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I recently bought the gun at a local gun show. Not realizing HK had licensed these to Walther, I left the show so I could research them a little before deciding to buy. I wasn't really interested in a clone. I had read some good reviews on it so I went back to the gun show, flashed my hand stamp and walked over to the dealer's table. They had it marked at $480 but I negotiated it down to $440 since it was late in the day on the final day of the show. Happy with my purchase, I took the gun home.

I was a little disappointed that it did not come with a plastic carry case or an extra magazine, but those are minor details. The gun is quite hefty and feels like a really solid piece of firepower, which I was happy about. I did not want it to feel like an airsoft gun and it definitely lets you know it is a serious gun with its weight. I decided to take it to the range along with a box of Remington Thunderbolt HV .22 LR ammo. I did ring some 36 grain rounds just to see if it mattered.

My plan was to sight it in first from 25 yards and then test it from 50 yards to see how spot on it was. Spotting scope in hand, I set out to sight it in. I am an "iron sights" kind of guy, so I had no interest in a scope mount and scope. The first shots were low and left, so I made some minor adjustments with the allen wrench (included) and a Philips screwdriver. After about four adjustments, the elevation and windage were spot on from 25 yards after multiple tests. I moved to 50 yards and performed the same checks and I found it was still pretty darn good with minimal change from 25 yard shooting. I am no expert at sighting in guns, but I believe I did an adequate job.

Next, I put the gun through its paces. I went from target shooting in nice groupings to trying to drop small pepper poppers (about 8" tall and .5" thick). I was pretty surprised that the little 22 was able to drop them with good shots to the very top of the popper. That was great fun with the little gun since there was a row of ten of them. I would rapidly try to drop them from left to right and rarely had to double tap to drop them. Through this quick acquire and shoot fun, the gun never jammed or misfired. I could pull the trigger as fast as I wanted and the gun would respond well. The magazine was quick to reload, so I wasn't feeling too bad about not having an extra.

When I got back home, I broke the gun down to give it a good cleaning. It doesn't break down much, so you have to rely on good cleaning spray and let it do its thing. The barrel can only be brushed and cleaned from the muzzle side, which just goes with the territory. After a good barrel clean, I cleaned the rest of the gun and oiled the spring, extractor and firing pin. The gun doesn't take long to clean at all.

This is my first .22 and I love it so far. It is a joy to shoot and CHEAP to plink with. I usually shoot an Armalite AR-15, and HK USP .45 and a Beretta 92FS. This gun is a wonderful addition to my collection because it is solid, trouble free, cheap to shoot and easy to maintain. I would recommend it to anyone. It is kind of funny to hear comments at the range with people asking each other if the "suppressor" is real or not. I don't think people understand that it isn't me trying to fake it ... it is required to be a long rifle.

I would recommend you shoot HV ammo out of it. I tried some regular rounds and was not happy with the performance. The book wants HV for a reason. :)

It may seem expensive for a .22 LR, but I am so happy I bought it. It is great fun to shoot and I am not disappointed at all! Bear in mind that I am not an expert and don't claim to be anything more than a respectable gun aficionado.

 

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Great review and welcome to HKPro! Next, you will find yourself buying a 9mm MP5 clone, then an 9mm SD! HKs are addicting!!!
 

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sounds like you did pretty good , i have a gsg-5 set up like an SD , its the most disappointing weapon in the
tool box . i bought it online without much prior knowledge . its very airsoft aside from my upgrades and
jam-o-matic . i shoulda A) got my hands on one before i purchased and B) waited till someone decent made a
.22 clone

nice review . i think at the end of the day a .22 is the most fun for the money . and a reliable .22 is keeper for sure .
 

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sounds like you did pretty good , i have a gsg-5 set up like an SD , its the most disappointing weapon in the
tool box . i bought it online without much prior knowledge . its very airsoft aside from my upgrades and
jam-o-matic . i shoulda A) got my hands on one before i purchased and B) waited till someone decent made a
.22 clone

nice review . i think at the end of the day a .22 is the most fun for the money . and a reliable .22 is keeper for sure .
What he said... I have a GSG-5 also and after MUCH work it finally runs right, but I will be picking one of these up soon as well and probably sell the GSG-5. Thanks for the info.
 

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Got one myself a while ago, and a nice Voodoo Tactical MP5 case to go with it. This gun shoots anything that's put through it (Federal, CCI, Remington, etc.) I also got 5 extra mags from HKParts. You can never have too many mags.

I recently bought a Primary Arms Micro Dot sight and it co-witnesses with the factory iron sights perfectly. I will update with a pic of it later on today.


 

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Welcome to HK Pro!

TooSixy, that looks awesome! I've been extremely tempted to pick one up.
 
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