Words and Pics: Nismo
It’s been a while since I wrote about my HAO HK416D for Rich’s blog, so here’s the current setup.
I did not follow a specific reference pic, nor did I want to go clone correct – or use any of the Blaster Build Doctrines identified recently by Rich (incisive though that article is). I was influenced by the military side of things though, as I think it’s easy to see.
To build an HK416D to my liking, the Systema PTW platform is still the one to mess with in my opinion. Right now I consider HAO to produce the best 416 receiver set and parts, in terms of detail and quality; but also – crucially – due to the 1:1 scale and RS compatibility of Systema and HAO. Chasing and picking up those difficult to source RS parts isn’t easy, as I do like my real steel. It’s taken patience and quite a bit of luck.
It’s difficult to say which setup/combo of parts or combo of colours I like the most. However, as can be seen from the pics and item list at the end of the piece, I treat the whole as a ‘block’ ecosystem of accessories, which I switch around from time to time. The prototype Geissele SMR in DDC certainly gets people talking.
As this project is nearly done in my eyes (I still need an RS S&S Precision LowPro Mount), I am waiting for HAO to release its new Tanodized CAG HK416D kit; then I will start a new build…so, hurry up guys!
Please let me say again a big “Thank you” to Rich for putting this article on T H E blog.
- HAO HK416 V2 Kit
- All Systema PTW MAX2 internals, M4 grip & stock tube
- RS HK ejection port cover ABS
- RS BCM charging handle
- RS Magpul MOE stock black / FDE
- RS LBT – 2626A GPS pouch with Garmin 401 GPS
- RS Magpul sling adapter MS1-MS3
- RS Magpul ASAP
- RS VTAC MK2 AOR1 sling
- RS KAC rear back-up sight
- RS L3 EOTech 553
- RS PVS-14 with LaRue LT-114 mount
- RS Elcan Specter DR 1-4x w/ Docter sight II
- RS Nightforce NXS 2,5-10×24 NAV-SPEC w/ Wilcox docter mount / w Docter sight II
- RS Nightforce Ultralite rings
- RS Geissele prototype HK416 SMR rail DDC
- RS Geissele HK416 SMR rail black
- RS Surefire M600DF
- RS Surefire RM45 mount for M600 series
- RS Surefire M952V-TN w/ HS mount
- RS Surefire X-400 old Gen
- RS Magpul MVG foregrip (direct mount)
- RS KAC front flip up sight
- RS Insight AN/ PEQ15 w/ remote switch
- RS Converted RS EMAGS & PMAGS
- LowPro mount (a clone until a real one can be found)
- Angry Gun Surefire replica silencer w/ 4-prong flash hider black & FDE
- Dytac Surefire replica silencer w/ 4-prong flash hider FDE
- PTS AAC replica silencer