The OPSGEAR UMP Shroud for the Tippmann A5 not only transforms an otherwise vanilla looking marker, but it adds to it tactical functionality the true Milsim/Scenario player demands. Patterned after the H&K UMP .45, the UMP Shroud can either transform the Tippmann A5 into an intimidating Sub-Machine Gun for CQB or when combined with other quality OPSGEAR components create an original design.
Light-weight steel construction (less than 1 1/2 lbs)
Mounts to marker frame, allowing for easy barrel replacement
Designed to fit most models of stocks including all the folding models (does not fit the MP5 Sliding Stock)
Length: 14 5/8 inches
Powder Coat finish with a Silk-screened OPSGEAR logo
Designed as a near perfect replica of the real world firearm
One year warranty
Made in U.S.A.
The OPSGEAR A-5 UMP Shroud is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
protects a-5 body
Sliding stock unuseable
missing 2 set screws(not important)
I recieved this for my birthday, my first impression was WOW. ASAP i went and threw it on my gun, it was amazingly sturdy, but it was missing two set screws. The shroud has a nice flat paint that is non reflective and quite tactical. the day at the field i got many looks and everyone wanted to see it. I am dissappointed taht i cannot use my mp5 sliding stock with it though. It has enough rails to mount anything you could possibly want to put on your gun. the shroud isnt very heavy yet it is still very sturdy, it feels as if it was meant to be part of the gun.
This is a great product, very solid. If you are into milsim this is a great buy, but since i am not able to use my sliding stock and the lack of two set screws.....i give this a 9, it would be a 9.5 if i could
BT-16 barrel/handguard - its plastic vs. the UMP's steel beefiness
A-5, Lapco BigShot 8", E-Grip, OPSGEAR UMP kit
Great Looks. Excellent powdercoat finish. For the most part feels sturdy.
Plastic rails, no sights(Edit: sight update), different size hex drivers required
Hello, and welcome to my first review. I'll try to be as objective and informative as possible.
I received this shroud as part of the OPSGEAR UMP kit. First off, Let me emphasize just how AWESOME this kit makes the A-5 look!! Don't carry this thig around in public that's all I'll say! Once completely assembled, your A-5 will be mistakeable for a real UMP.
After installing the shroud I quickly attached the magazine and stock and begain running around the house clearing rooms :). I played around with my new UMP for a while and was surprised how well the shroud was secured to the A-5. I gave a few forceful tugs, but the shroud refused to budge. However, the front grip section of the shroud felt like there was just a little play left to right -- Not enough to make me feel uneasy but a notable, if small, amout of play was there.
This brings me to a point I should stress: Do yourself a favor and order the $0.75 barrel adapter sleeve that will fill in the open space between the shroud's one-inch barrel opening and your more-than-likely 7/8" outside diameter barrel. (Of course, if your barrel is one inch wide at the point where it passes through the shroud, you will not need this completely optional accessory).
The only other squabbles I have with this kit are the lack of a sighting system*, the plastic weaver rails (the plastic ones just don't have the same nice fit & finish as the metal ones) and the decision by the designers to use set screws that require a size other than the 3 standard sizes found on the A-5 (yes, you will need to start carrying one more allen key with you).
The obvious benefit to this kit is the killer look it gives your Tippy. Beyond that, having a handguard out in front to use as a rifle-style grip is nice. I found the kit works well with the original A-5 front grip because the front is left open for a rifle-style grip while the vertical front grip remains for CQB. Overall the quality of the shroud itself is very high, and I am extremely happy I bought it.
*Edit: In regards to the missing set screws mentioned in the review below...I have been in contact with Opsgear on the issue and have been informed that the kit should ship with six set screws. The threaded holes are for a future sighting system that will be released soon.
This shroud looks great on the A-5. The weakest part about this shroud is the fact that it has no sighting system, but OPSGEAR is working on this. The looks, and for the most part the sturdiness of this shroud lead me to enthusiastically recommend it to anyone looking make their A-5 look mean!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, April 30th, 2006 at 10:20 pm PST