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Old March 22, 1999, 12:46 AM   #26
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Just got Frank James' book, "Project 64: The MP5 Submachinegun Story." It seems to cover a lot of material which we were taught at the HK Armorers' School and at a SMG instructor school. Unfortunately, the author does not discuss development as much as I anticipated, (more on earlier prototypes would have been appreciated), the book will appeal to any MP5 fan and operator. While it isn't the final word on H&K firearms, check it out if you have a chance. (C'mon Collectors' Grade Publications, where's yer entry?)
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Old March 22, 1999, 01:32 AM   #27
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According to conversations I have had with Dean Speir, Frank James had to cut a lot of material from his manuscript in order to get it published. His first publisher bailed on the project, and Charger Books (the eventual publisher) wavered several times. James had to fight tooth and nail just to keep the color photography.

Perhaps if this exised material is suitably interesting, James can take an enhanced volume to Collector Grade Publications like Larry Ruth did with 'War Baby 1 & 2'. Even a collaborative volume like their Thompson and Sterling SMG offerings would be welcome.
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Old March 25, 1999, 04:51 PM   #28
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Our team uses the M-4 (select-fire, without 3 round burst) with Hornady TAP Urban ammo. We love the package. We do urban and rural work, and it suits our needs much better than a sub-caliber. And it was cheaper. We use 2-shot bursts on anything inside 10-15 yards and get reliable hits consistently. They are harder to shoot, but once you get used to it, there's no turning back. When I'm stomping around the woods on a man-hunt, doing marijuana eradication or doing long-term surveillance on a meth lab, having the .223 is quite a bit more comforting.
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Old March 31, 1999, 02:08 AM   #29
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How about HK's new UMP45? Do you guys think this will eventually knock the king from the hill?
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