when converting to the HK weapon system. The only major difference for the end user to appreciate is increased reliability and effectiveness. With one exception: Stripping and reassembling can be carried out entirely without the use of special tools. This is due to innovative design of components allowing them to interface one another to enable the stripping and reassembling process. The HK416's modular design allows 100% interchangeability of components within the weapon system. Even between calibres, as many components as is physically possible are interchangeable with its big brother, the HK417. The customers cost benefi ts for a vastly reduced logistics holding are clear to see. Also with the "Minimum Upgrade Package" offered by Heckler & Koch it is possible to continue using components from existing models of rifl es, and to combine them with HK416 technology. This means HK416 technology is still available to those with limited budgets, without having to make any compromise when it comes to quality and reliability.

With the HK416, Heckler & Koch starts off looking for solutions where others have long since given up.

Also, check out the features portion of the 416 page here:

http://www.hkd-usa.com/HKWebText/detailPara/1928/337/4/19/339

It looks as though a few options have been made available for the 416, to include a two stage match trigger and adjustable gas block.
 

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Is there a heavy barrelled HK416? Akin to the Diemaco C8SFW? That has a 16" heavy barrel doesnt it? Thanks for posting the pics by the way!
 

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Thanks...
I'd like to think that is positive news... that this shows that an effort is underway to get the weapon into the mainstream.
 

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I have the wall art print of this pic



from the HK webstore! Its gorgeous, just trying to get it framed!
 

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Just one word, " Beautiful."

6 years in the Marine Corp, starting with the M16A1 leading to the M16A2, and I can still cannot count how many hours I spent cleaning those weapons. I even bought dental tools to pick out every bit of carbon out my bolts. The question should be put, do our soldier and Marines realy need to spend a quarter of their careers cleaning and picking bits out of their weapons?
 

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I want one! The grip doesn't flow with the rifle though. The tango down looks better.
It looks like it might be pretty comfortable. I've yet to handle one of the 416's with that grip though so I don't know. I definitely like the look of it!
 

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Thanks for posting this Tspeis! Hopefully we will see the 416/417 available to civilians by the end of this year.
 

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One year ago, I bought a stripped AR lower. Just for this.
 

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IMO the Magpul MIAD grip is the best grip on the planet.
+ 1 on that too, and I HEAR the UBR doesn't suck either. But I wouldn't know, because I wasn't camped out on the Magpul site. :D

I am happy for you Kilo, just like to bust your balls a bit. I think it's way cool. The CTR on my 416 is good too.
 

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The HK416 incorporates an innovative assault rifle concept that is based on modularity, variability and cost effectiveness.
Well H&K better stand behind this statement when they start releasing prices for the civie version.
 

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We shall see. But I don't think we should expect them to be cheaper than any other top-tier piston AR. Let's remember, the F2000 is almost all plastic and it is $1800.
 

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+ 1 on that too, and I HEAR the UBR doesn't suck either. But I wouldn't know, because I wasn't camped out on the Magpul site. :D

I am happy for you Kilo, just like to bust your balls a bit. I think it's way cool. The CTR on my 416 is good too.
I've got the CTR on my 416 and am liking it a LOT. I may have to examine the MIAD grip . . .
 
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