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Hey all, I'm new to the MP5 platform and have a potentially dumb question... Is there a reason why you shouldn't load a fully loaded magazine in an MP5 while the bolt is closed (i.e. cruiser ready). I'd like to be able to throw my SP5K in the car with a loaded mag, bolt closed. Just want to make sure there is not a legitimate reason not to. All videos and manuals show loading it with bolt open and slapping the bolt closed. Don't get me wrong, thats bad a$$ as f**k!

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Hey all, I'm new to the MP5 platform and have a potentially dumb question... Is there a reason why you shouldn't load a fully loaded magazine in an MP5 while the bolt is closed (i.e. cruiser ready). I'd like to be able to throw my SP5K in the car with a loaded mag, bolt closed. Just want to make sure there is not a legitimate reason not to. All videos and manuals show loading it with bolt open and slapping the bolt closed. Don't get me wrong, thats bad a$$ as f**k!

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No that is fine and should work with in-spec mags correctly loaded.

If you overload your mags to say 31 rounds it might be tough to push the magazine all the way in.
 

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As fine as the mag locks in, you'll be fine. The problem arises when a reload needs to be done under pressure, and it won't quite seat due to lack of slack in the mag spring - this is why all training states to execute the reload with the bolt in the rear position. Works 100%, every time.


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Cool, Thanks. I figured as much...you just never know though. All my mags are factory German HK.
 

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I download mine by one round because otherwise I can't get the mags to seat when the bolt is closed.

But yes, typically my MP5K clone has a mag inserted on a closed bolt with empty chamber.
 

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I always top the gun off every chance I get, very difficult to seat a fully loaded magazine on a closed bolt. Now I only load 28 per magazine.
 

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Hey all, I'm new to the MP5 platform and have a potentially dumb question... Is there a reason why you shouldn't load a fully loaded magazine in an MP5 while the bolt is closed (i.e. cruiser ready). I'd like to be able to throw my SP5K in the car with a loaded mag, bolt closed. Just want to make sure there is not a legitimate reason not to. All videos and manuals show loading it with bolt open and slapping the bolt closed. Don't get me wrong, thats bad a$$ as f**k!

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Same reason you don't drive a car with the rpm in the red zone the whole time. Sure you may be able to do it a bit but it wasn't DESIGNED to run that way. As they say one good slap deserves another.
 

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If you are new to the MP5, I invite you to come to class.

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I download mine by one round because otherwise I can't get the mags to seat when the bolt is closed.

But yes, typically my MP5K clone has a mag inserted on a closed bolt with empty chamber.
Nice. Thats the way my ARs always are as well.
 

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Nice. Thats the way my ARs always are as well.
Same. If I have a rifle (or the MP5K clone) slung, then they'll have a round chambered. Otherwise empty chamber. They get moved around between bags and such too often for me to leave a round in the chamber.

Handguns on the other hand, I won't carry one of those without a round chambered.
 
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