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Old June 15th, 2009, 10:37   #1
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TM MP5 Question


I read that there are issues with the M4 from TM, something like the barrel that moves. Is there any known issues with the MP5 from Tokyo Marui ? Is it a safe buy ? And for the stocks, are only the TM Branded ones compatible or I can take basically any brand and it will work ?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 10:40   #2
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TM MP5 is rock solid.. reliable and long lasting... I have one that has been in constant use for 4 years.

it's a good choice as a CQB primary

Most after market stocks will fir on the MP5 .. I recommend full stock rather than sliding or folding.. it is much stronger and fits a full size battery
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Old June 15th, 2009, 10:48   #3
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I tought the battery was in the front grip, isn't it ? Or you simply have the choice to put it on either of them once you get a full stock ?
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Old June 15th, 2009, 10:52   #4
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The TM M4/M16 barrel is basically made up of 3 parts. The "nut" that is secured to the receiver, a tube that is hidden by the handguards and a thicker front section that is visible in front of the handguards.

The "wobble" comes from the little screws that hold the tube in the nut loosening off in time and with hard use. Keep the screws tight...and there's no wobble.

Replacement "one-piece" barrels are much sturdier. They are either 1 solid piece (right from the nut to the muzzle) or else they use a much more robust nut and set screws to secure the rest of the barrel. Typically...there's no play.

As well, the way that TM has designed their "delta ring"...the ring that screws onto the upper receiver to secure the barrel nut...the handguards rotate a bit. There's a bit of play, but it's not too bad.

Other makes (i.e. CA, G&G, etc...) use a normal delta ring (it has teeth on it and looks like a bicycle gear). They tend to "lock in" handguards a bit better.

Plastic MP5's are sturdy...but they can be "creaky". Metal body MP5's tend to be much sturdier. Fiddling with a mini battery in the handguard of an MP5 gets tiresome really quickly. With a full stock you end up with a much sturdier SMG and have zero worries with battery performance/capacity. Although when new they might be "tight", all collapsible stocks get wobbly with use and it's not something that can be tightened up.

The way MP5's are wired, if you have a collapsible stock the battery will be in the front handguard. If you have a full stock, it's in the stock. On some setups, you can pick one or the other (but you need to take the full stock off, unconnect one connection and connect the front wire, then put the stock back on). With a full'll never want to use a small battery in the handguard.

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Old June 15th, 2009, 11:08   #5
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A one piece free floating barrel will fix the barrel wobble right up.

There was something about a "longbow" barrel or something? Anyways I think it's detailed in the FAQ's but you never know about some of these companies, they can start up have a great product and a few years down the road disappear with only a scarce numbers of replacement parts available.
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Old June 15th, 2009, 12:14   #6
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tm mp5s are very weak. I can't imagine why anyone would pay that much for a gun that still needs parts and a shim job. You can get a jg metal body ras for less and have to change less parts.
If you like the mp5 for it's compactness, skip the fullstock. It just gets in the way.
Get a bigger front end to hold a larger battery.

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