Last December, we reported the announcement of the Heckler & Koch SP5, to great fan fare. At the latest SHOT Show in Las Vegas, we were finally able to get a little hands on with the newest civilian incarnate of the legendary MP5, and it was glorious. The HK SP5 did not disappoint.


Though our video chronicles an SBR version, most civilians will be looking at the pistol variant. SB Tactical even has a brace fo the SP5 now, making it even more attractive.

“Our whole team is very proud and very excited to finally bring the SP5 to the US,” HK-USA COO/CSO Mike Holley said. “The MP5 isn’t just a customer favorite, it’s an HK employee favorite too. So, we are just thrilled to roll out the most authentic semiautomatic-only version of it we’ve seen in the US.”

Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 includes authentic features. A Navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release and fluted chamber all come standard.

The backbone of the SP5 is the roller-delayed blowback operating system, which is legendary for its accuracy, reliability, and smooth shooting dynamic. Originally perfected on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several other HK firearms still serving today around the world.

The SP5 is manufactured in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany. It retains many of the critical elements of the MP5, including its precision-machined components and attention to detail. This high level of quality and workmanship is a result of making the SP5 in the same factory, on the same lines, and by the same workforce that has been making MP5s for years.

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HK SP5 Specs

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Overall Length: 17.8 inches
  • Height: 8.66 inches
  • Barrel Length: 8.66 inches
  • Overall Weight: 5.1 pounds
  • MSRP: $2,799

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