Matthew Cox at kitup.military.com dishes on the new HK 121 MG. “It’s hard to tell much about it from the show floor [of the Eurosatory 12], except that the HK 121 weighs in at approximately 24 pounds, which is a noticeable seven pounds heavier than the [ Israel Weapon Industries] NG7. It’s also six pounds heavier than FN’s MK 48 LMG. Oh well, it weighs slightly less than the Germany Army’s MG3, the MG H&K officials hope to replace with the 121. It has a cyclic rate 600 to 800 rounds per minute. Like the MG4, its stock folds to the left side of the weapon.” For Matt, it’s all about the weight. For the rest of us it’s all about the wait. I wonder if we’ll ever be able to buy brand new full autos.