POTD: Heckler & Koch SP5

    HK SP5

    Heckler & Koch SP5

    Photo Of The Day – A huge thanks to Jeremy Tremp at Offensive Marketing Group. It’s because of him that we’re able to share these brand new pictures of the new Heckler & Koch SP5.

    At the time of writing TFB is the only source for these pictures, so we hope you will enjoy them and please share the story.

    Below: H&K SP5. Note the “Made in Germany” on the magazine.

    Your “MP5” either have these markings or they don’t.

    From the Heckler & Koch SP5 Homepapge (2019):

    The Heckler & Koch MP5 is arguably the most imitated pistol-caliber carbine in the world. But even a pretty good copy is still just a copy. The truth is, you can only get a real HK from HK.

    And now there is finally an authentic sporting version of the MP5 in the US, and it’s a real HK. The New SP5 will make all those generic MP5 copies out there look like nothing more than gun store consolation prizes.

    The SP5 was developed by Heckler & Koch as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol that matches the look and feel of the legendary MP5 submachine gun.

    Designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol, the SP5 is loaded with authentic features, like a Navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor, paddle magazine release, fluted chamber and chrome-lined bore.

    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.

    For more comfortable shooting, the SP5 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 SP5 more stable and reduces fatigue.

    A wide variety of accessories can be added to increase its functionality. As the world’s most popular pistol-caliber carbine platform, the SP5 is supported by an aftermarket loaded with lots of great accessories, from rails and handguards all the way up to everything you need to make your own legally-registered short-barreled rifle*.

    CONFIGURATIONS AVAILABLE – Which one would you choose?

    Part no. 81000477, SP5 9mm with two 30rd magazines MSRP $2799

    Part no. 81000478, SP5 9mm with two 10rd magazines MSRP $2799


    Extra magazines?

    Part no. 206349S, Magazine SP5 9mm, 30 rounds MSRP $80

    Part no. 215610S, Magazine SP5 9mm, 15 rounds MSRP $80

    Part no. 239257S, Magazine SP5, 9mm, 10 rounds MSRP $80


    SP5 SPECIFICATIONS Caliber 9 mm x 19

    Operating Principle – Recoil operated

    Locking System – Roller-delayed blowback

    Magazine Capacity 10, 15, 30 rounds


    Length 17.8 inches / 452 mm

    Width 2.48 inches / 63 mm

    Height 8.66 inches / 220 mm

    Barrel Length 8.86 inches / 225 mm

    Sight Radius 10.2 inches / 260 mm

    Weight (without magazine) 5.1 lb (2500 grams)

    Weight (empty magazines) 30rd-6.3 oz/180 g, 10rd-3.5 oz/110 g


    Trigger Pull 6.74-10.11 pounds-force / 30-45 N

    Return Travel .12 inches / 3 mm

    Trigger Travel .24 inches / 6 mm

    Barrel Profile/Twist: Groove/land profile, 6 grooves, right-hand twist


    You can find the Instructional Supplement for SP5, Magazine Release and Parts Lists here (pdf).


    Exploded diagram from Heckler & Koch pdf


    Which bag will you store your H&K SP5 in?

    This bag is from Savior Equipment, and the SP5 almost fits its outer pocket. TFB recently did a review of some of their bags, find it here.

    All photos of the HK SP5 by Jeremy Tremp, used with permission. Picture of the exploded view from the H&K pdf.

    Now, we’re only waiting for the H&K SP5-SD version, suppressed…