The G3 has been a workhorse across the world (Cold War Rifles)

The G3 has been a workhorse across the world (Cold War Rifles)

Continuing on with our Cold War Rifle series, we focus on the G3 (CETME, HK91, Model 58).

* Be sure to check out a really cool new channel called The Bacon Report! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKQ5hlUEf8cRFCaZUohxxwA

* Get official Legally Armed America gear here: https://ballisticink.com/collections/legally-armed-america

50 Comments

  1. amir soleimani on December 4, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    🇮🇷🇮🇷🇮🇷



  2. John Pierce on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    The Portuguese are not dutch lol



  3. Zeus7 on December 4, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    What I love about it is that doesn’t kick doesn’t hurt your shoulder



  4. alpha man on December 4, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    what about precision and range



  5. Adonis Guy on December 4, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    the G3 would have been great in the Vietnam war compare to the M16



  6. Fernando Ulloa on December 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    CETME FROM SPAIN CREATED THE G-3 RIFLE LATER THE PATENT WAS BOUGHT BY GERMANY THAT MADE IT MUCH BETTER THAN THE CETME.



  7. Thomas Hegna on December 4, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    We still use this weapon in the norwegian army-reserves. (Homeguard).
    But its up for replacement by the hk-416.
    Our version is the norwegian made ag-3 made in the 70’s in norway. Produced on licence for hk. The ag-3 forces you to really practice your shooting scills.



  8. Miguel Branco on December 4, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    G3!! My rifle at Portuguese military service! Good stuff never failed! And the cleaning in the training? Jezzz…. straight to the water drain to wash all the mud! Aahahah



  9. ناشناس on December 4, 2021 at 11:31 pm

    Hi



  10. PacificAirwave144 on December 4, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    My Mini-14 threw brass 40′ to the 2 o’clock. Wrote-off the fluted HK-91 brass (thrown 30′ out at 2 o’clock) so not a problem (but buy more steel-cased 🙂 What a stinking-cool rifle. A big/heavy rifle but the mechanism and history of the design, manufacturing, adoption…are really a cool study–which brought me to this YouTube video 🙂



  11. Cris Lee on December 4, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    I want one…I used one in COD with a red dot sight and popped many enemies quickly and accurately..lol..would like to have the real thing..



  12. daniel heinrich on December 4, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    SUPER RIFLE /GERMAN MADE !!!



  13. Caffeinated Buffalo sauce on December 4, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    It wasn’t complicated unless you are a left hand shooter



  14. gonçalo noronha on December 4, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    Us portuguese also manufactured the hkg3 and used it throughout our colonial war from 1963 till 1974 in Angola, Guinea Bissau and Mozambique.



  15. muddy jake tv on December 4, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    That mag release is really far for me lol!



  16. تک تیرانداز on December 4, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    G3👍👍👍



  17. Bruce Wayne on December 4, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Yeah my country in the army you train with that ,your arms will cry



  18. SerbianSlav on December 4, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    I am the 1000th comment



  19. [89thAH] ArmA III:Optre Shenaniganus Maximus on December 4, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    The holes in the stock for holding onto your pins is genius.



  20. Fernando Ulloa on December 4, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    THE BELGIAN FAL HAS THE PARTICULARITY THAT CAN FIRE SHOT BY SHOT, THREE SHOT BURSTS AND FULLY AUTOMATIC. THE G-3 CAN FIRE SEMI AND FULL AUTOMATIC . BOTH WEAPONS USED THE SAME CARTRIDGE 7.62 X 51



  21. Anthony Sforza on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Man, that brass ejection sounds like a great thing for left hand shooters like myself. Got some hot brass in my collar a couple times with my "military issued" M4. I don’t recommend it.



  22. chillz1988 on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I miss the good old ag3…had one while serving in the Norwegian armed forces…should have never switched from 7,62 to the puny 556…



  23. tony mane on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    if ya ever bitchin about the trigger pull you needa grow a pair I swear



  24. Rich Beast on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    The best line i have ever heard
    "Notice my brass"



  25. Josh Wkr on December 4, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I’ve been using one for 1 year during my military training and service. As corporal I had the G3A4 version. Very reliable, very durable, descent accurate and quite capable stopping power.
    Also very easy to dissemble and reassemble. Mine was produced in Greece.
    Recommended for several users.



  26. homes24 on December 4, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    That mag release I believe is like that for the cetme’s because of the mixed parts they used to make the guns and the laws for the parts import. They decieded to make a button instead of the traditional paddle, which the regular G3’s have, you can modify them yourself for the paddles.



  27. Josh Smith on December 4, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    I feel that the pistol grip helps to control recoil, unlike the M14’s standard rifle stock.



  28. german battleship Bismarck on December 4, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    Deutsh qualited



  29. Mikel Sanders on December 4, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    is our service rifle in mexico and it fucking kick ass hard, 5.56 is for cheesy babies.



  30. Plata ori Plumbu' on December 4, 2021 at 11:51 pm

    Do you know what happiness is? Being able to take home a new Century C308 for $700 in a time where they aren’t in stock anywhere and the cheapest ones on Gunbroker are no less than $1200+! Sadness is when you find out a single 20rnd box of .308 is $30 or more. Sigh….



  31. Matt Branstetter on December 4, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Nice job here. Great guns!



  32. Madis Jõgi on December 4, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    Served with the swedish made variant of G3, the AK4

    Was super reliable and very, very accurate.
    400m shots on iron sights were relatively easy to hit. As someone never before gone shooting before conscription hitting 10 out of 12 on target with glasses i needed to change is pretty amazing.
    Absolutely loved it. Hated the weight, but knew that this monster of a rifle will hit the target I was aiming at. Even if it is a behind a brick wall.



  33. Eclop on December 4, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    My grandfather had one issued to him when he was a police officer during the guerilla uprisings and eventually civil war in El Salvador. He says it was a heck of a weapon.



  34. Fernando Ulloa on December 4, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I USED A G-3 AND A DRAGUNOV DURING MY TIME IN THE AIR FORCE DURING THE CIVIL WAR IN EL SALVADOR. THREE YEARS OF MY LIFE FIGHTING THE COMMUNISTS.



  35. C A on December 4, 2021 at 11:57 pm

    It’s ugly as shit, but it works.



  36. Adam Borseti on December 5, 2021 at 12:01 am

    G3 or FAL, everyone?



  37. Andreas R on December 5, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Have you ever tried shooting M80A1 with it ?



  38. XK11 on December 5, 2021 at 12:02 am

    I used the G3A4 variant during my military service



  39. Carter McCauley on December 5, 2021 at 12:03 am

    My neighbor used this in Estonian army. But it was called a AK4 which is made in Sweden. Great gun. I want to get won so bad. Great vid. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇪🇪🇪🇪



  40. Javier Salazar on December 5, 2021 at 12:04 am

    Here from call of duty is this the new gun???



  41. M C on December 5, 2021 at 12:06 am

    Rifle my dad had in the Colombian army lmao. Wanna get one for him again. Where do you find em?



  42. Terminator M134D on December 5, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I still use this in the Norwegian Homeguard, love it soo much, but its a bit too heavy for me, so i prefer the HK 416.



  43. Daniel Osdinia on December 5, 2021 at 12:08 am

    I’m a retired lieutenant colonel of the Iranian army and I can say I lived with G3 for 27 years as an operator and instructor. G3 is a great rifle and a good example that not any old is bad! It is produced in Iran under license since 1972 and still is weapon of choice for a real battle field fighter and commander. The only downturn to me is its relative heavy weight but other rumours about it are not justified when compare it to the most recently designed and built assault rifles.



  44. Skelton Slay8er on December 5, 2021 at 12:12 am

    Personally I love the look of these rifles



  45. myth mims on December 5, 2021 at 12:14 am

    lol they still use thougs in greek military



  46. GhOsT on December 5, 2021 at 12:16 am

    How can I mount a sight or scope what are the mounts called



  47. Salar on December 5, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Used this baby when the mandatory cadet course was active in pakistan. Such a beauty. Much better to shoot than that cheap ak copy called the norinco type 56.



  48. [89thAH] ArmA III:Optre Shenaniganus Maximus on December 5, 2021 at 12:17 am

    The Paddle on the PTR is actually based on the old G3/HK91 design. The later models removed the paddle magazine release because of the Assault weapons ban. PTR simply added back one of the better parts of the overall design.



  49. Victor Moises Galvan on December 5, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Question how good is the G3 on terrain reliability?



  50. B Howard on December 5, 2021 at 12:18 am

    Just retrograded a PTR100GI to West German Bundeswehr standards: surplus stock and hand guard, etc. I love the classic plastic hand guards, but they have no ventilation holes (though they have indentations where they were originally). Wood furniture has ventilation holes.

    Why does the G3 have a magazine release so far forward? Consider the fact that the G-3 was designed by people who had just learned all of the lessons of WW2.. and somehow managed to survive. The forward mag release is situated where it is so that it must be hit deliberately. Imagine the human cost of learning that lesson: you’re German in 1944-45, 18 years old, your grandparents have been murdered, etc., you have just been thrown into combat with minimal training and supplies, and are so scarred that you are literally sh!tting and p!ssing your pants. You have cotton mouth and your voice is breaking like a 12 year old’s. The mag release was set that far forward to reduce the chances of it being hit by accident (i.e. unintentionally) while under stress.

    That’s the same reason why the M-1 Carbine’s safety push button was changed to the flip switch in 1942/43. Prior to that time, it was a push button ("crossbolt," to 1970s air rifle kids) safety. It was located so close to the mag release button that it was difficult to see the difference under stress, much less feel the difference in the dark.

    Enough terrified kids on Guadalcanal were killed because they accidentally dropped their mags when they intended to push off the safety that the arsenals finally noticed. That’s horrifying to contemplate: it’s the middle of the night, pitch black dark, you hear the enemy approaching, and… you unintentionally drop your mag thinking you’re taking the safety off. But the safety is still on. Your can’t even fire your last, chambered round. RIP, Marines and Soldiers who died on Guadalcanal. RIP.