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Old 07-04-2014, 22:35   #1
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A short P7 range review.

Hello everyone,

A few months ago I picked up a nice P7M8. I haven't really shot it much since I've been working on revolvers lately.

I really wanted to post this since my first 5 shots were quite possibly some of the best I've ever done with any handgun in terms of grouping and being centered.

The gun is actually a little snappy feeling, but oddly enough the sights really don't seem to move of target much at all compared to my other similarly sized 9mm guns during rapid fire. It's more snappy feeling than my G19 and P226, but I am back on target more quickly with the P7 by a significant amount of time.

The trigger is excellent and has a very short reset as well. I've heard people talk about these guns getting hot quickly, and I wanted to see for myself. I fired 200 rounds through 5 magazines doing mostly rapid fire drills. The gun got pretty warm, but in no way to a point where it was bothersome.

Any of you have similar experiences with your P7s? As always I'd love to see your pics as well!


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Old 07-05-2014, 02:39   #2
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Congrats.

The additional heat shield on the M8 helped a little bit.
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:12   #3
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Accurate shooting from a very nice gun.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:05   #4
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Awesome, Nathan

Yeah, the M8 has the heat shield. However, I never found the gun to get overly hot in the first place. I've also done some rapid fire with mine in the past.
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:15   #5
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Very nice. The grips look very nice too. Do they add any width over the factory?
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:49   #6
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The P7 is my favorite pistol.
Simple. Accurate. Compact. And as safe as you can get from and unintended discharge.

I had a P7m13 (I should have kept THAT one) that got warm but not hot.

I had a PSP (precursor to the P7) that got blazing hot right above the trigger at about 75 rounds.

I love the wood grips on yours.

I would like to get one just like yours and actually keep it..... someday.

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Very nice. The grips look very nice too. Do they add any width over the factory?
They definitely add a little width, but to be honest I bought the gun with them on there, and although I have the original grips I've never put them on the gun. These are about as thin toward the edges, but have more of a palm swell.
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:10   #8
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The P7 is my favorite pistol.
Simple. Accurate. Compact. And as safe as you can get from and unintended discharge.

I had a P7m13 (I should have kept THAT one) that got warm but not hot.

I had a PSP (precursor to the P7) that got blazing hot right above the trigger at about 75 rounds.

I love the wood grips on yours.

I would like to get one just like yours and actually keep it..... someday.

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Thanks! The one I've got is one of the pretty early ones made in 85. It's also got no import stamp and the fat trigger.
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Old 07-05-2014, 13:06   #9
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This is one of my 97 PSP's, dressed in Nills. These "PSP" marked guns were commercial imports, somewhat rare.

Congrats on your P7M8. I carry mine regularly. Absolutely love it!
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I have a P7 2nd Generation with out the shield. It will get hot but doesn't really bother me. And yes they are very accurate and point very naturally. Yours looks really nice, congrats on your HK. Good shooting!
Here's mine. 1985 production.

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I have a P7 2nd Generation with out the shield. It will get hot but doesn't really bother me. And yes they are very accurate and point very naturally. Yours looks really nice, congrats on your HK. Good shooting!
Here's mine. 1985 production.

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That's really cool, mine is an 85 also. I wonder how close to each other they were made.
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Nathan, I will look at the serial number later and PM you. Its in the safe now.
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Fixed barrel guns tend to have better intrinsic mechanical accuracy.
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Those are really cool looking!!!
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Very nice! I've always been interested in the P7.

Can you (or anyone) describe the trigger a little more specifically, please? Weight, LOP, creep, etc.
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Very nice! I've always been interested in the P7.

Can you (or anyone) describe the trigger a little more specifically, please? Weight, LOP, creep, etc.
Decently light weight, but not quite SA Smith light, maybe around 4-5 lbs if I had to make a rough guess. The LOP is pretty short and is consistent throughout before the brake.
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Decently light weight, but not quite SA Smith light, maybe around 4-5 lbs if I had to make a rough guess. The LOP is pretty short and is consistent throughout before the brake.
You would really be helping my bank account if you were to just say "terrible".

Thanks for the reply.
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Envious. I really want one of those things.
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I really wanted to post this since my first 5 shots were quite possibly some of the best I've ever done with any handgun in terms of grouping and being centered.

that's what the P7 was designed for, welcome
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