Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Spikes .22 upper or GSG-5???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gvnwst, Oct 8, 2008.

?

Which one?

  1. GSG-5

    18 vote(s)
    30.5%
  2. Spikes Tactical upper

    37 vote(s)
    62.7%
  3. Other (please specify)

    4 vote(s)
    6.8%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. gvnwst

    gvnwst Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,614
    Location:
    Somewhere.........
    Ok guys, i have been saving up in the gun fund to get a spikes tactical .22lr upper w/ rails. Uses standard ceiner mags, YHM rails, and a lother walther barrel is optional, ect.............

    Today, I walked into my local Gander Mountain. I was drooling over a armalite AR-10, and i noticed a GSG-5 in the display case for $550. I got to thinking, should I get the AR .22 upper, or, for the same money, a GSG-5.

    I will have a poll up. Please state why you would get this one or not. if there are any other hi cap .22s, feel free to suggest. (just no 10/22s please, it dosen't make sense to me to get a second)

    Thanks for the help.


    EDIT: The use of these would be plinking, if i got the spikes, cheap pratice with my AR. Possibily varmint hunting, shooting of rodents.
     
  2. Black Majik

    Black Majik Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Orange County, California
  3. gvnwst

    gvnwst Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,614
    Location:
    Somewhere.........
    Please.....
     
  4. Jason_G

    Jason_G Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,874
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I'd have more fun with the upper. Plus it would also double as a cheaper way to practice on the AR. The GSG-5 just doesn't appeal to me. If it were centerfire, maybe, but... meh. Get the upper. More useful.

    Jason
     
  5. twofourthree73

    twofourthree73 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    VA
    Spikes. I have one and love it. It's well built and has standard AR parts and accessories. You can use some of the parts for a 5.56 upper should you decide. Much better use of money if you already have an AR lower, plus you get trigger time on an AR if you already have one to keep your skills somewhat sharp.
     
  6. Black Majik

    Black Majik Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    Sorry, I have a Spikes upper that has been fantastic. It ran about 20K before I snapped a firing pin. Got a new one from Spikes, and it's back to tickin' again.

    I found it reliable, especially for a rimfire. Before the firing pin break, I got 2 failures. First one was in the 1st magazine. The 2nd one was after 15K after I never cleaned the feed ramp. Yes, it took 15K rounds for it to fail.

    [​IMG]

    I've shot the GSG-5 also. It's also very fun, just not.... Spikes fun :D
     
  7. rangerruck

    rangerruck Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    8,374
    Location:
    Texas, baby!
    ket tec plr-22 or sa-22, one is pistol ar type, the other is full stocked ar type, both are under 250. the gsg-5 has a fatal flaw, that has not been fixed yet.
     
  8. rangerruck

    rangerruck Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    Messages:
    8,374
    Location:
    Texas, baby!
    oh yeah, the kel tec comes with either 22 or 27 round mags...
     
  9. peck1234

    peck1234 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    213
    Location:
    NY
    Spikes!
     
  10. sarduy

    sarduy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    2,521
    Location:
    United States of America
    i would go with the Spike's upper.

    i have a Spike's lower on my cmmg kit and i'm very happy with the quality of their products, i have handle the upper in gunshows and they look very solid, plus...it's US made, so if you get a problem you can always send it back and they'll fix it, if you get a lemon with the GSG-5 what are you going to do? send it back to German? The GSG-5 is a great looking weapon but i would go with a Ruger or the Spike's Upper.
     
  11. massnee

    massnee Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    107
    go with spikes...

    I just picked one up. Very reliable...very accurate...and great for ar practice.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Girodin

    Girodin Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Messages:
    5,550
    I own a couple GSG-5s and I really like them. They are very fun guns. If you want to be able to train with the AR on the cheap then the upper makes more sense. If you want to have another gun i.e be able to use the AR and a fun .22 at the same time then the GSG might be a better choice.
     
  13. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    23,171
    I have a .22LR upper.

    One of the most fun guns I've ever tried. Everyone who tries it, wants one, too.
     
  14. 1832

    1832 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2002
    Messages:
    117
    I have the Spike's ST-22 and, for my money, its the best out there. But, a couple of weeks ago, I also bought a GSG-5. Now I wouldn't trade either one.
     
  15. Shung

    Shung Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,682
    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    question about the Spikes tactical upper.

    Does the BCG work as a 223 ??? I mean, I have a M16A1 lower receiver (full). Would the Spikes BCG action the disconnector ? Is there any full auto compatible conversion upper on the market ?
     
  16. twofourthree73

    twofourthree73 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    VA
    You can get a full auto .22 bolt that works with a full auto lower reciever. There is an added piece for FA. Check out the spikes sub forum on AR15.com for more info. It's just a few small pieces and not that much more expensive if I recall correctly.

    http://www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=2&f=282&t=164173
     
  17. Springfield_1911SS

    Springfield_1911SS Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    230
    Location:
    1 state with no CCW
    what about one of the kits that lets you keep your upper, just change out the Bolt/bolt carrier those are like $150-200
     
  18. twofourthree73

    twofourthree73 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    VA
    The dedicated uppers for an AR come with a barrel and bolt specifically designed for .22 lr. You cannot shoot 5.56 or .223 in these barrels. The rest of the upper parts are exactly the same as a normal AR-15 upper.

    .22 conversion kits you also hear about are replacement bolts with chamber adapters that allow you to use .22 lr in a 5.56 barrel. Your accuracy suffers since the twist rates are not good for .22 lr and you foul up your 5.56 upper with dirty .22lr ammo. I debated between kit and a dedicated upper and a dedicated upper just made more sense to me. It felt odd having an extra upper laying around so I ended getting another lower for it and now have a dedicated .22 lr AR-15. :D
     
  19. Shung

    Shung Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,682
    Location:
    Geneva, Switzerland
    thx for the link 243 73 ;)
     
  20. Luis Leon

    Luis Leon Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2004
    Messages:
    232
    Location:
    Ulster County, NY
    I voted Spikes, because I have one in their standard ST-22 m4 profile. The barrel is 16" long, but because 1.5" of it is inside the receiver, you get the look of a 14.5" profile m4. That said, I love mine, I have at least 2k rounds through it and have only had it a few weeks. The workmanship is excellent. My main AR only gets to go to 3-gun matches a half-dozen times a year. The Spike's upper goes on every range trip. Good luck with your decision.

    best regards,

    Luis Leon


    P.S. My Spike's upper sits atop a Stag Arms lower with an A1 stock and a aimpoint clone atop.
     
  21. jjohnson

    jjohnson Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2005
    Messages:
    1,181
    Location:
    Rochester, Minnesoviet
    I'd go for GSG-5

    I don't like to sink a bunch of money in accessories, but for those of you in the blackstick world, I wonder sometimes if that's what you're all about. :scrutiny:

    I'd rather spend my money on an entire firearm that was designed to work instead of adding more hardware to make something entirely different out of another firearm - but that's just my opinion. I know some of the aftermarket stuff is really very good, but I'm not one to want to put lipstick on a pig. :neener:
     
  22. waterhouse

    waterhouse Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2005
    Messages:
    4,240
    Location:
    Round Rock, TX
    I went with the Spikes. I recently shot a friend's GSG and it was a blast, super fun little gun. The GSG also felt lighter than my Spikes, so if younger people are shooting it they may find it easier to handle.

    I went with the Spike's because:

    a) AR practice
    b) threaded barrel for my suppressor
    c) I already have an SBR lower, so I could get a 10" .22 upper for the AR.

    I need another .22 like I need a hole in my head, but someday I may pick up a GSG just to have.
     
  23. twofourthree73

    twofourthree73 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    192
    Location:
    VA
    I would have considered a GSG-5 but that thread about their lack of durability that surfaced here made me think they aren't much better than an airsoft gun that shoots .22.

    The last thing I wanted was a $500 paperweight with no ability to fix it or find parts for it.
     
  24. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    23,171
    Translation: "I've never tried a .22LR dedicated upper."
     
  25. Black Majik

    Black Majik Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Messages:
    5,031
    Location:
    Orange County, California
    +1..
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page