Bought a MAB P-15!


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nwilliams
April 24, 2010, 07:13 AM
OK here's one you don't see everyday, every month or every year for that matter!

It's a French MAB P-15 chambered in 9mm with original target sights, original box and paperwork, certificate and five mags! I have not tested the weight of the trigger but it has to be around 3lbs or less and considering it's age it's in remarkable condition. I picked it up yesterday from my local shop for $500 and didn't think twice about it, I just had to have it. I doubt it will see a lot of use since these are quite rare and if it breaks finding replacement parts would be next to impossible I imagine. At the very least thins gun should certainly makes for an interesting addition to the collection and a fun range toy every once in a while.

Here are some pics, hopefully I'll have a chance to shoot it later today and I'll post a range report after I do. In the meantime here are some pics.

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-1.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-6.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-5.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-2.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-3.jpg

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/MAB%20P-15/MAB-4.jpg

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MikePaiN
April 24, 2010, 07:54 AM
That is a most interesting pistol.
Range report if and when you shoot it, please.

Walkalong
April 24, 2010, 09:32 AM
Very cool pistol.

Kingofthehill
April 24, 2010, 11:05 AM
Very cool!... I like it

JellyJar
April 24, 2010, 11:38 AM
To me it looks like a cross between a hi-power and a sig p210.

bg226
April 24, 2010, 12:33 PM
Now that is a fine pistol you don't see everyday! If I remember correctly it should have a rotating barrel lockup. Enjoy.

The Lone Haranguer
April 24, 2010, 10:23 PM
Does the trigger pivot, or slide?

nwilliams
April 24, 2010, 10:25 PM
Unfortunately I didn't make it to the range today to try it out, hopefully I will tomorrow.

Does the trigger pivot, or slide?
It pivots

If I remember correctly it should have a rotating barrel lockup
You are correct

Frank Exchange Of Views
April 24, 2010, 10:36 PM
Very nice and very nice photo's - these have been on my 'must get one day' list because the action seemed unique and the ones have handled were tanks!

Looking forward to your shooting impressions.

nwilliams
April 26, 2010, 11:13 PM
Took the gun out to the range today and I couldn't be more impressed with it!

I've owned dozens of handguns over the years and this is by far the most accurate handgun I have ever fired. A buddy of mine tried it and he too could not believe how accurate it was, his response after shooting it was "wow". I only shot it at a distance of 7-10 yards and only put 100 rounds through it but I had zero malfunctions and it was an amazingly smooth shooter, probably helps that's it's pretty heavy and only 9mm.

The trigger is spectacular and the sights are great! It's really a shame that the company who made this gun went out of business, they really had a winner here.

OcelotZ3
April 28, 2010, 12:21 AM
Love mine, it's a really great gun.

Gordon
April 28, 2010, 01:04 AM
Looks to me like a MAB that has Millet sights and hard chromed frame and by your description a trigger job. I bet it is one sweet shooting machine .

capttom
April 28, 2010, 01:10 AM
Years ago I had a friend who latched on to an MAB 15. Built like a freaking tank! Wasn't this standard issue for the French army in the mid/late 60s and into the 90s?

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