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GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« on: June 30, 2009, 07:10:55 PM »
A good friend of mine called me today and informed me that he had purchased a GSG-5 pistol.
After work I went by and checked that puppy out. I was pretty well impressed.
We put about 500 rounds of Winchester .22 through it, and other than a few minor hiccups, I was pretty impressed with it.
I was wondering how many of our members have either the pistol or the Carbine version of this little HK clone, what do you think of it, any pros or cons. What little time I spent with it, I have to say I like it. I just wondered what the rest of you good folks thought.
Let's hear from ya.

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2009, 07:17:41 PM »
They look like fun & most of the reviews I've heard have said the same thing.

A buddy of mine has a couple hanging on his gun shop wall, but I've yet to talk him out of one. ;D

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2009, 07:28:02 PM »
Nobody has taken one through a class yet but they seem to run well.

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2009, 07:53:16 PM »
That's really one of the main things I was wondering about.
I was thinking that besides a great plinking gun, it might be a good gun to use in a tactical training course, since .22LR is still halfway affordable. I'd like to know if anyone has put one through "hell and high water" so to speak.

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2009, 02:08:10 PM »

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2009, 01:34:06 PM »
i have the carbine and i love it. I have a CA collapsable stock, low pro mount, and a fakepoint red dot. Excellent plinker. I have about 1500 rounds through mine, finally started gumming ub at about 1200, so i got around to cleaning it (a few pulls with the boresnake, blew it out with brake cleaner, added CLP and wala!)

i always use jacieted rounds to avoid lead buildup with the high amount of rounds i put through it. Also only use high velocity ammo, as i heard standard sometimes doesnt cycle. I found mine doesnt like remngton rounds, when dirty they where the ones that started having feeding problems, while aguilla, winchester, and federeal kept on plugging away

great thing about this rifle is that it takes airsoft accesories so you can kit it up to you hearts content for low cost. I recommend this rifle so much i sold my 10/22!  Only complaint is it takes much longer to load the mags then it does to empty them!

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2009, 09:17:49 PM »
I wonder if there is a speed loader available for it?

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Re: GSG-5 Carbine and Pistol
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2009, 12:11:28 AM »
Only complaint is it takes much longer to load the mags then it does to empty them!
It's that way with all of my guns. ;)