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Picked this up as a somewhat off-handed purchase at a local gun store. Been wanting an MP5 clone for awhile, and hearing good things about the build quality of the new Walther/Umarex MP5, I kept my eyes out for one. Handling it at the store sealed the deal; this thing has a fantastic feel and heft to it for a .22.

For clarification: The gun is a licensed as an official replica by Heckler & Koch, manufactured by Carl Walther of Germany, and imported into the U.S. by Umarex. All three names appear in various places on the firearm itself.

Here are a few randomly snapped pics:

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Everything that should be metal is, with the exception of the magazine. The rear diopter drum sight is fully functional and has four different-sized apertures. The mag release is both a push-button and a paddle-type, with the button being on the right side just behind the magazine well. It also retains the bold-hold-open feature of the original, and the famous "HK slap" can indeed be performed to close the bolt.

The two-position collapsible stock has a very slight side-to-side wobble and a bit more noticeable up-and-down play in it, but overall is sturdy for what it is, and has zero movement to it when the gun is shouldered. The stock construction is metal with the exception of the buttplate, and is based on the A3-style retractable stock, as opposed to the "F" style retractable stock seen on the MP5F.

Field stripping the gun is quick and simple. There are two push-pins to remove, one at the rear near the stock and one just behind the magazine well. The stock and trigger group are removed, and that's it. Umarex actually made a nice video that does a lot better job than I ever could showing and explaining the whole process:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLlaAKoSkjo

I'll give shooting impressions once I actually get the chance to shoot it, hopefully this weekend.

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That's pretty slick. I like the look of it better than the GSG 5. How is the stock, does it lock up good? My GSG 5 didn't and it made it feel kinda cheap, to the point where I sold it. The retractable stock wobbled up and down, and the fixed one wobbled left to right. That one looks like it might be better.

Umarex makes some pretty cool stuff. I love their mini uzi bb gun. It's like an exact copy the real thing, only about $8850 cheaper. Even fires from an open bolt just like the real thing. What a blast. (you should pick one up just for the hell of it if you don't have one, just be sure to get the full auto version;)

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I've seen some videos of the retractable stock wobble on GSG-5s, and it's definitely not nearly as bad as that. As I said, there is a bit of play in the stock but it goes away when the gun is shouldered. The lock-up is solid. It's all-metal construction helps things a lot too, methinks.

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Very nice! Being a licensed replica, did you pay HK prices?

I'm looking forward to hearing about your range trip!

Jared

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Very nice! Being a licensed replica, did you pay HK prices?

Gun was $550 before taxes & fees. I'd say I paid on the high side, mainly because it was somewhat of an impulse buy. If I had ordered it from my usual guy, I probably could have gotten it for cheaper. But it is what it is.

Did a quick range session today & put 100 rounds downrange. Zero failures of any kind, gun was a tack driver. Took a quick camera picture of the target when it had 20 rounds in it at 45 feet before my friend shot the target and messed up my good grouping.

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Looks like it works pretty good. That's not too bad. That's what I paid for my GSG5 during the great obama gun panic. (Now look at the prices.) I was able to get all my money back out when I sold it, but had to take a bath on 5 mags and a top rail that went with it. Not too bad of a price to pay for owning it for a couple of years I guess. I've been thinning out the heard quite a bit.

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