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Posted: 10/27/2001 4:22:51 PM EDT
how come all the mp5 clones have long barrels. looks dumb. could someone build an mp5 like you can an ar w/pre ban lower, etc? those guns look awesome but who has 2-3k to spend on one..
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 4:40:00 PM EDT
If you want one with a short barrel, then you'll have to get it registered as an SBR and pay $200 to the gubmint.

Also, HK's are not based on lowers like AR's. They are simply based on receivers.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 4:40:04 PM EDT
You can legally turn a semi-auto HK94 into a short-barrelled MP5 look-alike by paying a $200 tax to the federales and registering it as a short-barrelled rifle. However, it's still gonna cost you $3000-4000 for the HK94 alone, let alone the work and the tax. If you're talking about can you build one yourself from scratch, knock yourself out if you're a master machinist. Just don't forget to register it and pay your two hundred bucks.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 4:44:35 PM EDT
oh well, maybe i'll just get an airsoft or something. all the stuff on gunbroker is way too much for me. the only way i can afford an ar is cuz i built it piece by piece. i just don't see what's so special that makes these guns run into the thousands.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:13:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2001 5:08:37 PM EDT by lordtrader]
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:15:47 PM EDT
If you ever get the chance to shoot one you will know. When I met the woman who is now my wife I found out that her uncle is a gun collector. He let me run 30 rds through his 94. THE NEXT DAY I sold my Banshee 4-wheeler and bought one. I used to shoot it all of the time, now I just save it for the special trips to the range. Like Ferris Bueller said "If you have the means I highly recommend it. It is so choice!"
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:18:05 PM EDT
Oh yeah, if you don't like the long barrel, take a look at the HK SP 89. civvy version of the PDW.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:28:52 PM EDT
Where is a good place to find images of these 89's and 94's? Anybody have a good place to get info on various models? thanks.
Link Posted: 10/27/2001 5:30:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2001 6:45:56 AM EDT
www.remtek.com-has reviews of all HK models and pictures of them. HK Pro is also great, I miss them! Anyone have any idea of when they will be back up on a regular basis?

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