The Kampfschwimmers are a post war amphibious warefare group. They are frogmen of the Navy. These minimum requirements must be fulfilled by all candidates, to become certified for training: Applicants must be German citizens in the sense of the article 116 of the [Read More…]
Here is a picture for #MP5Monday. Photo credit to @Leaspeed6. The photo has her BMW M4 and MP5K PDW. Pretty nice setup on the MP5, the M4 isn’t to shabby either. The MP5K appears to be running the Dakota tactical MLOK rail, which explains the vertical grip and [Read More…]
The Sig Sauer MPX was to be an updated version of the MP5. Side by side you can see how similar they really are. They even kept the name similar to the MP5 but simply nixed the 5 for an X. Both chambered in 9mm. The MPX is a pistol with an adjustable Sig Brace [Read More…]
Wisconsin-based firearms accessory manufacturer Midwest Industries just rolled out a new product that should grab the attention of H&K MP5 and clone owners looking to mount lights, vertical foregrips and other accessories. The new forends will fit full size MP5s [Read More…]
Due to the giant light/optic used on MP5s back in the day, I decided to modernize the concept a bit. If you recall I posted about the MP5 that TPM Outfitters have come across with an old Hensoldt light/optic. Well now that it is 20-30 years later we can certainly [Read More…]
The Heckler & Koch SP5K is the closest thing to a real MP5K that an everyday citizen like us is able to get. This episode of TFB TV Patrick takes the iconic pistol out to the range and has way too much fun. The SP5K is almost identical to the MP5K that we all know […] Read More [Read More…]
TPM Outfitters recently came across a 1980’s Hensoldt light. Old school HK optic made by Hensoldt that projects light with a crosshair in the beam. It runs on 5 C batteries and weighs as much as the MP5 itself. Back in the day SAS ran Maglite flashlights ontop of [Read More…]
For today’s POTD, I came across this photo of a Chinese Swat member using a Norinco NR08 MP5 clone. Back in 2010 we posted an article about the NR08. Click here to check it out.
Mark Serbu, his daughter and Vlogger Dan go up in what looks like a Cessna, fly out somewhere over the ocean and shoot a full auto MP5 out of the plane. I am not that well versed with FAA laws but generally you cannot discharge a firearm from an airplane. However if [Read More…]
This is my friend’s wall of NFA fun. He is an FFL. This is only 1 of three walls. Mostly everything there is select fire or NFA of some sort. Most have been converted while the KRISS Vector and H&K UMP are bonafide machine guns from factory. I took this photo [Read More…]
Haley Strategic shows a pistol caliber SMG can get combat effective hits out to 300 yards. The 300 yard hits are a bit of a stretch but it can be done. Here is a screen capture of his hits using a 25 yard zero. 50 yards is a couple inches high and the 100 yard [Read More…]
Battlefield Vegas, Three Gun Virgins, An MP7, And An Awesome Machine Gun Collection (Article + Video)
Battlefield Vegas is nothing short of gun nirvana. While we were at SHOT James, Steve, and I felt it was a good idea to take our camera crew to Battlefield Vegas. After all, this is the only place in town that can really excite the discerning gun nerd after a week at the world’s largest gun [Read More…]
Have you ever looked at the older MP5 lowers and look at the selector markings? It has the letters S/E/F. Here is an explanation from H&K. Sicher – SAFE Einzelfeuer – Single Fire Feuerstoss – Fire Although this photo explains it rather well.
Franklin Armory has been making an AR chambered in .17WSM called the F17 series. The beauty of this is that they are exempt from California’s assault weapon bans as those statutes only apply to center fire weapons. The basic F17-M4 starts at $1,499. There are a [Read More…]
Quarter Circle 10, the Pistol Caliber AR company has made a name for themselves with their Glock mag fed ARs. Now they have made a lower that can use MP5 magazines. With ETS making MP5 magazines, I think these will be a hit. They also have a different side charger on [Read More…]
Spuhr is bringing in their HK collapsing stock. It has been used by Swedish Home Guard. As you can see above, there is one for a G3 and below is one for an MP5K. The stock rides on a short custom buffer tube. The stock has a non sliding cheek rest that they are going [Read More…]
ETS has made quite a splash with their transparent polymer Glock magazines. Now they are going to make magazines for the Glock 43 and Glock 42. They will be available in 12rd, 8rd and 6 rd mags. For both the .380 G42 and 9mm G43. The prototypes below are clear but when [Read More…]
You know that MP5 sub gun upper that has been floating around the internet? We got a chance to handle those 3d printed prototypes and get more information about what they are and what the future holds for them. Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid – Track Down Your Perfect Rifle On Proxibid.com [Read More…]
SB Tactical, the inventor and manufacturer of the original “Sig Arm Brace” has debuted their latest arm brace for the H&K MP5 platform. The new SBT5K is a side-folding brace for the MP5 platform modeled after the original side-folding real-steel stocks. [Read More…]
Following the terror attacks in Frankfurt, Hanover, Würzburg, Ansbach and Berlin it is clear that more and more of the regional German Police Forces are getting reinforcements in terms of 5,56×45 mm carbines. Obviously, they’re getting other passive and [Read More…]
Dakota Tactical took a picture of some MP5s they were working on. So many possibilities and a lot of fun. Who here has an MP5 from Dakota? I wonder how many of them are select fire?
Everyone who knows a little about the Swedish Army knows about the Ak5 (Automatkarbin 5, or Automatic carbine 5). The rifle is still in use, and backgrounds to the FNC 80 / FNC. The Ak 5D Police, or CGA5 P, is much less known. Taking the shorter Ak5 D version as a [Read More…]
As I (im)patiently wait for ATF approval of my TPM Outfitters MP5-SD, I am already on the hunt for accessories and upgrades. I’m pretty familiar with the standard H&K collapsible stock, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option out there. B&T [Read More…]
According to several sources, the Police in Hamburg (Germany), are getting new body armor, helmets, armored cars and HK MP5s and Haenel CR223s. The real news here is the issuing of the Haenel CR223, which is a piston driven AR15 style rifle. Hamburger Mobile [Read More…]
Modern Historical Personal Defense Weapon Calibers 003: The 7.65x35mm MAS, a .300 Blackout in the 1940s?
Since we’ve covered the two most prominent PDW rounds of today, I want to take a quick detour and look at an interesting – but obscure – personal defense weapon/assault rifle round from history. After World War II, the apparati of the German war [Read More…]
The photo above is of a German police car with an MP5 stowed in a custom molded door. However this is not a traditional method of storage for MP5s in German police cars. Here are some examples of MP5 cases that are attached to German police car doors or the trunk of the [Read More…]
This photo is of some Korean Special Forces. It looks like they are using HK MP5SDs however if you look more closely the front sight is wrong. In fact this is a Daewoo Telecom K7. It is an interesting mutation of an AR style receiver but right away you start to see [Read More…]
In May of this year, I got the rare opportunity to travel to Heckler & Koch’s headquarters in Ashburn, VA, to take a look at some of the experimental and prototype firearms they have located there in their famous “Grey Room”. It wouldn’t be worth as much for [Read More…]