Georgia-based HK USA last week announced a pair of MP5/SP5-style rimfire models are inbound, offering fans of the platform an affordable plinker with the Heckler & Koch name on the side. 

The two new blowback action models, made under license by Umarex Sportwaffen of Germany – known for a wide range of air guns, replicas, and "tactical" rimfires – include a carbine that is a dead ringer for the HK MP5SD complete with a faux suppressor and a pistol that is an ode to the SP5. Both use 25-round magazines and have an MSRP of $479, which is about $75 more than the GSG clones but include HK markings.

HK MP5 22LR model carbine
The MP5 22 is a carbine with a 16.1-inch barrel and a collapsible stock that gives it an overall length of between 26.4 and 32.3 inches. It weighs 7 pounds and makes it easy to get that SAS feel while on a Lipton budget. (Photo: HK)




HK MP5 22LR model pistol
The MP5 22 pistol has an 8.5-inch barrel, 18.2-inch overall length, and a 5.9-pound weight. (Photo: HK)


“If you like the SP5, you’re gonna love the MP5 22. It can be a trainer, a suppressor host, or just the coolest .22 LR fun gun on the range," said Bill Dermody, HK USA’s director of marketing. "And let’s not forget the fact that, as a semi-auto 22, it’s an MP5 that most of us can actually afford to own and shoot."

James Reeves of TFB got a first look at the new HK 22s, and has the rundown below: 



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