The MP-5K is a compact version of the famous MP-5 submachine gun developed by the renowned German weapons manufacturer Heckler-Koch GmbH. The “K” designation refers to the German word “Kurz”, which means short. The MP-5K was developed in 1976 as an easier SMG to wield in close-combat for users involved in clandestine operations and/or special services such as personal defense. The MP-5K typically offers the ability to fire 15 or 30, 9mm rounds on either full-automatic or semi-automatic settings. Living up the “short” moniker, the MP-5K can be easily concealed under the clothes, in the glove compartment of a car, or in the special carry/fire suitcase. The downside to such concealability however, is a limited range of effective fire due to a short (4.5inch) barrel. The H&K MP-5K has found a home among various Law Enforcement agencies as well as V.I.P. protection organizations worldwide.