Battle rifles are just plain awesome. Born out of necessity after world war 2, they were the creations of years of engineering and need for better weaponry. Heckler and Koch, or better known as HK, then produced its own version of a Spanish CETME rifle, the G3. Chambered in 7.62x51mm NATO, this select-fire battle rifle uses a roller delayed blowback operating system. It is hammer fired and has a trigger with a 3-position fire selector switch. Used in numerous conflicts around the world, it is still in service by many military and police forces around the world.
The Heckler and Koch G3 is a very accurate rifle, thanks in large part to its free-floating barrel. Since it is primarily used in service as a marksman rifle, accuracy is of the upmost importance. The metal receivers makes mounting a scope very simple and easy, requiring only a claw mount to grab onto the receiver itself. The rifle in of itself is very modular, and the stock can be swapped out by simply pushing out two pins. Changing the handguard is also just as simple, requiring a push of two pins as well. All of these factors, as well as its reliability, make this an amazing gun. The roller system in this gun requires no adjustment and keeps it firing consistently, even when dirt and muck build up in the action. All of these benefits have led to the HK G3 rifle remaining a productive battle rifle even in today’s world. Country’s such as Sweden and Germany use them as marksmen rifles, while others like Turkey and Pakistan use them on the frontline. Others such as Latvia and Lithuania use them as standard service rifles.
The G3 rifle is a slick looking gun, and has seen its fair share of popularity. It can be spotted as being used in films such as District 9, Blood Diamond, and Black Hawk Down for example. The G3 can even be seen in television shows, such as 24, X-Files, and Ultimate Force. While the G3 may never have got the recognition it truly deserved thanks to the FN FAL, it is one special battle rifle and is great to shoot. To shoot an HK G3 rifle is something special, and if you have ever wanted to experience what shooting a battle rifle is like, this is a great one to try out. The 7.62x51mm NATO round packs a punch, and the adrenaline rush that comes from shooting a gun in this caliber is indescribable.
If you have ever wanted to experience what it is like to shoot a legitimate battle rifle, the HK G3 rifle is a perfect choice. Be sure to come by and see us at Machine Guns Vegas to get outfitted and ready to experience this rifle and have the time of your life at our shooting ranges. We cannot wait to see you here, the G3 is waiting for you!