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HK G36
G36 and Variants



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Technical Data



Manufacturer
Heckler & Koch

Country Of Origin
Germany

Date Of Introduction
1990

Caliber
5.56 x 45 mm NATO

Feed System
Magazine or Drum

Rate Of Fire
750 Rounds per minute

Weights
3.6 kg

Length
998 mm, Open Buttstock


More Information *


Heckler & Koch started designing the G36 in 1990, when the Bundeswehr asked them to develop a new weapon system to replace the 1950s vintage 7.62 x 51 mm G3 rifle. Two earlier HK replacements were both rejected in the 1980s, the revolutionary G11 and the more conventional G41.

For their new HK50 (or Project 50), the company borrowed features from a variety of older designs and added a few novel innovations guided by experience with the previous HK36, VP70 and G11. The overall firing system is most similar to the Armalite AR-18 utilizing a gas-operated short-stroke piston and rotating Johnson/Stoner bolt. The diverse origins and new features resulted in a rifle widely recognised as a very reliable weapon. This sort of innovation is not unique; all firearms owe many of their features to previous designs, each adding something of its own.

The kinetic energy component of the US OICW was developed by H&K in the late 1990s, using the G36 as basis. Like many other US Army programs, the OICW was reworked in favor of developing the rifle and grenade launcher separately. The kinetic energy component was reborn as the XM8 rifle, which was eventually cancelled (as of 2005). The XM8 rifle program still exists at HK and will likely continue to compete for American contracts as they come up for bid, however now with competition from the recently adopted FN SCAR.


User Reviews And Comments

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1

Bushmaster1984   -  Georgia, United States



G36


Shot one when I was in Germany, A dream to shoot and looks killer, top notch sight system



2

TheCanuck   -  Quebec, Canada



G36K


As was mentionned previously, great handling weapon. Only downside I see to it is the lack of a bolt release like the AR15, and the fact the charging handle goes back to the neutral position when you rack the charging handle/release the bolt.

Other than that, it has great ergonomics, very ambidextrous, light weight. Great with a vertical forward grip and with the picatinny rail and reflex sight. Some people pay too much attention to the crappy stock optics, and don't realise that it can be changed in 2 minutes with an allen key.

Haven't shot mine for groups at 100yds yet, so I can't really comment on it's accuracy, but judging from groups at 50, it should be pretty decent.

One of my favorite rifles.



3

IcarusY625   -  United Kingdom



H&KG36C


Easy to handle and ergonomically ok except for the safety/fire selector which is too short. An ambidextrous unit, fast manipulation can result in going from safe to three round burst or even full auto unintentionally. Safer is the semi-auto only version. The cocking handle is also ambidextrous and can lock out as a cartridge forward assist. The trigger is good, a short first stage and clean break, light for a CQB gun but ok. With it's 228mm(9") barrel this is not an accurate gun, but groups @2-3" at 100m.
No figures for MV with the 5.56mm round. H&K site quotes 920m/s93018fps) for the 19" version. The folding stock but has a narrow recoil pad which is unstable in the shoulder. The tendency is to support the forend around the magwell and might benefit from a pistol grip. Picatinny rail on top and this weapon loves a dot sight. Easy to strip but a variety of brushes are needed to get into all those tricky places.
A good close quarter weapon, with limitations as distance

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