Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.



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  • lal

    Doesn’t the new blog format allow for high res pictures?

    • http://www.facebook.com/giwam Martin Grønsdal

      that depends whether the rawfile was high res in the first place. If I send a photo to the blog, which is low-res, it won’t become high-res here.

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        As Martin said only if it’s high res to begin with.

  • DW

    So can they sell this to civilians?

    • Zander

      Nope.

      • Anonymoose

        :C

    • sianmink

      They can, they just won’t.

    • Kosme

      Nope, they dont like civilians.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.jones.31149 Bryan Jones

    I’m James Bryan Jones, Bryan William Jones…Sorry for any confusion, just noticed there was more than one of us!

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      That does happen sometimes.

  • Guest

    Oh boy another HK toy They wont sell to me, they can shove it too. (yes I mad, all I want is a G3 made in germany and an MP5 too (obviously in semi only because I am a disgusting civilian that cant be trusted thanks to the hughes amendment)

  • ¤

    Oh boy another HK toy They wont sell to me, they can shove it too. (yes I mad, all I want is a G3 made in germany and an MP5 too (obviously in semi only because I am a disgusting civilian that cant be trusted thanks to the hughes amendment)

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryan.jones.31149 Bryan Jones

    Does that thing have a .223 mag sticking out of the top, or is that something on the wall behind it?

    • ken

      It’s the anchor for the don’t steal it strap.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      The mag is in the grip. We can’t always take these guns down for pics.

  • SpecOpsBunny

    How about a .22 version from Umarex?

    • schadavi

      Well they DID buy the rights to that.

      I also saw a prototype in a range near their factory (I live in Arnsberg) about two years ago.

      I wonder why they never released it, if they removed the stock they could sell it as a pistol and with a fixed stock they could sell it as a rifle – even in Germany it could be bought in both configurations.

      I would blame the politicians for it. German gunmakers always have to take shady backroom-deals with the politicians to sell any kind of “fun”-gun to the public.

      For example, HK is not allowed to manufacture the civilian versions of the HK416/762 on the military production lines – they had to open a complete new production line, increasing cost of the rifles from ~800€ to at least 2000€.

      • Avery

        They would have to remove the folding foregrip to sell it as a pistol. I wouldn’t mind either, because a undermount Picatinny rail MP7 would be sweet, too.

      • Avery

        Or a fake suppressor for the rifle version. Either a fake suppressor or no stock & foregrip replaced with Picatinny rail would be cool.

      • http://twitter.com/Azzy_FOAC BryanS

        Just imagine, someday, if we keep at it, we could own the thing without all the screwy welded stocks and fake this and that, all without the need for a tax transfer stamp and a mother may I from a regulatory agency.

        I dont blame H&K, I blame stupid import laws / controls.

  • PARTYBOY

    WHAT’S THE USE OF THEM SHOWING THEIR TOYS IF THEY WONT SELL IT TO US CIVILIANS…I WISH I CAN DESIGN ONE THAT WILL CHAMBER .17HMR FOR US CIVILIANS SO IT WILL BE SIMILAR CLOSE TO THEIR 4.6 ROUND….

  • SiloZen

    My question is, why would they make these if they didn’t plan to sell them?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      That would be because they have a world wide market.

      • SiloZen

        Fair enough, although it’s a waste of materials, unless it’s for Military, but then they ought to just give them the real thing.

  • Mike UTM Training

    even if they would sell the
    H&K MP7A1 UTM to a private person, the UTM Training Ammo is restricted to Mil and LE only.

  • 511

    Don’t blame Hk for not being able to import semi-auto guns, the blame solely lies with the Federal government passing import restrictions on semi-auto rifles 20 years ago. This has nothing to do with them (hk) not wanting to sell to us, again research our firearms laws in the past 40 years to get a clue!

    • http://www.facebook.com/ehormann Ethan Hormann

      please explain all of saiga, and hk’s usc45 they can import them. they just choose not to because that means they have to put a different stock or a few different parts on them. which is unfortunate because they are missing a huge market. all they would have to do is invest a little in making some american parts to put on their guns to make them section 922r compliant.

  • BillyBones

    Why does anyone report what HK offers, it’s pointless.
    Fuq HK

  • Mike Knox

    A new H&K Product, que H&K Owner wannabe cry-babies..