I'm reading in a few articles that the P7s will be destroyed - 38,000 of them. But two of my German co-workers say it will never happen, regardless of what the newspapers are reporting. My boss's brother is Bayerische Kripo and still has his P7. My boss said it would be possible to arrange a private sale and export to me. I can't imagine this is possible, but I will look into it. Might still be cheaper to buy one already here. I was in Germany a month ago and the cops I saw in Bavaria were all carrying P7s still.
Last edited by Rick Lee; 10-06-2018 at 09:20 PM.
"We do bad things to bad people".
Police officers here in Germany are not even allowed to privately own firearms unless they have also obtained a license just the same as any other citizen. Service arms are not theirs to give or sell.
I still think the best bet is that the Bavarian P7s will all go back the H&K on some type of trade in deal. The market for that many P7 pistols in Germany would be zero but the export market in the USA is good. Here the P7 has high coolness factor, however it is not competitive for sporting marksmen - at least in most disciplines.
I can see how a lack of spare parts would be a problem for H&K but most of the P7s will not need a total rebuild. Police guns are typically carried a lot but seldom fired. But if they don't go back to H&K, chances are they will go in the furnace.
It would be nice to know the reasons as to the destruction of the guns. Article didn't elaborate. Surely one of the eastern bloc "poorer" countries could use these weapons, ones that are friendly with Germany ?
What I agree to: If he wants to have an additional pistol, then he is equal to a normal citizen.
My cousin is a police officer (state police) here in Germany. I will ask her next time, if she is allowed to take her Walther P99 home and to carry it off duty.
Last edited by P30; 10-09-2018 at 04:50 PM.