PSP / Polizei Selbstlade Pistole (early designation)
EP7 (Greek production P7M8)
1974 - 1976
Helmut Weldle (Heckler & Koch)
1979 - 2008
Germany - Heckler & Koch
Greece - EBO
Mexico - Departamento de Industria Militar
Over 20.000 P7M13
- UNIT COST
$ 1.219 for P7M13 in 1992
High production quality
Rugged and reliable
Easy to use
Heavy for a compact pistol
The P7 is a late Cold War era pistol of German origin. It was developed by Heckler & Koch in the early 1970s for a German police requirement. The P7 is a very capable pistol with several unique design features. The sales success was limited due to its high price tag. Licensed production was carried out in Greece and Brazil.
The design of the P7 has several unique features. The P7 has a delayed gas system and is striker fired. The front of the pistol grip is a grip safety which must be pressed before the pistol can be fired. The frame and slide are fully made out of metal. The fixed iron sights feature high contrast dots.
The P7 fires the 9x19mm Parabellum round from an 8 round magazine in the single stack P7 model and a 13 round one in the double stack P7M13 model. The P7 is known for its high level of quality and reliability. The maximum range is a few dozen meters.
The main user of the P7 was the German police. Most P7's were sold for law enforcement and civilian use around the world, although small quantities were adopted for military service. Due to its age most users replaced it with newer designs, but it can still be found in service.
P7: The original P7 which is also known as the PSP.
P7M8: The P7M8 is a P7 with several upgrades for civilian and export sales.
P7M13: The P7M13 is a P7M8 with double stack 13 round magazine.
P7M13S: Brazilian production model with frame mounted safety lever.
P7M13SD: A small number of P7M13 was produced with a longer threaded barrel for fitting a silencer.
P7K3: A variant for civilian sales that uses a straight blowback mechanism. The name indicates its interchangeability of three calibers: .380 Short, 7.65mm Browning and .22 Long Rifle.
P7M10: A civilian model chambered in .40 S&W for the US market. It was produced in limited numbers since 1992.
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