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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 7/20/2004 5:59:41 PM EST
just wondering about the quality of these rifles never handled one are they worth the price
any knowledg is apreciated
Link Posted: 7/20/2004 7:02:10 PM EST
I belive they are very good builds.. I have handled a few examples, and talked to the rep at Knob Creek.. They were very nice...
Link Posted: 7/27/2004 8:24:33 PM EST
I fired a friend's V53 about 6 months ago and loved it. The recoil was very light. I finally took the plunge and placed a V53 order the other day. They are without fail some of the nicest and most helpful people in the gun manufacturing business. They let you specify which kind of barrel extension (thin compensator or thicker fake suppresor) you'd like. Vector says that my order probably shipped today so it looks like Tuesday will be the big day. I can't wait to get them. I have different handguards (2 Surefire rail handguards & 1 HK Adapter for K Grip), rail covers (some olive some black) vertical grips (1 longer black one from KAS, 1 olive short one from TDI, 1 HK K grip) trigger housings (1 will keep the blk navy lower, 1 gets the blk plastic SEF and the 3rd a olive green navy lower), stocks for after the AWB (A3 collapsible, Ace AKFX folder, Choate side folder) and red dot sights waiting for each gun.
Link Posted: 7/27/2004 9:13:40 PM EST
Accomplice...you'll have to post pics when you get your rifles. I'm thinking about still buying one of the V53s.

ARCAPTN
Link Posted: 8/5/2004 5:50:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2004 5:52:01 PM EST by Accomplice1]

Originally Posted By ARCAPTN:
Accomplice...you'll have to post pics when you get your rifles. I'm thinking about still buying one of the V53s.

ARCAPTN



The rifles are at my dealer. I'll be able to pick them up tomorrow. In the mean time here's a pic of all the parts waiting to get popped onto the three V53s (stocks only after the AW Ban expires of course)...
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/7396MVC-003S-med.JPG

Link Posted: 8/5/2004 5:51:27 PM EST
Stocks: Ace AKFX, POF A3, Choate (for after the AW Ban)
Mounts: Tapco 'tactical' HK mounts w/ very basic red dots
Trigger Housings: Black Navy-coming on V53s, Green Navy & Black SEF pictured
Hand Guards: HK 'K' Grip w/ Adapter, 2 Surefire Rail System Hand Guards, black & olive rail covers
Grips: TDI short olive green, black KAC M4 style

One More
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/7396MVC-005S-med.JPG
Link Posted: 8/6/2004 11:48:02 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/6/2004 11:59:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2004 11:59:45 AM EST by M4]

Originally Posted By Accomplice1:

Originally Posted By ARCAPTN:
Accomplice...you'll have to post pics when you get your rifles. I'm thinking about still buying one of the V53s.

ARCAPTN



The rifles are at my dealer. I'll be able to pick them up tomorrow. In the mean time here's a pic of all the parts waiting to get popped onto the three V53s (stocks only after the AW Ban expires of course)...
www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/7396MVC-003S-med.JPG




Now here's a man with a plan. Love the "waiting room" you've lined up for yourself. Gonna have some real beauties. No need to say this, but I will.

POST PICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

edited to add: In my excitement, didn't see the completed photo above. Sa-weeeet!
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 8:55:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/8/2004 3:26:04 PM EST by Accomplice]
These appear to be really good guns. I haven't made a range trip yet. They arrived pretty much bone dry and the action on one was kind of tough. I broke 'em down and lubed the bajesus out of them last night. The action is loosened up a bit on all. Swapping out all of the parts was a little time consuming. I ordered some 30 inch cases for them (sure hope the ban ends so they'll fit).

Edit: Tweakeded The Pic Above...
Link Posted: 8/8/2004 6:35:43 PM EST
Accomplice, if you don't mind saying, what did those set you back each?

Stock price.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 5:09:03 AM EST
The rifles? $1147 each. plus transfer fee of $25 and lots of $ on accessories. No more gun spending for me for a long time.
Link Posted: 8/9/2004 6:31:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By Accomplice1:
The rifles? $1147 each. plus transfer fee of $25 and lots of $ on accessories. No more gun spending for me for a long time.




Where'd you order them from?

That's the lowest price I've ever seen for a V53.


Link Posted: 8/10/2004 6:34:54 AM EST
My dealer ordered them for me and just had me pay him a transfer fee. See if your local dealer will do that for you.

More pics:
http://www.gunsnet.net/album/data//500/7396MVC-012S-med.JPG
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 6:35:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/10/2004 6:36:10 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/12/2004 4:58:22 PM EST
BOIOIOINGG!!! ..........Ouch!! My chair sits too close to the bottom of my desk for me to be lookin at these pics!!

I've been thinking about getting either one of the vector 53's or an RF 53. Of course that would mean no aimpont and other goodies I had planned for my AR I recently bought..


Are these rifles FA sear compatble? I thought they werent.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 5:31:18 AM EST

Originally Posted By davidp14:
Are these rifles FA sear compatble? I thought they werent.



I think I remember a poster at hkpro saying that he put a registered sear pack in his. Mine are staying semi-auto. I'm taking them all out to put them through their paces at two carbine classes this weekend. I'll let you know how they run in semi-auto on Monday.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 9:58:47 AM EST

Are these rifles FA sear compatble? I thought they werent.


They most certainly are. There's absolutely nothing to prevent a registered sear pack from being used on a V53.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 11:18:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/13/2004 11:18:56 AM EST by davidp14]

Originally Posted By CaptainKevinDarling:

Are these rifles FA sear compatble? I thought they werent.


They most certainly are. There's absolutely nothing to prevent a registered sear pack from being used on a V53.




Awesome. just imagine the potential.......... Now I just need about what$10k for a sear? i havent checked to see what the price has gone up to lately.
Link Posted: 8/13/2004 11:58:23 AM EST
are the uzi's they offer just as good i read a post that emplied the werent and i was interested in one of those also
Link Posted: 8/15/2004 12:58:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By acman145acp:
are the uzi's they offer just as good i read a post that emplied the werent and i was interested in one of those also




They're good. Held in high regard by the folks over at Uzi talk.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 4:46:09 AM EST
I took all three V53s with me to a tactical carbine class this past weekend. I grabbed one and couldn't quite get it zeroed in. Then we started doing some shooting from various positions and one by one each V53 failed to feed reliably. An hour into the 2 day course, I had to switch over to a heavy ass, unslung Krebs KTR03V. It may be a mag issue or something else. Vector will be solving this issue for me. On the second day I tried using the 40 rd. mags loaded with only 20 rds. thinking they might work. But when I pulled the trigger, I heard way more 'clicks' than 'bangs'. We fired about 800 rounds through the course of the class. Even my Krebs failed about 30 minutes before the class ended when mags wouldn't seat right after a part inside the bottom of the receiver worked loose.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 4:55:33 AM EST
so your saying that all 3 failed in an hour?
If thats so WTF is that all about. I was seriously looking at them
for my next toy but wow I'm not all about 100% failure rate.
Please update soon as you get more info.

Thanks
Wolf
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:26:20 AM EST
Yep, all three had issues in the first hour. Everybody kept telling me how mad I should be. I was pretty disappointed but I've owned a few clone guns that needed tinkering so, though it sucked royally, it didn't faze me all that much. We'll see what Vector can do for me on a solution. For what its worth, I shot one of these a few months ago and had zero issues with it. The guy who owns it loves it and I hear the same kind of glowing reports from others about the Vector products. I'm sending them all back so that they can get them de-bugged and working properly.
Link Posted: 8/16/2004 5:31:00 AM EST
please IM or email me with the results.
Thanks

Wolf
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 10:57:45 AM EST
I'll post a follow up report once I get them back. Vector won't even get them from UPS until 8/23.
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 11:06:15 AM EST
ok sounds good. Thanks for info. BTW are these the same ones that ohio somebody or another are selling?

Wolf
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 11:18:50 AM EST

Originally Posted By wolf-ym:
are these the same ones that ohio somebody or another are selling?
Wolf



Clones of the same guns, Yes. But not made by Vector. Ohio Rapid Fire makes all of them themselves. I know a guy who has a Fal made by them and swears by it I've never read a bad review about them either, but I dont know anything about their HK guns.

www.ohiorapidfire.com/hk.htm
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 11:21:59 AM EST
yup thats them,
They all look the same, like someone else makes them and both these compaines rebrand them as ther own?
You sure ohio makes there's? any feed back on theirs?

Wolf

Link Posted: 8/17/2004 1:28:15 PM EST
pretty sure they make them, but then again, I've been wrong before.....
Link Posted: 8/17/2004 6:06:59 PM EST
Ohio Rapid Fire once used rewelded Century receivers for their 93/53 clones, now they use Vector V53 receivers.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:22:43 AM EST
The early feedback from Vector on the first gun is that the aftermarket olive green navy lower may have allowed the trigger pack to sit crooked and low. The bolt gap was also found to be a bit small so oversized rollers have been installed. They're charging a very reasonable rate to modify the trigger housing to correct its issues. I should know the complete scoop on the issues and post-mod test firing for this gun and the other two V53s by tomorrow. I'll post an update once I hear back from them. I'm very pleased that they jumped on the fixes so quickly. It looks like it'll be only a 2-3 day turnaround.
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