(Shown above with aftermarket RIS kit)
FPS: 350fps (untested)
- Compact size makes it ideal for CQB or as backup for a sniper rifle
- Adjustable Hop-Up
- Compatible with other MP5 aftermarket parts
- 200 Round high magazine
- Light weight polymer construction
- QD style flash hider
- Battery and charger included
If you are on the look out for an affordable compact weapon as a backup to a sniper rifle, DMR or just for CQB, this could be the perfect choice.
The Galaxy MP5K is a cheap, no thrills sub machine gun which comes with a hi-cap magazine, battery and charger for around £75. It is also compatible with parts from several other manufacturers meaning it is possible to add things like aftermarket rails and stocks, although care is needed when picking magazines as some hi-cap magazines are known to have feeding issues. I have since opted to run midcaps.
The gun is constructed of mainly polymer to a reasonable standard (its no £30 plasticy spring pistol but equally it doesnt match the quality of G&G polymer bodies but for sub £80 its fine for the money). The gun also has adjustable hop-up, which is controlled via a lever under the front foregrip, this isnt ideal as it means adjusting it mid skirmish is not really possible.
Inserting the battery in these things isnt the easiest of tasks and i would recommend that you buy a decent charger rather than using the one that came with it just from a safety point of view.
From a power and rate of fire point this gun seems pretty good, although it does lack a bit of refinement for example on semi auto the trigger stroke is pretty long and the reset isnt that well defined. It can get a bit caught out by rapid semi auto fire where it doesnt quite complete a full cycle.
This gun also needs a bit of bedding in, I dont know if it was bad bb or excess grease in the internals but when i first got it and chrono’d it i was getting a massive variation from 150 – 344 FPS. I have since run 3 full hicaps of high quality bbs through it and it seems to have cleared whatever was causing an issue but ive yet to rechrono it.
Compact size, highly affordable, more firepower than a pistol and can be customised with aftermarket parts
Quality is not amazing (but ok for the money)
Fiddly battery install and hopup adjustment
Occasional mag feeding issues (recommend using midcaps)