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Zenith MKE Z-5RS MP5 pistol right profile with earmuffs


Review: Zenith MKE Z-5RS: An Affordable MP5 for the Masses

If there is one weapon that is on nearly every tactical shooter’s bucket list, it is the MP5, For most, spending quality trigger time with a MP5 was out of the question—until now. Zenith makes the MP5 delayed roller lock experience attainable. Don’t call the Zenith MKE Z-5RS a clone, knock-off, or wannabe MP5. The Zenith is a licensed version of the iconic Heckler & Koch MP5. Zenith Firearm in Afton, Virginia, imports a number of H&K-licensed delayed roller lock action models from MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) of Turkey.

HK VP9 pistol left side black

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Video Review: Heckler & Koch VP9 — The Secret Is in the Trigger

When I was looking for my first self-defense pistol, I surveyed law enforcement. SIG Sauer ranked well among law enforcement as a personal choice. This was a couple decades ago and at the time, the SIG P226 or P228 topped many officers list. The only handgun I regularly heard LEOs state they would (or had) traded their SIG for was the HK USP—they were that good. Technology, trends, and attitudes have changed considerably in the last 20 or so years, but Heckler & Koch’s quality remains a top contender with the HK VP9.

Black Noveske-built Gen III AR-15 rifle with many upgrades


The Best AR-15s for All Budgets

Many readers and customers ask us “what is the best AR-15?” Ask 5, 10, 20 people and you will get that many different answers. There really are no true criteria for defining what “the best” truly means. However, here at Cheaper Than Dirt! we are shooters and we are shooters who shoot a lot and love the AR-15. In this article, I highlight what we think are some of the best AR-15s on the market for all budgets.

Heckler & Koch Competition Model AR-15 black rifle


H&K Introduces New Competition AR-15 for 2015

Built for competition and 3 gunners, Heckler & Koch’s latest foray into the competition world, the HK MR556A1 features a HK/OSS compensator, 30-round polymer magazine, keyhole attachment, two-stage MR556A1 trigger, 14-inch MRS (Modular Rail System), MAGPUL CTR buttstock, and ambidextrous safety/selector lever.

Black HK MP5 barrel pointed up and to the left on a light gray background


Walther-Made HK MP5 A5 .22 Long Rifle

Finally, Bob Campbell has his dream gun—the MP5. Moreover, it is not expensive to buy or feed. This .22-caliber MP5 is quite a big deal and a great firearm for anyone. Read this post to see how it performed at the range.