St Chris008 wrote:Regarding the videos, aaaaaaaand my interest is gone. If I'm gonna buy a cheap, (hopefully upgrade-able) MP7, it's gotta at least look like an MP7, not some kind of weird MP7-G36 hybrid.
On top of that, they got the bolt release completely backwards, and it looks like it has a reciprocating charging handle...
I did some research and there is rumor that WE will be making a .22lr version of this gun too. I was interested, but not after seeing those videos. If WE can't even get a charging handle to stay in place, much less make a simple GBB handgun without lemons, I wouldn't go within a mile of somebody shooting one of their real steel guns...
F*ck that, I barely trust them making something that shoots 6mm pieces of plastic, never mind something that propels a real bullet.
Did a little bit of digging, and there's an article that seems to suggest that WE was going to partner with another company to make them. The article sites VFC, who have stated they aren't involved. The article also says that VFC is the OEM for Umarex's line of .22 rifles. I looked into it, and it appears they're actually manufactured and assembled in Germany by Walther.
Also, why would Umarex, who holds H&K licensing, want to produce a knock off of the MP7? If they could somehow get an MP7 to be legal to import (I'm pretty sure it's too big to be classified as a pistol, even if it was only chambered in .22, and is far too small to have the required 16" barrel of a rifle) why wouldn't they just faithfully copy HK's design like they've done with the 416 and MP5?