View Full Version : HK SL8 questions

July 6, 2007, 11:46 PM
Im looking to buy an sl8 and was wondering if anyone had any information about them and just see how good they are and if they are worth the money. thnx.

July 6, 2007, 11:57 PM
I can only offer you a peripheral observation. The SL-8 is very pricey, just like my HK, a USC .45 cal. carbine, and is also limited to 10 round magazines. Aftermarket parts are rarer for HKs, because there are a lot fewer of them than there are ARs, AKs, SKSs, etc.

While I do like my USC, I'd like it a lot more if I could get a higher capacity magazine for it and, most importantly, if I'd paid about half of what I did for it.

July 7, 2007, 12:04 AM
there is a custom mag well that is on gunbroker that you can get for the sl8 to make it accomodate m16 mags for around 50 dollars.

July 7, 2007, 12:17 AM
Well, that's a step in the right direction. When I see them at gunshows they're priced around $1700-1800. So if you pay that, then you've got a .223/5.56 rifle that you'll likely inevitably wind up comparing to an AR. What will that premium in cost get you?

July 7, 2007, 10:02 AM
+1 what MMcfpd said. I've seen a couple of them at the last few gun shows I've been at (before that they seemed very scarce), but they were in the price range of a top end, fully kitted out AR, or Robinson XCR, etc.

If they were offering a civilian version of the G36 it might be worth it, but for what it is, it seems highly overpriced.

July 8, 2007, 06:20 PM
You can get all the parts to make a G36 clone, but by then, you'll have about $2700-$3000 into the rifle.