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H&K Debuts SP5K at NRA Annual Meeting

The NRA’s Annual Meeting kicks off tomorrow morning in Louisville, Kentucky, and along with it, H&K brings a semi-auto version of the iconic MP5K to the American Market.

Dubbed the SP5K, you’ll notice a few changes from the original. For example, there’s a button-style mag release which was used so that full auto trigger packs can’t be easily installed. Also, the top incorprates a Picatinny rail and it has the old SP89-style handguard.

Here is their press release:

Heckler & Koch is introducing the new SP5K pistol at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting and Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. A semi-automatic pistol based on the MP5K, the all-new 9 mm SP5K was developed by Heckler & Koch as a sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the famous submachine gun. 

Designed and manufactured as a civilian pistol, the SP5K marks the return of the roller delayed blowback operating system to an HK commercial product. This system is well-known for its accuracy and reliability. Originally developed on the G3 rifle, it has been used on many of Heckler & Koch’s most memorable firearms of the last 60 years.

“The SP5K is a unique and historic HK pistol that captures the essence of the legendary MP5K but as a semi-auto handgun,”said Michael Holley, HK-USA Vice President for Commercial Sales and Marketing. “It’s equipped with a special ergonomic handguard that protects the shooter’s supporting hand and enables a stable and comfortable grip. A bungee cord sling is also included and makes shooting an SP5K easy. It’s a fun gun to shoot and goes a long way in recreating the experience of handling and firing a real MP5 subgun.”

The SP5K duplicates the quality and fine details of the MP5, including its precision machined components. The same cold-hammer forged barrel used on the MP5K is found on the SP5K, ensuring a service life of tens of thousands of rounds. The SP5K is manufactured completely in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany.

As a large size handgun that uses the proven roller delayed blowback system, the SP5K’s inherent accuracy makes it an excellent choice for target shooting and an ideal household security arm.

A wide variety of accessories can be added to increase its functionality. A Picatinny rail scope mount is attached to the upper receiver and allows optional sights to be easily mounted. The SP5K also comes “ready-for-action”in a custom-fitted, lockable, high-quality carrying case.

Covered by Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty, the HK SP5K is a faithful rendering of the iconic MP5K as a semi-automatic pistol. Projected availability is July 2016 with a MSRP of $2699.

Be sure to visit booth #3215 to see the SP-5K along with the new Flat Dark Earth (FDE) VPs models in 9mm and .40 S&W.


21 Responses to “H&K Debuts SP5K at NRA Annual Meeting”

  1. David Hensley says:

    Who needs HK when Sig is around and kicking ass with innovative new designs?

  2. reader says:

    MP5K without the K grip……

  3. Gerard says:

    I’m sure someone is already building an arm brace for it

  4. Ryan K. says:

    Zenith already has this for a more affordable price,built on German machines too so a little late to the game H&K. It is Turkish though….

    • SSD says:

      Four or five companies make H&K clones. This isn’t a clone.

      • Scot says:

        To be fair the Zenith is not a clone, but rather a licensed copy built on H&K equipment, to their spec/plans, and the original work force was trained by H&K. I was really looking forward to this, but at that price I will pass making the Zenith look like a good buy again. I am a bit surprised the last LE pricing I heard, and to be fair it has been more than a few years, was ~800 for MP5s. I figured this would be more, but over 4x higher?

    • Odie Tucker says:

      What would be an acceptable price for a legit, made by an old man, HK MP5. We know the price of the clones, so what would be the right price for a genuine one? IMO, less than double is more than fair.

    • FYI: MKE’s arms factory manager was arrested back in April for espionage. He was trying to sell production plans for the MP5 and MPT76 (HK417) to a US company. From the references in Turkish press coverage, the company was almost certainly Zenith.

  5. Alex says:

    I wonder if the SP89 folding stock kits from B&T will pop onto this if a guy wanted to turn this into an SBR?

  6. Kevin says:

    paddle mag release, -K foregrip and a three digit price tag and it will get my attention…and yes, I know the legislative reasons why it doesn’t come that way.

  7. Lisa N says:

    I wonder if the old front fore grip will fit on the new version. We use these for protection detail. The old SP89 was a very well built alternative to the full auto M #Heclker&Koch

  8. joe says:

    Yawn, Get back to me when they release a semi auto only version of the MP7

    • Stephen says:

      Hallelujah!! I beg the HK Sales Team for that exact gun every time I see them. I’ve even asked Mr. Weber a few times…

    • At the risk or inciting something, I don’t get the attraction to the MP7. Is it the HSLD-ware appeal? Ballistically it isnt too exciting and for the SBR/AOW route it just doesn’t seem worth it. I get the metaphysical appeal but even if HK brought it out to play, the retail price, plus the initial sales frenzy markup, and ammo cost would simmer a lot of folks….

      • Danke says:

        You can/could get Civi MP7s in Canada.

        As long as you didn’t mind the mag limit, limited ammo supply and a somewhat high price.

      • EMPeeFive says:

        Because they are awesome. Super Tiny, really controllable rate of fire, and complete unobtanium to the general public.

        Plus it fits perfect and a Khard pack with velocity systems(or even a Blade 30), and it’s fun to walk around with an MP7 in your bag while everyone else is none the wiser.

  9. “goes a long way in recreating the experience of handling and firing a real MP5 subgun”

    Except for the pew-pew-pew-pew-pew-pew-pew, etc. part, which is the best experience of firing a real MP5 subgun.

  10. Vince says:

    We used to break our MP5’s all the time and it was an act of congress to get them fixed. Because of that, we went to shorty M4’s and never looked back. The MP5’s were great while they worked but the advantages were outweighed by the convenience, reliability and performance of an SBR M4. That being said, the nostalgia crowd might be interested in this. I hope it works out for HK.

  11. ethan says:

    I wish they would have actually catered to their own fanbase with this firearm.

    No provision for mounting a silencer, IE: Blind flush muzzle
    No paddle release
    No provision to take a select fire trigger pack.

    If they had a US manufacturing facility to circumnavigate the import requirements they would have hit the ball out of the park with a product HK aficionados have wanted for over 10 years.

    Until then the boutique overpriced, varying quality builders will own the market on a legit MP5.

    Sad 🙁