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mssurrey
February 6, 2009, 11:32 PM
A friend of mine has a special permit (one of only a few hundred in the US) for a machine gun.

We went to the range today with his 9mm HK MP5 with a front pistol grip and a rear stock. and had a blast on full auto. It goes through 30 rounds in like 3 seconds or so. :D:D:D

It was my first time ever with a MG and I was pleasantly shocked by the lack of recoil. In fact all of my handguns (other than my .22lr) recoil more than the MP5. Also, it wasn't loud at all - another shock. No wonder it's the cohice for many tactical teams abroad.

ChewToy
February 6, 2009, 11:54 PM
Really, didn't know the MP5 was a handgun, Lol. Sounds like fun though!

mssurrey
February 7, 2009, 10:06 AM
Duh..wrong forum...my bad!

Silvanus
February 7, 2009, 10:14 AM
I've only shot a semi-auto MP5 so far (I'm in police school, right now). The lack of recoil and the accuracy are amazing. I can imagine it's quite controllable in full auto mode, too.

pwelsh4hd
February 8, 2009, 01:16 AM
A friend of mine has a special permit (one of only a few hundred in the US) for a machine gun.
????? "special permit"....that's nonsense, there is no such thing. We have probably a few hundred people in just this general area of Idaho alone, that own full-auto machine guns legally. They even have a "club" that meets regularly for full-auto shooting fun. There are literally thousands of people in the US that own pre-ban full-auto machine-gun gear. The local range has full-autos you can rent by the hour, including MP5's (but folks usually run out of ammo within the first 5-10 minutes :) ) Heck, my local Class III dealer tries his best to sell me one each time I see him (I just don't have the cash for it). All you really have to have to own a pre-86 full-auto is a lot of green to buy the weapon, $200 for the tax stamp, a clean background to pass the paperwork, and you're basically set....no such "permit" required. For a post-86 full-auto, you would have to be a Class III dealer with a demo letter.

David Hineline
February 8, 2009, 02:12 AM
Glad you had a fun time, but your friend is not that special. All it takes is not being a criminal, and a healthy wallet. Goto youtube.com and type in machinegun shoot and you will find more special friends.

You can get a MP5 for yourself for around $17,000

Chipperman
February 11, 2009, 06:27 PM
All it takes is not being a criminal, and a healthy wallet.

That is pretty special nowadays.

I paid a lot for my MP5, but they're even more now. I just wish I'd gotten mine a few years before I did. I could have bought a lot more with the same aount of money :(

Juna
February 11, 2009, 06:40 PM
Goto youtube.com and type in machinegun shoot and you will find more special friends.

:p ROFLMAO! :p

cookhj
February 11, 2009, 09:25 PM
i have an MP5 that i use for ERT stuff and it's great to shoot. unfortunately ours are 3rd burst. :(

it's an accurate SMG; i've hit the metal lollypop targets (i think they're 6" or 8" diameter steel plates) at 100yds consistantly.

mssurrey
February 12, 2009, 09:56 AM
That's what he told me - perhaps I'll ask him if there's something 'special' about his permit!

In any case, it's great fun - now I know why people want(ed) one :)

Wiskey_33
February 12, 2009, 10:08 AM
I've shot a full auto MP5, and they're amazing firearms. Too rich for my blood though $$$$$$$$$$$.

Dustin0
February 12, 2009, 10:28 AM
Look at knob Creek KY

no "special permit" needed Just 250 to the ATF and lots of cash for the gun.

Wiskey_33
February 12, 2009, 10:36 AM
250

When did the tax stamp change from $200 to $250?

MrClean
February 12, 2009, 05:33 PM
Apparently after about 10AM this morning. I just got off the phone with my Class III dealer talking to him about an SBR. lol :D

Wiskey_33
February 13, 2009, 07:30 AM
Apparently after about 10AM this morning. I just got off the phone with my Class III dealer talking to him about an SBR. lol


And what did he say?

RF11
February 13, 2009, 08:37 AM
pwelsh4hd
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A friend of mine has a special permit (one of only a few hundred in the US) for a machine gun.
????? "special permit"....that's nonsense, there is no such thing. We have probably a few hundred people in just this general area of Idaho alone, that own full-auto machine guns legally. They even have a "club" that meets regularly for full-auto shooting fun. There are literally thousands of people in the US that own pre-ban full-auto machine-gun gear. The local range has full-autos you can rent by the hour, including MP5's (but folks usually run out of ammo within the first 5-10 minutes ) Heck, my local Class III dealer tries his best to sell me one each time I see him (I just don't have the cash for it). All you really have to have to own a pre-86 full-auto is a lot of green to buy the weapon, $200 for the tax stamp, a clean background to pass the paperwork, and you're basically set....no such "permit" required. For a post-86 full-auto, you would have to be a Class III dealer with a demo letter.

Note to self: Move to Idaho when opportunity presents itself