Germany taps in the HK417 to easy issues with the G36

With the German military going to hell in a handbasket and the once-vaunted HK G36 having some serious teething issues, they are picking up some 1,200 HK417s to help ease the pain as noted by local media.

For those of you unclear on just what the ‘417 is, think of a short-stroke piston AR-10 with a few modern updates and capable of using the same 20-round mag used by the old-school G3 battle rifle if you run out of the groovy clear polymer ones it comes with.

Come to think of it, why did they get rid of the G3 anyway?

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