South Carolina-based PTR has continued to expand their MP5-style offerings by introducing the very handy 9KT this month, which they made sure to bring to SHOT Show.
The American-manufactured semi-auto pistol is an NFA-compliant version of the classic HK MP5K (Kurz = short), a storied SMG that was a favorite of various international balaclava-clad SF types in the 1990s. Announced just prior to SHOT, the P5K runs just 13.38-inches overall, largely due to the 5.16-inch, three-lug barrel.
The logic of dropping the new 9KT on the commercial market is sound as the company was tapped last year to produce a Sub Compact Weapon as part of an Army tender for sub guns to replace aging MP5s used by the military’s personal protection details.
It is shipping now.