The Heckler & Koch SP5k is now available

TFB has written several articles about the H&K SP5K, and it’s easy to understand why.

We reported about it when it was released officially at IWA in Germany earlier this year.

It is now available in the USA according to H&K.

The new SP5K was developed by Heckler & Koch as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol (hence the “SP” prefix) that matches the look and feel of the famous MP5K submachine gun.

“The SP5K is designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol and marks the return of the roller delayed blowback system to an HK commercial product. This operating system is legendary in its accuracy and reliability. Originally developed on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several HK firearms.

The SP5K retains many of the critical features of the MP5, including its precision machined components and attention-to-detail quality. The SP5K is manufactured completely in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany.


The SP5K is a safe, robust, ergonomic large frame handgun. For more comfortable shooting, the SP5K is equipped with an elastic “bungee” sling. The sling is easily installed by snapping it onto the sling swivel hardware located on the rear of the receiver. Using the sling makes firing the SP5K more stable and reduces fatigue.

The overall length of the SP5K is approximately 14 inches — slightly longer than an MP5K — due to its unique handguard. The SP5K hand guard is designed with special ergonomic and safety features to protect the shooter’s hand and provide a comfortable and stable grip.

Despite its size, the SP5K is well suited for sporting use. Using the proven roller delayed blowback system; the SP5K’s inherent accuracy makes it an excellent choice for target shooting and an ideal home security arm.


And 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 for optional sights to be easily mounted. Covered by Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty, the HK SP5K is a faithful rendering of the iconic MP5K as a semi automatic pistol.”

Configuration and Pricing:

Part no. M750900-A5, SP5K 9mm with two 30rd magazines – MSRP $2699

Part no. 750900-A5, SP5K 9mm with two 10rd magazines – MSRP $2699

Part no. 206349S, Magazine, SP5K, 9mm, 30 rounds – MSRP $80

Part no. 239257S, Magazine, SP5K, 9mm, 10 rounds – MSRP $80



All I can say, buy it if you can!

Affording it is another thing, but at least ammunition will be relatively cheap with 9×19 mm.



SP5K Front Left Oblique View



SP5K-REAR-Right-Oblique-MAY-12-2016-WEBBelow: SP5K Inside Case View




The H&K website:


According to the H&K online “find a dealer” here are the locations where the new SP5k could be available.



All4Shooters have a short video of the Heckler & Koch SP5K.

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • CTFish

    Is that a hand stop?

    • AK

      Yes. Not everyone can operate like John McClain. Or Hans. Or Karl.

      • Matt Wilder

        Doubly insulting. They put the price well into the stratosphere for most, THEN can’t trust us not to shoot our hand off with that stupid weird looking handguard with the integral stop. HK hates us!

  • M1911


    • Road

      Yeah, exactly. I’ve always loved the MP5K, and always wanted a civilian-legal one. And while I appreciate that H&K is making these available to the public now, that price tag is just a slap in the face.

      • Anon

        Relevant quote:

        “By the way, our cheap, mass-produced, stamped sheet metal guns like the G3 and MP5 are the bestest things ever, and totally worth asinine scalpers prices, but note that cheap, mass-produced, stamped sheet metal guns from other countries are commie garbage.”

        • Road


        • Klaus Von Schmitto

          LOL! Or more in line with the subject at hand, Turkish trash. That’s coming from a guy who has 2 Turkish “H&K’s”

      • JumpIf NotZero

        I’m confused as to why people think this price is “absurd”. Compared to the DOJ models that HK brought in during the 90s, these are CHEAP. You haven’t been able to get one of those under 5k for some time. Worth it as a gun you’ll use? No, not at all. But, HK will likely never bring a lot of these in, and with the poltiical climate, it’s just less and less likely.

        HK will sell every one they can bring in at $2600.

        • Road

          The problem with the price is the only people who will fork over that kind of money are the truly die-hard HK fanboys, or people who have a significant amount of disposable income, and also happen to want one. HK may think this is what these pieces are worth, but with the tactical gun market the way it is in the US, they’re forgetting that AR’s rule the roost now, and the demand for SP’s is not even a fraction of what it was in the 90’s.

          It’s just like the G36; 20 years ago, like the SP89, I would have given a lung for a semi-auto G36, but it never came, so people like me moved on to the far more readily-accessible AR platform which is now infinitely more diverse, customizable, and available at a very wide range of price points. Now, HK is actually working on bringing the G36 to the civilian market (which I’m certain will cost upwards of $4,000) but I don’t even care anymore; there’s nothing the G36 can do that my PWS MK1 can’t.

          Anyway, it’s absurd because they’re grossly overestimating the market. They’re a day late, and a dollar short (or should I say 20 years late, and $1,000 too high?).

          • Dan Atwater

            You shut your mouth! The G36 still looks cool as hell. Kinda goofy feeling to shoot though.

          • Road

            Hahaha I still think the G36C is sexy as all hell, but I’m not into the full-size ones anymore.

          • Klaus Von Schmitto

            I’m not sure if 2600 bucks is too out of line if you want to resell it later. Parts kits, when you can find one are about 2K. Wouldn’t surprise me if this is a 3500 dollar gun in 2 years. But then again, I like nice German things.

        • Ben Pottinger

          Compared to a batch of guns that at the time was a “one off” thing and were expensive because people knew they would sell out and dry up quick (just like they did). In this case it’s new manufacture stuff that should be “unlimited” or essentially as many as they can sell.

          The reason the price is stupid is the massive profit padded into it. Just look up the police price on a new MP5. 1300$ last time I checked and that was with a stock.

          I love my PDW SBR clone build, but if I was doing a pistol caliber gun today I’d go with the MPX most likely.

        • AirborneSoldier

          To whom?

    • Martin M

      $80 for a spare mag!

      At these prices you’d think that Germany won the war!

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        At these prices you’d think that Democrats rebuilt their economy after they lost the war.

    • Madcap_Magician

      It’s for the people who looked at the CZ Scorpion Evo and the Sig MPX and thought, what I REALLY wanted was a pistol-caliber SBR base that costs twice as much money for both the gun and the spare magazines.

  • andrey kireev

    How are they planning to sell any at $2600 ? It’s a $1K more than MPX and $1600 more than the Scorp Evo3…. Hell for $2600 you could have both MPX and EVO3…..

    • Harry’s Holsters

      It’s 1k more than the clones. Look at what an SP89 goes for. This is mostly for guys who want a safe queen. If I had the funds I’d buy a Zenith to shoot and this to keep in the safe. HK guys are crazy about having real HK parts, guns, etc…

      • HollowTs

        I sold an SP89 in 1994 after the AWB went in effect for $3,500! In 1994! H&K guys absolutely will pay it! I sold off all mine then and made a ridiculous profit! Great weapons indeed. I still can’t justify the price!

    • BillC

      It will sell. Trust me. Just because you don’t find value in it, doesn’t mean that it applies to everybody. As Harry’s Holsters said, HK people want it. I have a friend who is just a hair shy of “HK fanatic”, because he’ll sink money for HK FA sears, MR556 w/ a short barrel and $tamp, MP5’s made from that famous MP5 kit/clone maker. Only reason why he isn’t a “fanatic” is that he doesn’t preach that HK is the end all be all of guns and shooting solutions. Remember, the gun world caters to everybody and all levels. From the Academy special S&W SD9 all the way to Wilson Combat.

      A “rational” consumer would probably opt for an MPX or Evo, but all three have vastly different operating systems and histories, or in the case of MPX or Evo, none.

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        You are absolutely right. Have you seen that for the first time in a couple of decades the class III sellers are out of 20K dollar H&K sears and trigger packs?

    • MasterBlaster

      They have already sold hundreds to members on HKPRO alone. I know one dealer that has already sold over $150 there is a huge demand from people with deep pockets. Hell my college student pockets are bare but I saved up for one because I just had to have a real German MP5…

  • Jonny

    A crazy question. Do these lock open after the last round?

    • Frank

      Yes, all MP5 varients except for the 10mm FBI guns don’t have BHO on the last round.

      • The 40s have last round BHO as well.

        • Jonny

          Interesting, can they not be retrofitted or is a stamping or Mag issue?

          • HH

            it’d be a royal exensive PITA to try to retrofit a BHO on an MP5. My 2 cents. And I’ve never seen one aside from the 40/10mm ones that were factory designed.

    • elvis

      No, they don’t.

      • Fox Hunter

        Then it is crap compared to the scorpion and mpx.

  • Dickie

    Think the guy in the video was a bond villian once. No?

  • me

    I would rather give my $2,600 to Wilson Combat.

    • DAN V.

      Or TWO Sig MPX.

      • Anon

        Or three Scorpion EVOs.

        • Garmanarnar

          Or one Scorpion Evo, mags, sbr stamp, suppressor, several thousand rounds of ammo, with plenty of money to spare.

          • Mack

            Or a thousand hi-point carbines!

        • DaveP.

          … or a PT91 (less than $1000 through CDNN) PLUS an inexpensive AR platform (less than $750 around here) PLUS your-choice-of-midrange service pistol (say $750 max- a brand new Glock 17 is going about $550 hereabouts) PLUS some money left over for addons, magazines, et cetera.
          …but where MY mind went first was:
          There’s a motorcycle dealer with a nice-looking 2000 Honda VT1100 right down the road from me… he only wants $200 more than what H&K is asking for this, but I’ll bet he’d come down a little.
          Hey- I’ve got ‘enough’ guns, but I haven’t been on a bike in a long time.

  • Derek

    Bills gun shop and range has one in stock in MN.

  • Will this accept:

    a) Existing MP5 mags?

    b) The HK SB Arm braces?

    • MasterBlaster

      Yes and yes.

  • Spade

    No paddle mag release and no PDW barrel is kinda nuts.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      Import restrictions I’m sure, but they could have at least left some barrel to thread/install a three lug adapter.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I saw to at different dealers at the Raleigh, NC gun show this weekend. Both priced at MSRP.

  • Kovacs Jeno

    “The SP5K is manufactured completely in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany.” OK. I am SURE it is the truth. But where is the “Made in Germany” on this gun?

    • MasterBlaster

      On the magwell.

  • borekfk

    Good. We can live out our John McClain fantasies now.

    • Garmanarnar

      Except no. That’s not an MP5K

  • BattleshipGrey

    Austria provides 3 mags with their pistols.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Im glad they put the arrow on the upper receiver but I think there is still room for confusion.
    They should print “THIS END TOWARD WHATEVER YOU WANT TO STOP LIVING” under it.

    • Joby

      I think that arrow is for the rail mount. If it’s put on the other way it would block the ejection port

      • JumpIf NotZero

        Probably, but also, I’m not sure I could even take my mount and reverse it that way. I have a B&T, but it indexes on a weldment on top of the receiver, it literally couldn’t attach the wrong way.

  • BillC

    Ha, on a completely unrelated note, I have that same watch in the 2nd picture.

  • Rock or Something

    I don’t know how accurate that dealer map really is, since I find San Francisco and what appears the border of North Dakota and Minnesota as high unlikely places to have a H&K dealer.

    • John

      SF is correct

      • Dan Atwater

        How? It’s not on the DOJ approved handguns roster

  • Chris Cosby

    They have been out for a few weeks now although I don’t think in any real quantity yet. I walked into one of the bigger local gun shops like two weeks ago and they had received a single gun. Sadly I missed it by a few minutes as someone was buying it as I want one. They told me that 25 of them had been shipped to dealers in Virginia but I don’t know how they got that info.

    • flyfishr

      Michael’s Machines grabbed 3 huge shipments of them and is gouging the guys on HKPRO. The guy bragged about having an in at hk corporate and is making a killing.

      • MasterBlaster

        I wouldn’t consider $200 under MSRP gouging…

        • flyfishr

          300$ more than the stores that are getting one unit at a time, and taking the guns from the legitimate distributors you do it. Is gouging.

          • MasterBlaster

            Overcharging maybe, but I still don’t think it is straight gouging. I’ve seen most dealers still selling for over $2300.

          • flyfishr

            When distributors that sell many many times more firearms are cut out because of their backroom deal, so they can overcharge, yeah, it’s gouging.

          • MasterBlaster

            If you say so, then I guess I got gouged. I’m still happy though because I got mine before 41P.

          • flyfishr

            While we disagree on if it was gouging or not, I appreciate you indirectly validating that it happened.

          • MasterBlaster

            Yeah I’m sure some backroom stuff went on for him to secure so many. There is no denying that. Just the way capitalism goes sometimes…

          • Dan Atwater

            It’s not gouging. Most people don’t know what gouging means.

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        When you want a semi auto HK21 who are you going to call? Michael’s. They do good work and their prices are not unreasonable, considering.

        • flyfishr

          Thef HK21 is not an off the shelf product, so you are paying for experience and craftsmanship. What are you getting when you pay extra for the SP5K? Nothing.

          • Klaus Von Schmitto

            True enough but for me I get a reliable vendor that I know and trust. And it’s still below MSRP. But that’s just me.

  • Friend of Tibet

    Well let’s wait for a Salient arms internation tuned MP5K at MSRP: $15000

    • Vitsaus

      Don’t give them any ideas.

  • Raoul O’Shaugnessy

    The minute the guys at PTR91 start building these. they’ll have a license to print money.

    • elvis

      Not if they build them like their other guns.

      • Malthrak

        Aside from some early models with some barrel issues, I’ve never seen anything poor about a PTR made firearm, especially anything in the last 5 years or so. Everything I’ve seen made under the current management in their current SC located factory seems to be solid.

  • Man, the tooling, and replacent tooling for these things must have paid for themselves 300 times over.

  • Sermon 7.62

    No stock?

    • DZ

      We have dumb laws that make no sense. We cannot have rifles with barrels shorter than 16in and overall length needs to be over 26 in. If you put a stock on it, it becomes a rifle. You can pay a 200$ tax, pass a background check, and wait 6 or more months for permission to attach the stock to make an SBR. (Short barrel rifle) all this with the threat of the ATF shooting your dog, with 10 years jail time and a 10,000$ fine.

      • Sermon 7.62

        In Slovenia people can’t have suppressors, but can use short barrels. No permission needed.

        • DZ

          Suppresors, Sbr’s, machineguns, short barrel shotguns and explosives (or destructive devices) all fall under the same regulation for us. 200$ tax and a stamp of approval. Its really goofy, and antiqued

          • Sermon 7.62

            But US is easiest place to obtain a firearm that is not ATF.

          • DZ

            Yes and no, it depends on the state you are in, and what state you are from. Its much much harder to get a gun in NY, than GA. States make their own laws when it comes to guns. Its like if municipalities had verying laws on ownership and licenseing. Many people have been arrested due to differing laws state to state.

          • Sermon 7.62

            So it’s like in Europe, then. Some countries are good, some countries are bad.

  • Vitsaus

    Too much, too late.

  • Malthrak

    No paddle mag release, no trilug adapter, no ability to drop in an auto sear, costs $1000 than Turkish made guns made on HK tooling that *can* do all of the above, and $1800 more than a CZ Scorpion pistol…

    Aside from HK fanatics who will buy it just because HK made it, what on earth is the point of this thing and who’s gonna shell out that kind of cash for it?

    • JumpIf NotZero

      It doesn’t matter. They’ll sell all they bring in to those HK fanatics. Just be happy it’s not 2007 and you actually have OPTIONS when it comes to quality MP5s.

      I had to build mine from a parts kit and it was not a fun process.

      • Klaus Von Schmitto

        Me too. Hard and expensive.

  • Bill

    It’s actually about 1K less than I expected, knowing H&K. And yeah, That’s a “large frame handgun,” like an AR pistol is.

  • DIR911911 .

    for the same price as a SCAR . . . pass

  • JesseL

    A plastic and stamped sheet metal, blowback, 9mm pistol. It’s like a Tec-9 only $2000 more!

    • Anon

      There’s a difference between a roller-delayed blowback and a blowback you know…

    • MasterBlaster

      That is like comparing a pile of garbage to a Mercedes. The Tec-9 shouldn’t even be allowed to be called a firearm.

  • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

    I really wish they would release one with the A1 barrel length/handguard. Then it would just be a $200 stamp away from a drop-in A1 stock for a real semi-auto MP5 experience.

    I would actually swallow that absurd price to have a real-deal MP5A1 configuration.

    • Dan Atwater

      Is this not a $200 stamp away from a drop-in Chote or B&T stock?

      Though I’d prefer the standard configuration too, and either way at ~$3000 might as well spring for a US made Brethren or Dakota.

      • Christian Hedegaard-Schou

        > Is this not a $200 stamp away from a drop-in Chote or B&T stock?

        Sure. But then it’s not the A1 configuration I was talking about.

  • Garmanarnar

    Hahahahahahaha almost three thousand dollars and it doesn’t come with a paddle mag release or hinged grip frame? Drink my watery diarrhea, HK. Wait a few days for this bug to pass through my system if you want something more substantial.

  • MasterBlaster

    They have actually been available since early July. I got mine in before 41P and had I’ve already had a paddle mag release installed.

    • Schnee

      Nice! Who did the work?

  • Schnee

    Got mine two weeks ago. The build quality is amazing as expected. The welds are beautiful. And the case/sling/screwdriver accessories are a nice touch to help me feel a little less ripped off. Sold a heavy, marginally accurate, very well made knockoff of an AR-15 (MR556) to finance the purchase. Zero regrets. Just be ready to spend on a barrel if you want to put a can on it.

  • John

    >The SP5K is manufactured completely in Heckler & Koch’s Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany.

    Well, there goes buying any of them.

  • Cory C

    I’d rather buy three Scorpion Evos, but that’s just me.

  • Ed Ward

    Does my Sub 2000 plus my Hi Point Carbine both together add up to an MP5? Of course not, but today’s economy dictates frugal means–but if money were of no concern as though I could spend like a drunken politician on Capitol Hill I’m there and that MP5 becomes my newest addition. Instead, I’ve been eyeing that P30SK 😉 …

  • TheUnspoken

    Msrp is $2699, for this year they will be in limited release, but already you can find them $2150 – $2400 if you are quick and/or your lgs loves you. Mags are $58 – 73, this is actually cheap for mp5 lovers as usually they have to acquire LEO leftovers so having factory fresh imports is a good thing.

  • Fox Hunter

    The Sig MPX and Scorpion Evo 3 are way better guns. Even the Thureon defense and jp carbine are better than this.

  • Jim N Jenna SK

    Where can I buy one that is in stock?

  • Victor Au

    I bought one, it’s a collector piece or a backup host for my sear (with a welded up full auto SP5K carrier or bobbed full auto MP5K carrier).

    HK quality is superior to the clones, MKE or POF. That’s been borne out over the past several years. Canted sights, crappy finishes, floppy magwells, sticky flapper mag releases, out of spec receivers, all reported in varying degrees. Yes there are many good guns we don’t hear about, but you don’t hear about these issues with HK.

    I wouldn’t have bought it if I didn’t already have a registered sear.

    As others have said, there are other, cheaper alternatives for an SBR candidate with more modern features.

    But I wouldn’t buy them because I can’t shoot them full auto.

    $2500 for this gun is a bargain compared to the $3200 I paid for my SP89 back in 2003.

  • AirborneSoldier

    Gotta pay the overpriced union wages, vats, layer upon layer of euro taxes. ILL PASS.

  • Claus Økær Holdt Hansen

    What the hell, 80$ for a magazine?
    Who would pay so much for a normal magazine?

  • john

    $2600 is just the MSRP, I paid $2250 for mine. Also it comes with 2 mags, and the rail, and the pelican case. that rail alone is like $400… Also, compared to the clones.. it’s much easier to adapt for a registered sear. Worth it to me, buy it or don’t. HK’s civilian guns never had a paddle mag anyways (Hk91, 94 etc) I think it’s a german law.

  • Fox Hunter

    I prefer the UMP in .45. They should introduce the UMP as a pistol, complete with 25 round .45 acp magazines.