Bobcat Weapons BW-5


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Dbl0Kevin
December 12, 2004, 06:24 PM
Anybody have any experience with these guns? I'm looking to find out the quality of them, cause I really really want an MP5 and these are actually legal in PRNJ. Comes with a lifetime warranty which makes me feel pretty good, but I know I've heard some trouble with previous MP5 clones like Special Weapons. So what is the general concensus?

BW-5 (http://www.bobcatweapons.com/html_pages/bw5fspro.html)

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Destructo6
December 12, 2004, 10:38 PM
These are Special Weapons guns. Like Vulcan/Hesse, they change their name from time to time.

That said, it should work fine. The biggest problem with SW was/is the owner.

natedog
December 12, 2004, 11:09 PM
Is Bobcat Weapons Inc. owned by Special Weapons or Tactical Weapons?


No. Bobcat Weapons is a separate corporation. Ownership of Special Weapons Inc. or Tactical Weapons Inc. has no ownership in Bobcat Weapons Inc. Bobcat Weapons Inc. is unafillitated with any other manufacturer of similar type firearms.

So are they outright lying? Isn't that false advertisement?

modifiedbrowning
December 13, 2004, 12:20 AM
I read an article in Small Arms Review on Bobcat. Bobcat owner is a friend of SW's infamous Toad. Bobcat purchased their equipment and machinery from SW. Bobcat, according to the article is not affiliated with SW in any way.

Mute
December 13, 2004, 02:58 PM
There's more than enough reason to believe there is some relationship between BW and SW. As to whether it will work or not. You pays your moneys and you takes your chances. Just don't expect it to perform like an H&K.

Destructo6
December 13, 2004, 07:56 PM
Who is Bobcat Weapons Inc.?


Bobcat Weapons Inc. is a new manufacturer of firearms, located in Mesa, Arizona. We specialize in sporting rifles. Most of our parts are purchased through Top Notch and are fabricated in the United States. We plan to make improvements in the BW-5, which may involve redesigning features to be more true to the original 1970’s German 9mm carbine rifle, including diversifying our supplier base.
Top Notch is another entity created by SW to keep Todd as far away from the buying public as possible.

It's the same folks behind both.

MAUSER88
December 13, 2004, 08:40 PM
Jam-o-matic's is what I hear.

Jack19
December 13, 2004, 08:49 PM
If you really want an MP5 clone, buy the parts and call Jayson at IGF.

You'll get a reliable, functioning MP5.

VaughnT
December 13, 2004, 09:00 PM
For that kind of money, wouldn't you be better served by an AR variant? Don't mean to sound like a butt, but....

Dbl0Kevin
December 13, 2004, 11:37 PM
For that kind of money, wouldn't you be better served by an AR variant? Don't mean to sound like a butt, but....

I already have an AR. The whole point is I want an MP5. ;)

If you really want an MP5 clone, buy the parts and call Jayson at IGF.

Ok this may be a dumb question, but what is IGF and how can I call them? :confused:

Third_Rail
December 13, 2004, 11:44 PM
Investment Grade Firearms. You'd be buying an MP5 made on a SW receiver and H&K parts, mostly.

Number 6
December 14, 2004, 02:24 AM
Try Ohio Rapid Fire for an MP5 clone. I have heard many people praise their rifles.

http://www.ohiorapidfire.com/hk.htm

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