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HK MP5K is coming to the US

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by boogerhook, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    The iconic HK MP5 (in a civilian variant MP5K) is coming to the US this month. $2600 is ouch, but it's kind of a piece of history. Is anyone planning on getting one, or did anyone already got one?
     
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  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I thought the new Sig Sauer MPX had filled that niche.
     
  3. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know they stopped selling civilian versions of this! I got one a while back in .40 then sold it during the first panic! Would like one in 10 mm now!
     
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  4. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    There have never been a true Civilian official HK made MP5 since the the 81 NFA on transferable machine guns and short barrel rifles. as the original MP5 was a short barreled sub machine gun.

    The civilian models were known as the Hk94. Hk stopped exporting them when the 89 import ban went into effect.

    I am sure these will have the semi auto trigger pack and 16" barrel but if it says H$K Mp5 on it thats what they will be.

    Just like the colt M4 Carbine. It was not originally a civilian rifle it was military but Colt did the NFA compliance on it and stamped them Colt M4 Carbine making a civilian M4 carbine.

    There are many MP5 clones on the market but again there are just clones usually built as pistols which not a MP5 or as Hk94 clones with 16" barrel and semi auto only trigger pack even though some were built with authentic MP5 demilled parts the receivers were not HK made thus making them clones. But we can call them what ever we want just like calling a Bushmaster, BCM, or Rock River arms Ar15 clone a Ar15 the only true AR15 are the ones made by colt and stamped AR15 even a colt sporter is just a clone.

    No I am not a snob I call all my ar15s ar15 even if they are not.
     
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  5. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I've never understood the attraction for a small semiauto pistol caliber "pistol" version of a the HK mp5 sub gun when something like a Glock with an extended mag will serve the same purpose and be easier to conceal and probably easier to shoot. Not to mention less parts and easier to clean.
     
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  6. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    These type of guns are rugged, simple and some have a easily changed chrome lined barrel.
    And 30+ round magazines are often plentiful and cheep. [Just not the hk]

    But it's mostly because they look cool?

    That's all I need. :D
     
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  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I remember about 15 or 20 years ago seeing a guy buying an MP5 in Keith's in gresham. I think he was paying like $5k for it.
     
  8. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    I had the opportunity to fire an MP5K fully auto several years ago. What impressed me was how balanced and controllable it was - it just seemed to float there. To me that would be the standard I'd use to compare similar weapons like the Sig.

    Cost is the only reason I won't be getting the semi auto version - I think for a platform this old and widely manufactured it would be much lower. Excellent firearm, but poor value.
     
  9. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Its cause they are sexy cool.

    Some people question the attraction to Ar15s Or AKMs Or any other firearm other than their own. Some people even question why we even need guns.

    Its a personal right and personal preference its really that simple.
     
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  10. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Its because it say "H&K MP5" on it and the preban hk94s and SP89s are around $4500-5000 now they see they can capitalize on their name . They must have lost out on a gov contact due to newer better rifles now when manufactures hold gov contracts they kind of do some butt kissing (does not take away from them being probably the sexiest rifle ever). Also the fact that quality clones are selling for over $2000.

    The 94s originally retailed for around $750 with the retractable stock back prior to 1989.

    I am curious if they will really be doing it this time though there was rumors for several years they were going to start producing these in the US at the HK factory.

    If only we could get the Koreans to start exporting Daewoo DR200s again.
     
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  11. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    To the contrary, it's a 4 1/2 inch barrel. The trigger pack is semi indeed.
     
  12. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    how about posting a link to the info.

    what you are describing is a SP89 which is basically a Mp5K without a stock
    once you add a stock to that it requires a SBR stamp or a 16" overall length barrel for NFA compliance so it could be a 4.5' but it would need a very long muzzle device permanently attached.

    ok and is this going to be in 9mm they were calling their .22 Mp5 look alike a Mp5 and since they are HK they can do that even though it only cosmetically is a Mp5
     
  13. eldbillbo

    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    From what i have read its not a MP5K

    its a SP5K that is not a MP5K

    The headlines say Mp5k to get everyones attention

    Basically the same thing just a civilian version with the correct modifications to make it legal
     
  14. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    eldbillbo clackamas New world samurai and a redneck none the less Bronze Supporter

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    Yep its not a MP5K the article used that as a attention getter and for Search engine optimization more people searching Mp5 than SP5

    Its a SP5k something new based on a old design

    to me its more like a HK SP89 but Mp5 searches are a lot higher so higher on the search engine scale.
     
  16. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    I thought the name was changed to SP5 as in "Semi-auto Pistol" vs MP5 = Machine Pistol. Trigger group would be different but the rest, pretty much identical. Maybe just a marketing ploy.