Heckler & Koch G36

Description

The Heckler and Koch G36 is a select-fire assault rifle chambered in 5.56 NATO. Founded in 1949, HK is a German defense manufacturing company that designs and produces small arms. The G36 was designed in the 1990s as a replacement for the ubiquitous G3 battle rifle.

The G36 uses a gas-piston operated system where propellant gases are caught in a tube near the muzzle. Inside the tube is a piston which the gas pushes and then the piston drives the bolt back.

Features include a free floating barrel, so when the barrel heats and swells it won’t come in contact with the stock. Its barrel is also hammer forged, meaning a machine precisely carved the grooves in the bore for increased accuracy and durability. Fire and safety selectors are ambidextrous. The G36 uses a 30-round detachable box magazine or a 100-round drum magazine.

No less than 25 of the world’s military and police units use the G36 in one form or another. It has given way to a number of variants offering different cartridges, magazines, accessories and sizes.

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Specifications

G36
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 100<br />30
Sights: Open
Features: Picatinny rail; foldable buttstock; ambidextrous trigger selector and safety
Action: Full-auto<br />Semi-auto
Stock: Skeletonized Polymer
Scope: Picatinny rail
Website: http://www.hk-usa.co…
Weight: 8 pounds
Barrel Length: 18.9"
Overall Length: 39.9"
G36K
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Features: Gas operated, short-stroke piston and pusher rod system; abbreviated handguard; and handy in confined spaces such as a vehicle
Action: Full-auto<br />Semi-auto
Stock: Skeletonized Polymer
Website: http://www.hk-usa.co…
Weight: 7.58 pounds
Barrel Length: 12.51"
Overall Length: 24.21 to 33.85"
G36C
Caliber: 5.56 NATO
Capacity: 30
Sights: Open
Features: Gas operated, short-stroke piston and pusher rod system; short size makes it ideal for vehicle operations
Action: Full-auto<br />Semi-auto
Stock: Skeletonized Polymer
Website: http://www.hk-usa.co…
Weight: 6.52 pounds
Barrel Length: 8.97"
Overall Length: 19.69 to 28.34"
MSRP$0.00

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