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Iil.# 68A - MPS Diopter sights

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The sighting arrangement on the HfcK MP5 takes advantage of the natural ability of the eye and the brain to easily align concentric circles (circles all having a common center). These sights are both fast and accurate and are considered the best and easiest to use in the industry.

H&K calls the sights found on the MP5 "diopter" sights. Diopter meaning "as seen through". All MP5's have a rotating rear sight drum that provides four various width apertures. Rotating this drum does not change the impact of the rounds downrange. As a result of the trajectory of the pistol cartridges chambered in the MP5 submachine guns, the bullet strike is generally the same at 25 and 100 meters, when zeroed at 25 meters. The maximum midrange trajectory height above the line of sight is approximately 4-5 inches, depending on the load used. consequently, elevation markings are not required on the rear sight drum as they are on the H&K assault rifle.

The four different si2e apertures found on the MP5 are provided for the convenience of each individual shooter, their various shooting styles, and changing lighting conditions.

Selection of the appropriate size aperture is usually done according to shooter preference. However, for precise shooting the firer should select the smallest aperture that still allows a circle of light between the rear sight aperture and the outside of the front sight holder.

Correct point ol aim Evan circle of light

Correct point ol aim Evan circle of light

Rotary rear light Aperture Point of Impact Circle of light Front eight m.# 68B - Correct sight alignment/sight picture

Rotary rear light Aperture Point of Impact Circle of light Front eight m.# 68B - Correct sight alignment/sight picture

Assuming correct sight alignment -

Peep aperture (MP5A2/A3/N/SD/SF/ & MP5/10 and MP5/4 0 - To correctly align the sights on the above listed MPS's, select the appropriate sized rear sight aperture as discussed above. Assume a comfortable firing position and place your cheek on the buttstock within 2-4 inches to the rear of the rear sight aperture. Maintain a consistent cheek position (cheek weld) on the weapon during firing.

Looking through the rear sight aperture, center the front sight holder (the ring that protects the front sight post) within the rear sight aperture with an equal circle of light around the front sight holder.

The sights are now properly aligned. Maintain that correct alignment throughout firing by making fine corrections in the relationship of the front and rear sights.

U-shaped aperture (MP5-K/K-N/PDW) - The rear sight drum on the K Models of the MP5 differs from that of the other models of the MPS due to the fact that, with the exception of the MP5K-PDW, the MP5-K was originally designed to be used without a buttstock. Therefore, the small peep apertures have been replaced with open U-shaped notches so that the sights can be aligned as the weapon is shot like a pistol, held at arms length. As in the standard MP5 rear sight drum, the MP5-K rear sight provides four various sized apertures to meet the personal preference of each individual shooter. Rotation of the MP5-K rear sight drum does not change the impact of the rounds downrange.

The two drums can be interchanged so that the MP5K-PDW shooter can fire the weapon with the same degree of precision as the standard MP5 with a buttstock. The sights are exchanged by using the sight adjustment tool to remove the rear sight drum and retain the detents and springs as the other rear sight drum is screwed into place.

To assume the correct sight alignment with open MP5-K rear sight drum, follow the same procedure used when aligning the patridge sights of a handgun. Select the appropriate aperture by rotating the rear sight drum. Looking through the U-shaped rear sight aperture, center the front sight post within the rear sight so that there is equal light to the right and left of the front sight post. Align the top of the front sight post with the top edge of the rear sight drum.

Maintain that correct alignment to the best of your ability as you aim and fire the weapon. Errors in sight alignment as the round fires will result in a angular deflection of the projectile away from the aiming point in the direction of the misaligned front sight post. Some examples of the results of poor sight alignment are shown below.

Impact as with full sight Impact as with fine sight Impact as with Incorrectly Impact as with Incorrectly

■ high - low cantered front sight» left centered tront sight - right

Impact as with full sight Impact as with fine sight Impact as with Incorrectly Impact as with Incorrectly

■ high - low cantered front sight» left centered tront sight - right

IH.# 70A - Results of incorrect sight alignment

Correct sight picture - The only difference between sight alignment and sight picture is the addition of the target to the image seen when aligning the sights. In all variants of the MP5, the top of the front sight post is used to select the aiming point of the weapon. As depicted above in illustration # 68B, the target is centered on the very top of the front sight post (referred to as a "center hold". An option to a center hold would be a "6 o'clock hold where the top of the front sight post is positioned along the bottom of the target.

Regardless of the hold used, the sights must be properly adjusted so that the projectiles impact at the desired location on the target, irrespective of the position of the front sight poet to the target.

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  • marjo kuisma
    How to change mp5 Aperture sights?
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    How to change your front sight post on a mp5?
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