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    Is now a good time to buy an MP-5 kit?

    I'm not talking about financially, because for me it's never a good time to drop 2K on a parts kit... But I have seen there seems to be an influx of MP-5 kits lately, and like all surplus I know that if its here now, that means it'll likely be gone soon. So is it reasonable to assume that Mp-5 kits will continue to trickle in or is now the time to grab one up?
    "They are not matching kits but then who can read Arabic writing anyway." -APEX

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    Why buy a kit when you can buy the whole gun for cheaper? Last time I looked the POF mp5 clone was going for around $1400-$1500.

    I thought about buying one but couldn't justify the price for a pistol caliber weapon.

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    Liopk at the MPX instead. For $1300 you get a more ergonomic firearm.
    The only worthy boltface...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cms81586 View Post
    Liopk at the MPX instead. For $1300 you get a more ergonomic firearm.
    Dam! I like that!

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    I think your instinct that they will at some point be unavailable as dewat parts kits is probably correct...older design, on its way out as a firearm in general use, and parts support now is pretty good for the builder. If your mind is set on building one, get it going now isn't a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jk-47 View Post
    I'm not talking about financially, because for me it's never a good time to drop 2K on a parts kit... But I have seen there seems to be an influx of MP-5 kits lately, and like all surplus I know that if its here now, that means it'll likely be gone soon. So is it reasonable to assume that Mp-5 kits will continue to trickle in or is now the time to grab one up?
    APEX Gun Parts has had German manufactured MP5 kits (with barrels) for sale since about April this year.
    I have never been offered more than 10 at a time.
    I like having them to sell, but they are not something I can restock as needed.
    Right now we have one 9MM and one .40 caliber kit and none on order.





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    Quote Originally Posted by cms81586 View Post
    Liopk at the MPX instead. For $1300 you get a more ergonomic firearm.
    Hmmm it comes in a .40 I think I know what the next addition will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cms81586 View Post
    Liopk at the MPX instead. For $1300 you get a more ergonomic firearm.
    If ergonomics was our number one priority, I don't think we would be posting on theAKforum.net
    btr and TRAAK's like this.
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    So I picked up a mp5 kit. Figured why not as it is a genuine HK mp5.

    Whats everybodys thought on receivers for these?

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    Receivers are not impossible to find but they are expensive when you do. You haven't stated what your plans for the kit are for the kit so I cannot comment futher.
    I don't "run" my guns or "run" anything on them. Likewise, none of my guns are "platforms".

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    Yeah I seen some receivers for around $200 and Atlantic has a receiver for about $500. I think omega receivers. Other than that I don't see much else.

    I was was hoping you would reply Hkshooter. You and Wilhelm seem to have the cool HK stuff.

    Im just gonna rebuild it as it is. A SBR 9mm or a pistol with a brace. It is a mp5-n kit.

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    I picked up a Zenith MP5 clone a couple years back.

    Pretty happy with it as a substitute since it was made on the same equipment the HK guns were made on.

    If you can get a HK parts kit and receiver to build up I say go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 22many View Post
    Yeah I seen some receivers for around $200 and Atlantic has a receiver for about $500. I think omega receivers. Other than that I don't see much else.

    I was was hoping you would reply Hkshooter. You and Wilhelm seem to have the cool HK stuff.

    Im just gonna rebuild it as it is. A SBR 9mm or a pistol with a brace. It is a mp5-n kit.
    Nice kit. Expensive to have built and the only way I'd consider building any HK type would be if I could build it myself.
    Currently I think the only receivers available are Omega. Haven't heard much about them but I have read some glowing reports about finished guns. Atlantic offers barreled receivers, IIRC.
    If you build it as a pistol you can get away from US parts, an attractive thought. You could be enjoying it while you wait on the Form 1. Of course, if you do a Form 1, now it's a rifle and subject to 922r, if you care about such things. Can you build it yourself?
    Building an HK type is on my list. This summer was nearly the time but the place changed when I moved in August. I haven't got the shop back together so the project is on hold for a bit.
    I don't "run" my guns or "run" anything on them. Likewise, none of my guns are "platforms".

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    Thanks for the info Hkshooter. Yes I will be building it myself. I've looked online and it doesn't look too bad. My experience in fabrication/welding and the fact that I've done many rewelds I'm looking forward to taking on something new. The omega receivers are the only 100% receivers that I can find. There are flats but by the time I invest in a flat with the weld kit and the die to bend the receiver I'm right at or over $500. Wouldn't be bad if I were doing more than one but I'm not planning on it.

    Maybe me building as a pistol is my option while I wait for SBR paperwork. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that if you had a NFA firearm you were exempt for 922?

    Ill get pics up in the next couple days.

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    Buy a Zenith or POF and be done with it.

    Besides being turn key, at least you are getting a proper receiver. All the receivers / flats sold in the US are reverse engineered. So even if you have real "Heckler and Koch German" parts (used anyway with unknown round count), you are dealing with a fake receiver.

    Unless you are building it yourself, HK builds are expensive.. Even though its similar to building an AK, and actually less work, it's HK so automatically more expensive.

 

 
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