Having watched Carl Wethers in Predator sport 2 MP5s, Did hard (ho ho ho now I have a machine gun), Mike Durants character in black hawk down and practically every video game I ever played growing up; I have wanted an MP5 for as long as I can remember. However the full autos were and will always be out of my price range and the MP5 clones always left a bad taste in my mouth as did the ones HK themselves put out. Finally in 2020 HK released the gun I’ve been waiting for. Dubbed the SP5 it’s as close to the real thing a civilian will ever get.....HK did this one right. Navy tri lug barrel, paddle mag release, etc etc...made on the same line by the same people who are building the actual MP5.... about the only difference I can see is the lack of a select fire trigger pack and the lack of diopter sights....which is getting ready to be added. Will be starting my paperwork to make this one an SBR with the original A2 stock and adding a suppressor.