The Mythic German AR: The H&K 416

Mike over running GarandThumb takes on a topic that many many folks have some questions on.

What makes the H&K 416 the H&K416? What makes this classically German over engineered variant of the AR-15 the legend it is?

Data set after data set see two weapons consistently out perform the modern layout. Both are US Service rifles within USSOCOM. The SCAR and the 416 compete incredibly favorably in accuracy, reliability, and high praise end user feedback. What sets the rifle apart?

The SCAR and the 416 have top marks on their failure rates and accuracy. The meet standards that no other firearms have been held to in official trials. What details make the guns run?

GT highlights the highs and lows of running the H&K 416. He compares this against the other popular SBR platfrom, the Mk 18 (and clones). This is the German gun in the raw.

Keith Finch
Keith is the former Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. He got told there was a mountain of other things that needed doing, so he does those now and writes here when he can. A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. Teaching since 2009, he covers local concealed carry courses, intermediate and advanced rifle courses, handgun, red dot handgun, bullpups, AKs, and home defense courses for civilians, military client requests, and law enforcement client requests.