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H&K P7M13 Review

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by plouffedaddy, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. plouffedaddy

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    The H&K P7M13 (and all P7 variants) is a very interesting gun. I've had mine for a while and every time it makes an appearance at the range it always seems to draw a crowd. Here's a summary of my impressions of the gun:

    Pros:
    -Extremely reliable. This gun has never had a single malfunction in my hands
    -Excellent trigger
    -I'm a fan of the mag ambi mag release
    -Very sleek lines and it's pretty slim overall for a 13+1 gun
    -I have large hands and like how the gun feels in the hand but those with smaller hands may be better off going with the P7M8
    -Very low bore axis combined with the piston system (more on this in the video below) make for a very, very light recoil impulse.
    -Easy and fast reloads can be accomplished with the use of the squeeze cocker
    -No magazine safety
    -Excellent accuracy from the fixed, cold hammer forged barrel
    -Fluted chamber for increased reliability under adverse conditions
    -Top of the slide is milled to reduce glare

    Cons:
    -Cost. They're expensive and no longer in production. Mags aren't cheap either. The prices on gunbroker seem to be all over the place but they pretty much start at $1300 and go up a good bit for a good condition or rare model
    -It gets hot after a few magazines of rapid shooting
    -Cleaning the gas system is somewhat annoying but it's not a deal breaker in my opinion

    All in all it's an excellent firearm as you'd expect from H&K. In the review below I do some shooting, explain/demonstrate the unique features of the gun, and go over the pros/cons of it overall:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xag_v756bxA"]Heckler & Koch (HK) P7M13 9mm Review (HD) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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  2. GlockFish

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    Nice.

    I'd love to have the P7m8 model.
     

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    That's an awesome review of a great firearm. I've got the P7M8 and P7M10 and love them both. :cool:
     
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    Great review. I'd love to have a P7M13 but the budget says no (for now, anyway).
     
  5. CJStudent

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    I've always wanted to shoot one. What are the differences in the models? P7M8, P7M10, P7M13?
     
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    M8 = single stack 9mm
    M13 = double stack 9mm
    M10 = double stack 40S&W
     
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    Aha! I figured out would be able to educate me out of my ignorance! Thanks, bac!
     
  8. bac1023

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    There is also a P7K3 model, which is a little smaller and convertible between 22lr, 32ACP, and 380.
     
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    I've never heard of that one; learn something new every day!
     
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    Yeah, and they just continue to go up as time goes by...
     
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    Out of my price range for sure, as much as I'd love to have one.
     
  14. bac1023

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    You can still get a PSP for a decent price...
     
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    M8 & PSP- sexy slim and functional

    M13- fat assed and out of ballance but still a bit sexy

    M10- not sexy, HK's version of a hi-point
     
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    I have a friend in town that has a collection and he got one of the surplus I think it's a PSP that was "Cosmetically challenged" and had it refinished in a hard two tone as his EDC.
     
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    the PSP is the best one!
     
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    The M10 is not nearly as nice looking as the M8, but it's one of the most accurate and soft shooting 40's I own.
     
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    I've never gotten my grubby little paws on a M10 :crying:

    Thanks everyone.
     
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    I was about to sell my psp, but after a good bye range trip, I changed my mind :rofl: