Full Auto MP5 in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq

Discussion in 'Range Report' started by kusterleXD, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Back in '05 I was on my second tour to Iraq and spent three months in NE Iraq overseeing training of Kurdish Corrections Officers for one of our detainee facilities. While there I was able to shoot a fellow soldier's MP5 sub-machine gun (and yes, this time I have pics but don't know how to upload them to this site yet).

    The morning opened with great anticipation as I was the Range Safety Officer for the Kurds pistol qualification. I like to consider myself a patient man but the the excitement I had was like that of a kid with a piggybank full of Christmas money waiting for the toy store to open! At long last the qualifications were complete and ammo was still in good supply. In keeping up foreign relations, I let the couple of Kurdish military officers there shoot it first. Of course, this only fueled my desire to get some trigger time in. Finally it was my turn to shoot and I made sure that someone was taking my picture to preserve that wonderful moment for my future posterity. Let me just say that is one fun little weapon to put lead down range with! The weapon fired like a dream and was very easy to hold on target during semi-auto and full-auto firing. Recoil is pretty much nil and the ergonomics of the weapon make it comfortable to shoulder fire. Alas, after about 50 rounds, my time shooting the H&K MP5 was up but I was smiling from ear to ear.

    If money grew on trees, this would be the next weapon in my arsenal. If there are any filthy rich people out there who would like to donate an MP5 to me you would not get any objections from my end, just send me a PM and we'll get down to business.

    Now if I could just figure out how to post the pictures once I get back home...
     
  2. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    Seriously, was my post that boring that I haven't garnered a single reply?!?
     

  3. m72law

    m72law New Member

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    NO kusterleXD...its because most of us are jealous of you....getting to fire & drool on a MP5!.........you suck:p
     
  4. N.D.

    N.D. New Member

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    You are a very lucky man I wish I could get my mitts on one of those baby's!

    Thank you for your service.
     
  5. kusterleXD

    kusterleXD New Member

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    I hope this works. Here is the pic. Sorry I don't have more pics to go with this range report.
     
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  6. Dillinger

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    Super cool. Most jealous. I have held most of the H&K stuff at SHOT, but I have only shot a couple of their long guns.

    I have always wanted to shoot an MP-5. It's definitely on my bucket list.

    JD
     
  7. hunter Joe

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    JD, if by chance your in SE Wisconsin this coming Saturday night, look me up. We are having a sub gun shoot and I think I could arrange that for you.
     
  8. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    And one of my son's school mate's Uncle's cousin's daugher's boyfriend's other friend's father's half-brother's dad's best buds will let anyone shoot his.
     
  9. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    That sounds like one big happy family you got there. I'm wondering though, just how many branches are on that tree?
     
  10. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Branches? We don't need no stinking branches! :p
     
  11. bmb1127

    bmb1127 New Member

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    i got to shoot one of these while working with local swat team on training and it made me wish i had my class 3 instantly
     
  12. SecPro

    SecPro New Member

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    I think you suck!!:( very jealous over here. I'd love to send some rounds down range with a MP5.
     
  13. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It's a classic, one of the world's great firearms. (One of my regrets of having left the service is that I have few opportunities to go full-auto and no opportunities to blow things up.)

    Good pic.
     
  14. russ

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    Great pic. And yes, we are all jealous.

    If I ever make it to Vegas, the absolute tippy-top of my list is to hit one of the ranges that lets you rent full-auto firearms. The casinos can kiss my @$$ compared to that.:D
     
  15. IXLR8

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    Do you want to shoot an MP5? If you are ever in Las Vegas, visit The Gun Store. You can rent any F/A weapon manufactured, with a few magazines. I shot an MP5, G3, and a combat shotgun for $100, and got a T-Shirt. It is only a $8.00 cab ride from the strip. Worth every penny. Last time I shot a Thompson, Sturmgewehr, and a 1911 for the same price. they have everything from a SAW, to much more exotic stuff. A true 5 star experience.

    If you go to SHOT and don't do it, please don't blame me...
     
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  16. DrJason

    DrJason New Member

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    One of the guys at my gun club has one that I got a chance to shoot in the fall....... sooooooo wish I could have one.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry3z_jrIHhQ]YouTube - MP5[/ame]