GSG-MP40 22LR Critique | The Hunting Gear Guy


The GSG-MP40 is a German-created, MP40 style semi auto rifle chambered in 22LR. When original MP40’s are prohibited in Canada, the GSG-MP40 is non restricted, so you can get into a MP40 hunting rifle for $599 that you can really shoot. My three gun buddy Kurt loaned me this rifle for critique.


  • 12″ barrel
  • 23 round stick mag, added mags are $59
  • two flip up rear iron sights with 1 sighted for lengthy distance
  • Non reciprocating charging manage
  • Below-folding stock

Really feel

At ~7lbs, the GSG-MP40 has sufficient heft that it does not really feel like a toy. The exterior nevertheless makes use of a lot of plastic, but that is to be anticipated from a rifle at this value point.

Utilizing the magazine as a front grip, the gun is super satisfying to shoot from the hip. Shooting it from the shoulder stock, you commence to comprehend the compromises that Germany place into the design and style in order to get a compact, economical submachine gun. Underfolding stocks like this do not have a super comfy cheek weld. The sight image is not also terrible, and the vibrant yellow dot on the front sight is an economical way to make the sights a bit less difficult to choose up and use.

The security is positioned exactly where the original takedown was on the GSG. For each and every 90 degree rotation, you rotate involving secure and fire. It is not super sensible as a security, but it is a clever way to give functionality to an original design and style function.

There are sling slots on the rear of the receiver and on the front left of the the receiver subsequent to exactly where the barrel begins. Slinging it up should really let you to carry the firearm on your appropriate hip, prepared to pull up at a moments notice (to shoot a pop can?).


  • Takedown depends on a set screw that you will will need an allen essential for
  • Trigger takeup is lengthy, but there are mods you can do to increase this
  • WWII ergonomics are not extremely ergonomic, but that is what you are getting


So what and who is the GSG MP40-22 for? It is not a super sensible hunting or precision shooting. But what the MP40 22LR delivers is entertaining plinking. Pulling 1 out at a gravel pit, you can shoot it at pop cans, shoot it from the hip, and shoot it utilizing the uncomfortable underfolding stock. Ram in a large stick mag with 23 rounds, slap the charging manage down from its notch, and have at it.



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