Polymer Magazines For The MP5

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Thanks to a MP5 Enthusiasts group on Facebook, I learned of an inexpensive polymer magazine for MP5s. It is made in Turkey by MKE. MKE are the ones who make MP5s and are imported by Zenith Firearms.

 

MKE makes their MP5s using original H&K tooling that they purchased many years ago. The MKE/Zenith MP5s come with three metal magazines. They are nearly identical to the H&K MP5 magazines.

MKE magazines

Above you can see the MKE polymer magazine next to the metal MKE magazine.  I have only inserted the magazines and have not yet had an oppotunity to test fire them. So far they lock up but have a bit of play when you move the magazine front and back. When I insert them the magazine doesn’t quite lock up with the mag catch and I have to shift the mag back or forth to make sure it seats. It is a little difficult to tell but the polymer MKE magazines are a smoke clear plastic. So you can see the rounds in the magazine.

Nicholas Chen is a firearm aficionado. Growing up in California, He learned about firearms and hunted with his father growing up in Southern California. Once he moved out to Pennsylvania and then spent a few years in New York State, he learned to truly appreciate firearms and the second amendment. It was in New York State where he became a USPSA competitive shooter and learned about 3Gun. He is an avid fan of running and gunning. Nicholas is a fan of pretty much anything that shoots although the slicked-up race guns are what interests him the most. Having spent time with FFLs and other friends with NFA items he has begun his collection of NFA items and has learned that everything should be suppressed and full auto where possible and legal.