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Anyone own one of these? I was handling one today. Brick of a gun. I've heard the world of good things about them. I can't remember but I think it had some typical anti convience feature of HKs like suicide threads on the barrel for the supressor. Anyone know?
 

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Unalist,

I haven't heard this term before:
suicide threads
If you're describing the gossiped potential for a suppressor to back out on a barrel threaded in the same direction as the rifling, it has more or less been discredited as a major/catastrophic problem; the actual back out is but marginally more when compared with the average backout on any thread on type mount. If you're worried about a baffle strike a good SOP is to tighten any thread on suppressor by hand when possible (of course finding your desired way of manipulating a hot suppressor, use common sense).

Further, I consider most factory threads to be "questionable" until proven otherwise. Never a bad idea to factor the cost of a barrel threaded at a quality institution into the cost of such a purchase. Especially considering that you're dealing with an HK pistol and presumably a quality suppressor; it's a substantial investment in a weapon system.

The USP Tactical is lighter and more user friendly, and features LH threads if that's especially desirably for you.
 

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Suicide threads would be any opposite the "normal direction". I may stick my foot in my mouth but I think on suppressors it's normally RH so LH was what I was talking about (If you call me on it I'm going to plead dyslexia). I think I remember the one I was looking at along time ago being in some european pitch or width that required an adaptor to use an American can too. I think that's why it was initially passed over in the selection process but I've held more in my hand than I've seen of other varieties since then.
 

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I thought I'd try answering this one for the challenge did a little research and here is what I found as far as offering information:
http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mark23_general.asp
[URL="http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mark23_specs.asp"]http://www.hk-usa.com/military_products/mark23_specs.asp
[/URL]http://www.knightarmco.com/suppressors.html
It would appear from Knights Armament, the folks who make the MK23 supressor for the Military that the barrel has right hand (standard or normal, whatever term you want to use) threads not left hand (reverse, backwards or Unalist's "suicide"). All the pictures I have seen of them that are clear enought to read the writing (ensures that it is not a reversed image) and see the threads clearly, seem to confirm that they are right hand threads.
 

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some info on MK23s

I was looking around and found these opinions concerning the cons of the MK23 (I'm taking them at face value so if anyone knows different go ahead and share.):

1. It's too big to conceal and often too big for average hands. (Personally, I can deal with its' brickness.)

2. Mags are (like alot of HK products) proprietary. Even USP mags don't work. This makes them both expensive and hard to find.

3. It's really expensive. (I can deal with this because it is possibly the be all end all in tested rugedness and reliability.)

4. It's not super common so when wear and accident does happen spare parts difficult to get or stock even from HK (I've seem similar problems with HK).
 
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