I think the issue is really that PTR made the GI classic or the GI..whatever to be a copy/replica of a G3..and they did..then they decided to change the barrel thread and the cocking tube..so for us to buy it as a clone copy and then they change it..sort of angered some of us..thats all. I cant buy a real HK myself..im in Cali..but the PTR is as close as I can get..or Id just buy a HK