Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6

The Heckler & Koch Fabarm FP6 is a pump-action combat shotgun that was manufactured by the Italian firearms company Fabbrica Bresciana Armi S.p.A. (FABARM) and merchandised by Heckler & Koch. It was intended for civilian and law enforcement use.

Heckler & Koch FABARM FP6
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Fabbrica Bresciana Armi S.p.A. (FABARM)
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Germany 1998
Italy 1998
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Italy View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fabbrica Bresciana Armi S.p.A. (FABARM) 1998 View

Upon severing business association with Benelli in 1998, Heckler & Koch replaced their entire line of shotguns with those manufactured by FABARM. The line featured hunting and sport shotguns in over-and-under, side-by-side, semi-automatic autoloaders and pump shotguns including youth models. For military, law enforcement and home defense use, H&K released four variants of the FP6 model.

The machined receiver is manufactured from lightweight Ergal 55 alloy and is drilled and tapped for scope mounting. Three of the four variants were sold with an attached Picatinny rail for mounting optics or accessories and the bottom forward edge of the forend is also drilled to accept an accessory rail. With the exception of the short-barreled model, FABARM shotguns are sold with their Tribore barrel which is a deep-drilled, machined barrel with three separate internal bore profiles. Beginning at the chamber and forcing cone, the bore is enlarged to .7401" to soften recoil while the second profile is in the middle of the barrel gradually choking down to .7244" to emulate a cylinder bore profile to increase velocity. The final bore is the FABARM choke system which consists of standard choking followed by a cylinder profile at the muzzle which serves to improve shot patterns and distribution. The muzzle is threaded to accept one of five different chokes or a muzzle brake/compensator. Some models were sold with a ventilated barrel shroud.

Features of the weapon include a chrome-plated trigger, slide release, and shell carrier. There is also an oversized triangular push-button safety. The trigger group is held in the receiver by two pins which makes removal for cleaning and maintenance very easy. Some models have a flip-up frontsight (which serves as a low-profile sight when closed) while others have a small blade sight. Other models were issued with ghost-ring sights.

The forend and buttstock are synthetic black polymer with the latter having a synthetic rubber recoil pad mounted on the end. One model was issued instead with a heavy wire gauge folding stock and pistol grip. Models were available with either a black anodized protective finish, matte finish, or were finished in carbon fiber.

Type Combat shotgun
Place of origin Italy
Users France
United States
Production history
Designed 1998
Manufacturer Fabbrica Bresciana Armi S.p.A. (FABARM)
Produced 1998–present
Variants 4
Weight 6.6 lb
Length 41.25 in, 105cm
Barrel length 20 in, 51cm
Cartridge 12 gauge 23/4 & 3 inch shells
Action pump-action
Effective firing range 30 m
Feed system 5+1 rounds or 7+1 rounds, internal tube magazine

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