HK416 Polymer Gen2 Stanag Magazine

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The HK416 rifle is H&K’s version of a piston driven AR15. There are subtle differences but it is basically an AR15. It uses STANAG magazines and comes with a steel magazine. H&K USA has a translucent polymer magazine.

Trans mag

 

Recently a German store has gotten their hands on some brand new Gen2 HK polymer magazines and they look very different.

The polymer magazine above looks somewhat like a Lancer Systems AWM magazine just without the metal feedlips.

But these new polmer magazine are something else.

HK 416 G2

 

markings

These magazines are more ergonomic. They have rounded edges and an aethetically pleasing texture pattern.

 

Below are the back and front texture of the magazine.

front

back

 

Here it is compared to a PMAG and Lancer Magazine.

mag compare

 

L-R: Lancer, PMAG, HK. The HK follower looks similar to the PMAG follower.

follower

 

Here is the Gen2 HK mag disassembled. It is odd that the base plate is completely smooth. Any other polymer magazine has some sort of texture but here it seems like they forgot something.

disassemble

It is not a common magazine you see here in the US. Thanks to my co-worker for helping me order one from Germany.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.