The original Sturmgewehr, or StG 44, was a selective-fire weapon deployed by Germany during WWII. It is generally considered the first true modern “assault” rifle. One of the key features to its success was its chambering for the 7.92x33mm Kurtz cartridge, as it generated more controllable recoil than the full-size 7.92x57mm Mauser cartridge. That provided a compromise between firepower needed for close-quarters fighting and long range power and accuracy.
The HMG Sturmgewehr is an American-made modern interpretation of the classic StG 44 that brings together the function and form of the original, while also making the firearm accessible and shootable. In addition to the original 7.92×33 chambering, the HMG is available in 5.56/.223, 7.62×39 or .300 BLK. It uses standard AR-15 magazines, accepts all standard semi-auto HK-style trigger packs and has swappable barrel lengths/calibers and gas lengths.
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In 2008, Mayer returned to the editorial side of publishing, this time in the digital field, as Editorial Director for Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Handguns and Rifleshooter online magazines. After a brief stint in 2011 as the Digital Media Director for an ABC TV affiliate, Mayer returned to the outdoors industry and Safari Club International where he is currently Assistant Publisher and Multi-Media Communications Editor.