HK416 Video Clip from AFJ Shoot-Out at Blackwater 2005

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by David Crane

While you’re over at the Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) Shoot-0ut at Blackwater 2005 page checking out the Auto Assault-12 (AA-12) full-auto shotgun video, you’ll also want to take a look at their video clip on Heckler & Koch’s HK416 carbine/subcarbine (5.56x45mm). In the video, you’ll want to listen to what AFJ evaluators Bob Taubert and Lt. Col. Tony Raper, USA, (ret.) have to say about the HK416 system.  It appears from the AFJ video clip that the HK416 runs sighnificantly cleaner and cooler than the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine.  The video clip also implies that the HK416 is significantly more reliable and durable/rugged under adverse conditions (combat conditions) than the Colt M4/M4A1.  Lt. Col. Raper even goes on to comment that the HK416 would make a "good replacement for M4 systems and M16 systems, eventually", especially since the Colt M4/M4A1 Carbine has been reportedly experiencing reliability and durability "issues" in the Sandbox. 

You can view the HK416 5.56mm carbine/subcarbine video clip by clicking on the following link:…

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to read what Armed Forces Journal (AFJ) wrote about the HK416 carbine/subcarbine.

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to read what the AFJ evaluators had to say about the HK416.

Click here to visit Armed Forces Journal’s (AFJ) 2005 Shoot-Out at Blackwater home page.

Click here to read DefenseReview’s article on the HK416 carbine/subcarbine and High-Reliability 30-round steel magazine, titled "HK416 Piston-Driven 5.56 Carbine and High-Reliability 30-Round Steel Mag".

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