Groups designated to fight terrorist squads all over the world will make use of the MP5 submachine gun during their combat missions. This particular weapon is popular with Navy SEALs based on the fact that it is not only compact, but it will use a roller-delayed blowback system that can use a locked breach position to make the gun itself work. This can make the MP5 uses a series of locks and cams to make sure that it works at a higher rate of success than other machine guns.
The MP5 itself has been in action since 1977 and has been used frequently when fighting terrorists and in the invasions of both Panama and Grenada. The Navy SEALs use the MP5 most during missions which involve hostage rescue, anti-terrorism strikes, and close quarters combat situations. This is because the submachine gun is easy to conceal because of its compact design and yet it still is very hard-hitting.
Recoil with the MP5 is light, making the gun easy to control. SEALs will find that working with the MP5 will allow them to have a high level of accuracy when firing. When additional power is needed during a mission, SEALs will pair this submachine gun with the M4A1 for harder hitting strikes. The MP5 weighs 6.47 pounds and can be as long as 27.25 inches with the stock fully extended. A total of 3 different modes for firing (semi-automatic, full-automatic, and three-round bursts) can be used to make sure that the SEALs using an MP5 will always have the best advantage while fighting the enemy.