What is the JP-5™?




Learn more about our new 2021 PCC

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What is the JP-5™?

Go Fast Division

Josh Froelich breaks down 2x4 3-Gun

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Nothing Flashy

See what goes into our flash hider design

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Nothing Flashy

February 2021

Welcome, JP fans, to the February edition of the JP BULLETin.

At this point, I think it’s safe to say that 2021 isn’t looking like a return to normalcy. It might just be that this ride doesn’t have any brakes. We hope you and yours are holding up alright and have your seatbelts on.

It was pretty obvious that we piqued some interest last month with our little teaser video. So, we wanted to pull back the curtain a little more this month for our loyal BULLETin readers. Let’s squash a few rumors, shall we?

The big news for 2021 is the release of the new JP-5™ pistol caliber carbine.

JP5 Raw Receiver

You can guess at some of the details by the image above. This one has been in the works for a couple of years now to make sure we got it right. We were looking forward to a big SHOT Show reveal, but that obviously didn’t quite pan out for a number of reasons.

It’s no surprise that the GMR-15™ has been an amazing platform for us, and truth be told, we sell more PCCs than rifles these days. We’re pretty confident that we’ve done about as well as anyone could do with a direct blowback operating system. So, we started looking at other options…

As many have guessed, the JP-5™ draws inspiration from the legendary H&K MP5 (and its civilian equivalent, the SP5). If you have shot one of these, you probably recognize their strengths. The best of these is the low impulse and subsequent fast sight recovery compared to blowback operating systems. There’s also its reputation for high reliability.

So, why not an MP5 clone? Well, the platform has some undeniable drawbacks, especially in ergonomics where it falls far short of the MSR platform. The magazine catch is cumbersome and slow, and the safety lever is unreachable for any normal human being.

Naturally, it’s not compatible with any MSR accessories. Beyond that, the fire control system, even at its best, is totally inadequate for a precision match-grade system. The barrel assembly is not free-floated, compromising accuracy potential. And finally, it doesn’t use a pistol-compatible magazine.

We wanted the JP-5™ to take all the strengths of the MP5 and patch up the weaknesses with MSR ergonomics and the Glock magazine compatibility everyone loves. The final product will be the perfect platform for the serious competitor as well as those in search of a no-compromise duty/defense carbine.We’ll be showing off more of the internals for the JP-5™ and going into more of the technicals in the near future. The big takeaway for you PCC shooters is that the roller-delay of the operating system allows for a much lighter operating system when compared to a direct blowback. Less weight means softer cycling means less movement means faster follow-up shots.

That should sound pretty familiar. It’s really just finding a new way to work the same magic for the PCC that so many of our rifle components have done for years. If you like that JP feel, we know you’re going to love JP-5™.

The big question is, when you can get your hands on one, right? It’s been tricky calling our shots with the industry the way it is, but we’re targeting Q3. No promises, but that’s the lay of the land as far as we can see it right now.

The other big question we're seeing is about price. The JP-5™ is a more complex design with majority unique parts, so it will carry a higher price than the GMR-15™. That will put it closer to the price of our small-frame billet ARs.

Becuase of that, we don't view the JP-5™ as a replacement for the GMR-15™. The GMR is a great platform that we'll be offering for years to come. For those who want the absolute state of the art, that's where the JP-5™ comes in.

We know it’s hard to wait, but always remember we’re right there with you. This has been one of the most exciting projects many of us have worked on here at JP.

With hopefully a little of your curiosity sated, let’s hit up this month’s BULLETin business.

In our February Pro Posts, we have a how-to article for you outdoorsmen on planning the best hunting/fishing combo trip. We also have the man himself, Josh Froelich back to talk about 2x4 division and why it’s the best way to 3-Gun.

As you might have noticed, we’re taking a different approach with the “New Product” section this year. Not only will you find new releases, but we’re including all aspects of our product line. So, you can expect not just info about the products we offer, but how they work and how you can use them or use them better.

This month, we have another double-feature from Josh Froelich with after-action thoughts on his rifles following his first big Texas hog hunt. Then, John Paul weighs in with Peter Johnson from Archway Defense about the success behind our flash hider designs.

We hope everyone finds something of interest here for February. With that, we look forward to seeing you next month as the shooting season really starts to kick off.

Until then, good shooting!


Upcoming 2021 JP Blue Steel Ranch Precision Rifle Courses

  • February 26-28 | Carbine Marksman
  • March 12-14 | Introductory Precision Rifle
  • March 31 - April 2 | Introductory Precision Rifle
  • April 3-5 | Intermediate Precision Rifle
  • April 16-18 | Introductory Precision Rifle (w/ Frank Galli)
  • May 7-9 | Advanced Precision Rifle (Steel Safari Prep)
  • May 21-23 | Advanced Precision Rifle

News Highlights

Pro Posts

Hunting & Fishing

Hunting & Fishing

There doesn't have to be an "or" between hunting and fishing. This month, we have a great rundown on how to plan a combo trip to get the most out of both of your outdoor passions.

What is 2x4?

What is 2x4?

The newest 3-Gun division has really made a splash in the last couple years. Josh Froelich was already our Open Division guy, so if there was an even wilder option, he was all about it. This month, you can learn more about 2x4 from the man himself, and maybe you'll want to give it a try in 2021.




Got a Topic?

Got a Topic?

If you’ve ever wondered something about shooting, we want to hear it. Gunsmithing, shooting technique, reloading, optics—you name it. Send your questions or topic suggestions to [email protected]

[email protected]

Product Focus

Design Philosophy

Design Philosophy

You wouldn't guess it, but few parts have gone through more revisions that our flash hiders. With our acquisition of the B.E. Meyers designs, we've made a strong effort to offer the most effective flash hider designs on the market. Learn more about what goes into them from John Paul himself.



Hog Hunter

Hog Hunter

Last month, we shared Josh Froelich's rundown after his first big hog hunt. With a little more time to think on it, Josh is back with his rifle analysis to make his 2021 hunt even better.





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.308 EnhancedBolt™

.308 EnhancedBolt™

A spare bolt is something no one regrets having. As luck would have it, we still have stock of our silver Chromium Nitride .308 EnhancedBolt™ assemblies available. So, whether you're building new, upgrading or buying spare, get a JP-quality bolt assembly at a great price. Pick one up at 15% off the already discounted price this month using code 08FW1020 at checkout.




EnhancedBolt™ Assembly Bolt Completion Group
Hammer Stop Block

Hammer Stop Block

If you're putting in a new trigger, you've got some dry fire ahead. Save the wear on your receiver and hammer with one of our Hammer Stop Blocks, free with any in-stock JP trigger purchase. Just add it to your cart and use code 09FW1020 at checkout.






JP Hammer Stop Block JP Fire Control
20rd. Steel Mags

20rd. Steel Mags

There's no such thing as too many mags. We have some spare steel-bodied .308 mags for you this month, four for the price of three. Available only while supplies last.







Steel Mag. Bundle
.925 Sight Block

.925 Sight Block

Kick that sight radius all the way out there with one of our billet Sight Blocks. If you have a .925 barrel begging for a front sight way out at the end, it's your lucky day. Pick one up for just $10 with coupon code 10FW1020.






.925 Sight Block
JP Performance Range Bag

JP Performance Range Bag

Carry your gear to the range or your next match in style with this JP Performance Range Bag. Use code 10FW1020 and receive this bag free of charge with any purchase over $250.







JP Performance Range Bag
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