CHICAGO TYPEWRITER said:
Are the USC a limited time only thing?
Iraq Ninja said:
I think the UMP was meant to replace the MP5 series.
I believe the thought process behind the UMP series was to offer a subgun at a more affordable price point than the MP5, not to replace the MP5 series.
yes & no. at first the UMP was marketed as a cheaper and just as reliable alternative. it was also more aimed at the .45ACP and .40S&W at first.
but now (and i suspect that this was the main strategy all along) HK is pushing it more and more as the replacement of the MP5 in 9mm. which is kinda understandable: the UMP is cheaper to produce, is less complicated to assemble and they can get a bigger margin of profit from the gun.
in the end, i must say the USC digusted me when i held it. i cant speak for the UMP though, but i'd wager the ergonomics of the MP5 were better (if you exclude the vertical frontgrip you can mount on the UMP).
and since i'll never own an MP5 or an UMP anyway, i'll say this too: the MP5 looked nicer!