The rifle of choice of many elite teams is getting better: how the HK416, the favorite gun of many special forces teams is getting an upgrade.
The HK416 is one of the world’s most popular infantry weapons of the latest generation. Special operation forces from the United States to Europe to Asia all use the HK416. It’s even issued to regular soldiers in the U.S. Marines, French Army and Norwegian Armed Forces.
The weapon has been around since the 2000s, but H&K hasn’t been sitting on its hands the entire time. The latest HK416A7 incorporates a wide range of ergonomic improvements that take could take the HK416 to the next level. But does the HK416A7 compare to modernized versions of the M4? Will it see wide use like earlier versions?