"Short Version: Any way you spin it, this is a fantastic gun. Performs well and has a solid feel. If you are into MP5's, this, along with the ICS one, is a fantastic choice.
I originally purchased this gun in October of 2013. Quick shout out to evike for their quick delivery and care in delivering the package. Anyways, the gun came in one of HK's regular "no compromise" boxes. Upon opening it up, everything was perfectly packaged and in its place. In the box is a cleaning rod, the gun, an instruction manual, 1 hicap mag, and the gun. Just note that the box is too short for the full gun to fit into, so there is a slot for the silencer to go when you screw it off, just in case you plan on using the box instead of a gun bag (I don't recommend this).
Anyways, as you hold the gun you will be impressed by the weight for an MP5. I estimate it to be around 8-9 pounds (my vfc scar-l is 7, and this is heavier). Now although the externals are good, they're not great. The bolt is wobbly and clinks around a bit too much. The upper receiver is a cast magnesium alloy of some sort with an uneven finish and doesn't seem to be of very high quality (not cheap, but not great). The polymer parts are somewhat cheap too, but maybe I'm spoiled with VFC nylon fiber. And of course HK has to engrave safety warning paragraphs into both sides of the gun. Thankfully, there is zero wobble anywhere but the bolt, but I dont recommend dropping this one. The magazine that the gun comes with is trash just like all MP5 hicaps, it wobbles around in the magwell and feeds terribly. My 2 cents is to buy some Matrix 90rd MP5 midcap mags here on evike to go with this gun, they fit perfectly with no wobble at all and feed like a dream. Personally, I think that MP5 iron sights are terrible and many people agree with me here, so buy an MP5 attachment rail and slap a red dot onto it.
Now for the part that everyone cares about, performance/internals. Gotta give this part a 5/5. With the Matrix 9.6v 4000mah battey (get this with it), I observed an impressive rate of fire, but more importantly, very good trigger response because of G&G's high torque motor. G&G hop up buckings are excellent so accuracy was spot-on, even when compared to to longer guns like the SR-12 and Scar-H. The top tech gearbox is very good, as it has 8mm bearings, steel gears, aluminum piston head, high quality wiring, and a decent piston. Shimming and AOE was good for a stock gun. The only problem I have with it is that the gearbox shell itself seems to have a little less reinforcement than I would have liked, especially since G&G decided to go with a metal piston head. Its not too bad and you wont have any problems unless you decide to pop a more than 400 fps spring into it. If it does break (unlikely), any version 2 gearbox will fit but you wont have the blowback. The blowback functions nicely and you lose surprisingly little compression. It is a nice touch. The hopup unit is a regular one-piece, black plastic MP5 style unit. It does its job, but evike sells some under their hop up section that are full metal so I recommend those. The barrel is standard MP5 length, which is somewhat disappointing since there is plenty of room inside the silencer for and extra 4 inches. I put a PDI 6.01 in it that stretches to the end of the silencer and got notably better groupings at 150 feet.
Anyways, this gun worth every penny of $229.99. You get outstanding out-of-the box performance and plenty of upgrade options should you wish. The externals could have been a little bit nicer, but they're by no means cheap. A few things I suggest getting with it are:
- Matrix 90 round MP5 midcap mags
- Matrix 9.6v 4000mah large type battery
- Scope mount
- Red dot sight
Happy Airsofting! "I have had this gun for over 2 years, and let me tell you, this is a fantastic gun. Through the years I have had it, I have never had an issue. I have put at least 40000 rounds through it and never had a problem. With the 8.4 volt large battery I use with it, the ROF is MENTAL. I often get yelled at for over shooting. One issue with this gun(in my opinion) is the fps. It only shoots around 330. That isn't too good when it comes to outdoor fields.
Here are the Pros and Cons:
It is an MP5
High quality build
Blowback is neat
Hopup works well
Doing the Hk slap with this is very satisfying
A little big for cqb (in my opinion)
The plastic on the top of the gun looks cheap, and you can see the mold things
Overall this gun is amazing and I would recommend it to anyone who would likes MP5s or beast guns. All you need to do is upgrade the spring and you are good to go. "It's been more than a year that I had the privilege of owning this masterpiece by Umarex (OEM: G&G). This is truly one of the best MP5 replicas currently out there and what makes it even better is the fact that it is officially licensed by H&K. Thus there are trademarks on the gun itself to give it that nice authenticity feel. The exterior build of the gun is fantastic! The upper receive is full metal whereas the lower receiver and stock are made of high quality polymer. The handguard and mock silencer in the other hand feels a little bit cheap for me. Overall it feels remarkable, extremely robust and best of all it looks incredibly realistic.
This also has blowback for an electric gun. It has a very nice distinctive yet satisfying snappy sound each time you pull the trigger. The battery compartment is located on the stock so you can pretty much house a large-type battery if you want. I'm personally using a small-type 9.6v nunchuck battery. I'm also using King Arms mid-caps and they work perfectly fine with this model.
I've mainly used the gun indoors for CQB. It's the perfect weapon to use for CQB since the MP5 is quite compact and lightweight to use. I'm able to maneuver and clear rooms without any difficulty. I've managed to hit players from long distances with ease as well. Saying so this gun has great accuracy and the rate of fire is excellent.
I only encountered ONE MAJOR PROBLEM... Unfortunately the cocking lever or charging handle can snap off and it will definitely shatter your heart. I love doing the H&K slap on my MP5SD5 but one day the handle just snapped off. Thankfully Umarex was able to replace my MP5SD5 with the broken handle with a completely brand new MP5SD5! Make sure you take advantage of Umarex's one-year warranty!
+ H&K fully licensed with trademarks on the gun itself
+ Sublime exterior build (full metal upper receive; high quality polymer for lower receiver and stock)
+ Good weight to it
+ Exceptionally accurate
+ Blowback and it's quite loud
+ Nice rate of fire (using 9.6v battery)
+ Superb FPS (fluctuates between 340 to 360+ using .20)
+ Great packaging along with a nice user's manual
+ Awesome customer support from Umarex!
- The mock silencer has a really bright orange tip (I spray painted mine black)
- Annoying warning label text on the gun itself
- Dust cover wobbles quite a bit
- Cocking lever can snap off at some point
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*Red Dot Scope and Scope mount not included H&K Licensed MP5 SD5 Full Metal Elite Airsoft AEG Rifle by G&G Top Tech
The Umarex H&K Fully Licensed MP5 SD5 is one of the best looking MP5 SD5's in the Airsoft industry. OEM is Umarex / G&G. The H&K MP5 SD5 comes with very detailed, laser etched trademarks, the classic H&K "Navy" style lower receiver bullet markings, a Full Metal detachable Mock Silencer, and integrated sling swivels. The internals are Full Metal and of the highest quality able to withstand the use and abuse expected of a Top Tier AEG. Muzzle Velocity: 330-350 FPS Materials: Aluminum Alloy, Nylon Fiber, Steel Overall Length: 775mm Weight: 2700g Inner Barrel Length: 229mm Magazine: 200rd Hi-Capacity Battery: 8.4v or 9.6v Small Type Recommended. (Battery not included) Package Includes: Gun, Mock Silencer, Magazine, Unjamming rod, Manual
Manufacturer: Umarex USA (Fully Licensed by H&K) OEM: G&G Top Tech Features
- Genuine, Fully Licensed Laser Etched H&K Trademarks
- Full Metal Upper Receiver and Outer Barrel
- Full Metal High Strength internals
- High Strength Nylon Fiber Stock, Pistol Grip, Lower Receiver, and Fore Grip
- Integrated Detachable Mock Suppressor
- Front and Rear Barrel Sight
- Textured Grip Handguard
- "Navy" Style Bullet Lower Receiver VIDEO
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 15 March, 2011.
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