Mp5 Sight Picture

3. Position the top length of the webbing (that which has the double eye sewn into the end of the webbing) on top of the bottom length of the webbing so that:

* The double eye faces to your left.

* The free end of the webbing faces to your right.

* The double eye forms a "bridge" over the webbing instead of a "bowl".

* There are no twists in the webbing.

4. Route the free end of the webbing of the top length through the buckle (under and through) so that 2 -3 three inches of the end of the webbing are visible to the right of the buckle.

5. Insert just the tip of the carbine hook on the far left through the front (furthest from the webbing) opening in the double eye.

The sling is now ready to be attached to the weapon.

Attachment of the multi-purpose carrying slings -

standard multi-purpose carrying sling - This carrying sling will be attached to the left side of the weapon for use by right hand users only.

2. Position the weapon above the carrying sling which should still be laid out on a flat surface as described above. The weapon should be laying on it's right side with the barrel pointing to your left and the sights pointing up.

3. With the gate of the carbine hook on the left facing down snap the carbine hook onto the eyebolt, the circular metal loop located on the left side of the front sight holder below the front sight.

4. Attach the hook (the free metal attachment on the bottom length of webbing) to the sling attachment bar on the buttstock. This bar is located on the backplate of the retractable buttstock or molded into the plastic material towards the rear of the fixed buttstock.

Once attached, insure that the opening of the hook faces out and to the rear of the weapon.

5. To silence and further secure the sling to the weapon, place a piece of tape through the hook and the sling attachment bar located on the buttstock.

The standard multi-purpose carrying sling is now ready for use.

MPS SIGHT ALIGNMENT/SIGHT PICTURE

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 dovmrange. 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 size 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 of aim Even circle of light

Correct point of aim Even circle of light

Mp5 Circle Light Sight Picture

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.

Rotary rear sight

-Aperture

- Circle of light

- Front sight

Ill.# 68B - Correct sight alignment/sight picture

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.

Correct Sight Alignment Diopter Mp5

Impact as with lull sight ■ high impact as wiih Une sight - low

Impaci as with incorrectly centered Iront sight - left

Impact as with incorrectly centered Iront sight ■ right

Impact as with lull sight ■ high impact as wiih Une sight - low

Impaci as with incorrectly centered Iront sight - left

Impact as with incorrectly centered Iront sight ■ right

III.* 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 MPS, 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 Hcenter 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 post to the target.

Front

Rear

MP5 Diopter

* Check with your FIC before adjusting sights. They have a tool to do this. Be sure you are using correct sight picture. Double check zero after making any adjustments.

* CLEAR THE WEAPON BEFORE ADJUSTING SIGHTS. Unload and lock bolt to the rear.

* All elevation and windage adjustments are made through the rear sight.

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    What is the correct sight picture for an mp5?
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