The German made assault rifle, Heckler & Koch G-36.
Manufacturer: Heckler & Kock
Design Year: 1990-1995
Years of Service: 1997-Present
Fire Mode: Selective Fire
Cartridge: 5.56x45mm NATO
Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt
Twist Rate: 1:7 rifling twist
Rate of Fire: 750 rounds/min
Muzzle Velocity: 3,018 ft/s
Effective Range: 800m (870 yd)
Composite: High grade polymer and advanced alloy components
Weight: 6.2lb G36C, 8.0lb G36
Length: 28.3in G36C, 39.3in G36, MG36
Barrel Length: 9.0in G36, 18.9in G36, MG36
The G-36 is a gas operated selective fire 5.56x45mm assault rifle designed by HK in the early 1990's.
Unlike most assault rifles the G-36 has a free floating barrel (does not make contact with the hand-guard). the G-36 has a Chrome-lined bore with 6 right hand grooves and a 1 in 178mm (1:7) rifling twist rate. This mean that the bullet does a full rotation in the barrel every 7 inches. The G36 has a rate of fire of 750 rounds per minute.
This gun is banned by California law, but is available in most states.
The G36 is a fun shooter, plus one of my personal favorites do to its distinct design, low recoil, built in sights, and just the beauty of it.
The G36 attachments include: Scope, grenade launcher, bayonet, flashlight, laser, fore-grip, silencer, and any type of top sight.
Currently there are 8 variations of this rifle
the most popular ones being the G36 (Standard), G36C (compact), MG36 ( machine gun),
G36KV ( export upgrade).
Heckler & Kock Website