A Look the New Heckler & Koch SP5 9mm Pistol

01/27/20 12:05 AM | by

A Look the New Heckler & Koch SP5 9mm Pistol

With a paddle-mag release and threaded, tri-lug barrel as standard features, the new HK SP5 is the pistol MP5 fans have wanted for years.

Announced just before last Christmas, the new 9mm pistol has an 8.86-inch Navy type barrel with a fluted chamber and a chrome-lined bore. Further, it uses the same roller-delayed blowback operating system that has been HK’s hallmark for generations and, in fact, is German-made on the same line in Oberndorf as the historic MP5.

HK SP5

The new HK SP5 screams to be turned into an SBR (Photos: Chris Eger/Guns.com)

When it comes to specs, overall length is 17.8-inches with a 10.2-inch sight radius, while weight is 5.1-pounds without the mag. The chrome-lined hammer-forged barrel uses a 6-groove right-hand twist. Width is 2.48-inches. Height is 8.66-inches.

HK SP5 SBR

HK had several SP5s at SHOT Show this month rigged up in a variety of SBR variants in addition to the factory standard pistol model

HK SP5

Which would make it as close as you can get to a German-made MP5, but without the extra click on the select-fire switch

MSRP is $2,799 but comes with a soft case, lifetime warranty, and two mags with a choice between factory 30-rounders or 10s depending on state restrictions. For perspective, that’s the same cost as the company’s older SP5K offering which falls a lot shorter in features. Meanwhile, it is a good bit more expensive than the domestically-made PTR9 clone, which has been updated with M-LOK and Picatinny. 

Availability, for the near future at least, is still pending, in typical HK fashion.

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