Saturday, August 24, 2013

H&K P7M13 Tactical Stapler Review

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:



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