While i find SMGs fascinating from a design standpoint, i have never used one on duty. 

 

A friend a few months back shot his first MP5, an A2. While primarily a shotgun and 7.62x51 fan, he proclaimed "Das ist gut!" With a raging freedom boner. 

He's saving up for a HK SP5 pistol. Looking for tips and tricks from experienced end users, what kind of lube, where, things to look for, etc. I've shot MP5s but never formally trained, just ran the odd mag through them, enough to know what does what.

 

Enlighten us please!

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MrMurphy posted:

While i find SMGs fascinating from a design standpoint, i have never used one on duty. 

 

A friend a few months back shot his first MP5, an A2. While primarily a shotgun and 7.62x51 fan, he proclaimed "Das ist gut!" With a raging freedom boner. 

He's saving up for a HK SP5 pistol. Looking for tips and tricks from experienced end users, what kind of lube, where, things to look for, etc. I've shot MP5s but never formally trained, just ran the odd mag through them, enough to know what does what.

 

Enlighten us please!

https://www.lightfighter.net/t...r-full-review?page=1   

Where you been Murph?  Surprised you missed this thread.

I swear sometimes you guys are just trying to provoke me...

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SSG Kevin Roberts KIA 7-May-08         SPC Peter Courcy KIA 10-Feb-09

1Lt Nick Dewhirst KIA 20-July-08          PFC Jason Watson KIA 10-Feb-09

CPL Charles Gaffney KIA 24-Dec-08

 

Joined: 2/21/04          Location: Seattle,  WA

I didn't miss that post I was trying to avoid wading through 75 posts of MP5 new owner masturbation into the what actually keeps the gun-running stuff from experienced users..

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So low speed, i'm in Park.

"I could stand to hear a little more.." Jayne

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MrMurphy posted:

I didn't miss that post I was trying to avoid wading through 75 posts of MP5 new owner masturbation into the what actually keeps the gun-running stuff from experienced users..

All that info should be in there, but the cliff notes advice is Fireclean for lube and POF for mags. 

PRAISE THE FALLEN

SSG Kevin Roberts KIA 7-May-08         SPC Peter Courcy KIA 10-Feb-09

1Lt Nick Dewhirst KIA 20-July-08          PFC Jason Watson KIA 10-Feb-09

CPL Charles Gaffney KIA 24-Dec-08

 

Joined: 2/21/04          Location: Seattle,  WA

Ballistol is all we ever used at work, it is what HK used at the ITD and at Armorer Courses.

  Our MP5's worked all the time.  Often sitting a month before a particular weapon got used - mine was set up for lefty and got used the most - others not so much.

There are a lot of newer products, but it still works.

On my personal stuff I use another oldie,  Slip EWL. 

I've tried Fireclean and still have a small bottle, I went back to EWL after noticing Fireclean was a little sticky/gummy on an AR I had sitting in the safe unused.

One thing to add, and some of you will cringe, but get a brass 20 gauge brush. The chamber face getting carbon build up is one of the chief reasons for malfunctions on weapons that have been fired a lot. Most new end users forget to clean the chamber face and the 20 gauge, or if you want a 12, is one of the best ways to quickly and easily clean the face of the chamber which lets the bolt seat completely.

Having spent several years behind an MP5, and originally trained by Phil Singleton, I can say that there are a few maintenance tools that I would recommend.

First you should make sure you clean the flutes in the fluted chamber.  This can be achieved with a good solvent and a chamber brush, making sure that you scrub back & forth in the direction of the flutes.

Second as mentioned above is that the chamber face needs cleaned, as this is where the bolt locks up against it, and if there is a build up it could cause issues.  Use a good solvent and chamber face brush.  The chamber face brush is available from HK, but you will also find them at E & L Manufacturing https://elmfg.com/store/hk.html, who from my understanding makes the brushes for HK.   The mention of a 20 or 12 gauge shotgun brush IMHO would only scrub out to the side where the bristles are pointing, and not forward where the chamber face is, so I would opt for the chamber face brush pictured below.

Chamber Face Brush

MP5 Chamber Brush

E&L as makes a great receiver brush that helps get at all the nooks and crannies of the receiver.
 

As for solvent & lube, I am a Slip2000 fan and would suggest the Slip2000 Carbon Killer (Carbon Cutter) to help eat the carbon loose.  For lube I would suggest Slip2000 "EWL" Extreme Weapons Lube in the standard or "EWL30" for something a little thicker.   

 

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