I'm interested in getting another 9mm sub-gun, and while I have wanted an MP5 for some time, the B&T guns have me intrigued (and cost about the same as MP5 clones). However, since B&T seems to offer multiple different sub-guns (GHM9, APC9, KH0), can anyone provide a quick rundown of the differences? On the surface there done seem to be many, but I know a company wouldn't offer 3 similar products unless they had significant differences between them.
KH9 is a limited release model...basically a modern update of the SITES Spectre and is a blow-back design and top-charging. The GHM9 is a more budget-minded derivation of that the KH9 that is a more traditional layout.
The APC9 is blow-back as well but has a hydraulic damper system at the rear and is the smoothest firing of the three.
There's also the P26 which is a modern Tec-9 and the TP9 which is a blow-back semi version of teh MP9 which was originally a Steyr design.
Lastly, there's the weird pistol form factor USW which you can add a stock to. Think of it as a Sphinx SDP with Aimpoint micro optic and stock. Carry on the hip, fire from the shoulder.
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In addition to what PGT covered, there are a few more differences. The GHM series also has the hydrolic buffer, like the APC. Both are also available in 45. If you are SBRing, the APC has the most solid stock. The TP9, P26 & GHM use the same thin wire stock, but the GHM and APC can also take a collapsing stock as well, but costs a cool $500, so adding that stock to the GHM puts it close to the price point of the APC9. The thin wire stock on the GHM9 also winds up with a very long LOP, so you don't see many versions of that. The APC is also available in an SD version, that is compatible with the MP5-SD suppressor mounts. The GHM-9 can also be had in a compact version, with a stubby barrel.
The most popular config right now seems to be the GHM with the collapsing stock and the tail hook pistol "brace", which folks seem to like as good as a proper stock, isn't as hinkey as most other braces & avoids the tax stamp.
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In your opinion, is waiting for version two worth it?
Mostly, it depends on how valuable you think glock compatibility is. The Gen2 has an upper and bolt that will let you buy a glock mag lower. There's apparently some other changes to allow you to swap barrel/frontend, too.