heckler-koch-gray-room-part-2.jpg

Heckler & Koch: The Gray Room, Part II

We continue as American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach tours the Gray Room at Heckler & Koch’s U.S. Headquarters in Ashburn, VA.

The HK4: Heckler & Koch's First Semi-Auto Pistol

Heckler & Koch got its start making rifles for military and police use, but the demand for semi-automatic pistols grew in the 1960s, leading to the HK4.

HK’s First Auto

Unlike so many of the gun makers that blossomed in the immediate post-WWII era, Heckler & Koch was a brand-new company, but they had roots in conservative, old-style German gunmaking.

Interests



Subscribe to the NRA American Rifleman newsletter