30 April 2007

H&K XM8

While I'm on this kick of posting videos, here's one related to my favorite gun manufacturer:



Unfortunately, I don't think H&K got the bid because of the problems the XM8 had--or, at least, that's what I heard from someone who worked over at the Cold Weather Testing Center over at Ft. Greely. Kind of a shame, because the concept behind the XM8 was really good--a modular battle rifle, able to be reconfigured for a variety of roles (full auto support, marksman, and basic configuration).

Still, the below battle rifle is my absolute favorite:



The venerable G36. I wonder how that civvie got hold of one...

2 comments:

John Hardin said...

"battle rifle"? In 5.56mm? You've got to be kidding...

:)

Though if I wanted a mousegun a G36 is surely what I'd lust after...

The Mad Hatter said...

Yeah, yeah, yeah...unfortunately, the 5.56 seems to be the standard western cartridge used in their general-issue combat rifles.

Don't blame me...I really wasn't around when McNamara gave the green light for the first 5.56 rifle issued to the U.S. Army.