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Over the last 5 months I have spottily chronicled my first attempt at getting NFA work done. The work in question was an "SD" conversion to an "unnameable" clone gun. Work done by RDTS.

The gun was tested before shipping it out and performed flawlessly to my surprise. My last one sure didnt.

5 months later I pick up my gun, today I shot it.

First round, FT-eject.
2nd, ok
3rd, FT extract.
4th-5th stovepipe. Switched mags.

6th-the end of the day, flawless. Started out using CCI blazer ammo, then went to remington, then to HSM JHP's. All 3 brands were 115gr. No further problems. She seems to like to be shot dry?!? Even went back to the first mag with no problems. Still need to get an HK extractor spring though,

I was not initially impressed with the sound levels produced until I fired my glock 17 in comparison. Quite impressed after that. I *was* firing in a rock pit, so bolt action noise was reverberated and round impact noise was higher than average. recoil was absolutely minimal. Accuracy was better than I expected from such a short barrel, although all tests were subjective and not using targets outside of the great alaskan trees.

Fit and finish were excellent. Everything looked very clean with a nice even coat of finish.

My only single complaint was that when I recieved the gun it was lacking the rubber handguard up front. Whether it shipped without it, my class 3 dealer borrowed it (no reason to believe, just saying) or the mp5 gnomes stole it.

All told, I highly reccomend:

RDTS in Cave Creek arizona. They did the work and had excellent customer service. Make sure to call them, not email though. Emails take a while with them.
RDTS.com

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Bob Haller
B & B guns
Anchorage Alaska

He did the transfer for $75 per stamp when everyone else was asking $200 per stamp. Yes you heard me right and no I am not talking about the BATF transfer tax. $200 per stamp just for the in-state transfer. Bob was very helpful, professional and willing to answer questions for an NFA newbie.


thanks for reading, and if anyone knows of a place I can get a mp5-SD handguard for less than $200 (internationpolicesupply.com) please email me at jenshammer at hotmail.com



Jens
 

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I have an RDTS Registered Receiver MP5SD that is simply beautiful (originally a Hard Times Armory gun). Absolutely flawless in appearance and function. When I share it at the range with a variety of my HKs, it's often peoples favorite to shoot. The high value of the registered receiver will probably force me to part with this gun sometime soon, but until then, it remains one of my favorite guns. You will have many years of enjoyment with your RDTS SD.
 
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Over the last 5 months I have spottily chronicled my first attempt at getting NFA work done. The work in question was an "SD" conversion to an "unnameable" clone gun. Work done by RDTS.

The gun was tested before shipping it out and performed flawlessly to my surprise. My last one sure didnt.

5 months later I pick up my gun, today I shot it.

First round, FT-eject.
2nd, ok
3rd, FT extract.
4th-5th stovepipe. Switched mags.

6th-the end of the day, flawless. Started out using CCI blazer ammo, then went to remington, then to HSM JHP's. All 3 brands were 115gr. No further problems. She seems to like to be shot dry?!? Even went back to the first mag with no problems. Still need to get an HK extractor spring though,

I was not initially impressed with the sound levels produced until I fired my glock 17 in comparison. Quite impressed after that. I *was* firing in a rock pit, so bolt action noise was reverberated and round impact noise was higher than average. recoil was absolutely minimal. Accuracy was better than I expected from such a short barrel, although all tests were subjective and not using targets outside of the great alaskan trees.

Fit and finish were excellent. Everything looked very clean with a nice even coat of finish.

My only single complaint was that when I recieved the gun it was lacking the rubber handguard up front. Whether it shipped without it, my class 3 dealer borrowed it (no reason to believe, just saying) or the mp5 gnomes stole it.

All told, I highly reccomend:

RDTS in Cave Creek arizona. They did the work and had excellent customer service. Make sure to call them, not email though. Emails take a while with them.
RDTS.com

And

Bob Haller
B & B guns
Anchorage Alaska

He did the transfer for $75 per stamp when everyone else was asking $200 per stamp. Yes you heard me right and no I am not talking about the BATF transfer tax. $200 per stamp just for the in-state transfer. Bob was very helpful, professional and willing to answer questions for an NFA newbie.


thanks for reading, and if anyone knows of a place I can get a mp5-SD handguard for less than $200 (internationpolicesupply.com) please email me at jenshammer at hotmail.com



Jens
RDTS doesn't send their SD'S out with handguards , I found this out also recently , and Ralph says he has a hard time keeping them in stock , and there not delivered on a frequent basis.... so I am also looking to buy an SD handguard if anyone knows where to get one..!?!?
 
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Have you checked with Gordon?

http://hkspecialist.net/

I talked to Ralph @ RDTS and he recommended Gordon and Adam both , and I am expecting a check in the mail for a Navy trigger group that I sold Adam , so I am on Adam's list right now , but I guess I'll try Gordon also..!! that'll put me on three people's list.... maybe It'll help my chances of getting one in the near future !? :)
Thanks for the help..!!!

"RON"
 
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How much did you paid for the SD conversion and what was the waiting time?
thanks:D
Well mine wasn't actually a conversion from semi to full auto , mine was a conversion from a MP5-N to a MP5-SDN.. And I also swapped the Navy trigger group (safe,semi & full) out for a 3-burst group , and I sold the Navy group to Adam Webber for $300.....
anyway I paid $2550. ( for conversion , 3-burst group & timing the tigger group) on 7/21/2007 , and got the gun itself back on 12/19/2007 , but the ATF paperwork was already completed on the registed sear (gun) , and I still have to wait to get the suppressor through the ATF channels which has been taking from one to three months depending who at the ATF is working on the paperwork at the time !? , same as if it were a transfered machinegun......
I'm an impatient person by nature , but after buying and transferring a half a dozen machineguns the past couple years , I've learned to be patient , because your not going to speed up the ATF , in fact my biggest issue is with the "Head of Law Enforcement" in my area.... It's been taking 6-8 weeks to get the forms signed through him !!!!! and I have a problem with that , all that form says is that he has "no" knowledge of the person in his district of having a weapon transfered , of basically ever committing a felony !?!?!? he can walk out to any patrol car in the parking lot and get on the radio and get evey bit of that information in less that 10 minutes !!!!! WHY THE HOLD-UP ????
Okay , I need to get off my soapbox , everytime this subject comes up I get upset all over again..... :)
 

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I spoke to RDTS recently, because I'm considering doing an SD on my BW89K. I was looking through their website and saw their MP5kSD conversions and thought they were just about the coolest thing I'd seen in a while. He quoted me 1750.00 for the build and that was with a new german barrel. So I would imagine a regular SD build would be in the same ball park.

Check out this link: http://www.rdts.com/MP5KSD.html


regards,

r.


P.S. Still planning on doing the conversion. With the current clone builders dropping like flies, and the bushmaster XCR and the KRISS build. I figured I'd get what I want now and then worry aobut doing the custom work later.
 
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