I had some trouble at first when I was trying to install the flash hider of the HK MP5 A4 Electric Blowback SMG, and I was also curious to see what it would look like with a mock suppressor installed.  I eventually figured it out and decided to make this video. 

http://youtu.be/HmPkROVWUD4

See Part I - HK MP5 A5 EBB SMG Review
See Part II - HK MP5 A5 EBB SMG Review



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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Umarex HK MP5 A5 Performance Test

If you're not up to speed on the Umarex HK MP5 A5 Electric Blowback SMG, check out the first part of my review here: Umarex HK MP5 A5 Electric Blowback SMG Review - Part I

NOW...Here is a little video illustrating why I'm totally on board with this Airsoft SMG and am happy to have it in my arsenal.



 




When I first set eyes on the 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.


So before I get too deep into the features of the H&K MP5 A5 Tac EBBR, I'd like to take a moment to talk about the actual manufacturer that Umarex partnered with on this one. Top Tech is a relatively little known brand, at least here in the states. It does not get as much time as I think it deserves in the spotlight as its more affordable counterpart, Guay Guay, or best known as G&G. Top Tech is G&G's high end line of airsoft guns and nothing short of impressive. I recall my first encounter with the Top Tech product line at Shot Show 2011. I was at the G&G booth and picked up one of the rifles they had on their wall, thinking it was just a standard G&G M4, but this one had significantly more weight to it, with a much more solid build than I was expecting from a regular G&G rifle. When I asked their staff about it, they informed me that it was a Top Tech blowback M4. Boom. First impression: mind blown. It was really nice, as were the rest of the guns in the Top Tech line. So this MP5 being a Top Tech as well comes as no surprise.

Enough jibber jabber. Check out the features of the Umarex H&K MP5 A5 Tac EBBR after the jump...

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To begin this week, I thought that in preparation for my upcoming review of the H&K MP5 A5 Electric Blowback Rifle, which is manufactured by Top Tech/G&G, I would do a blog about MP5s in general to provide some basic info on them.

The real steel version are manufactured by Heckler & Koch (H&K) and the Airsoft version, in this case, like I just said, is made by G&G's high-end product line, called Top Tech. While I'll be reviewing one of the lesser known variants of the MP5, there are actually quite a few out there, but for the purposes of Airsoft, there's maybe like five or six variations on the MP5 them. Not all of them made, by Top Tech, of course.

Before I get into the variations, you might be curious to know that the "MP" in "MP5" does NOT, in fact, stand for "Mighty Phine," but rather, "Machine pistol" because it (the real steel version) falls under the submachine gun class thanks to the caliber in which it is chambered (9x19mm pistol rounds). General rule of thumb, though there may be exceptions, is that if it looks like a rifle, but fires handgun caliber ammunition, it's pretty safe to assume that it's a submachine gun. Anyway, that info is sort of just for fun for our purposes, because for the most part, Airsoft guns fire 6mm ammunition.

Another fun factoid for you, playing COD results in a sort of magical event wherein you essentially become an MP5 expert automatically. It's weird, but true.

So anyway, the different Airsoft MP5s that you might see out and about would include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

MP5 SD5:



 

MP5 SD6:




And, of course, the ugly duckling of the group (Every group has to have one)

MP5 A4:
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/H_K_MP5_A4_Elite_Airsoft_Electric_Gun/1993

MP5 A5:
https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/H_K_MP5_A5_Tac_SWAT_Elite_Airsoft_Electric_Gun/1995


So there you go. Nothing too exciting for you today, but just a little bit of knowledge for you to wet your appetite for my upcoming review, which will likely be up tomorrow.

In the meantime, let me know in the comments what your favorite MP5 variation is and, of course, WHY it's your favorite.

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