The MP5K Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) was designed as a compact
weapon for vehicle or aircraft crewmen. Whether supplementing the
sidearm or replacing it, the MP5K-PDW provides an unmatched degree
of personal firepower in a package small and light enough to be worn
at all times, even while operating complex equipment.
Immediately after its introduction as a personal defense weapon for
aircraft pilots and crewmen, the MP5K-PDW found favor with a variety
of support personnel who require a simple, highly effective weapon
that can be carried at all times, leaving the hands free to perform
The size and weight of the MP5K-PDW, as well as its tactical flexibility,
makes this weapon the ideal choice where a rifle or full-sized submachine
gun is unmanageable and a handgun is a poor compromise.
Personal protection and VIP security details will find that the MP5K-PDW
can be easily concealed under a coat, in an attache case, in a soft carry
bag, or in vehicle; yet will provide immediate pinpoint bullet placement
or controllable massed firepower (900 RPM).
Using HK's nylon carrying rig, the MP5K-PDW can be carried comfortably
underneath either arm. Loaded spare magazines can be carried under
the opposite arm. Simply thrusting the weapon away from the body
automatically extends and locks the stock in place for immediate use.
A convenient quick release allows the weapon to be rapidly removed
or reattached to the carrying rig.
Mounting a laser aimer on the MP5K-PDW assures a high degree of
first round hit probability and reduces the chance of firing errant
rounds in the close proximity associated with protective details and
many other security applications.
The MP5K-PDW is an ideal replacement for full-size long guns when
concealment is paramount. Sized to fit underneath a car seat or
in a large glove compartment, the MP5K-PDW can provide a patrol
car unit with accurate firepower to ranges exceeding 150 meters.
Special operations and SWAT personnel using full-sized submachine
guns for CQB will find the smaller, lighter MP5K-PDW to be accurate
and controllable in burst fire.
The MP5K-PDW consists of a specially configured MP5K submachine
gun (Navy Model) with a threaded barrel for the attachment of a
highly effective flash and sound suppressor.
This critical feature provides the user with the option to fire the
weapon in the sound suppressed mode and avoid detection.
The MP5K-PDW is fitted with a robust folding stock that folds to the
right side of the weapon. The design of the stock ensures that it stays
locked in either the folded or extended position. A quick tug on the
folded stock and the firer is instantly ready to engage any target with
accurate, aimed fire at ranges out to 200 meters. The folding stock
can be replaced in seconds with a buttcap for situations where a buttstock
is not needed. The folding stock can be used on all MP5K variants without
For low light use, a self-luminous tritium front sight is a standard feature.
Optional rear tritium sights are also available. The standard MP5K open
notch rear sight drum can be replaced in seconds by a diopter (peep) sight
for precision, long range engagements. All types of optional sighting and
aiming devices can be mounted on the MP5K-PDW using HK's claw lock
Operating and firing controls on the MP5K-PDW are ambidextrous. The
standard "Navy" trigger group provides safe, semi-automatic and
fully-automatic modes of fire. Optional 2-round or 3-round burst modes
are also available.
The three-lug barrel allows the attachment of a flash hider, blank firing
device or grenade launcher. The MP5K-PDW can be conveniently carried
by right- or left-handed individuals using a variety of specially designed
carrying slings, shoulder and thigh holsters.
The MP5K-PDW fires from a closed-bolt position using HK's unique
roller-locked bolt system. Its light weight, low recoil and vertical foregrip
makes the MP5K-PDW the perfect choice for all operators, regardless of size.
Ammunition for the MP5K-PDW is compatible with the 9mm weapons found
in many law enforcement, special operations and military organizations today.
The MPSK-PDW will feed and fire all available types of 9xl9mm
A high degree of interchangeability of parts and accessories with other
models of the MP5 reduces the logistics burden and increases the operational
flexibility of the MP5K-PDW. This feature, together with its closed-bolt
operation, positive safety/selector switch, and roller-locked bolt, make the
MP5K-PDW the safest, most effective weapon of its type available.