USMC officially contracts H&K to replace the M4

H&K has officially been contracted by the United States Marine Corps to replace the M4 carbine with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.

The M27 is a variation of the H&K 416 and features a 16″ barrel.

This is important for the velocity needed to make 5.56 lethal at that range.

All of the new M27s will be built here in the Georgia , USA along with countless other weapons to meet the growing demand in the US market.


  • Cartridge: 5.56 NATO
  • Barrel length: 16 in.
  • Weight: 7.9 lbs.
  • Gas-operated fully automatic
  • Unit price: $3,000
  • Overall length: 33 in. – 36.3 in.
  • Manufacturer: H&K