H&K MR556 Could Be Coming Next Month…

With the H&K 556 Rifle it feels like we have been waiting a long time.  German firearm supplier H&K known for their pistols are ready to release evolved civillian versions of the 416/417 carbine series.

The HK MR556 semi auto has caught the sights of many shooting enthusiasts building anticipation for it’s release. Originally H&K claimed they would have this weapon available by the end of 2009.  June is almost gone and now rumors are pointing to a July release.  That’s not confirmed but one dealer on who currently has the MR556 listed for 2995.00 on GunBroker recently admitted to not having the rifle in hand but would be receiving his delivery  next month if you take the leap.

Another online dealer in Georgia says they are no appearing in distributor catalogs and is offering their first shipment at 2500.00.  I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we will see these within the next 2 months.

So while your waiting and because GunBlog.com has not gone into H&K MR 556 let’s do so now…

where to buy HK 556 rifle?The MR556 and MR762 are the two newly designed HK rifles that have been a long time in development.  The 556 is closely based on the HK416 while the up coming 762 is a variant of the HK417.

Both weapon systems will take advantage of the proprietary gas piston system. This prevents gases and carbon getting into the rifles interior which in turn keeps it clean and working properly for longer periods of time.

Manufacturing of the new MR556 will be at their new hampshire facility produced with both American and German made parts. You still get lots of the great features the HK416 had like the free floating quad rail system and hand guard and a cold hammer forged produced barrel.

At 2995.00 MSRP it slides right into the same category as the Bushmaster ACR and the FN SCAR.  Now the real question is of those 3 which would you take?

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Kimber Stainless II Pro .45 1911 Pistol

Kimber 1911 Stainless II Pistol

Just about every gun enthusiest I know has a Kimber 1911 Pistol on their wish list.  Kimber is well known to make some of the finest ” highly accurate M1911-style pistols” on the market today.  Add to that the companies track record of quality and reliability and you have a classic updated for modern day use.  These 1911’s are refined, over the years everything has been fine tuned to lead to a weapon that quite honestly can’t get much better. The amount of customization options that Kimber offers on these 1911’s are insane.  It’s pretty safe to say that they are at the very top of that market segment.

The Kimber Stainless Pro 1911 .45 features an extended thumb safety, high ride beaver tail grip safety, and an extended magazine release as well as slide release.  Of course kimber uses only the finest match grade bull barrels in their pistols and this particular model uses a proven single spring recoil design.

Kimber 1911 Stainless Pistol

It’s weight in hand at 36 ounces empty  and  7.7″  long is what I would consider a considerably compact 1911, not as small as others offered yet not nearly as long and nose heavy as many of the full sized are.  Finished in a stunning Satin Silver you may also select from several variations of this weapon, some models include meprolight tritium 3-dot night sights (fixed) while others have traditional sights. Remember custom is the way to go with Kimber, give them a call after you plan out exactly what you want.

The  trigger driect from the factory comes in with a 4-5 pound pull and the gun also has a frontstrap checkering 1913 picatinny rail for your own modifications.

So how much will this .45 set you back? well MSRP is 1,269.00 for the higher end Pro TLE RL II model while the the other variations of the Stainless Pro come in at just over 1k.

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GunBlog.com Inaugural Event – “Shoot Out” @ The Las Vegas Clark County Gun Range!

Clark County Shooting Park - GunBlog.comJoin the GunBlog.com team of contributors at our 1st annual “Shoot Out” Event being held at the New Las Vegas Clark County Shooting Park Sunday June 20th from 8 am to 12 noon!

Shoot the latest Model Rifles and Pistols like the Bushmaster ACR, FN-SCAR, XD-M .45 ACP, Heavily Modified AR-15’s, Glocks, Sig’s and more! We will be running 6 shooting lanes open to all levels of firearm enthusiasts. GunBlog.com Weapon experts will be on hand to help new comers get familiar with the next generation of weapon systems.

The Las Vegas Clark County Shooting Park offers a family fun atmosphere in a safe military like structured shooting arrangement, If you haven’t seen what is said to be the nations top shooting facility you need to make the trip to find out what all the praise is about.

GunBlog.com will be sponsoring the lane fee’s  and all you need to do is show up with ear and eye protection as well as your own Ammo.  Please bring your own assortment of .223, 9mm, .45 ACP rounds to fire.

No reservation necessary, simply be at the Clark County Shooting park between 8am – 12 noon check in with the front office showing them your ID and make sure you tell them that your there for the GunBlog.com event!


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