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Old 09-01-2012, 22:24   #1
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Greatest handgun ever made - H&K P7

I went to the range today with 3 pistols. G19, PPQ, and P7M8. I hadn't shot my P7 in a while, and I am glad I brought it along today. I had planned to split the 300 rounds I had evenly among the guns, but ended up shooting the majority of the ammo through the P7.

It fits in my hand so well, and I feel so connected with it. It is literally like made for me. I was totally reminded why I have 7 of them

Hands down, the greatest handgun I have ever shot.
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Old 09-01-2012, 22:32   #2
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7 P7's? Holy crap, wish I could afford just one. Very nice gun and I envy you.
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Old 09-01-2012, 23:36   #3
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I just bought a new, unfired P7M8 and haven't got it yet. I'm debating shooting it at all but reports like this have me chomping at the bit to get it to the range.
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Old 09-01-2012, 23:50   #4
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I don't know that I'd say the P7 is the greatest handgun ever made but any HK is certainly in the top 3 at least.

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Old 09-01-2012, 23:57   #5
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Got a P7 PSP that will drive nails. 100% reliability. Must have put over 2500 rounds through it in two years.
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Old 09-02-2012, 00:10   #6
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I want one very badly... but I can't give up a premium pistol for it. and I don't have the money to buy one right now.

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Old 09-02-2012, 00:10   #7
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I don't know that I'd say the P7 is the greatest handgun ever made but any HK is certainly in the top 3 at least.

that's because my Mk23 is the greatest gun ever made
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Old 09-02-2012, 00:28   #8
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that's because my Mk23 is the greatest gun ever made
It's one fine pistol for sure!

(If my darn hands weren't so darn small, I'd have one too!)
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:42   #9
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The P7 is one of the greats,.......but the 1911 is on the top shelf!
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:35   #10
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I want one very badly... but I can't give up a premium pistol for it. and I don't have the money to buy one right now.

lol
theres a shop near me that has several in the $700 range, mostly two tone,
that will do layaway. may just have to go that route
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:35   #11
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It's the only 9mm worth owning.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:17   #12
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I would say the HK P7M8/13 is one of the best, fastest and safest 9mm handguns.
Of course it needs proper training to learn how to handle it.
If you have little training with a P7 an AD is more likely then with other models like a Glock or Sig.

It is a real shame that HK stopped making the P7.
I wonder if ever anyone would buy the rights and built them again like with the G3 and PTR.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21   #13
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I like them and HAD one...wish I still had it but I must say it's not the perfect pistol FOR ME.....that would be the PPQ.
I consider the P7 a cool oddity.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:38   #14
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Frame heats up after a mag or two. Squeeze cocker is unusual and even dangerous if you use other pistols a lot. Sold mine because I didn't want to be tied to one pistol's MO.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:24   #15
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theres a shop near me that has several in the $700 range, mostly two tone,
that will do layaway. may just have to go that route
I hate having money tied up like that.

I found one for sale on hkpro that was put-up yesterday for 650.... looks like 'well used' but I would sent it in to get NP3+ coating.

i'd really like to shoot one before I buy it. and honestly, my MP9c shoots so well, I can't see any reason getting something else for carry. plus I have a light/laser on that so

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It's one fine pistol for sure!

(If my darn hands weren't so darn small, I'd have one too!)
My girl can't shoot it double action (too heavy) but she loves shooting it SA.

the handle isn't any bigger than a USP (maybe milimeters)
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:26   #16
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Unfortunately, i've never even handled one. It's one of those guns that i plan on picking up when a good opportunity comes along. Just hasn't happened yet.
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Old 09-02-2012, 16:02   #17
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She is one of my favorite handguns, my H&K P7M8.

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A classic pistol that is one of a kind.

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Old 09-02-2012, 16:06   #18
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I'm not sure about the greatest ever, but its an awesome pistol for sure.

I've got a P7M8 and P7M10 and love both of them.
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Old 09-02-2012, 16:06   #19
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A classic pistol that is one of a kind.
It's a unique gun, no doubt.
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Old 09-02-2012, 17:08   #20
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It's the only 9mm worth owning.
Its a great handgun but I'd take my sig p210 over my p7 though.

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Old 09-02-2012, 17:12   #21
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I love my P7. While it does get hot after a few mags, that's not a huge issue so long as you dont touch the trigger guard. Or just wear gloves.
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Old 09-02-2012, 17:22   #22
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I have shot the P7 a buddy of mine still owns one of the oldies. Definately a superior piece of engineering. However, there is a reason the 1911 is still being built to this day .Also, I just recently bought a Non S&W Walther P99AS and it gives the P7 a side by side run for it's money in fit,finish, performance and feel. There are many more on equal par with the hk , all personal preference.
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Old 09-02-2012, 17:56   #23
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I have shot the P7 a buddy of mine still owns one of the oldies. Definately a superior piece of engineering. However, there is a reason the 1911 is still being built to this day .
One very important reason why the P7M8 is not being produced today is because it is very expensive for H&K to produce, every pistol is also hand built.

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Also, I just recently bought a Non S&W Walther P99AS and it gives the P7 a side by side run for it's money in fit,finish, performance and feel. There are many more on equal par with the hk , all personal preference.
I own many H&K pistols, and while most of them have a high bore axis, they have a tendency to shoot very accurately.

The Walter compares to a 1K + hand built pistol, and even gives it a run for it's money?

I don't know, I have shot a lot of pistols, and can honestly say that the H&K P7M8 is one of the most accurate pistols I have ever shot. I did have a H&K USPc that was almost as accurate, but that is a different story.

Yes, it is very personal, and while I would say that there are some pistols that may be as good as H&K's ( and vice versa),
I do find it hard to believe that there are many over the counter pistols that shoot as well as the P7M8.
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Old 09-02-2012, 19:26   #24
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my one brother had one and i just hated it. super heavy, the squeeze thing was ridiculous. i'll take a 1911 or any glock any day.

each person should have what works for them...
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It's the only 9mm worth owning.
Its a great gun, but I'd take a few of my others over my P7M8.
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