Professional Arms MK5


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vis--vis
January 20, 2008, 02:48 AM
I get a tuition refund check for $1500 in May and so I am seriously thinking about getting the MK5. Anyone know if there is a backorder?

http://www.professional-arms.com/

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jrfoxx
January 20, 2008, 03:36 AM
No idea about backorders, sorry.In fact, this is the first I've heard of the company, or the gun, but I gotta say, that is a pretty freakin sweet gun.I think one in .40s&W would be awesome (not sure if I'd go with the rifle with colapsing stock, and SBR it, or just get the pistol and avoid the $200 and SBR paperwork...).Of course, either way, I'd have to use it to get my first suppessor too,so thats like another grand...Thanks for probably costing me $3200+, you prick.:D

damien
January 20, 2008, 04:39 AM
Well, if you look at their FAQ section, it says this:

"When will the MK5 be available?

The MK5 is currently undergoing laboratory and field testing under extremely rigorous conditions. The testing is scheduled to end in June 2008. Depending on the result of the testing, we anticipate releasing the product shortly afterward."

My advice would be not to send them any money until the product ships and had been reviewed by an independent source. This company sounds like the Special Weapons fiasco company that had a similar business plan in cloning H&K MP5s.

Quality, and actual tangable product varied at that company. Here is a very reasonable writeup:

http://www.arizonaresponsesystems.com/notes/sw5/pagesw5.htm

I hope this new company:

1) Isn't an alias for Special Weapons (they have used more than a few!)
2) Is better (it would not take much!)

vis--vis
January 20, 2008, 06:22 AM
I was reading elsewhere a while back, cannot recall where, people had sent deposits and the thing is now on backorder. I'm wondering if it still applies and how long it would be before I could get my own.Thanks for the review, but Im pretty sure they are unrelated.

loki.fish
January 20, 2008, 08:55 AM
Special Weapons and all the other names they had were all based out of Arizona, right? This company is based out of Oregon, you think that Bailey guy would move to Oregon and try yet another name? I don't think he would.

ETA: $2200 is a bit much for me. It better be an illegimate son of HK for that price. Granted I don't think I have much of a choice since nobody else seems to be making MP5 clones anymore.

mighty2
January 20, 2008, 10:20 AM
There is a back order for these, they will be showing the MK5 at the SHOT show in Feb, they will also be at Knob Creek in April.

They told me that they plan on getting orgers out in Sept. 2008.

Tman
January 20, 2008, 10:22 AM
HKpro has good info on this. As I understand, this is entirely different from SW. One of the other THR threads had a little on it....

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=331263

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