HO HO HO: Heckler & Koch Announces New SP5 Pistol
By Chris Eger
Complete with a paddle-mag release and threaded, tri-lug barrel, the SP5 is the pistol HK MP5 fans have wanted for years. (Photos: HK)
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Just in time for Christmas, Heckler & Koch announced they finally read the letters to Santa and are introducing as close as they can get to a consumer MP5.
Dubbed the SP5, the semi-auto 9mm pistol closely matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun. How closely? It has an 8.86-inch Navy type barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release, fluted chamber, and a chrome-lined bore. Further, it uses the same roller-delayed blowback operating system that has been HK’s hallmark for generations.
Sure to make a lot of wish lists…
“The New SP5 will make all those generic MP5 copies out there look like nothing more than gun store consolation prizes,” says HK in their press release on the new gun, which is much closer to what the market wanted than the snubby and feature-poor SP5K series which was released in 2016.
The SP5 uses the delayed roller locked blowback operating system that made HK famous.
When it comes to specs, overall length is 17.8-inches with a 10.2-inch sight radius, while weight