New H&K SP5L - The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother


New H&K SP5L - The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

Just in from Germany is the H&K SP5L – an SP5 pistol variant that boasts a longer 16.1” barrel. Because the SP5L is imported by our friends at H&K USA, it legally can’t come outfitted as a rifle with a stock. However, new owners are free to swap out the pistol endcap for a stock, without having to wait for ATF approval to make a short barrel rifle. The MSRP is listed as $2,949 and will begin shipping to dealers at the end of this month.

Credit goes to our own Eric B. for the scoop.

H&K @ TFB:

As a reminder, to remain in complete compliance with federal laws, a few select foreign made components must be swapped for U.S. made components if you plan on turning your new SP5L into a rifle. Another option would be to swap this pistol end cap for a pistol stabilizing brace and avoid any 922r nonsense.

A 16.1” barrel seems odd on such an iconic receiver built to be a compact pistol caliber carbine. However, the move may be a way to avoid certain state laws and regulations surrounding shorter barrels. Or perhaps a platform for a competition gun? The question of “why” doesn’t really matter – these guns will sell out within minutes of hitting dealer’s shelves. If they even make it that far.

I have to be honest, a part of me really wants to test the SP5L alongside the SP5 with the same suppressor to see how much quieter this platform can run. Details are listed below.

SP5L

New H&K SP5L - The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

New H&K SP5L - The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

Specifications:

  • Length: 25.5 in.
  • Height: 8.66 in.
  • Barrel Length: 16.57 in.
  • Weight: 5.9 lb
  • Magazine: 30 rd – 6.3 oz/10 rd – 3.5 oz
  • Trigger pull:  6.74-10.11 pounds-force / 30-45 N
  • Trigger Travel: .24 in.
  • Return Travel: .12 in.
  • Barrel: Groove/land profile, 6 grooves, right-hand twist
New H&K SP5L - The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

New H&K SP5L – The MP5’s Long Lost (Longer) Brother

The H&K MP5 is BACK in the USA! Introducing the SP5

In this episode of TFBTV, James has the privilege of shooting the new Heckler & Koch SP5, which is essentially the return of the famous MP5, but does it hold up the legacy? Watch today and find out.



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