Saw in a recent thread that someone would rather have and a5 instead of the new competition model. So I thought whats the a5 blah blah. Looked at an old thread with the same question. Didn't fully answer my question. So what is the difference?
HK released the 416A5 this year to military users (not sure on LE). The 416A5 includes some new features like AGR (adjustable gas block), ambidextrous safety and bolt release, beefy castle nut, and an M16 style shallower magwell that accepts older generations of pmags and such. This was supposedly the weapon HK submitted for the Army's individual carbine competition.
A lot of us civillian end users would love to have the new features, especially the AGR and ambi controls, but HK sucks and they hate us.
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