Heckler & Koch MP5

The Heckler & Koch MP5 is a 9mm submachine gun of German design, developed in the 1960s by a team of engineers from the German small arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch GmbH (H&K) of Oberndorf am Neckar. The MP5 is one of the most widely used submachine guns in the world, having been adopted by 40 nations and numerous military, law enforcement, intelligence, and security organizations. It is widely used by SWAT teams in North America.


Weapon type:Submachine gun
Weight:2.70 kg (6.0 lb)
Calibre & cartridge:9×19mm Parabellum (9mm Luger)
Capacity:30 rounds
Effective range:125 m (410 ft)
Rate of fire:700 rounds/min
Designer:Tilo Möller, Manfred Guhring, Georg Seidl, Helmut Baureuter
Manufacturer:Heckler & Koch GmbH
Action:Roller-delayed blowback, closed bolt
In service:1966–present
Muzzle velocity:285 m/s (935 ft/s)