Video: H&K MP5

The 9 mm Heckler & Koch MP5 (machine pistol Model 5) is one of the most identifiable and reliable submachine guns ever produced, and is the firearm that put H&K on the map. The MP5 was the right submachine gun for law enforcement at the time of its development, and since its introduction in the mid-1960s, the technology used then has stood the test of time. Although there are now more than 200 variants of the gun, including a semi-automatic version, modern undefinedmodifications have often been as simple as the addition of a Picatinny rail. Because of its renowned ease of use, modularity, level of user safety and its proven accuracy, the MP5 remains popular today worldwide, having been adopted by dozens of international militaries, law enforcement and security agencies, as well as many U.S. Special Forces and SWAT teams.  

Learn more about the MP5 in this “I Have This Old Gun” video segment from a past episode of American Rifleman TV.


black pistol right side on white with text on image noting "NRA GUN OF THE WEEK"
black pistol right side on white with text on image noting "NRA GUN OF THE WEEK"

NRA Gun of the Week: Rock Island Armory STK100

On this week's "Gun of the Week" video preview, watch as American Rifleman staff examine and range test a Rock Island Armory striker-fired handgun in 9 mm Luger that features an aluminum frame with an internal steel chassis.

Smith & Wesson's Triple Lock: A Look Back

The Triple Lock was the first Smith & Wesson revolver built on what is now called the N-frame—S&W’s N-frames have defined the modern wheelgun.

The Armed Citizen® Oct. 22, 2021

Read today's "The Armed Citizen" entry for real stories of law-abiding citizens, past and present, who used their firearms to save lives.

Champion Continues Support For Kids & Clays Foundation

Champion Traps & Targets is continuing support for the Kids & Clays Foundation, and helping raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Review: Norinco Type 54 From AIM Surplus

The Type 54 is a 1950's era North China Industries (Norinco) clone of the Russian TT pistol, and large quantities have recently become available through AIM Surplus.

Smith & Wesson SD9VE: A Budget Friendly Striker-Fired 9 mm

First introduced in 2012, the Smith & Wesson SD9VE provides a 9 mm striker fired handgun with a price point that has continued its popularity as a budget friendly pistol. 


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