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Rumors: Hk SP5K 9mm for US Market

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An Hk-manufactured Mp5k-ish (SP5k) pistol being available in the United States has been rumored for a couple years now. Scuttlebutt would still catch our ears from time to time, but many in the community had given up hope for genuine Teutonic hardware, instead opting for American and Turkish alternatives. Sources told Soldier Systems that Hk would be announcing availability at this year's NRA Annual Meeting, and they also published a flyer photo as you can see below.

The flyer reads, in part:

The new SP5K was developed for Heckler & Kock as a semiautomatic, civilian sporting pistol (hence the “SP” prefix) that matches the look and feel of the famous MP5K submachine gun.

The SP5K is designed and manufactured to meet the definition of a civilian pistol and marks the return of the roller delayed blockback system to an HK commercial product. This operating system is legendary in its accuracy and reliability. Originally developed on the Heckler & Koch G3 rifle, it has been used on several HK firearms.

The SP5K retains many of the critical features of the MP5, including its precision machined components and attention-to-detail quality. The SP5K is manufactured completely on Heckler & Koch's Oberndorf factory in southwest Germany.

The SP5K is a safe, robust, ergonomic large frame handgun. For more comfortable hooting, the SP5K is equipped with an elastic “bungee” 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 SP5K more stable and reduces fatigue

Further word comes from the social media of Kentucky Gun Co, a firearms sales and distribution outlet, who was evidently told that the first batch would hit American shores in July.

Per the flyer, the MSRP will be $2,700. Though the price is on the higher end, street price should be lower–we've certainly seen people may more for a genuine Hk article. We'll all find out for sure here in a couple of days at the NRA Annual Meeting. Until then, you can get your fill of Mp5k action by watching the Resident Evil series.


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