- Price: $3,500
- Caliber: 9mm Ammo
- Barrel: 8.86 inches
- Weight: 5.1lb
- Capacity: 30+1 Rounds
Where to buy a HK SP5
HK aren’t just expensive, they can be seriously frustrating to find in the first place. So to save endless hours of surfing, here are direct links to our favorite dealers.
If none of them have one, there just isn’t one. But we think you’re about to get lucky…
- Guns.com – Good supply chain, variable pricing.
- Euro Optic – Good stock, sometimes the pricing is a little steep.
- Palmetto State Armory – Buy your SP5 Pistol here.
We have dutifully included the H&K SP5 9mm in every ‘best of’ list going in recent times, while noting that nobody actually seemed to have one in stock. Especially in the final throes of the SP5K days.
The new gun, with the navy barrel, has bought the SP5 into line with consistent military and civilian styling. But it’s still hard to find one.
They were basically as rare as rocking horse shit. They still can be at times. Once you have one, it’s awesome. Getting a H&K SP5 though, can be a royal PITA.
Unless you’re here, and you’re prepared to pay a little more than the recommended retail price, because, frankly, you’re tired of waiting and you want your damned gun…
Is the H&K SP5 Pistol The Best 9mm SMG?
The Heckler & Koch SP5 pistol is the best SMG in history, quite possibly, and has been into action with the likes of the SAS, Navy SEALs and many more in legendary MP5 submachine gun spec.
That fully auto and the mil-spec weapon has evolved over the years and now comes with a collapsing PDW style brace and a simpler handguard. The iconic tri-lug flash hider is still there though.
It is also one of the best submachine guns in the world, as voted for by the elite special forces, counter terrorist units and SWAT teams around the world.
HK SP5 Parts & Accessories For Sale
It’s a 9mm that can hang on a sling, or you can fit a telescopic or folding stock to it and turn it into an absolute beast.
You can also buy 40-round magazines for your HK SP5 9mm ammo to give this pocket monster an added sting in the tail. Also, get ready to slap that paddle magazine release more than you should. It’s part of the ownership experience.
In various forms, the Special Forces have relied on the H&K SP5 9mm pistol for decades. And you can too.
Put the right red dot up top and this is about as operator as pistols get. That navy barrel with threaded tri-lug adaptor is way more famous than it should be, for instance.
The HK’s time might have come with the special forces, as the improved suppression capabilities of AAC 300 Blackout pistols mean that the likes of the Sig Sauer Rattler and Daniel Defense DDM4V7P newcomers are taking over slowly from the old Heckler & Koch Sporting Pistol.
But this is an icon, the HK SP5 pistol is already in the firearms Hall of Fame and it can still hold its own with any of those weapons in the right circumstances.
Fill it With the Best 9mm Ammo
If you don’t have a suppressor, then the HK and the cheaper 9mm Luger might actually be the more versatile weapon thanks to the large variety of 9mm ammunition on the market. Seriously, fill this thing with the best 9mm hollow point and you have a total weapon of mass destruction on your hands, depending on magazine capacity.
9mm has taken over as the self-defense round of choice, which has brought great strides in the ballistics technology. The barrel length on the HK means you’re really looking at a short-range, self-defense gun, that’s it’s main window. So the 9mm Luger makes a lot of sense, it’s just that Blackout ammunition gives you options.
Fill the Heckler & Koch SP5 pistol for sale with cheap ammo and it’s a faithful, low recoil range toy that does a surprisingly good job in terms of accuracy and repeatability, despite that short barrel.
What is the Heckler and Koch SP5 Range
A good reflex sight on this and you can take aim up to 200 meters, and be pretty sure you’re going to nail the target. So yeah, with some hardcore ammo, this could even be a weird hunting weapon for small game and varmints.
The long distance accuracy really is scary good, although obviously this is no AR-15 rifle.
It’s not really meant for that life. This is a weapon of war, particularly urban warfare where the compact nature of the HK SP5 pistol means that only the 300 Blackout pistols can really stay with it. It’s a great option for home defense, general shooting at the range and just as an awesome thing to own for the rest of your life.
A Gun We Will Remember Forever?
It’s an icon, one of the most famous guns of all time, and it will be remembered long after it is gone. The gun reviews and user reviews online absolutely love this thing. Not one of them says it isn’t good value and at this price, that’s something in itself.
Get your Heckler & Koch SP5 9mm Luger pistol caliber carbine for sale while you can, and if it’s gone by the time you click to buy, don’t blame us. We tried to tell you…
So treat yourself, buy a gun online and make it one of the best 9mm pistols of all time.
What is HK Roller-Delayed Blowback Operating System?
The system is sometimes confused with the Roller Locked system, but they’re different things. It’s a rare system and only a few manufacturers have dared to go this way, even though it has been us since WWII.
It’s a system that the industry agrees is designed and manufactured to meet improved standards of accuracy and reliability. It’s all win then? Not quite…
The system does limit your loads to a narrow weight band, but that’s less of an issue with 9mm, especially for the military that tend to standardize. So for this 9mm pistol developed by Heckler & Koch, it makes perfect sense.
This video explains it better than we ever could, so enjoy it if you’re into this kind of detail stuff. This is the heart of the HK semiautomatic Civilian Sporting Pistol that was developed by Heckler & Koch to be the best in the world.
Can You Still Buy the H&K SP5K?
Yes, you can still the stubbier and retro looking SP5K. Not through official channels, but there are still box fresh versions of the 4.43 inch barrel length gun that you might just want more.
Don’t think you’ll save money going for last season’s 9mm Luger Pistol Caliber Carbine, though. The curious blend of blocky styling and retro tubes are still fantastically popular.
And a lot of people like the smaller footprint, iconic rear sight and front combo, and even the trigger pull of the old gun. The price was close to $4,500 the last time we checked…
The short barrel, the fact it sits so comfortably on a bungee sling and the lethal accuracy and reliability have made the military version even more popular than the definition of a civilian pistol, the semi-automatic H&K SP5 9mm.
The consumer-grade semi auto HK SP5K and legendary MP5 submachine gun used to have a lot of differences, and we still like the semi-automatic shop bought version. Perhaps more than the Navy barrel.
The styling is just perfect, retro chic SMG that is a subtle homage to the old world MP40 SMGs that were standard issue in World War II.
The semiautomatic civilian Sporting Pistol (Hence SP in the name) marks the return of the legendary HK roller-delayed blowback operating system that first surfaced on the HK G3 rifle for sale.
Now You Want a 9mm MP5 Instead?
You used to be able to buy a Heckler & Koch MP5 machine gun right now, although you will need the Third Class firearms license and then there’s the small matter of the $150,000 price tag.
Actually that bought you a set of 3 Heckler & Koch MP5 vintage firearms from gunbroker Euro Optics. It was a hell of a set, with consecutive serial numbers, and it pretty much is the ultimate collection for machine gun enthusiasts.
They were designed and manufactured to meet the highest military standards, after all.
We’ll cover these separately to avoid confusing the issue too much. But if you’ve got $150,000 to spend on guns, for some reason, and you want the best, this was for you. But not anymore…
We left the link to show this was real, once, and you could have way more than an HK SP5 pistol. You still can, but not these ones.
Modern H&K SP5 9mm Pistol Alternatives
Now it’s a great gun, but the HK is very expensive and you might want to look at the options with 9mm, AR pistols and the modern AAC 300 Blackout pistols.
So you’ve got the likes of the CZ Scorpion Evo 3, Angstadt Arms and others soaring up the Pistol Caliber Carbine charts. While Daniel Defense, the Sig Sauer Rattler and Battle Arms Developments are all waiting for your money in the 9mm pistol classes. Palmetto State Armory could also sell you about 7 of their guns for one HK.
They offer a different system and a much lower price tag than the Heckler and Koch. But then you already knew that, and here you are anyway. Sooooooo, do what you want, we guess…
It’s the archetype of the genre, the definition of a civilian pistol and the you really want to slap that paddle magazine release.
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