Video - God Bless the Military - Heckler & Koch's HK416 Assault Rifle


The HK416 is an assault rifle designed and manufactured by Heckler & Koch. It is an improved version of the M4 Carbine with many changes, most notably a new style gas system borrowed from the HK G36. It is available as a complete firearm or as an upper receiver kit that fits on any AR-15 type lower receiver.

The US Army’s Delta Force collaborated with the German arms maker to develop the new carbine. Delta replaced its M4s with the HK416 in 2004 after tests revealed that the piston operating system significantly reduces malfunctions while increasing the life of parts.[1]

The project was originally called the HKM4, but this was changed in response to a trademark infringement suit filed by Colt Defense. It is speculated that '416' is a reference to the M4 and M16 it is designed to compete with. The weapon has been tested by the United States military as well as some law enforcement agencies.


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