I got one in the first batch to hit the country as a bonus for my part-time job. Seeing as I didn't pay anything for it it's one of the greatest guns out there. Lot's of people really wondering if they are worth $500.00. Those are the same people that buy milk @ $3.00 a gallon or a bag of chips that retail for $4.00.
I've been shooting this filthy grimey russian ammo and it not only works it's fairly accurate with the open sights. It's a fun gun to shoot. Be alot more fun if I had 9 more mags fully loaded when taking it out to play.
There is a GSG-5 forum over at AR-15.com. lots of folks dropping alot more money into theirs tricking them out. The guy that gave me mine bought three. After I got mine he plans on SBRing one of them, & keeping the other new in the box.
We both figure the dimocrats will want to ban them because they are fun!
Man, I love it. This thing is just awesome. I had so much fun plinking today!
My buddy and I went to my private range today (we each had an un-fired GSG-5) and were shooting steel silhouettes at 40, 60, 77 and 100 yards (chickens, pigs, turkeys and rams).
The GSG's both functioned flawlessly, box stock, no adjustments.
One note on ammunition though:
I was shooting Winchester white box, 40gr high velocity. On the chickens and pigs I was pretty much getting one shot per silhouette, and only taking 6 or maybe 7 shots for 5 silhouettes at the turkey and ram ranges. Rob was shooting with Remington high velocity Golden Bullet ammo and was missing much more than me (I think he's a better shot than me too). We switched ammo and I was missing all over, high and low. Went back to Winchester and was back to knocking them down one right after the other, so it seems the GSG is a bit picky about what it likes to eat.
If by chance the Remington ammo you mentioned is the kind that comes in a little green and yellow box, then it is understandable the stuff wasn't too accurate. I shot a few boxes of that stuff and just handling the ammo was a bit startling. You could see some of the bullet tips wobble around a bit in the shell. Seemed to be some pretty crappy quality, that is if it's the same ammo I'm thinking of. Man, if only these things could accept an auto sear!