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This is known as a good all-around submachine gun. Lightweight with an accurate sight and 30-round magazine capacity.
Grand Theft Auto V description on Ammu-Nation and Social Club.

The SMG is a submachine gun featured in almost all the games in the Grand Theft Auto series since Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, with the exception of Grand Theft Auto Advance. It is referred to as MP in GTA Vice City (or as MP5 in the PlayStation 2 version), while in all other Grand Theft Auto games it is called SMG. In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, it is manufactured by Hawk & Little.

Design[]

3D Universe[]

True to its name, the MP5 is based on the weapon of the same name, with each game having a variant of said weapon:

The prominent characteristic of the MP5 is that it is practically larger than the Micro SMG and often symbolizes a better arsenal. Since its inception in GTA Vice City, the weapon is favored by the FBI. All renditions of the MP5 hold 30 rounds per magazine.

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the SMG is modeled after the MP10, an American copy of the MP5 made by Special Weapons Inc. It lacks a stock on the rear and appears to have a flashlight attachment on the front, though it is unusable.

Again, the weapon is adopted by law enforcement, most notably NOOSE and the FIB.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[]

Hits harder and is more controllable than a Micro SMG, but has fewer rounds in the magazine. ...The professional's choice.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars description.

In Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, the weapon is modeled after the MP5A3, judging by the distinctive details compared to the MP5 from the 3D Universe.

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the weapon is based on the MP5A3, signified by the three-position trigger group and retractable stock. It is, however, fitted with a rectangular handguard supposedly from a Taurus MT-40, has angular iron sights similar to those from a CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1, and appears to have much shorter magazines and a deeper magazine well in comparison with the real-life MP5.

The weapon is again favored by many law enforcement agencies, NOOSE being one of its most prominent users.

Performance[]

3D Universe[]

The SMG is one of the most powerful submachine guns in the games it appeared in, with devastating effects to both the player and non-player targets alike. It is arguably a better substitute for the Micro SMG, holding more damage per round. However, like the Micro SMG (namely the full-sized version in GTA VC/LCS/VCS), the MP5 has the disadvantage of disallowing the player from discharging the weapon while running, allowing the player to only stand or stride while taking aim or shooting.

3D Universe Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
Weapon.dat
35 (GTA Vice City)

25 (GTA San Andreas)

250 (GTA Vice City) 45 / 148 (GTA Vice City) 30 N/A 500 (GTA Vice City)
Observed
N/A 625 RPM (Vice City, Liberty City Stories & Vice City Stories)

600 RPM (San Andreas)

Cannot be determined 30-round standard magazine (All games) Charging handle 0.5 seconds

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

The SMG is basically one of the best weapons available in the game. It is a 2 hit kill with head-shots on single player and multiplayer. It has about double the range of a Micro SMG and almost the range of an Assault Rifle, but not as much range as a Carbine Rifle.

This weapon is good for drive-bys and car chases. While having lesser capacity compared to the Micro SMG, its fire rate and damage is generally devastating against standard vehicles, with 2-3 magazines enough to set a vehicle on fire.

GTA IV Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Damage
(per shot)
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
WeaponInfo.xml
20

50
25

66 60 / 197 30 N/A 2266 (Standing)
2000 (Crouched)
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
1-2/8 650 RPM

450 RPM [?]
800 RPM [?]
550 RPM [?]

Cannot be determined 30-round standard magazine Charging handle 2.27 seconds (Standing)
2 seconds (Crouched)

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

The SMG has average performance. The damage per shot is a small 22, although its fire rate is a good 510 shots per minute, which is high for an automatic weapon in-game. The SMG has some usefulness at close range, although the low damage per shot makes it easily outclassed by fast-firing assault rifles.

As expected from a submachine gun, the accuracy is poor. In third-person view, the accuracy at medium and long ranges is close to mediocre, and in first-person view, the SMG has noticeable viewkick and obstructive iron sights, making the weapon ineffective at longer ranges.

An advantage compared to the Micro-SMG is the magazine capacity. Stock magazines hold 30 rounds, whereas that of the Micro-SMG hold only 16 rounds each. The SMG's mag capacity is closer to that of an assault rifle, thus reloads are semi-frequent.

The SMG has the same attachments selections as other weapons of its class. The Scope is an effective attachment if the player plans to extends the weapon's effective range, as it increases accuracy, and allows the player to benefit from a clear optic sight in first-person view. The Suppressor impacts the weapon's damage per shot and range in exchange of allowing the player to fire suppressed shots, and unless the player uses the weapon only at close range, it is best avoided as it further reduces the already low damage profile. Extended Clip increases the magazine capacity to 60 rounds, making reloads much less problematic (Which in Grand Theft Auto Online, as of the Further Adventures in Finance and Felony update, it can be further upgraded with a 100-round drum magazine). Finally, the Flashlight gives the player an extra light source, helpful if the player is in a dark area.

In conclusion, the SMG is an average weapon. It can often prove to down enemies quicker than assault rifles are capable of at close range. However, the similar Micro-SMG features a higher fire rate and the ability to be used for drive-by shootings in exchange of slightly less damage, while still retaining the mediocre long-range performance. One cannot use the SMG in a drive-by shooting, as the gun is too large to be used as a drive-by weapon.

GTA V and Online Overview[]


Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
Damage
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft) [?]
Ammo Specifications/
Capacity
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
Weapons.meta
11 (17.6)

16.5
22
55

0.118
(508 RPM)
120 / 394 30 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A N/A N/A 30 rounds N/A N/A
Observed
N/A 510 RPM N/A 30-round standard magazine

60-round standard magazine(Extended Clip)
100-round drum magazine (Drum Magazine)

Charging handle 2.3 seconds
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
SMG-GTAV-RSCStats
Damage
22%

22%

Fire Rate/Speed
55%

55%

Accuracy
40%

40%

Range
35%

35%

Clip Size
40%

40%

Customizations[]

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

Rounds & magazine GTA V GTA Online (Unlock) Image
Rounds (60) $38 $113 (Rank 11)
Default clip (30 rounds) Default Default
SMG-GTAV-MagDefault
Extended clip (60 rounds) $335 $9,475 (Rank 12)
SMG-GTAV-MagExtended
Drum Magazine (100 rounds) N/A $23,600
SMG-GTAO-MagDrum
Attachments
Flashlight (provides ilumination when aiming) $525 $2,050 (Rank 13)
Flashlight-GTAV-Variant2
Scope (expands field of view) $1,372 $10,825 (Rank 14)
Scope-GTAV-Variant1
Suppressor (silences but slightly reduces damage and range) $2,037 $12,250 (Rank 15)
Suppressor-GTAV-Variant1
Special
Yusuf Amir Luxury Finish $48,250 $48,250
Tints
Black Default Default
Army $100 $5,000 (Kill 100 players)*
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $200F $5,250 (Kill 200 players)*
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $400F $5,500 (Kill 400 players)*
LSPD $600 $5,750 (Kill 600 players)*
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $800F $7,500 (Rank 50)
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,000F $10,000 (Rank 75)
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $1,500F $12,500 (Rank 100)
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.
* These Tints can also be unlocked by bringing the SMG to any Weapon Workshop.

Image Gallery[]

In-game model[]

HUD icon[]

First-Person View[]

Locations[]

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City[]

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

MP5-LocationsMap-GTASA

MP5's locations map

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories[]

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories[]

Grand Theft Auto IV + Episodes from Liberty City[]

General

Broker

Dukes

Bohan

Algonquin

Alderney

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[]

Grand Theft Auto V[]

Gta5.weapon

Weapon pickups map including the SMG under the pier location in Grand Theft Auto V.

Trivia[]

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City[]

  • The MP5, along with the screwdriver, hammer and camera, are the only weapons not to have any spawning location in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
    • This weapon can only be obtained for free through enemies in missions. Other than that, the only other two ways are either buy it from downtown Ammu-Nation or try to steal one off of the FBI during a five-star wanted rating, or the military during a six-star wanted rating.
  • A shorter version of the weapon, the MP5K, was cut from GTA Vice City. Model and textures for the weapon still remain in the game files (mpfshrt.dff and mpfshrt.txd). The weapon can also be seen in the intro of the game, being used by one of the men who ambush the drug deal.
  • The initial release of Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, the submachine gun was called MP5, but due to a licensing flap, later version (Double Pack) was named to just MP.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas[]

  • A glitch can occur with the SMG's sound. If the player has the radio on and does drive-bys, the pitch of the gunfire will be slightly higher when shooting to the right during some songs.

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories[]

Grand Theft Auto IV[]

  • The cocking animation after reloading differs in the PC version of Grand Theft Auto IV, where the charging handle is pulled, while in the console versions an HK slap is performed instead. In The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony, an HK slap is done in all versions.
  • Both sides of GTA IV's SMG feature "MADE IN SCOTLAND" markings (mirrored on the left side), alluding to GTA IV's Scottish developer Rockstar North.
  • The reload animation is one second longer when the player is crouched. When the player is reloading in the position, they will pull a "lever" on top. This is inaccurate because nothing is pulled on top of the gun in real life; even this "lever" is not visible. This is most likely a glitch.
  • Niko MP5

    Niko holding a beta MP5

    In the beta version of GTA IV, there was a different looking SMG as seen in the picture of the right. It had a stock attached to it, and was modeled after an MP5-N as opposed to an MP10.
  • Oddly, the SMG is modeled with the firing mode selector set to "Safe" position (white icon). This would render the weapon unable to fire (unlike other weapons, where these selectors are set to "Fire" position).

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars[]

SMG-GTACW-Papercraft

A rendering of the papercraft SMG from the GTA Chinatown Wars section of the Rockstar Games Social Club.

Grand Theft Auto V and Online[]

  • The standard magazine for the SMG is modeled after a 15-round magazine (even though it holds 30 rounds in-game), and the extended magazine is modeled after a 30-round magazine (holding 60 rounds in-game).
  • Like the MG, it has ample space on its railed fore-end to mount a Grip, but is unable to do so.
  • The reload animation is similar to the HK Slap, a somewhat common and popular way to empty reload the MP5 by 'slapping' the charging handle of the weapon to lock it back into place.

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[ ve ]Weapons in Grand Theft Auto IV, The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony
UnarmedFist
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SpecialCar Bomb | Random Pickable Objects | Parachute
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BetaPool Cue | Hammer | Revolver | Silenced Pistol | Sledgehammer | Zastava M70
Weapons in GTA IV (Category) | Weapons in TLAD (Category) | Weapons in TBOGT (Category)
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[ ve ]Weapons in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
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[ ve ]Weapons in Grand Theft Auto V
MeleeAntique Cavalry Dagger | Baseball Bat | Bottle | Crowbar | Fist | Golf Club | Hammer | Hatchet | Knife | Knuckle Dusters | Machete | Nightstick
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ThrownBall | Grenade | Jerry Can | Molotov | Proximity Mines | Sticky Bomb | Tear Gas (BZ Gas)
SpecialCamera | Digiscanner | Parachute | Remote Sniper
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Beta/UnknownAssault MG | Assault Sniper | Crossbow | Fire Axe | Fire Extinguisher | Harpoon Gun | Heavy Rifle | Laser | Laser Sight | Lasso | Lighter | Loudhailer | Programmable AR | Rubber Gun | Shovel | Tear Gas Launcher
ManufacturersCoil | Hawk & Little | Shrewsbury | Vom Feuer
Related PagesWeapon Wheel | Attachments | Ammu-Nation
DLC Content Weapons
Added as part of the following GTA Online content updates:
Lowriders | Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 | Ill-Gotten Gains Part 1 | Festive Surprise | The Last Team Standing Update | The Independence Day Special | The "I'm Not a Hipster" Update | The High Life Update | The Business Update | The Valentine's Day Massacre Special | Beach Bum Update
Other Weapons
Enhanced Version | Special/Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Bonus | Rockstar Games Social Club
[ ve ]Weapons in Grand Theft Auto Online
MeleeAntique Cavalry Dagger | Baseball Bat | Battle Axe | Bottle | Candy Cane | Crowbar | Fist | Flashlight | Golf Club | Hammer | Hatchet | Knife | Knuckle Dusters | Machete | Nightstick | Pipe Wrench | Pool Cue | Switchblade | Stone Hatchet
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SpecialCar Bomb | Fireworks | Hacking Device | Metal Detector | Orbital Cannon | Parachute
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Beta/UnknownAssault MG | Assault Sniper | Dippo | Fire Axe | Fire Extinguisher | Laser | Laser Sight | Lasso | Loudhailer | Programmable AR | Rubber Gun | Shovel | Tear Gas Launcher
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DLC Content Weapons
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Other Weapons
Enhanced Version | Special/Collector's Edition and Pre-Order Bonus | Rockstar Games Social Club
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