I never really thought I would get one as HK94's were stupidly priced and goofy with the 16" barrel. On top of that, since I actually use my stuff hard I would have felt a bit guilty doing so with a firearm considered a collectors piece. The clones never really did it for me since the quality levels vary from being built by roaches, methed out gorillas, or the good ones made by true artisans. And they aren't really H&K so I would be left wanting. When the SP5K came out I was meh since it was neutered. Now, when the SP5 came out I am pretty sure that I got the largest erection (verified by scanning electron microscope mind you) that I have ever had. Two days before Christmas and 30 days before I turned 36 I finally fulfilled my childhood dream of owning an "MP5"
The MP5: Teutonic Space Magic
Unfortunately due to unconstitutional gun laws in the US such as the NFA act of 1934, the 1968 Gun Control Act, and the 1989 Assault Weapons Import Ban has made getting a real deal MP5 basically impossible as a filthy unwashed peasant. Enter the SP5.
For those that do not know, the SP5 is a 9mm "Handgun" that weighs in at 5.1 pounds with an 8.86" barrel. It operates from a closed bolt utilizing H&K's famous roller locking operating system. We will get into that Kraut Space Magic later on when we go over the bolt group.
The barrel itself is cold hammer forged by the magical elves from Oberndorf, and are well known for their longevity and accuracy. The chamber is fluted to help with positive and reliable extraction, featuring 16 flutes. What the flutes essentially do is to allow gas expelled from the fired round into the chamber to surround the case and help extract it positively from the chamber. Allegedly this can even help the firearm extract even when the extractor shits the bed. Allegedly.
This is a gun that I bought because I have always wanted one. It is more for fun than a practical purpose, but it will be an excellent gun for my adventuring since I like to go explore abandoned and decrepit mine shafts.
I have already filed an E-Form 1, and have ordered a ton of stuff for it. So now that my soul isn't crushed by working in the firearms industry, I will actually post my journey with this thing every couple weeks or so.
Also, Mannerheim digs it, and you cannot put a price on that.