Heckler & Koch MP5K 9 x 19mm sub-machine gun

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Overview

The Heckler & Koch MP5 (“Maschinen Pistole 5”), is a 9 x 19mm submachine gun of German design, originally developed in the 1960’s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K), several successful variants were later developed.

The MP5K (K from the German word Kurz – “short”) was introduced in 1976 and designed for close quarters battle use by clandestine operations and special forces. It has also been very often used for Diplomatic / Head of State security and close protection work.

The MP5K does not have a shoulder stock, the receiver end has an end cap fitted with a sling swivel and the bolt and receiver were shortened at the rear. The lighter bolt giving a higher rate of fire than the standard MP5. The barrel, cocking handle and its cover were shortened and a vertical foregrip replaced the standard handguard.

 Helpful Info

Regarding dates and period correctness, the MP5K has been exported around the world, is produced by H+K in Europe and the USA and also under license in Iran and Turkey. It is still very much in use today.

Foxtrot example shown is a H&K MP5K compact sub-machine gun chambered in 9 x 19mm, fitted with black polymer pistol grip and fore grip and in a black painted finish.

Film Set Notes

The MP5K is excellent and often seen on film, it is compact so easy to conceal, very fast handling and small enough to easily use single handed… firing from from moving vehicles for example.  A very short barrel along with high rate of fire combine to give a very impressive flash.