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What load do you carry specifically in your P7 when concealed?

Discussion in 'Heckler & Koch Forum' started by Disregarded9-side, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Right now I'm rocking Gold Dot 124gr +ps in 'Short barrel', which I was concerned about firing from a 4" barrel until in another thread a Speer employee advised me that the were the best choice for barrel </=4" in semi-autos.

    The other nine' rounds I like exceed HK's 124gr recommended weight limit (PDX1 147 and Federal HST 147s).

    Just wanted to know what y'all have chosen specifically for carrying the P7.
    Thanks all.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2010
  2. DustyJacket

    DustyJacket Directiv 10-289

    Oct 16, 2008
    Missouri, East of KC
    124gr Gold Dots - standard pressure
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2010

  3. tx787


    Feb 11, 2010
    124 grain HST, standard pressure. I don't think the P7 barrel is short by any means.
  4. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    ^It's not. And I was very concerned about this until I read a thread on the High Road where a member emailed Speer and was given this response.

    This is the response that I received from Speer;

    Tim: the "SB" determination is caliber dependent on barrel length. In 9mm, the SB is made for 4" guns, your wife did good selecting that ammo.

    Shoot Straight!
    Coy Getman
    2299 Snake River Ave.
    Lewiston, ID 83501
    Sr. Technical Coordinator
    (866) 286-7436 ext 5351

    The 9x19 had sub-guns in mind too, I guess...and 5" barrels.
  5. tx787


    Feb 11, 2010
    Good to know, also good to know that people working at CCI/Speer have grammar issues.
  6. duncan

    duncan Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 15, 1999
  7. Happy Hunting

    Happy Hunting

    Jul 27, 2010
    Arrgh. I've got to stop reading p7 kool-aid or I'm going to buy one.
  8. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    :rofl: Yes, but they 'do so good' at making those poppers.

    Wow those are definately my next SD round purchase, thanks for the link. 1400fps in 115 and 1300fps in 124!!!:supergrin:

    Happy Hunting,
    Stop delaying the pain and buy one now. You'll thank me and everyone else who encouraged your decision after your first range trip.
    P7 IS the best all-around personal protection pistol for an individual citizen's EDC; and that's only about a third of why it's so awesome.
  9. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

    Jan 25, 2005
    124 gr. NATO Winchester Ranger
    127+P+ Winchester Ranger

    Either or. I really like the 127...however the NATO Ranger is awesome as well.
  10. I like the CorBon 115 JHP +P ammo. It has virtually zero muzzle flash in the dark, burns very clean and clocks at about 1300 FPS out of a P7.
    Note that the P7 performs like a pistol which has a barrel length less than 4 inches. That is because of the flutes in the chamber bleed off high pressure gas to float the case which starts extracting immediately on firing. The low friction polygonal rifling helps a little to offset the gas leak. By comparison, I get the same MV as the P7 from a G26 which has a 3.46 inch barrel length!

    HK does not recommend using 147 gr ammo in the P7 for a good reason. Many people have tried it and found it to be unreliable. Don’t blame HK, this low power subsonic ammo came on the market after the P7 was invented.

    Back on the subject of CCW, do you test your carry ammo for flash in a very low light setting. Do you know if it produces a blinding fireball? A lot of ammo has a very bright flash. The CorBon 115 JHP +P ammo has virtually zero flash in the dark. I never thought this was possible till I saw it myself.

    Good luck!
  11. righteoushoot

    righteoushoot Deluxe Member

    Oct 22, 2008
    Not New York (N.E. OH)
    Winchester 9mm Nato 124 gr. for practice.

    Winchester Ranger 9mm 124 gr +P for taking out the trash.:supergrin:
  12. stinx

    stinx Millennium Member

    Jul 7, 1999
    115Grn Gold dot or Federal 9BP 115 Grn HP both standard pressure.
  13. hk_shootr

    hk_shootr NRA Life member

    Feb 9, 2010
    St Louis

    I did this morning,........
    Plan to use 124gr Gold Dots or XTP

    Last edited: Oct 17, 2010
  14. Disregarded9-side

    Disregarded9-side Armchair IPSCer

    Oct 18, 2008
    North Carolina
    Informative post about the barrel on the P7, good to know. I like the Cor-Bons quite a bit traditionally, and may pick some up. In a concealed carry defensive situation I almost worry about over penetration being deadly to unwanted recipients in the background.
    I've not tested these Gold Dots at night. They claim to use 'ultra low flash accelerants'.

    ^shootr, nice grab. Enjoy.
  15. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

    Jan 25, 2005

    Stick with the Gold Dots.