Switched from Glocks to P7's

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    Switched from Glocks to P7's

    Several years ago I made the decision to move to one platform for carry. With the guns I owned at the time, the G19 "won". I aquired a couple and carried one for just about 5 years.

    While at the range about 3 years ago, I guy allowed me to try his P7. Well, I should say allowed me to try several of his various P7's. Thus began my conversion from the G19 and love affair with the PSP. I now am Glock free and own two P7's. They fit my hand like a glove and the trigger is very crisp and clean. I hardly notice the squeeze-cocker any more and my accuracy is improved by about 75%. I never thought I could shoot as well as I do with my P7's. Double taps are no problem even while moving between targets.

    Just thought I would share. My carry gun is in the avitar pic.

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    I never really looked into all the features of the P7 before, but inspired by your post I watched this video.
    Quite a convincing video if you watch the whole thing...

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...8748148707308#
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    I always wanted to try a P7 but i don't have any friends that have one. And im not gonna buy one just to try it out.

    Glad you found a carry that better suits you.
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    Interesting, I'd like to shoot one.
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    It's not hard to find a better shooting gun than a Glock! I had the opportunity to shoot a P7 only once, and I found the grip weird, but I'm a 1911 guy. It was definitely quality built.
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    I've heard only good things about the P7, but haven't tried one yet. I was under the impression that they're either no longer produced or out of my price range. I could be wrong though. Never looked into it.. yet. Maybe it's time to check it out.

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    You may be right xeero. My LGS told me that they no longer make the squeeze cocker. I had one back in the eighties. Paid 585 for it. I had no problem moving between that and my Combat Commander. It's a great shooting pistol.

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    I would like to have one.
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    You'll be back to Glock in no time...
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    I bought two of the German police imports from Top Gun Supply a few years ago after I tried one and thought it was the cat's meow.

    They are a unique and very well constructed firearm, but they began to lose their luster for me after awhile.

    I found them to be too heavy for the magazine capacity. The squeeze cocker was much noiser in operation than I would have thought. Absurdly high prices for extra magazines, when they could be found. And I just didn't shoot the P7 very well. Which is not the fault of the H&K.

    I traded one for a special run S&W 686 revolver. The other I have put back. Not sure if I will keep it or not.

    I usually carry a GLOCK at the present time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    You'll be back to Glock in no time...
    Or not.

    My P7 replaced my G36 as my EDC.
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    IMHO the P7 is the nicest shooting pistol I've ever shot. Prior to my retirement a few years ago I carried this P7M10 as my duty weapon for years, and still have it.

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    No doubt about the P7 being a world class pistol. It didn't turn out to be my CCW choice though for a couple reasons, but it is still one of my favorites.

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    I'll see the P7 and raise you one P7M8.....one fine handgun and the most accurate I have ever shot.

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