Umarex H&K MP5 A5 Tac Electric Blowback Rifle (EBBR) in person a month or two ago, I realized a month or two ago that I've never really dealt with an MP5 on the Pyramyd Airsoft Blog here. This one was so visually and physically impressive, that I figured I would check it out, in case any of you wonderful readers out there were in the market for a high quality MP5.
Umarex H&K MP5 A5 Tac EBBR after the jump...
Secondly, this MP5 uses neither the signature, cylindrical hand guard, nor that really ugly and annoying triangular hand guard found on other variations of this theme. This MP5 uses a sweet hand guard decked with standard, 20mm Picatinny rails for mounting not only a light and/or a laser, but it's got a third rail on the bottom so that you can mount vertical or angled foregrip on there as well, if you were so inclined. You certainly don't have to, of course, but at least you have the option!!!
With that being said, let's discuss a bit about the features of this gun.
If you've seen my videos discussing sling mount solutions in the past, you'll know that a pet peeve of mine is when guns do not come with a sling mount attachment point. This means you either have to buy one or make one. Annoying if you literally want to take the gun out of the box for the first time at a game and then realize this. However, as you can see, this is definitely not one of the H&K MP5 A5 Tac EBBR's problems.
However, the ambidexterity stops at one point slings. If you want to run a two-point sling, you'll want to be a right-hander since there is only a front attachment point for those shooters. If you wanted to run a two-point sling as a lefty, you could, but the gun might sit a little wonky when you let go of it and it hangs against your body.
One of the many wonderful things about H&K guns is that they usually include a toot-load (that's a lot) of ambidextrous features, with the fire selector being one of them.
Now, for a bit of trivia:
Who can tell me what that metal, clippy thing is for, located just underneath where it says "cal. 6mm BB"? Post up in the comments section of this blog post with your answer. I can't promise anything, but the first person who gets it right may or may not receive a small prize.
|Pros:- Outstanding build quality- High quality materials- Easy Hop-Up adjustment- Well balanced- Ambidextrous fire selectorAmbidextrous sling attachment point- Plenty of rail space on the hand guard for attaching a light, laser and/or foregrip.||Cons:- Fire selector switch annoys my trigger - Front attachment point for 2-point slings only for right-handers (sorry, Toddy)- Battery space is very limited (I'll illustrate this in one of my next posts)- I only have one of these guns (2 guns are better than one, especially when they're THIS awesome.|
So that's pretty much it (for now). I just wanted to give you an overview of this gorgeous weapon before we get to the nitty gritty of how well it performs (SPOILER ALERT: it does quite well in a hostile environment). I will the performance data for you shortly. Sit tight.
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