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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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GSG5.Worth buying?My son wants a 22lr semi.I would rather know now than later.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-20-2011, 09:11 PM
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Re: GSG5

It gets good reviews but I don't have any personal experience with one. I've been eyeing up the S&W M&P15-22 at the local gunshop. I bet either gun would be a blast to shoot.

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Re: GSG5

The original GSG 5 was "removed" from the market after H&K sued the manufacturers/importers over perceived patent infringements.

Essentially the same firearm is now back, but called the GSG 522, with some subtle changes. A few folks at my club have the original ones. They are so-so at best.

Personally, if I wanted a dedicated 22 rimfire in a look alike platform, it'd be the S&W M&P AR15 22. Been around a few, they are far more reliable than the GSG, plus they will accept a fair number of actual AR 15 components and disassemble pretty much an actual AR 15.

I would avoid the "Colt" version.

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Re: GSG5

American Rifleman had a good review of some semi 22s a few issues back,"Tactical 22s: A New Class of Rifles". You can check it out online:

http://www.americanrifleman.org/arti...cal-22-rifles/

the GSG522 specifically here:

http://www.americanrifleman.org/Gall...&gid=93&id=624

don't overlook the 10/22 however. it comes in a variety of configurations, has a huge aftermarket, and is a proven performer.

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Re: GSG5

If you live in PA the GSG5 is just a plinker that looks like an AR/assault rifle..what ever that term means!!!!

The Ruger 10-22 is probably a more accurate and better made gun. And for the GSG% price one could get a lot more accurate 22 bolt rifle.

So if YOU like the looks of the gsg5, then it is certainly the rifle to buy and you will be happy.
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Re: GSG5

I have the smith and wesson mp 15 22 and it is a fun little gun to play with. same features as the ar 15 but much cheaper to shoot. we went through 1500 rounds 1 day with only a couple duds out of the ammunion. I highly reccommend it to anyone looking for some cheap fun
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I went with the 10/22. If you own a couple screw drivers and some allen wrenches you can totally transform a 10/22. PM me if you want to check mine out.

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Re: GSG5

Many ways to "tinker" a 1022 these days, including synthetic stocks that can make one look "all-tactical". Ruger now even makes a factory version.

But if I wanted a 22 rimfire AR 15 clone, it'd be the S&W version.

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Re: GSG5

I have shot the GSG5 and own the M&P 15-22. The M&P is an awesome gun and very reliable with almost any ammo. Mine likes the cheap Federal 525 pack. A couple things I didnt like about the GSG was that the stock sights are not the greatest and the general build of the rifle is a little more complex. With the M&P you can add all kinds of AR accessories and make it tacticool. The earlier models did have problems but smith&wesson has since fixed them. All in all I think the M&P is the better buy. Here is a link to some die hard 15-22 fans where you can gather more information about the rifle itself. http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-m-p-15-22/

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Re: GSG5

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Many ways to "tinker" a 1022 these days, including synthetic stocks that can make one look "all-tactical". Ruger now even makes a factory version.

But if I wanted a 22 rimfire AR 15 clone, it'd be the S&W version.
Mine isn't the tactical type. I installed a heavy barrel and a laminated thumbhole stock, along with a target scope and a drop-in trigger from E. Arthur Brown Co.
Great shooter, didn't cost much.

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