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 “bungie” 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.
Caliber 9mm x 19
Operating Principle Recoil operated
Locking System Roller-delayed blowback
Magazine Capacity 30/15/10 rounds
Cartridge case ejection Right side
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
Weight (without magazine) 5.1 lb (2500 grams)
Magazine Weight Empty 30rd-6.3 oz/180 g, 10rd-3.5 oz/110 g
Trigger pull 6.74-10.11 pounds-force / 30-45 N ( approximate)
Return Travel .12 inches / 3 mm
Trigger Travel .24 inches / 6 mm
Sight Radius 13 inches / 330 mm
Barrel Profile/Twist Groove/land profile, 6 grooves, right-hand twist
Sights Rotary rear sights, 4 positions