Picked up mine yesterday.
Picked up mine yesterday.
My Black Friday sale purchase Custom Smith Tail Hook just arrived. Couldn’t resist posting a couple of crappy pictures. I’m going hold off SBRing it and sending it to TSC for the time being. I’ve given TSC enough of my money ....lol
You know, I actually don't know a ton about it. I bought it on a whim since I found it pretty cheap on armslist and needed something until I SBR it. It is referred to as a tailhook brace. Gear Head Works makes the actual tailhook portion of it and generally the collapsing portion comes from a modified A3 stock to my knowledge. People pay quite a bit to get them done actually, although I don't think I would- now buying it second hand is another story.
A little update for those scrambling to make calls- I had a few client cancellations yesterday and spent a healthy part of the day calling nearly 125-150 of these dealers (Premier Stocking and Stocking alike). Just like in medical sales, succinct and direct but friendly. Also worth noting I worked from East Coast to West Coast, with the bulk of those in stock or incoming happening in the lower Midwest and South East.
About 4-5 had in stock, of those 4 were charging north of $3k and the other being bought at MSRP the minute I called.
About 25-30 had incoming allocations for 1-2 guns in the next couple weeks, all being spoken for. Some of these I asked to put me on their list for next shipment as they were not gouging and selling for $2200-$2300.
About 5-10 were very candid and stated they were putting their allocated units on GB due to inflated prices being fetched.
2 had me on their list for #1 but their price was > $3000 so no thanks.
About 3 had incoming with just one allocation in the next few weeks and reasonably priced aka <MSRP or 2700 (Would not take payment info) and would notify me on arrival.
About 70 had heard of the SP5 but did not input requests to their HK rep and would mention it to them or their distributors at their leisure (not promising).
The last 20-30 were either disconnected lines/out of business/or uninterested in what an SP5 even was (worth noting these shops are listed as HK premier stocking dealers LMAO)
The end summary is that I suspect another influx of SP5s next month or thereabouts with much more realistic prices. I would have loved to have a picture in front of my Xmas tree with one of these wearing a Ho-Ho-Ho sweater on...but if need be I can wait. More are coming.
Thanks for the update!
I just picked mine up from my LGS along with my Custom Smith collapsing tailhook brace from the post office. I'd post pictures but the wife's home and I can't bring it in from the car yet. LOL
Heard dealer cost is $2060.00. The Dealers selling on Gougebroker are making a tidy profit..