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Convince me to buy an H&K P7-M8

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by RippinSVT, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. 10-Ring

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    I was taught a long time ago -- if it has to be explained, you'll never get it. When I first saw the P7M8, I knew I had to have one -- it does have its quirks, but it's still the most unique firearm I own :cool:

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    --maybe the bad photography will convince you to get one! ;)
     
  2. DougDubya

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    You say you're an "old gun" kind of dude.

    The P7M8 has been around in one form or another since 1976. By that math, it is a seasoned 33 years old. No, it's not a too scrawny 20-something model, but it's a mature, lovable woman with curves and experience to make her far more interesting than the young bubble-head.


    The M8 has a trigger guard heat shield to protect your finger too.
     
  3. slowrey

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    I absolutely love mine and have always been a Sig fan. I've actually been considering trading my P229 Elite SN for another P7M8.
     
  4. Landpimp

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    I am a huge P7 fan, just love them, I carry one in a Alessi shoulder rig

    like them enough I have

    2x M8's(consecutive #, bought new in 04) one is my carry gun(other unfired)
    2x M13
    2x P7
    1x M8 Jube
    1x Chantilly M8, just got it for $900 OTD, maybe fired 50rds

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  5. Landpimp

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    anyone who have ever shot one of mine went and bought one.

    was the same with me, 1st time I fired one.....I bought 2 the next day
     
  6. Dobe

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    The P7M8 is a wonderful handgun. It is easliy concealed, rides well in an appropriate holster. I have a Del Fatti.

    The P7M8 is one of those firearms, that if you don't buy it, you'll always have that itch. That itch won't go away either.
     
  7. Lone_Gunman

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    Yea the itch goes away. I owned one for a while, and it was reliable and accurate. But then I got tired of the quirky manual of arms, and realized that my Glock 19 was just as reliable, easier to carry, nearly as accurate, and had twice the magazine capacity.

    I dumped the P7, and have not regretted it.
     
  8. Dobe

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    Out of four posting on just this one thread, are you sure? Seems like you are trying to make a point.
     
  9. Lone_Gunman

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    Why do P7 owners take any criticism of the P7 so emotionally? Pointing out the shortcomings of the P7 is not a personal insult. It isnt like he called your mama a slut or your wife ugly. Its just a gun.
     
  10. benderx4

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    If we do, it's because we are passionate about our guns. This particular weapon (P7) has an entire website and forum site devoted to it. I won't go as far as calling P7 owners a cult, but I will say that we are very devoted, knowledgeable, and yes, dare I say it, affectionate about our guns. I LOVE all seven of my P7s.

    I applaud the fact that many savvy gun owners have purchased P7s along the way to see what all the hoopla was about. (As I did with the Colt Python) The P7, and its variants, definitely have their quirks and are not for everyone. Yes, the manual of arms is a bit different (viva la difference), yes it tends to get hot, yes the mags are expensive and yes, it is not as sexy as a Walther PPK. But, at least to us, all the positives about this German engineered gun far out weigh those "quirks". (To me the manual of arms is a positive.)

    If you've lived with the gun, and didn't like it, or the mystique did not bite you, then thanks for putting another P7 into the pool of "P7s for sale". As it isn't being made anymore, this pool shrinks every day. We will happily take it off your hands with a heartfelt thanks for giving our little baby a good home while you gave it a shot. I think we can all give thanks that we live in a great country that provides us with such a huge and diverse choice of handguns from which we all can choose.

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  11. Dobe

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    A criticism is easy to take. Continual criticism generally means agenda. So, you didn't like it. Move on. The OP ask a question. You gave your opinion, then again, then again. See what I mean?
     
  12. DougDubya

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    You haven't seen this among 1911/Glock/whatever owners too?
     
  13. Lone_Gunman

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    If P7 lovers can give their opinion more than once, then so can P7 dislikers.

    Otherwise, there won't be anything to discuss in threads like this.

    Yes, it happens with other guns too, but P7 lovers seem to be a particulary passionate group. They handle criticism much worse than other gun owners.
     
  14. Landpimp

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    I think Benderx4 hit the nail on the head, well put.
     
  15. slowrey

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    Anyone have a mint one for sale :) I have a mint Sig P229 Elite Stainless for trade!
     
  16. Mp7

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    from all handguns i see here it´s definitely the one i´d be
    most likely to carry ( if i lived in the states)

    It´s not what i be carrying for "combat"
    but for EDC this just seems soooo right! :)
     
  17. slowrey

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    anyone know of a dealer that has one NIB in box?
     
  18. Dr_2_B

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    I like mine. But as far as convincing you, I can't. It's a great pistol but I have some others that are great as well. I will say this... it's very thin. It actually fits in the same holster that carries my Kel-tec pf9. You may doubt that until you try it.
     
  19. rsilvers

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    If I could shoot a Glock 19 anywhere near as accurately as a P7, I would carry the G19. I struggle with the P7 being heavier and holding 8+1 rounds - yeah, those are limitations. But my groups are less than 1/2 the size of any Glock, and it is much safer - considering that no kid would ever be able to shoot it.
     
  20. C0untZer0

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    Solves the crappy striker fired, DOA, DA/SA trigger problems without having to carrry a cocked firearm, the most natural safety/cocking mechanism ever invented, great trigger, hardly any recoil... a masterpiece of German engineering.

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  21. HKGuns

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    *Walking Dead Thread Warning*
     
  22. C0untZer0

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    it's a historic and classic thread man...
     
  23. Pilot

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    Just looked at my comment from almost four years ago (2009), and I still carry my P7 PSP in a cheap holster, and it works great. My P7M8 (Sterling import) is LNIB, and just a range gun at this point. They are just fantastic shooting pistols, in a pretty compact package. Yes there are lighter, higher capacity polymer pistols, and they're fine for some, out the P7 is just very easy to shoot, very accurately and well. Its accuracy and reliability give a lot of confidence. What others have said about the low bore axis and gas system giving low felt recoil is also true.
     
  24. 9mmepiphany

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    This thread is 4 years old

    The OP was a request for opinions on purchase. I'm sure that he has made his decision a long time ago.

    IF you want to talk about your experience with the P7, please start a new thread
     
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