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Beautiful German girl follows me home (HK P7)...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by iamkris, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. iamkris

    iamkris Member

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    ...hope my wife doesn't mind. ;)

    [flame suit on] I'll come right out and say that I think HK firearms are overhyped. They are certainly very fine firearms but with the hype they get one would think they create superhuman abilities in their owners, allowing them to fly, have x-ray heat vision and excrete copious amounts of pheromones. [/flame suit off]

    That said, ever since I read the book The Five Fingers (an over-the-top novel about a Special Forces mission in Vietnam) back in the early 80's, I've had a thing for the HK P7...unusual, innovative, sleek, sexy.

    When CDNN showed their latest batch of the P7 PSPs, I thought they would make a dandy carry piece with lack of external switches, slim profile and low bore line. I thought I'd give it a try.

    Picked mine up today. Marshall, the guy I deal with at CDNN, said he'd pick me out a nice one. Boy howdy, did he. 1987 manufacture, little holster wear...only a small spot above the serial number and the faintest bit on the edges at the muzzle end of the slide. The bore is pristine (but of course odd looking with the polygonal rifling). Klause didn't fire this one much, if at all, as there is no wear on the rails and only the faintest brass drag marks on the breech.

    The squeeze cock is nifty and not really hard at all...love the idea that you drop the slide with it and are instantly ready to fire but decock just by letting go. The trigger has an extremely crisp let off but unfortunately a fair amount of takeup, with one spot of stagey creep, to get to the sear release.

    I've put it in an IWB holster...the slim profile and snag free exterior just disappear. And boy is that bore low...barely peeks out above my hands.

    Really looking forward to shooting it.

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  2. Onmilo

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    Lord only knows I don't need another 9mm but I still hold a fond attraction for these pistols.
    I shot one of these early PSP pistols twenty years ago and I still like them much better than the P7-M8.

    I think the only thing that prevents me from buying one of these is the expensive spare magazines.
    Great pistol just the same, enjoy it.
     
  3. otomik

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    the first two i can see, the 3rd and 4th are much more eye of the beholder-ish.
     
  4. Richard.Howe

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    Nice score. I've always wanted one, but I could never see it displacing my G19. All the same, it's a sweet rig -- congrats!

    Rich
     
  5. iamkris

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    Given your tastes, I can see that what you and I baseline as good looking may be different...

    :):p:neener: (e.g., last comment meant in fun and jest)

    Then again, my tastes run much closer to
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  6. mavracer

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    Kris I pick mine up monday,can't wait should make great carry piece.and I understand the disapointment in a 6 cyl stang.mines a 95 gt conv w/~475 hp.
     
  7. Golddog

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    Just got my own P7 PSP. Slick-handling, handsome, nice trigger, extremely accurate. If I keep it, I'll get it hard chromed. It's one of the most interesting, high quality handguns ever made.
     
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    concealment pics?

    :D i got a good deal on them all, i'll leave it at that.
     
  9. GunTech

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    After getting the CDNN dealer flyer, I was sorely tempted, but then another member posted a 1076 for sale and I had to buy.

    Wish I could afford both.
     
  10. Father Knows Best

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    Kris, I think you're my long lost brother. Or perhaps evil twin. Whatever.

    Seriously, we've got scary similar tastes. I just picked up a P7-PSP about a month ago. Mine is a Grade A that looks pretty much identical to yours. I've only had it to the range once. I'm not sure yet how much I really like it in terms of a practical shooter, but I think I need time to get used to the very unusual mechanics and manual of arms. What do I normally shoot? 1911's, of course.

    I'm still looking for some reasonably priced spare mags for my PSP. My dad's shop sold out of all they had before I got to them, and I'm having a hard time with the $50 price being asked around the 'net these days.

    The P7 definitely intrigues me, though, and I'm not gonna part with mine. I agree that it is beautiful, both in terms of aesthetics and operating principles. It's a marvelous piece of engineering.

    Now, I guess I should ask. Do I go pick up that trade-in SIG 225 at Gander Mountain for $349? I've never owned a SIG, and it's been calling softly to me in my sleep....
     
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    I have 3 SIG handguns...a P220, P226 and a P229. The 229 is my carry weapon (when I'm outside of this socialist #@!!hole called Illinois) and I've always adored P220s from the first time I shot that of my best friend (God rest his soul...he died just about a year ago.) SIGs are another marvel of engineering and I do like them...alot...but for some reason I can't completely warm up to them. Then again, I can't really warm up to any handgun I own except for my 1911s. The 229 is likely to go on the chopping block to help fund the Les Baer in the picture above. Again, not because I don't like it...

    A single stack SIG for $349? Get outta my way, I may have to buy it out from under you ;).
     
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    I HAD one 15 years ago. After firing 100 rounds in a qualifying course it got so hot I could not hold on to it or reholster it ! I doubt you could fire 300-400 rounds out of one in less than 1/2 hour with out something burning up. No thanks! Smooth gun and very accurate but not a real combat gun IMHO.
     
  14. mavracer

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    picked mine up tonite,went strait to the range.very nice
     
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    I've never had the opportunity to try one, do they have a long trigger reset like the USP series?
     
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    I just fired mine from the first time yesterday. It points and shoots incredibly naturally. Accuracy is excellent and I've never shot anything that can be reloaded and brought into action as fast. Just slam in the magazine, squeeze the cocker and you're ready to fire. The trigger is strange--short, light take-up, but a fairly long reset.

    Also, people's complaints about how toasty these things get are not exaggerations. Let's just say that the P7 would make a nice handwarmer in the winter time.
     
  17. mavracer

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    +1 I'm rethinking how many extra mags I need LOL
     
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