Heckler & Koch Mark 23

The Hk MK23 was developed under request from US SOCOM (Special Operations Command) and entered the competition with Colt for OHWS – Offensive Handgun Weapon System – first offensive handgun for US Military since the adoption of the Colt M1911 Govt.

Heckler & Koch Mark 23

MP 4th Edition statistics
NAME Heckler & Koch Mark 23
CAL: .45 ACP
MUZZLE VEL: 270 m/s
E-FACTOR: 8
WT (EMPTY): 1.1kg
BARREL: 149 mm
LENGTH: 245 mm
EFF. RNG: 50m
MAX. RNG: 1341m
TYPE OF FIRE: Short recoil, DA/SA
RATE OF FIRE: Semi-automatic
FEED DEVICE: 12 rd magazine
FEED DEVICE EMPTY WT: .110kg
FEED DEVICE LOADED WT: .366kg
LOADED WT: 1.46kg

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:
During testing, MK 23 pistols met the most stringent operational and accuracy requirements ever demanded of a combat handgun. Endurance testing demonstrated a service life of over 30,000 rounds of ammunition. To meet the reliability requirement, the pistol had to demonstrate a minimum of 2,000 mean rounds between stoppages (MRBS) ammunition. All pistols exceeded the 2000 MRBS with an average of 6000 MRBS. In more than 450 accuracy test firings from a precision firing fixture at 25 meters, MK 23 pistols far exceeded the government requirement, averaging 1.44 inches, with 65 groups of less than one inch. There were four groups of .5 inches, with 5 rounds going through the same hole!

HK MK23

HK MK23

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~ by Kalam Harkair on January 21, 2010.

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