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So I bought a US repro K grip for my Z5K. Did a test fit and it was sloppy as hell. After talking to another part dealer I picked up a brand new German K grip still in bag. Same test fit and the sucker was tight as can be. No wiggle whatsoever. I called the part dealer back and told him about my issue and he just laughed saying the US grips had some fitting issues. If the German grip had looseness issues it would have been the gun most likely.

Bottom line don't cheapen out on US parts if you can find German.

Just my personal experience.
 

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So I bought a US repro K grip for my Z5K. Did a test fit and it was sloppy as hell. After talking to another part dealer I picked up a brand new German K grip still in bag. Same test fit and the sucker was tight as can be. No wiggle whatsoever. I called the part dealer back and told him about my issue and he just laughed saying the US grips had some fitting issues. If the German grip had looseness issues it would have been the gun most likely.

Bottom line don't cheapen out on US parts if you can find German.
Just my personal experience.
Depends on the part type, manufacturer, and era. The problem with posts/threads like this is that you are essentially categorizing 5-10 different companies as one and comparing to one company in Germany. That's grossly misleading. Even some of the parts made by a specific American manufacturer can vary over time. I can give you examples, but that would stir up hornets' nest that didn't need to be stirred.
 

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Depends on the part type, manufacturer, and era. The problem with posts/threads like this is that you are essentially categorizing 5-10 different companies as one and comparing to one company in Germany. That's grossly misleading. Even some of the parts made by a specific American manufacturer can vary over time. I can give you examples, but that would stir up hornets' nest that didn't need to be stirred.
Amen... Lots of inferior and superior US parts exist for HK firearms. Have had several HK parts pass through my hands that had issues as well... It can happen to any manufacturing operation no matter the size.... Consistent poor quality does/did exist with some sources but most of that has been well sniffed out and documented.
 

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I've had good and bad experiences as well. My K foregrip was US made and fits perfectly. But I also ordered a US made flash hider and it looked like it had been dredged up from the bottom of the sea. Ordered a different US made flash hider and it looks just as good as any HK one.
 

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Depends on the part type, manufacturer, and era. The problem with posts/threads like this is that you are essentially categorizing 5-10 different companies as one and comparing to one company in Germany. That's grossly misleading. Even some of the parts made by a specific American manufacturer can vary over time. I can give you examples, but that would stir up hornets' nest that didn't need to be stirred.
The US GRIP came from HK parts. Quality was good but the fitting issues made it a let down.

My original statement or rather what I meant was seems like I have had better luck with Factory German parts than US production.
 

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The US GRIP came from HK parts. Quality was good but the fitting issues made it a let down.

My original statement or rather what I meant was seems like I have had better luck with Factory German parts than US production.
Understandable. But also remember that HK Parts is only a dealer/distributor. Their US parts can come from numerous makers. Case in point, RCM makes bolt groups that are about half the price of the HK ones (actually less than that), but they seem to operate just as well. When it comes to US made parts, it really is a mixed bag. You have to ask who made them and come here to find out what the reputation of that maker is for that specific item.

You can email HKParts.net and ask them who the maker is of any of their US made parts. They have always responded to me.
 
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