The PSP P7...

Discussion in 'Heckler & Koch Forum' started by danf_fl, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    frame and trigger guard do get kind of warm with rapid shooting.

    I tried mine against on a dueling tree with a young marine who was shooting an RIA 1911.

    Burned my trigger finger on guard when unloading second mag.
     
  2. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    They added a heat shield to the P7M8. As well as a change to the mag release.
     

  3. msup752

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    I took mine out two days ago to hit falling plates. I had 2 mags and if I had any rounds left I would rapid fire them off.
    It took about 100 rounds before the underside got so hot it was downright painful to rest my trigger finger there. Mine is a PSP.
    These guns are outstanding for defensive use but would suck in combat.
    I wish I could get more of them but they are so expensive.
     
  4. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I would love to own a P7M8 myself. They are uber expensive these days and getting higher and higher too. One day....
     
  5. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    A refinished PSP straight from HK will serve you just as well, for some $500 less. The trigger guard plastic insert will make a P7M8 gentler on your skin if you train with it in serial rapid fire drills. (Unless you wear gloves anyway) You also get a slightly bigger striker and the US type mag release, that's it. A P7M8 will likely be LE surplus changing hands, not redone and graded by HK. Something to consider.
     
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  6. Morgo

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    Mines a PSP, it takes a bit more than a couple mags for it to get hot.
     
  7. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    Made me go hmm! I couldn't afford either as of now, so it's pie in the sky for me. I leaned more toward the M8 for the mag release.
     
  8. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    With that fine arsenal you got for trade?:D
     
  9. drvsafe

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    I learned the hard way that the only thing you get when you sell or trade a firearm (or guitar) is regret.
     
  10. ca1survivor

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    I saw a PSP that was fitted with a heat shield from an M8 wish I would have inspected the work better, been thinking in buying a heat shield and try it, some cutting have to be done since the PSP has a shorter trigger guard.
     
  11. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    The P7 is a marvel of engineering. On the other hand, not a very practical pistol today for any purpose. It is heavy for its size and round capacity. It shoots dirty because of the gas system. (HK enclosed a scraper tool for cleaning) The sights are small, forget the fiber optics and such.

    It does not make much sense as the first or even second handgun. After paying $1500+ for a P7 you are still going to need a higher capacity handgun to compete AND a small lightweight one to carry.

    Lastly, on the heat shield - it is overrated. Nice to have probably but not for a $300+ premium over the PSP. I have a German service P7, never burned my fingers. (If you want to go through a brick of ammo like a maniac, neither gun is for you anyway) A police trade-in P7M8 I "think" is more likely to have been shot a lot or beat up than a PSP resold by H&K.
     
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  12. ca1survivor

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    I know this lawyer that all he and his wife owns are P-7s from PSP to M-8 and M-13I think he owns an M-10 too, not sure, he doesn't compete, they just go to the range with 4 to 8, P-7 and shoot one while the others cool off but he has the $$$ to own that many, I have seen more than 10.
     
  13. boatdoc

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    was offered 2 the other day--one is pristine but $2300 and the other has marks on the slide but was $1600--passed on both

    I like the VP9 much more
     
  14. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

    I see visiting Chinese in McLarens who drive like they had to buy the BMV to pass a test :)