GSG-5

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by toemag, Jul 12, 2008.


  1. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    I got one and am mightily impressed, but first off here's a few pictures.

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    I bought it after dissing it to someone who had one and he set me right on a few points. So I got it and am having fun, contrary to the info saying that you have to use HV (high velocity) ammo, it works very well with standard .22lr ammo, well at least mine does. In the meantime it has new got a Bushnell pro point on it and I have ordered the first accessory packet of more mag's.

    It is addictive to shoot, and at 50m I get some nice group's.

    Tony
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Can't have one (in that configuration) here without tax as an SBR, if I understand all I think I know. Do you have similar restrictions?

    Looks like might be a fun gun. Show us some groups, please.
     
  3. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Other Notes
    The rifle only comes in one configuration only as pictured
    In the future 10 & 20 round mags will be available , no date set at this time.
    Extra mags are priced @ $34 per mag and they are limited in availabilty at this time.
    The barrel is the full length of 16 inches with slip over fake silencer attached.
    California, New York ,NJ ,MD customers please check with you FFL dealer on legality issues in your area, the mag supplied with the rifle would be 22 rounds , you will need to have this blocked by your FFL .
    GSG 5 $499.00

    http://www.atlanticfirearms.com/programming/expand.asp?Prodid=477

    Selling like hotcakes. First order of 1500 is sold out. You have to get on a waiting list for the next order.
     
  4. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    Jsut watch out cause people are starting to have issues with them such a cracked bolts etc and the exclusive importer is not keeping up in the customer service department
     
  5. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    The only target that I have saved to date is the first one that I shot with different types of .22 ammo HV and standard at different ranges 50m, 75m & 100m using the iron sights, at 50m the sights were on, at 75m I had to hold over, and at 100m it was 12" to keep them in the black.
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    Tony
     
  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  7. toemag

    toemag Monkey++


    Seen that thread, and as I judged it to be wakening the dead, and sort of all of the reports had been done by people who write things like that up for a living.

    I have now done over 500 with it, having to strip clean it once last night due to it malfunctioning, the chamber was full of gunk the .22 ammo has a wax type coating old RWS target ammo of the standard velocity type and lead deposit. I cleaned it last night and it threw 100 rounds down range at the target without any flaws, this morning. I have now zeroed the iron sights to 50m and have check fired it at 75 & 100m, the group's opened up some and at 100m were a little low but still on the paper.

    Then it was time for the red dot, which was zeroed in in no time and although it isn't and never will be a tack driver, it is a hell of a lot of fun to shoot.

    As to the Sig mosquito, that's the next weapon on my wish list..

    Tony
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    It sounds like you will have a very, very nice set of .22's once you pick up the Mosquito. I am still tempted by the GSG-5, I may have to end up picking one up. Right now, I am not planning on buying anything else until my Mosquito and Tac-65 are purchased (with accompanying $200 stamp), but plans change. I picked up a .17 Savage for my Stepdad for Father's Day. He passed away last night from lung cancer, but he sure was proud of that .17 and I am really glad that he was able to run a couple of mags through it before he passed.

    Thanks again for the range report, I really like to be able to hear about how a firearm works from a real shooter, instead of just a reporter not wanting to upset an advertiser.
     
  9. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    Sorry to hear about your loss, and am glad to hear that he got a buzz out of the rifle you gave him. I always have a laugh watching the old men here in Germany on the range, shooting their Mauser K98's.

    I have a Hamerli E-xxese and a 10/22, now this and the Sig for IPSC cheap practice time on the range.

    I have reduced my large calibre shooting to the minimum until my wages double or reality catches up with us, and I'll be needing it for SHTF.

    Be good.

    Tony
     
  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    My shooting has been limited to .22 with the cost of ammo.
     
  11. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Someone needs to make a .22 conversion for 1919's!!!
    A .22 belt fed, now that's entertainment!!!!!
     
  12. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Mechanically induced orgasm..........[chopper]
     
  13. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  14. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    That would be the gun for me if we were allowed stuff like that.

    Tony
     
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I looked at one at KCR. Would be fun. But I was thinking more along the lines of a Ciener conversion for full sized 1919's. Now that would be cool.
     
  16. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    don't think a .22 conversion will work in a .30 caliber 1919A4. The link advance would have to be replaced, the barrel and chamber lined, and the .22 doesn't have enough pop to work the bolt so a whole new drop-in system would have to be designed; hmmm...I got a 1919A4 that I hardly ever shoot.
     
  17. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Just wishful thinking. If these ammo prices keep going up .22 will be all we can afford to shoot. I converted a 1919 to 7.62X54R, might buy a conversion for 7.62X39 too. Cheaper than .308 or .06.
     
  18. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

  19. toemag

    toemag Monkey++

    Just thought that you'd all be interested in how I'm getting on with my GSG5.

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    This was the target that I shot at my local range at 50m, I now have a Bushnell Trophy Dot mounted. The zeroing was done in less than 10 shot's then a box of 50 to confirm zeroing and then another 10 for fun.

    A fun gun to shoot, now I'm looking for a cheapo scope to have a look how that works.

    Tony
     
  20. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Hm. Not too sure your are doing all that well. 46 holes out of 70 shots --[beer] :lol:

    Glad it is working well. Might have to look into it a bit further --
     
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