To accompany 93,340 new HK416 rifles
The French Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently taken a liking to Hornady’s Rapid Rack because of its ability to allow individuals in close proximity to know a firearm is unloaded. Simultaneously, any firearm with this device can be loaded at a moment’s notice by simply cycling it out of the action.
Hornady Manufacturing Company has struck a deal to sell more than 90,000 of its Rapid Rack empty chamber indicator / load-assist devices to the French MoD through the company’s French distributor, Sidam SAS.
The French MoD will purchase a customised Rapid Rack, sporting a black handle rather than the standard red, to accompany 93,340 new Heckler & Koch HK416 rifles. The French Armed Forces have chosen the HK416 to replace the long-running FAMAS, nicknamed the BUGLE for its distinctive shape, as their standard assault rifle.
“This purchase confirms that Hornady is recognized throughout the world as a supplier of not only top-of-the-line ammunition but also innovative accessories,” said Steve Catlett, Hornady’s International Sales Manager. “We’re just as proud to help the French Armed Forces defend their nation as we are to help U.S. law enforcement agencies stay cruiser ready with our Rapid Rack.”