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    Centruy Arms AP5.....Worth It?

    I have an opportunity to grab a core Century Arms AP5 Clone for what seems to be a great price. Always wanted an MP5, but it's more than triple the price of the AP5 and just out of my budget.

    Looking to SBR and shoot suppressed, have a bit of an HK addiction.

    I've read and watched some reviews that seem to put the AP5 clone in high regard like the Zenith version before those dried up.

    For anyone that's shot or has an AP5 are they worth the 1/3 price or junk to be avoided?

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    Before the Zenith / MKE relationship fell apart, Zenith was already complaining about QC issues and having to fix some of the problems locally out of their own pocket. I can't see Century Arms being able to do the same, or even trying.

    That said, a "contract" factory rifle should always be superior to any clone and there are some crappy clones out there for almost twice the price. But given the price of a base model, I could see risking it and if there are problems, should be easy enough to correct. I have heard the finish is terrible, but that is also something easily fixed.
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    They have been excellent!

    "Gee, I wish I could buy a quality MP5 semi, with real MP5 specs so parts fit, with a nice finish and decent trigger."

    "Oh, for about $1200..."

    Done. Anyone who doesn't buy a current MKE (imported by Century) now either doesn't really want one unless it's free, doesn't have $1200, or is a fool. (My AP5 has been great, haven't fired the AP5P yet but everything looks good)

    Also, MKE mags are excellent and $50. Sometimes $45.
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    I bought an AP5 w/brace when they added the $200 rebate (still waiting on the rebate), then ordered the AP5-P when they brought the core models. Both together were less than the SP5 goes for now. I have shot neither, but they seem well built.
    Last edited by Vgex2; 07-18-22 at 10:45.

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    I have a Zenith imported MKE Z43 5.56x45 pistol (now SBR) and a Zenith imported MKE Z-5RS 9mm pistol (now SBR). Both have been 100% reliable. The fit and finish both look good to me.

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    I have a Zenith model and it's been great. Only issue Ive had is the thread protector on the barrel will work itself loose over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3 View Post
    They have been excellent!

    "Gee, I wish I could buy a quality MP5 semi, with real MP5 specs so parts fit, with a nice finish and decent trigger."

    "Oh, for about $1200..."

    Done. Anyone who doesn't buy a current MKE (imported by Century) now either doesn't really want one unless it's free, doesn't have $1200, or is a fool. (My AP5 has been great, haven't fired the AP5P yet but everything looks good)

    Also, MKE mags are excellent and $50. Sometimes $45.
    This is what I was thinking to myself, but know nothing of MP5 clones. AND there is a $200 rebate. I bought it, thank you!

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    FYI, the $200 rebate doesn't apply to the models (Atlantic calls them "Core") that only come with 1 magazine, no removable top rail, no cleaning kit, no flash hider, etc.

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    So like this for an SP5K?

    https://www.centuryarms.com/ap5-m-hg6036.html

    Do those have a threaded barrel, how would you attach a suppressor?
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