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Posted: 9/5/2001 6:53:51 AM EDT
I was in my local gun shop yesterday, when I saw what looked like a HK-MP5. Upon closer inspection is said made in USA by some company I have never heard of. The shop owner wanted $350. It looked cool, and I probably will never be able to afford a real MP5 so what do you guys think? Any info about who made it? POS? Thanks guys.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 7:05:37 AM EDT
The MP5 clone you are talking about is probably made by Special Weapons (SW-5). From the rumors around other boards, the company had a poor reputation for poor quality control and customer service. The firearm normally retails for $1,200+. Personally I collect only true HK firearms. If you see it for $350, take it, but make sure it operates safely and works. Use is as a match gun, ranch gun, or whatever makes you fancy. I've never used on in person (why should I since I got the real thing).
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 7:17:53 AM EDT
Guns that look like a MP5 are: 1. MP5 (Duh) 2. SW-5 (As stated Above, with 16 inch barrel) 3. HK 94 (16 inch barrel) If you really wanted a MP5 look alike, buy a SW-5 or HK 94(Much Preferred), and make it a legal SBR. I'd love to have a 94, but am unwilling to buy one due to cost. They are nice 9mm rifles.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 10:32:58 AM EDT
then theres a H&K sp89 mp5k clone without foward assit
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 10:51:23 AM EDT
BT 96 by Brugger & Thomet from Switzerland.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 11:48:38 AM EDT
Wow, I though this would get a lot more replies. Anyway, from what I have heard, STAY AWAY from the Special Weapons products.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 1:26:57 PM EDT
i have two sw5's one modeled after the mp5a2 but with a fake suppressor so the bbl will be 16 inches and the pdw version. although there has been alot of bad talk about them the pdw has been flawless since i got it and the a2 has run flawless after replacing the extractor (i had some fte ). that being said the company owner(SPECIAL WEAPONS) is a class 1 a**hole and customer service is horrible! i think $350.00 is a great deal even if it costs a little xtra to fix it if needed.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 1:50:30 PM EDT
Even if it is a SW, for 350$ you couldnt get a deactivated one, buy it!
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 2:05:13 PM EDT
$350? Are you sure it's not some kind of airsoft toy or something? SW-5s are selling anywhere between $1000-$1800. All the bad talk about SW-5s is just that, talk. There were some early problems and the guy who runs the company is a total dickhead, but they shoot okay. Most of the people doing the talking aren't doing any of the "owning."
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 3:21:07 PM EDT
STEYR!!!!!!!! - Wow he must be sleeping.
Link Posted: 9/5/2001 8:15:39 PM EDT
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