Any thoughts on the GSG-5?


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7.62Surgeon
February 25, 2009, 02:02 PM
I saw this little MP5 look-alike at a gun show recently and have been thinking about rolling up on one someday. Does anyone have one or shot one in the past?

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SaMx
February 25, 2009, 02:06 PM
I shot one two weekends ago. It looked and felt really cool, but wasn't very reliable. It could have been the ammo (Remington golden bullets, the worst IMO) but the owner said he had tried a lot of different types of ammo and it didn't make a difference.

I can't really comment on the accuracy, because I was just plinking and not shooting for groups, but it seemed about equal to a 10/22.

outdoorman63
February 25, 2009, 02:26 PM
i just sold one, i had no problem with it as far as reliability unless you have your hand on the mag while shooting...they are a cool gun but i had other things i wanted that were more important

7.62Surgeon
February 25, 2009, 02:30 PM
I agree on Remington being the worst ammo. IMO, they should just stick to guns. Seems their ammo line has been shyte across the board. From what I've seen anyways.

I like the look alot, I've always been a major fan of the MP5. And now to have one available in a calibre that I can shoot all day and not feel my wallet shrink too much...if I could go out and pick one up right now I would!

Justin
February 25, 2009, 02:34 PM
Zak has a pretty thorough writeup on the GSG-5 here. (http://demigodllc.com/articles/gsg-5-mp5-in-22-lr/)

I know a couple of people who own them, and have put a few mags down range. They're a lot of fun.

WoofersInc
February 25, 2009, 03:32 PM
I have one and it has been a great little gun. I have had no issues with mine at all. Now I want to get the MP5K version they have out. I'm also waiting for the AK they have coming.

Calibre44
February 25, 2009, 04:27 PM
A guy at my shooting club has one and it’s a great ‘fun gun’. (we’re still allowed semi-auto .22) I managed to get one-inch groups at 25 yards using a red-dot sight and was surprised at the accuracy.

I’ve read about people moaning about occasional feed problems but the guy at my club said he hasn’t experienced any such problems.

Just for interest, they retail at approx 450 -500 over here but there is quite often a waiting list. How much do they cost in the States?

WoofersInc
February 25, 2009, 05:00 PM
I paid $465 for mine.

nwilliams
February 25, 2009, 06:42 PM
I have about a 1200 rounds through mine and the only times and it's been extremely reliable and extremely fun.

My buddy has almost 4k rounds through his rifle already and about 1500 through his PK. He also went about 2k rounds between cleanings once and the gun continued to work flawlessly despite being absolutely caked in powder.

Another friend of mine just has the PK and has probably around 1k rounds through it and he thinks it's just the greatest thing in the world right now.

I've had my GSG-5 since October '08 and I still think it's one of the most fun gun purchases I've ever made. Up until about a month ago I only had one 22rd mag for it but now I have six and plan to put a lot more rounds through it now:D

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/GSG5-5.jpg

Zach S
February 25, 2009, 06:52 PM
I think its a fun little plinker. Runs like a top with CCI minimags and federal bulk. Not so much with the GBs, although it eats the GBs better than my rimfire AR does.

JonB
February 25, 2009, 11:14 PM
My only thought is I want one soon. Looks like nothing but fun. Too bad the price tag isn't more inline with other semi-auto 22's.

Bill2e
February 25, 2009, 11:42 PM
I disagree, I think it is a cool gun for a day, but $500+ is a little steep for a plastic .22 that looks cool. But hey, that my opionion. their are better options out thier for me.

browningguy
February 25, 2009, 11:53 PM
What better options? I've got a modified 10-22 for shooting bugholes, a Browning takedown for looking pretty, and the GSG for just burning up ammo and having fun. You could buy a .22 upper for an AR but then you just have another AR.

nwilliams
February 25, 2009, 11:55 PM
I disagree, I think it is a cool gun for a day, but $500+ is a little steep for a plastic .22 that looks cool. But hey, that my opionion. their are better options out thier for me.

And I dissagree:D I personally think the price is well justified for the quality and how much damn fun they are. Sure you can find cheaper .22 rifles but I have yet to find a cheaper one that is as much fun and I've owned a lot;)

Also the plastic aspect doesn't bother me, all the right parts are metal.

Lloyd Smale
February 26, 2009, 08:48 AM
my best friend picked one up a while back and weve shot the crap out of it. Great little gun.

Storm
February 26, 2009, 10:40 AM
After having inpsected the GSG-5 on several occasions, despite reminding me somewhat of an Airsoft, I have been tempted to acquire one. If they'd lose the fake can barrel shroud and go with a plain HK94 style barrel I'd already have one. Fake suppressors make me want to :barf:

Babarsac
February 26, 2009, 10:46 AM
Handled one down at the shop last week. I would have walked out with it if I wasn't a lefty.

goldie
February 26, 2009, 11:57 AM
i have one & im a lefty, there is no issues with shooting it from the wrong side. its a cool little gun, a bit fragile feeling,but i have no regrets. wal-mart federal bulk pack ammo works well,as does mini mags,never had a jam or hangup.i know theres some other clones coming out(sig,umarex ar,gsg ak) but this one seems to be the coolest.compared to bobcat weapons & all those piecemeal parts 9mm mp5 clones,& their 1000+ prices,at least this is completely made in 1 factory,is half the price, & shoots cheap ammo.

61chalk
February 26, 2009, 12:00 PM
All I know is they only brought 10,000 GSG-5 in country last year an they are all sold, no one has any in stock that I can find, my local dealer says more are on the ship coming over, he'll have 30 of them, but its been weeks an weeks, hope they get here before a Obama ban.
I have heard not to hold the clip, not to shoot remington, anything copper coated shoots good, even the Wal-Mart Federal shoots great an are cheap.....also all new aftermarket clips are being made to help stop the jamming as well,...

Zach S
February 26, 2009, 05:58 PM
Handled one down at the shop last week. I would have walked out with it if I wasn't a lefty.
I shoot from the wrong shoulder and don't have any problems with it.

WoofersInc
February 26, 2009, 09:32 PM
Same here. I'm left handed and have zero problems running the gun.

7.62Surgeon
February 27, 2009, 01:37 AM
Wow, 20 responses and not a real complaint among them. Sounds like this might be a fun little gun to roll up on

hadmanysons
February 27, 2009, 01:55 AM
We wants one precious!

trigga
February 27, 2009, 02:12 AM
i really wanted one too but then again it's kinda pricy. they're rare and hard to find. correct me if i'm wrong but last i've read i don't even think they import those anymore. if you really want it then go for it before someone else (like myself and others) buys it. i thought about it and figured i'd rather get another upper for my ar15 along with a .22 kit.

armoredman
February 27, 2009, 02:58 AM
The only thought I have about one is I want one!

Girodin
February 27, 2009, 12:37 PM
disagree, I think it is a cool gun for a day, but $500+ is a little steep for a plastic .22 that looks cool.

I suppose that one depends on ones budget.

I can no regrets about buying mine I have around 1K rounds through it and am very happy with it. I have taken several rabbits with a GSG-5. One can get a cheaper .22 that will do what .22s do but the GSG-5 is lots of fun and they beg for tax stamps to make them even more so.

Seenterman
February 27, 2009, 01:32 PM
Any online sites selling them? I looked for GSG-5 all night last night and couldnt find a single site that had them in stock. Any suggestions? Or anyone selling theres!? It will go to a good home :)

pgeleven
February 27, 2009, 08:16 PM
i love mine and really dont have anything bad to say about it. you will find yourself spending more time than you intended at the firing line because its VERY hard to put down.

Hiaboo
February 28, 2009, 04:12 AM
I've shot one.. Doesn't do anything for me. I'd rather get a 10/22 and a B&C folding stock and that'd be much better for me.

Hush
February 28, 2009, 04:27 AM
Saw it and loved the idea. Unfortunately in MA we're limited to the full stock and fake supressor, but the compatibility to (full price) HK accessories makes it seem great....then I found out it was made my an airsoft gun manufacturer (nothing against high quality airsoft guns, but they are what the are..not real guns)
Then I had the opportunity to shoot one. Pure garbage. Variety of low and high quality .22 ammo. Jammed almost every other shot. Failure to feel, failure to seat, stove pipe, you name it. Felt plasticy, sights were crude. I was hoping for a fun plinker, but I got an afternoon of frustration. For 200 bucks, Id rather buy a mkII, for what they cost in MA, I'd rather buy 4 mkII's.

Girodin
February 28, 2009, 05:33 AM
Doesn't do anything for me. I'd rather get a 10/22 and a B&C folding stock and that'd be much better for me.

Not that you are wrong, tastes very but I will say that the GSG-5s i've shot including my GSG5P shot much better and were more reliable than my 10/22s. Of course one can by a lot of the fixes for 10/22s for $450.

it was made my an airsoft gun manufacturer (nothing against high quality airsoft guns, but they are what the are..not real guns)

I see people say this a lot and it seems like such a non issue red herring remark. Lots of companies started making something other than what they manufacture very well right now. This is even true with in the gun industry. My micro tech STG 556 is a super well made gun that is much nicer than the real AUG I have
handled. I am glad I didn't right them off because they are a knife manufacturing company and nothing against knives but, well, they aren't guns. And or clarification is the manufacture or the importer the air soft maker?

I have an MKII and I love it, I do shoot my GSG-5 more. I think your personal tastes greatly affect how much one likes any gun but it seems very pronounced with the GSG guns. I am sure if I had gotten a lemon I would not lke it though. Based on my experience with a few of them and the reviews I have seen I think yours was indeed a lemon.

There were a few issues in the first run (as is the case for many products including guns as we have seen with recent offerings) but they were all resolved and everything I heard was that customers were well taken care of.

The biggest knock against the GSGs is that they are hard to find and I imagine there is a reason for that.

nwilliams
February 28, 2009, 06:16 AM
then I found out it was made my an airsoft gun manufacturer (nothing against high quality airsoft guns, but they are what the are..not real guns)

What?:confused:

Just because a company manufactures Airsoft doesn't mean they can't manufacture firearms as well. It's a .22 caliber firearm not an Airsoft toy, there's a big difference between the two. It's sad that people bash the GSG-5 just because they think an Airsoft company isn't capable of designing a real firearm. It's also funny how people who people actually own GSG's are extremely happy with them and people who don't own them like to trash talk them.

GregGry
February 28, 2009, 07:18 AM
I was at a local gander mountain, and I saw one. I thought HOLY $@#@ you can buy a semi auto mp5 now for under a grand? Then I saw it was a .22lr, which I thought was interesting. Then I saw it wasn't made by HK. I looked it over and left with the opinion that it would probably be a lot of fun.

paul
February 28, 2009, 09:05 AM
I have the PK version enroute...
I'll SBR it immediately...
Suppressor adapter coming from snarfworks.
Pic up soon.

Peter M. Eick
February 28, 2009, 05:56 PM
It is a lot of fun and very accurate. My shooting buddy and I have 3 between the two of us. Accurate and reliable are its tow best descriptors. With a decent red dot or scope on it, a clay pigeon at 50 yards is an easy hit offhand. If you miss just take another 21 shots at it......

Lots of fun. Make sure you bring several bricks of ammo when you go to the range. We have 6 mags apiece for ours and normally kill two bricks per shooting session.

Hiaboo
February 28, 2009, 06:01 PM
Not that you are wrong, tastes very but I will say that the GSG-5s i've shot including my GSG5P shot much better and were more reliable than my 10/22s. Of course one can by a lot of the fixes for 10/22s for $450.

Very true. Tastes DO vary. Also I do have to say that a lot of the 'fixes' can be done by oneself and doesn't cost a cent... I would have to say that the 10/22 has a HUGE accessory market out there. $450 can go very far with a 10/22.

BUT if you like the GSG, get it. I have not heard anything negative about them, I will say that. It's just not for me.

Javelin
February 28, 2009, 06:11 PM
Get one. They are absolutely great little guns. I dropped a form 1 on mine and use my SWR Spectre suppressor with it. Very enjoyable shooting for extremely cheap. I have already made up for the cost vs. a 9mm in volume of shooting and it still looks brand new.

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6027/neweditedgsg1.jpg

http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/6681/neweditedgsg2.jpg

carlrodd
February 28, 2009, 06:24 PM
i shot remington thunderbolts through mine. had feeding problems a couple of times every mag. went and bought some federal....no sweat, not a hitch. stay away from bad ammo no matter what gun you own. this gun is dead reliable, period. it is fun. it looks bad-ass. and it's made very well.

speaking of their rarity. i planned to leave mine alone and let it go through the roof in value as the supply dried up.......but i can't stop plinking:)

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