The Porsche of machine pistols

Whether you're posted to Detroit or Dafur, be sure to pack your MP5K.

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Whether it's OG ornate or something more discreet, Heckler and Koch has an MP5K maschinenpistole for the dad or grad in your life. Legend has it that the K--which stands for kurz, or "short," in German--was conceived by an HK South American sales rep who saw a market for it as protection for businessmen on the hard streets of Rio.

Marketed as the ultimate close-quarters weapon at 4.4 pounds and less than 13 inches long, the MP5K is easily concealed and can be fitted with an optional folding Choate butt-stock or a sound suppressor.

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It's manufactured in Baden-Württemberg, a German state famous for another high-end tool for the well-sorted man-about-town, the Porsche Carrera GT.

Like its famous forebear, the G3, the MP5K uses a delayed blowback-operated roller-locked bolt system. Firing from the closed-bolt position keeps the MP5 series extremely accurate and controllable, according to the company--but not when fired from a brief case, which, if done in full auto by a non-professional, could be a good way to ruin your Brunos. The guy in clip below demonstrates the proper technique.

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