Sorry to jump right in on my first post with a question,but hope you will bear with me.
I'm in South Africa, where a small batch of MP5 clones just landed. They are very, very scarce here, and therefore although I am very familiar with the H&K pistols, I am new to the MP5 (semi only allowed here unfortunately)
So my question is regarding fitting a suppressor. Here in SA, suppressors are completely legal..no paperwork needed at all. There are numerous manufacturers turning out mediocre to good variants that aren't too bad, and are cheap compared to the US. But probably not as advanced. Can get a decent one made for me, but mounting is the problem.
Now I could just thread my barrel, but don't want to go that route. I think it sounds good to have a suppressor made that will quickly release using the 3 lug barrel system.
However no-one makes any system that will QD onto the 3 lugs, as there are no examples here to work from.
And since suppressors are export controlled there in the USA, importing one is not an option (plus expensive)
So what I would like to know, is does anyone make an adapter that will slip on, and lock properly, onto the 3 lug barrel...that I can build into a suppressor as a mounting option.
Basically, I would get a gunsmith to permanently mount the adapter onto the suppressor.
I have seen a couple of things online that seem as though they would have worked, but all seem out of stock or not available.
I have even considered purchasing one of the 3 lug flash hiders, and then cutting off the end and mating it to a suppressor. Could thread it and screw it into the suppressor. But not sure how straight and true those flash hiders are where alignment is critical.
So does anyone know of an adapter that is both available, and will be tight/straight enough to work for this purpose? Would be carefully mounted to be straight and secure, but the adapter would have to do its job well.
Would really appreciate any advice from the experts here, and thank you in advance.