New MP5 Clone: The Century Arms AP5 – “Apparatus Pistol”

    New MP5 Clone: The Century Arms AP5 - "Apparatus Pistol"

    The iconic roller delayed blowback Heckler & Koch MP5 and its clones enter another chapter as Century Arms introduces the AP5 (Apparatus Pistol). These clones are made in Turkey by MKE manufacturing and imported by Century Arms in a variety of versions, from full-sized to the most compact models.

    New MP5 Clone: The Century Arms AP5 - "Apparatus Pistol" Here’s the communiqué from the company:

    Century Arms Announces AP5 Line

    Century Arms is proud to introduce their AP5 firearm line to the US market. The AP5 or “Apparatus Pistol”, is a roller delayed blowback firearm based and built off of the original and historic design from the 1970’s. The roller-lock platform has been widely respected as the preeminent design for over 50 years. Adopted for use across the globe, no other firearm of its type has been more successful. These firearms which are imported from the MKE manufacturing facility in Turkey are available in a full sized model designated simply as the AP5, a midsized version as the AP5-P, and a fully concealable version as the AP5-M.

    Each model of the AP5 includes standard: a rugged plastic carry case, two (2) 30-round magazines, a factory cleaning kit, factory picatinny style optics mount, factory sling, and a gun lock. All AP5 firearms are chambered in 9×19 mm and have a cold hammer forged barrel with a 1:9.8” twist. The AP5 and AP5-P barrel each have a 3-lug quick attachment and 1/2×28 threaded end for suppressor mounting options.

    “This firearms platform is iconic” says Century Arms Marketing Director Adam Ruonala. “We at Century Arms have been a leader in the US firearms importation business for many years, to now have the opportunity to bring such a fan favorite to the US market under our company flag is truly a huge honor for everyone involved in the project.” The AP5 line is available in stores now and a continuous stream of firearms will be imported regularly.

    Aftermarket parts and accessories are available from a number of industry partners as well as from Century Arms directly. For more information on the AP5 one can visit

    The 8.9″ barrel is cold hammer forged and is made of CMV (chrome molybdenum vanadium) steel. The gun has a rear drum sight and fixed front sight.

    You can find a direct link to the AP5 here. There is also a FAQ here for the most common questions.

    What do you think of the Century Arms AP5 and which version would be your favourite? I’m pretty weak for the PDW version.

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    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.