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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TimH, Sep 10, 2004.

  1. TimH

    TimH Well-Known Member

    Is the MP5 a machine gun? Maybe thats the wrong term automatic?
  2. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    See here for the manufacturer's blurb...
  3. TimH

    TimH Well-Known Member

    Thanks Preacherman, I'm argueing with a gun control person on another board. HE brought up the MP5 anyway I should have searched the net....Thanks for the link
  4. trapshooter

    trapshooter Well-Known Member

    MP5 is (properly) a submachine gun. IOW, select-fire, pistol-caliber bullet hose. Very handy at the shorter ranges, but get less effective rapidly past 50-100 yards. Mechanically an excellent weapon, controllable, and I really appreciated the collapsible stock when I needed it. With the stock collapsed, you can stuff the gun and a bunch of loaded mags into a backpack, easily. Very handy. (Not in this country, guys). I don't even know ( I never bothered to look) if there are MP5's available on the US market manufactured before 1986, which would be the pre-req for us joe-citizens to own one, after going throught the ATF hoops. All of this is independent of the AWB junk. Different law.

    (After a bit of thought, there must be legally transferrable MP-5's out there, as I think some members own them).:cool: I couldn't afford the gun or the ammo I would expend, though.:what: :evil:
  5. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Well-Known Member

    One thing I find most common about the people who support gun control is they don't have a clue what's already illegal. I'll point out one or two common laws and ask them to look up which of the other regulations apply for me. They don't do it of course, and if they could it would take years to review all of the federal gun laws, much less state and local.
  6. Bwana John

    Bwana John Well-Known Member

    Dreaded red X:cuss:
  7. PBIR

    PBIR Well-Known Member

  8. Bwana John

    Bwana John Well-Known Member

    "Bwana on safari"
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  9. Hkmp5sd

    Hkmp5sd Well-Known Member

    The only way to go.....

    (Looks like the prices have gone up again...$16K, wow)
  10. Chipperman

    Chipperman Well-Known Member

    Those prices on autoweapons. :rolleyes:

    Look at Subguns or Sturmgewehr for the real market prices.
  11. Gunrunner

    Gunrunner Well-Known Member

    Woowee are those things going up in price! It's amazing what supply and demand can do. Maybe some day I'll win the Lotto, move to a normal state, and get me one of them. And a truckload of ammo to feed it. :p
  12. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    No, it is a machine pistol (hence the name).

    BTW, call it an HK54 and watch them froth at the mouth.:D
  13. TimH

    TimH Well-Known Member

    What is a "submachine gun"?
  14. Mulliga

    Mulliga Well-Known Member

    Trapshooter explained it - an SMG is an automatic weapon that fires pistol-caliber rounds.
  15. TimH

    TimH Well-Known Member

    Ooops read that & it didn't click :rolleyes:
  16. SB88LX

    SB88LX Well-Known Member

    Damn 86 MG ban. those prices are ridiculous. Only full auto in my price range is the MAC-10 telephone booth gun.
  17. PMDW

    PMDW Well-Known Member

    I was just barely able to save enough to buy a Sten. Pisses me off. A friend of mine got a MAC last year for $1500. They're twice that now.
  18. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    I'm glad I didnt pay a penny more than the $225 I paid for mine!:D
  19. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I was explaining what the end of the AWB really means to a person at work...

    "That's all it was?! That was pointless!"

    So now they kinda understand more of where my arguments come from...
  20. deej

    deej Well-Known Member

    Yup...HK calls it a "machine pistol" on their site, too:


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