Thursday, July 28, 2011

HK Mark 23

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The Heckler & Koch (HK) Mark 23 Mod is a handgun consisting of a match grade semi-automatic pistol, a laser aiming module (LAM), and suppressor, chambered in .45 ACP 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. It was adopted by the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for special operations units in the 1990s. HK is a German arms manufacturer founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany.

While the designation applies to the complete system, it's also commonly used in reference to the pistol component itself. The pistol itself, chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, was developed by Heckler & Koch, and was selected over the Colt OHWS through USSOCOM's Offensive Handgun Weapon System (OHWS) program. The LAM and suppressor were developed by Insight Technology and Knight's Armament Company (KAC), respectively.

The MK23 is constructed of corrosion-resistant polymer and steel. The MK23 offers a a threaded O-ring polygonal barrel, a design that is reported to increase durability and performance. The MK23 can be carried in single-action mode with the safety lever on, and features a frame mounted de-cocking lever as well as a separate ambidextrous safety lever. The MK23 is designed to reduce felt recoil, and also offers an oversized trigger guard for use with gloves.

Action: Semi-auto
Caliber: .45 ACP
Size: Large
Length: 9.65"
Height: 5.9"
Weight: 2.43 pounds
Trigger: Double-action/single-action
Trigger Pull: Double-action: 11.47 pounds
Single-action: 5.17 pounds
Barrel Length: 5.87"
Sights: Fixed 3-dot sights
Slide Material: Steel/blue
Frame Material: Polymer/black
Grip: Textured
Capacity: 12
Features: Match grade trigger; decocking lever; ambidextrous safety lever and magazine release; and loaded chamber indicator
MSRP: $2310.00


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