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POF AZB MK1 Assault Cum Sniper Rifle:

PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories or POF is PAKISTAN’s largest Defense Industrial Complex based in Wah Cantt, Rawalpindi. The PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories (POF) is run by PAKISTAN ARMY and it promotes and produces a wide range of indigenously developed Handguns, Pistols, Rifles, Infantry Weapons, Rockets, Mortars, Grenades, Explosives, Ammunition, Special Purpose Weapons and other military Gear for PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES, including the PAKISTAN ARMY, PAKISTAN NAVY and PAKISTAN AIR FORCE.

GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF FIRING AZB GUN
GENERAL RAHEEL SHARIF FIRING AZB GUN

The name of the new product developed by the state-owned PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories (POF) is POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle.

The POF AZB MK1 Assault Cum Sniper Rifle, as the name clearly indicates, is a multi-purpose Assault Rifle cum Sniper Rifle. It means that the POF AZB MK1 Assault Cum Sniper Rifle can easily be changed into Assault Rifle to Sniper Rifle and vice versa.

AZB SNIPER CUM ASSAULT RIFLE
POF AZB DESIGNATED MARKSMAN RIFLE (DMR) MK1

The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle comes with the caliber of 7.62 X 51 MM (NATO). It is basically a medium range Designated Marksman Rifle developed by the company back in 2014. The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle comes with the 508 mm length of the barrel and it comes with (4 Groove RT.Hand STD.).

The POF AZB MK1 DMR is a semi-automatic hybrid rifle and it can quickly engage multiple or pinpoint targets with an effective range up to 600 meters in total.

As far as the range of the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle concerned; the Designated Marksman Rifle has an effective range up to 600 meters with an accuracy of 2 Minutes of Angle (MOA) at 100 meters.

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The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle supported 5/20 Round Magazine Capacity. The total length of the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle is 1055 mm (3.46 Ft) and it carries up to 5 Kilogram weight in total with an empty magazine. The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle comes with the plastic fixed butt stock for enhanced accuracy.

Brief History of POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle:

It is worth mentioning that the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle was locally produced by PAKISTAN at that crucial time when PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES carried out the joint offensive against the indian sponsored and indian funded terrorists in the country in North Waziristan back in 2014.

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AZB RIFLE
PAKISTAN ORDNANCE FACTORIES AZB SNIPER CUM ASSAULT RIFLE

The whole joint military operation was named as the Operation Zarb-E-Azb and according to the Key members of POF, the rifle was given the name AZB Rifle as a dedication to the Brave and Valiant Soldiers who took part and spilt their Sacred Blood for the Sake of this Sacred Country PAKISTAN.

AZB Sniper Rifle
POF AZB DMR MK1 ASSAULT CUM SNIPER RIFLE

The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle can also be called as the modernized and upgraded version of the PAKISTAN ARMY beloved G3 A3 Rifle and this is the reason that all parts of the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle are interchangeable and compatible with the POF version of G3 Rifle.

The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle is a state of the art easy to deploy Assault cum Sniper Rifle. It is compatible with a wide range of night vision, thermal and scopes. The POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle is an ideal weapon to be used for close combat and hybrid warfare scenarios.

The PAKISTAN Ordnance Factories has described the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle as “With the changing nature of the low intensity operation a strong need exists for a light weight, accurate and semi-automatic hybrid sniper cum service rifle. The POF DMR MK-1 meets the laid down conceptual requirements. It can quickly and effectively engage fleeting multiple targets at range up to 600 m.”

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Specifications of the POF AZB MK1 DMR Assault Cum Sniper Rifle:

  1. Operation: Roller Locked Delayed Blow Back
  2. Caliber: 7.62 X 51 MM (NATO)
  3. Effective Range: Up to 600 Meters
  4. Accuracy: 2 MOA at 100 Meter
  5. Total Length of Barrel: 508 mm (4 Groover RT Hand Standard)
  6. Magazine Capacity: 5/20 Rounds Capacity
  7. Weight of the AZB Rifle Without Magazine: 4.94 Kilograms (Approx.)
  8. Total Length of AZB Assault Cum Sniper Rifle: 1055 mm (3.46 Ft)
  9. Butt Stock: Plastic Fixed Butt Stock

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