ATI GSG 522 SD Light Weight 22 LR 16.25

ATI GSG 522 SD Light Weight 22 LR 16.25

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Reviews: 41
GUNCRITIC SCORE 94%
Total reviews: 41
Positive: 29
Mixed: 6
Negative: 1
Retail Price: $262.00
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ATI GSG 522 SD Light Weight 22 LR 16.25 Description

Redesigned with textured pistol grip, integrated sling bracket, removable Weaver rail, open front sight and magazine release. Polymer upper receiver. Black synthetic and forearm. Black finish. 22LR, 22rd, 16.25″.

ATI GSG 522 SD Light Weight 22 LR 16.25 Specifications

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Personal Protection
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ATI GSG 522 SD Light Weight 22 LR 16.25 Reviews

Positive: 39 Mixed: 0 Negative: 2
  • One low point is the newly “redesigned” GSG sights, which are a deviation from the original HK design. The circle-in-circle design of the original HK MP-5 / G-3 rifles is one of the most intuitive, easy-to-master sig...ht designs in existence. In the photo above, you can see a comparison between a real HK MP5K front sight (in this case, with the tritium insert on the left) and a GSG front sight post (on the right). Both the HK design and the tried-and-true M-1 Garand type sights allow the shooter to frame the target in both the vertical and horizontal perspective, which is the key to their success. more

    September 27, 2018
    Ninja
  • GSG 522 .22LR (HK MP5 Replica) Review
    This ATI GSG 522 is a replica of the mp5. The GSG made this replica of the mp5 because the original HK mp5 is extremely expensive but this ATI GSG 522 is they look pretty close to their parent gun. It has a 16 inch barre...l, a barrel shroud or a mock suppressor and has rubber handguard. The accuracy of this rifle is enough especially for a 22 but still a good little rifle. more

    December 29, 2018 | Full review…
    SpecialOpsM4
  • GSG 522 SD Rifle Review
    Ths is GSG 522 SD has a rubberized hanguard really fantastic feel and this rifle is rock-solid very high quality rifle and this rifle is too close to the HK mp5. The good this about this rifle is it's just definitely so ...quite all in all this rifle is very good, looks so nice and a very solid rifle. more

    December 29, 2018 | Full review…
    The Firearms Show
  • GSG-522 from ATI - American Tactical Imports: Great Quality, Fun and Cheap To Shoot
    This GSG-522 rifle is made in Germany great quality It's pretty much all plastic polymer and it's a good gun. Great sights very accurate, it has fix stock, it's got one connection point for sling and it's very light gun.... more

    December 29, 2018 | Full review…
    TheTacticalDefender
  • GSG 522 - What I Like & Hate About Mine - Is It A Jam-A-Matic?
    GSG-522 rifle made in Germany and this is a copy of the mp5 made by HK and all parts of this rifle is made of plastic. It has a rubber grip or a handguard and it's got nice metal fake suppressor on the front gun. The dow...nside of this gun is the cheap plastic fill but still fairly reliable gun. more

    December 29, 2018 | Full review…
    mixup98
  • 100

    Man what can I say. This is just a cool gun to own. Extremely modifiable to turn it into a sick looking mp5 knock off. I{4c5e1c8db3423e76dd77cecf54dbfb9372ba7d2fd5e2d3151d077082656529fd}u2019ve put 1000 rounds through th...is and jammed a couple times due to it needing to be cleaned. When you pull it out on the range you get everybody{4c5e1c8db3423e76dd77cecf54dbfb9372ba7d2fd5e2d3151d077082656529fd}u2019s attention it{4c5e1c8db3423e76dd77cecf54dbfb9372ba7d2fd5e2d3151d077082656529fd}u2019s really cool. My kids like it because I have the retractable stock. And when it{4c5e1c8db3423e76dd77cecf54dbfb9372ba7d2fd5e2d3151d077082656529fd}u2019s pushed all the way in it fits them perfect. And the red dot I installed makes it too easy to hit the target. Again this was a great buy and a cool gun to own. more

    March 27, 2018
    Steven T
  • 100

    What a fun gun to shoot! Once I started using CCI Mini Mags there has never been any issues. When at the range everyone wants to shoot it.

    October 28, 2018
    Barry S
  • 20

    Gun does not fire more than half the time. It is striking the rim fire cartridge too lightly. The hammer leaves a mark most of the time but it's is not enough to fire the round. The gun jams very frequently. We returned ...it once under warranty, waited six months got it back and it still has the same issues. Returning now for a refund. Good looking gun but does not work with any reliability. more

    November 22, 2015
    David S
  • 80

    Gun is absolutely flawless. Exactly as I expected and wanted. I just got it today and I've put about 200 rounds through it and it has fed, fired and ejected every round I fed it. Including some pretty crappy low velocity... stuff. more

    January 19, 2015
    Scott W
  • 100

    I have had this gun for 1 month now and I have shot 1000 rounds at my local range. The best ammo in my view is the Remington Bucket O Bullets 22 Golden Bullet hollow points, I have not had a misfire with this ammo. Ameri...can Eagle HV 40 grain, Federal Champion 40 grain and Aguila SuperExtra 40 grain...w/these, 1 out of every 22 shots seem to misfire. The gun is well built and looks awesome. I am really happy with this purchase and I will be buying a GSG 1911 very soon. more

    September 17, 2014
    Brian D
  • 80

    Got a new stock and red dot sight and this gun is fun on a bun!

    August 18, 2013
    David D
  • 100

    First: Once again Bud's shined on service, notification and delivery. I made payment on Thurs and by Tues morning my weapon was at my FFL ready for pick up! Now: The weapon.GSG 522. 1st run of 22 rounds jammed twice. 2n...d run off jammed once. 3rd run smooth. 4th run 3 jams. 5th n 6th run like butter thru rapid fire! This gun wants to be fired fast. The slower I shoot the more likely it is to jam up. Not bad. May be the bulk ammo. Using a 40 grain SK out of a 500 round can. So difficult to find ammo round these parts I bought what was avail. I think with higher quality ammo this should run even smoother. The stock is comfortable in your hands. No recoil as it's a .22. Fixed sight not bad at all, did very well at 75 yards. I will be adding a 110 round drum mag and a red dot site to make this already fun weapon even funner! Can't beat the fun for the amazing price! more

    May 11, 2013
    George L
  • 100

    Really fun rifle! My only advice is listen when people say this gun HATES cheap ammo. I tried the Remington bulk packs and it jammed or failed to eject every other shot. As soon as I loaded the CCI high velocity, it fire...d as smooth as butter. I only had 50 rounds on me, but not one jam in all 50 shots. more

    April 25, 2013
    Joshua D
  • 100

    Got this delivered to the ffl two days ago and picked it up yesterday. Upon taking everything out of the box and inspecting it all to make sure all was well, I was surprised at the weight of this firearm. It has a great ...feel and the lop is very short with the fixed stock that comes with the firearm. I haven't shot it yet but plan on doing that today!! Upon the initial inspection I found there was a bit of corrosion on the crown of the barrel. I took some 1000 grit to it and removed it cleaned and oiled everything up. Seems to function well even without shooting, but again, that comes tomorrow! more

    April 25, 2013
    Brandon B
  • 100

    This was my first transaction with BGS and I was very pleased! Quick turnaround time, great value, and the item arrived to my FFL in perfect condition. I am definitely happy with this and BGS is the FIRST place I'll look... before making a purchase. THANK YOU BUD'S GUN SHOP!!!! more

    April 13, 2013
    John C
  • 100

    Fun Rilfle!!! Operates well, no issues except it doesn't like cheap ammo!!! Bud's is OUTSTANDING!!!! Fast Shipping!!! Great Service!!!! Plan to make all my gun purchases from Bud's!!!!

    March 24, 2013
    george s
  • 100

    Great gun does not like cheap ammo cci mini mag is the best buds is great and really fast got the gun in 5 days feed problems with cheap ammo but not that bad shot 300 rounds out the box 4 feed proble ms and like i said ...it was the ammo buds is great more

    March 15, 2013
    garret b
  • 100

    Cool looking rifle!! Shoots great!! Super fast service from Buds! Ordered on Wednesday and picked up from my FFL on Friday! Excellent packaging! First experience with Buds, but definitely not the last!

    March 9, 2013
    BRASWELL C
  • 100

    Great product, Smooth transaction. will definitely buy from Buds again.

    February 19, 2013
    Tom O
  • 100

    Ordered this gun last Wednesday and it was here today, only 1 week later! With the madness that is going on in gun sales I thought that was pretty quick. The gun looks great, I picked it up at lunch and went and shot abo...ut 20 rounds out real quick before I headed back to work. Accurate and fun to shoot! I will be adding some accessories to it but straight outta the box it looks and works great! Thanks Bud's Guns! more

    February 6, 2013
    Levi G
  • 100

    How can you beat this gun for the price. I have the 110 round drum magazine that works great with this gun. Buds did fantastic and the gun is wonderful and shoots wonderful. Gun shoots great with iron sights,. A+++++

    January 21, 2013
    Nathaniel H
  • 100

    Thank you Buds for making the ordering process so EASY! Rifle came in about a week, and that was around Christmas, very happy with the tracking information provided by Buds. Now for the rifle. Right out of the box to the... range. Put over 400 rounds of 22cal LR 40 grain Federal bulk ammunition through it. Not a single issue. Sights were off to the left a little, but that was easily corrected. I will be adding a red dot to it soon. Mags are easy to load. Buy more, you will empty them in a few seconds. Talk about fun to shoot. My daughter and son could not put it down and were sad when we left the range. This rifle is something the whole family can and will enjoy. Cleaning is not the simplest task, but not as big a deal as people make it out to be. Plan on the first time about a solid hour to learn as you go. Once you have done it, it should go much faster. I read people complain about the quality of this and the quality of that with this rifle. You paid about $350 for it. If you want H&K quality spend $3000 to $5000 and get a real MP5. I saw nothing on this rifle that was a disappointment. What I see is a decent product at a fair price that is and will be a lot of fun to own and shoot for years to come. I would also like to thank Buds again for being such a great company. I have another rifle on the way and I am hoping to order other items as the check book recovers. more

    January 2, 2013
    Richard J
  • 80

    Finally got the time to go to the range to fire this rifle. It is a very neat looking gun, and fires the cheapest 22LR rounds. Sub-sonic rounds don't do so well in this rifle, as it fails to load the next round into the ...chamber. The only drawback to this rifle, is the failure of machine screws that hold the internal assembly together. The carrier assembly has these sheet metal-like screws that hold the assembly together. Rrages.com has a machine-screw replacement set that will NOT replace the sheet-metal screws in this rifle. GSG did upgrade the screws in this "polymer lightweight" version with larger ones, but did not use machine screws! I hope the carrier assembly doesn't vibrate loose from firing of the rifle. You can purchase several HK brand spring-loaded push pins for this GSG rifle. This will enable you to take the stock, trigger group, forearm easily and quickly. There are several videos on youtube that show you how to take this rifle apart to clean, etc. more

    December 29, 2012
    Stanward O
  • 80

    I purchased this rifle a little over a month ago. Before purchasing I did not realize that the receiver on this version is plastic (polymer). There is a bit more expensive version with an aluminum receiver available. Thi...s rifle is strictly for fun shooting. It is a blast to shoot. I did foam fill the stock as it felt really cheap. I did over tighten the stock screw a bit and it split the plastic. I had to epoxy in a metal plate so it should be stronger now. I also modified the front sight by adding a Hi Viz rod. It's a sweet little shooter for $300. Accuracy is acceptable. Don't expect much in terms of quality and durability. It's just fun. more

    December 28, 2012
    David M
  • 100

    Took about a week from order to delivery - that includes a weekend. Not bad, but I was looking forward to delivery, so seemed to take a lot longer. Excellent condition once I got it out of the box. Started modifications ...immediately. Have read many posts and agree the rail needs to go. I have an old airsoft, so swapped the stock and rear sight. Ordered and installed push pins (only permanent mod as this requires a minor amount of drilling). Made it to the range 2 weeks after delivery. Just shy of 500 rounds, 2 FTF, 1 FTE. FTF clearly ammunition, FTE was questionable, but quickly cleared and no more issues. Used CCI HV and Win SuperX ammunition. Accurate at 50 yards with modified rear sight. The downside starts with the instruction/owner manual. read it once, then toss it. Get the HK push pins, its worth not having to unscrew bolts every time you want to clean. Which leads to the real negative of this rifle, it is a pain to clean. As expected, 22LR is not the cleanest round, coupled with a lot of tiny crevices that are difficult to get into, cleaning takes some time. Im ordering a conversion kit that contains the original GSG5 for the front site - airsoft rifle didn't cut it for this part. The site included with the rifle is open , not a traditional closed one. It works, but not as easy to frame targets. All said and done, $308 for the rifle, $35 for upgrades, its an outstanding rifle that is a lot of fun for the money. Im looking at getting two more so my sons won't need to share ... more

    November 19, 2012
    John M
  • 100

    Tons of fun... Shoot all day for ten bucks.

    November 11, 2012
    Richard H
  • 100

    Thanks Bud's. Quick ship and great product. 200 rounds right out of the box and not one issue. Thanks

    November 5, 2012
    Loren J
  • 100

    Great range toy! built really well feels solid when shooting. Eats any ammo, no fte or ftfs.

    November 2, 2012
    jim v
  • 100

    Awesome looking gun, not a single failure, lots of fun at the range. Buds provided an Excellent service as always !!!!

    October 27, 2012
    Juan U
  • 100

    Wow, could not believe how fast the processing and shipping was to GA. I will be trying out the GSG522 tomorrow with different types of ammo and will post an update!

    October 23, 2012
    Kevin S
  • 100

    I love this gun. First thing was Bud's shipping, it got to my FFL in 3 days. I have bought 7 guns from Buds and every time they have shipped quickly, without problem. I bought the ATI red dot mount and mounted a $40 red ...dot to it. Once sighted in the gun is freakishly accurate. I let a couple of friends shoot, one ordered the weapon the next day, and the other is saving up for it. The gun is all plastic, which usually bothers me, but I wanted to save a bucks on a plinker and this gun is so much fun that I don't care. To make a long story short if you are considering ordering this gun, DO IT, You won't regret it. more

    September 26, 2012
    Shawn T
  • 100

    At first i was sceptical because it is mostly "plastic", but that was put aside soon after i took it out shooting. I absolutely love this thing its light weight, looks awsome, and despite reviews on the web it is chewing... up bulk ammo with no promblem. I would highly recomend this for a plinking rifle! Also surprisingly accurate more

    September 10, 2012
    Justin H
  • 80

    As usual my purchase with buds was flawless I have purchased well over half a dozen guns wit no issues the GSG 522 Has been a lot of fun to shoot and cheep to purchase ammo for the 22 lr caliber I have had a couple of is...sues with feeding the lead tip of the bullet sometimes jams in the gun when cycling with cci ammo i usually don't have any problems if you are looking for a cheap ammo gun to shoot in an AR format you cannot beat the price or overall dependability also there are a lot of accessories available for the weapon as well. I may try using a hard tip bullet in place of the lead that is my only issue this should not have any bearing on you purchasing the GSG Also easy to tear down and clean more

    May 27, 2012
    albert p
  • 100

    Total Fun !!!!!!! The weapon is light wieght, and a blast to fire. Took gun to 50 yrd range and fired 100 rounds. With iron sights (and old eyes) I was able to keep the group pattern at about 4 inches. I think when i add... the tru glo red dot scope i will be more consitant. I would recomend for the one who likes to play alot while hunting. more

    May 15, 2012
    Stephen C
  • 100

    Great weapon for practicing marksmanship or tactics. Haven't had a malfunction yet & I've fed it various brands of cheap (or should I say - inexpensive) 22LR ammo!!!

    April 24, 2012
    David T
  • 100

    this thing is frinken fun fun fun....... ran 400 rnds with it today with no problems what so ever. Thru a red dot on it and it was lights out for those targets. If your looking for a fun gun this it it. Just need a 110 r...nd drum.. Now for buds service..... i ordered it on tuesday got it on friday.Every time i ordered from these guys they are fast. more

    April 7, 2012
    tom e
  • 100

    this is one fun gun. the LWT is pretty much all polymer, if you want less polymer get the one for $380, but for me it just fine its a plinker im not gonna save the world with it. i put 550 rounds of mini mags and not one... problem. your gonna want some extra mags because you will eat up amo and change the butt stock because it feels cheap but works just fine. and buds was just great was at my FFL in 5 days in perfect condition, thanks buds more

    February 29, 2012
    raul s
  • 100

    I was expecting a much faster shipping time from Buds. The gun itself is incredible. Accurate, fun, and cheap to shoot. I was using Federal Bulk Match and did not experience any jams at all. I would recommend this gun!

    February 18, 2012
    Brandon R
  • 100

    I recieved my new gsg 522 sd last week. Fast shipping service from buds, execellent tracking assistance as well. i havent had time to hit the range yet but this weekend i will.

    December 5, 2011
    Ronald H
  • 100

    Great gun and the service was very good from Buds. Shipping took way too long past their 7 business day policy but Buds made it right.

    November 10, 2011
    Simon G
  • 80

    For the record the only reason I'm leaving out one star is due to buds taking FOREVER to ship. Ordered on the 15th, wasnt at my FFL till the 25th??? Gun is nice, its totally a toy. Fired about 200 rounds testing differen...t ammo. Federal/winchester/CCI/remington. Ate everything with I want to say 2-3 feed related issues, a few duds as usual with cheap bulk ammo. The real interesting thing is that it fed sub-sonic winchesters very well. CCI's mini-mags seem to be what the gun likes the most, as for accuracy its not bad. I dont target shoot with a $300 semi-auto so i'm not too worried. Fun little gun, bud's I have to say I was a little disapointed... more

    September 1, 2011
    trent u