HK G3

Silhouette (Visual identification)

HK G3
Category Assault Rifles
Operating System Roller-delayed blowback
Cartridge
Length 1023 mm
Feeding Box magazine

The furniture can be wood or plastic. The plastic stock may be green, sand or black. There is also a collapsing stock. The rifle is hammer fired and has a trigger mechanism with a 3-position fire selector switch that is also the manual safety toggle that secures the weapon from accidentally discharging (fire selector in the “E” or “1” position – single fire mode, “F” or “20” – automatic fire, “S” or “0” – weapon is safe, trigger disabled mechanically). The weapon can be fitted with an optional 4-position safety/fire selector group illustrated with pictograms with an ambidextrous selector lever. The additional, fourth selector setting enables a 3-round burst mode of fire. Around 10 million items have been produced.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The HK G3 is found in 86 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Albania (ALB)
G
Angola (AGO)
G
Argentina (ARG)
G
Bahrain (BHR)
G
Bangladesh (BGD)
G
Bolivia (BOL)
G
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Brunei (BRN)
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
G
Burundi (BDI)
G
Cameroon (CMR)
G
N
Chad (TCD)
G
Chile (CHL)
G
Colombia (COL)
G
G
Croatia (HRV)
G
Cyprus (CYP)
G
G
Denmark (DNK)
G
Djibouti (DJI)
G
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
Estonia (EST)
G
Ethiopia (ETH)
G
G
France (FRA)
O
G
Gabon (GAB)
G
Germany (DEU)
O
G
Ghana (GHA)
G
Greece (GRC)
O
G
Guyana (GUY)
G
Haiti (HTI)
G
Iceland (ISL)
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iran (IRN)
O
G
Iraq (IRQ)
G
Ireland (IRL)
G
Italy (ITA)
G
Jordan (JOR)
G
Kenya (KEN)
G
Kuwait (KWT)
G
Latvia (LVA)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
G
Libya (LBY)
G
Lithuania (LTU)
G
Malawi (MWI)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
N
Mali (MLI)
N
Mauritania (MRT)
G
N
Mauritius (MUS)
G
Mexico (MEX)
O
G
Morocco (MAR)
G
Mozambique (MOZ)
N
O
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
Niger (NER)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Norway (NOR)
O
U
Pakistan (PAK)
O
G
Paraguay (PRY)
G
Peru (PER)
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
O
G
Qatar (QAT)
G
Rwanda (RWA)
G
Saudi Arabia (SAU)
G
Senegal (SEN)
G
Slovenia (SVN)
U
Somalia (SOM)
G
N
South Africa (ZAF)
G
South Sudan (SSD)
U
Sudan (SDN)
G
N
Sweden (SWE)
O
G
Tanzania (TZA)
G
Thailand (THA)
U
Togo (TGO)
G
Turkey (TUR)
O
G
Uganda (UGA)
G
G
G
G
Yemen (YEM)
G
Zambia (ZMB)
G
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)