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Well, I'll be dammed. That will come back to bite them in the ass.
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I never cared that much for H&K anyway.
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There is no press release from HK, nor any mention by the major news outlets. I also saw that HK was dropping out of the U.S. market in the last few years. They had a press release denying that claim. I hope the same happens for this claim.
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Called HK, they said unless it's a press release from HK USA or HK Germany it's BS.

I also checked their website:

https://hk-usa.com/response-false-reports-heckler-koch-withdrawing-u-s-market/

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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Called HK, they said unless it's a press release from HK USA or HK Germany it's BS.

I also checked their website:

https://hk-usa.com/response-false-reports-heckler-koch-withdrawing-u-s-market/


Good catch, Mike. 
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This one seems legit and I suspect H&K had to do it is to satisfy the requirements from German government in order to continue supplying weapons to government agencies.  The fact that Israel got included in the list is just a reflection of usual European antisemitism.

On the flip side, this will only hurt HK, since Israel has a very healthy indigenous small arms industry that is a net exporter. 

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Hate to see any commercial enterprise make a move based on politics, but this has not impact on me. The only HK products I have ever been interested were made by another company with the HK stamp put on.
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Fingers crossed... love my vp9... someday would like to get the hk45c



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Still looking for a H&KP7M8.
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With a smaller market area, maybe with less demand the price will drop.
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From what I read in all the commentaries, published, is that the question of "if H&K would stop selling to US market" is just that... a question.  No indication that H&K has addressed that issue.  However, all accounts I can find do state that the yearly financial statement does include the wording that Israel is one of the countries which H&K will no longer sell to. 

That is a real shame in many ways... shame on H&K.  I am sick and tired of political correctness run rampant throughout industries. 

I love the PSG-1.  Believe it is one of the finest mid-range weapons ever conceived and constructed.  It has some minor faults, but nothing that is not overcome by its performance and reliability.  I've many times considered purchasing one.  Now, I probably will not, ever, just on principle.  If we have no inviolable principle... we have nothing.

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I've been a fan for awhile, have several of their guns.

No more though.

They made their choice, I get to make mine.
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Just doesn't make since to me. "Lets see, we make military weapons, but we wont sell to countries that are at war" Shoot Self
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Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Fingers crossed... love my vp9... someday would like to get the hk45c




ended up with 2 HK45C.... 1 standard 1 tactical.... didn't keep the standard and the tactical is going on the for sale block soon..... was not happy with either.  Accuracy was not what I expect and if I am going to carry that much gun in 45 with only 8 rounds.... it'll be a 1911 I can drill holes with.

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I looked at some new H&K pistols yesterday at KCR. They sure are proud of their stuff.

H&K 21, the only beltfed machine gun that I ever asked if I could stop shooting it.
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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Originally posted by mike650 mike650 wrote:

Fingers crossed... love my vp9... someday would like to get the hk45c




ended up with 2 HK45C.... 1 standard 1 tactical.... didn't keep the standard and the tactical is going on the for sale block soon..... was not happy with either.  Accuracy was not what I expect and if I am going to carry that much gun in 45 with only 8 rounds.... it'll be a 1911 I can drill holes with.



Really... good to know!
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