For the long time the joke has been that H&K motto is, “You suck and we hate you.”
HK has long had a wide variety of products that people want to buy, but they won’t sell us. A large portion of the reason why is that they have to meet both the stupid US importation laws and the German laws. Still, many feel they should offer more products.
There is a current rumor that HK is going to sell a semi auto version of the MP5 (called SP5) by Christmas this year. The given “proof” of this rumor is that HK submitted to the German government several models of firearms that they want to sell. These pictures are available directly from the German police.
Let us look at this rumor point by point.
The claim is new MP5s with all the trimmings by Christmas. Tri-lugs and paddle mag catches included.
We know the following are facts:
HK would love to take your money.
HK has submitted guns to the German government to get permission to sell.
What we don’t know:
If HK got permission to sell us these guns.
If HK will import them or make them in the US.
If HK will import them in the configurations shown.
It would be very cool if this rumor was true. These guns would likely be priced around two to two and half thousand. Once supplies dry up the price on the market would likely jump to three to three and a half like what is happening currently with the HK SP5K.
I doubt this rumor is true. From what I have seen previously, if HK wanted to have these guns for sale by Christmas they would already need to be imported and working to clear customs now.
There is the chance that they are being made in the US plant. If so, I could see some of the purists claim that they are not as good as the “real” German HK guns, and the like. I would expect to hear owners of older HK94 and similar guns claim that their firearms are so much better than the shoddy American made MP5s, etc.
I think there is a fair chance HK will sell us some more MP5 variants, but I wouldn’t hold my breath that they will be here for Christmas.