The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 (Präzisionsschützengewehr, German for "precision marksmanship rifle") is a German-made semi-automatic sniper rifle, designed to blow a hole in a man's head from a mile away. It was the Long-range weapon of the GSG-9.
- Range: 600 yards
- Weight: 15.87 lbs
- Length: 48.4 in
- Barrel Length: 25.6 in
- Cartridge: 7.62x51mm NATO
- Action: Roller-delayed blowback/Semi-automatic
- Muzzle Velocity: 2,848 ft/s
- Feed System: 20-round detachable box magazine
- Sights: Hensholdt ZF6x42 PSG1 telescopic sight with illuminated reticle
Like the GSG-9, the PSG-1 is said to have been developed as a response to the Munich Massacre at the 1972 Summer Olympics. Mechanically based upon the G3 battle rifle, the PSG-1 was designed to be a high-accuracy, large magazine capacity, semi-automatic sniper rifle for military and police use.