The RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom is a variant of the mass production RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom. It first appears as a part of the MSV-R line and Legend of the Universal Century Heroes: MSV-R.

Technology & Combat Characteristics

Over the course of the One Year War, the Federation created variations of the GM Sniper Custom to be outfitted for specific roles. The GM Sniper Custom was revamped into several designs, one of them being the RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom. The GM Guard Custom is designed to protect the main battleship. The GM Guard Custom retains the "face guard" visor over its standard sensors. GM Guard Custom also uses a box beam saber like the one used by GM Sniper Custom but adds a pair of beam daggers and vulcan guns on the head and shoulder. The most notable feature is its large Guardian Shield, used for defense. However, the Guardian Shield is very heavy, making the max gross weight of the GM Guard Custom over 90 tons (compared to GM Sniper Custom's 75.3 tons) and thus lacking maneuverability. As such, the GM Guard Custom is often seen working in conjunction with the RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom.


  • Vulcan Guns
A standard armament of Earth Federation Forces' MS, the GM Guard Custom mounts four of these weapon, two on its head and two on its shoulders. These shell firing vulcans have a high rate of fire, but they can't damage the thick armor of MS. However, they can damage lightly armored areas such as the sensors, and are ideal for shooting down small, fast moving, lightly armored targets such as missiles, small land vehicles, and attack helicopters.
  • Box Beam Saber
As with most other EFF mobile suits, the GM Interceptor Custom was armed with a single beam saber (attached to the MS's arm) for close combat. The beam saber uses Minovsky particles held in place by an I-Field to form an effective cutting surface that can slice through nearly any material. This beam saber could be mounted or fixed on a forearm besides being hand-carried.
  • Beam Dagger
A weapon which is originated with the RX-78XX Gundam Pixie, a beam dagger works in the same principle with beam sabers, though adjusted to have a shorter blade. They can also be used as throwing weapons. The GM Guard Custom carries two beam daggers.
  • Beam Spray Gun
Beam spray guns are essentially beam rifles in a smaller, weaker form. They have a smaller focusing coil which results in a less powerful, and a more scattered shot. As a result, beam spray guns are less effective at long range, but is better at close range due to a more spread out shot, similar to a shotgun effect. GM Guard Custom can hold two EM-2 beam spray guns on its waist.
  • Guardian Shield
A basic optional arm-mounted defense armament for many MS, the shield is a thick sheet of armor designed to take severe punishment that would normally destroy a MS. The GM Guard Custom's giant Guardian Shield can cover most of the MS. In addition, it has five layers of beam coating, making it very effective against beam weapons.
  • Vulcan Guns
Two ports are opened on the front of the shield, which allows the Guardian Shield to possess minor offensive capability in the form of two built-in vulcan guns.


During the One Year War, after the destruction of Solomon a GM Guard Custom along with a GM Sniper Custom, a GM Interceptor Custom and several GM units pursued Dozle Zabi's Gwazine-class until they were intercepted by Zaku IIs and Rick Doms.


Notes & Trivia

  • The description of the GM Guard Custom was first mentioned in the GM Sniper Custom MSV profile. It is not until the release of MSV-R that this mobile suit became it's own variant.


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Heavy Gundam's variation
FA-78-2 Heavy Gundam (Unit 2)
GM Cannon's variations
RGC-80-1 GM Cannon Test Type | RGC-80S GM Cannon Space Assault Type
GM Sniper Custom's variations
RGM-79HC GM Guard Custom | RGM-79KC GM Interceptor Custom | RGM-79SC GM Sniper Custom (Shimoda Squad Type)
GM's variations
RGM-79LV GM Night Seeker II | RGM-79U GM Sloep | RGM-79V GM Night Seeker
Guntank's variation
RMV-3M Local Control Type Guntank
Guncannon's variation
RX-77-3D Guncannon Heavy Arms Type D
Gundam's variation
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Ball's variations
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Cruiser / Mother Ship
SCV-102 Nelson
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Mobile Weapon
Agg's variation
EMS-05F Azock
Zaku I's variation
MS-05Q Zaku I (Norris Custom)
Zaku II's variations
MS-06A Zaku II First Mass Production Type | MS-06FS Zaku II | MS-06R-1A Zaku II High Mobility Type | MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type
Zaku II Ground Type's variations
MS-06D Zaku Desert Type | MS-06G Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type | MS-06GR Zaku II High Mobility Ground Type Kai | MS-06JK Zaku Half Cannon | MS-06K Zaku Cannon (Gatling Gun Equipment Type) | MS-06V-8 Zaku Tank (Wild Boar)
Gouf's variations
MS-07G-1 Gouf Vijayanta | MS-07G-2 Gouf Tactical Assault Type | MS-07W Gouf Combined Test Type
Dom's variations
MS-09 Dom Cold Climate Type | MS-09M Dom Mermaid | MS-09R Rick Dom Dozle Zabi Custom | YMS-09J Dom High Speed Experimental Type
Gelgoog's variations
MS-14B Gelgoog Uma Lightning Custom | MS-14BR Gelgoog High Mobility R type | MS-14C-1A Gelgoog Cannon | MS-14GD Gelgoog G
Z'Gok's variation
MSM-07N Ram Z’Gok
Gyan's variation
YMS-15E Gyan Eos
Bigro's variation
MA-05R Big Ruf
Grublo's variation
MAM-07-X3 Grublo Underwater Bit-Mounted Prototype
Zakrello's variation
MAN-00X-2 Brawrello
MSM-06 Jurick

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CCM-91 Chimaira | Gagaul-class