-A number of off-the-record sources have told reporters that it was the Heckler & Koch 416 carbine rifle that was used to kill maniac-terrorist Osama bin Laden.
Popular Mechanics (PM) has published some interesting photos of the HK416, which it calls “the world’s newest celebrity weapon.” While the Pentagon and HK won‘t admit the gun’s role in the now infamous raid on bin Laden’s compound, PM says its use has become “accepted history”:
It is undoubtedly true that U.S. special forces helped create and use this weapon, making it a logical choice for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group operators who swept bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
PM goes on to share some fun facts about the weapon:
German weaponmakers designed the HK416 specifically for, and with input from, U.S. Army special forces. Ten years ago, they wanted a bett
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