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Hey ya'll...

I want to make sure that this pistol is having the best ammo possible being cycled through it. My Mom never shot it while she owned it, and since giving it to me recently I've had to do a lot of research on the best care for it since I now plan on keeping it forever.
During my recent trip to gun range, the slide actually jammed all the way back after cycling about 3 boxes of old Fiocchi 9mm ammo. I was also shooting AMerican Eagle through it at the time, and noticed that the Fioochi was really smokey ammo, and was the probable cause to slide getting jammed. After a good cleaning the slide returned to normal function. I certainly wouldn't want a jam when I needed the pistol most...

What's the best ammo choice for this nickle-plated beauty?

 

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Do you have a reaming tool? All P7's will jam up if the gas chamber is not clean...I usally put wally world Remington jacketed hollow points....They work fine and are fine to plink or carry ...I have put a ton of these down my P7.. I also like silver tips....
 

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+1 on Wally world junk ammo. I use either 115 or 124 grain from there.
 

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Any decent 115 or 124 grain hardball should be okay.

For defensive use the speer 124 grain Gold Dot, either standard velocity or +P.

I have had 2 P-7M8s and neither would reliably feed the Winchester 147 grain Talons or the 127 grain +P+ .
 

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The S&B 115gr RangeSafe ammo is a very good choice for practice shooting with your weapon and happens to be a very good value price-wise. For duty carry, I use the CorBon DPX 115gr +P. I've never had any problems with either of these fine loadings.
 

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I've fired countless boxes of 9mm 115g Fiocchi thru my P7's over the years and never had a problem. Just make sure that the gas cylinder is clean and you're good to go.

I shoot Fiocchi 9mm 115g thru all of my HK's and have never had a problem, infact I haven't even bothered to clean my Elite in well over a year. Still functions flawless.

Also congrats on a very nice P7M8 :)
 

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Also congrats on a very nice P7M8 :)
Heh heh, thanks; I realize how lucky I am to just be given such a sought after pistol (thanks Mom!)....

The one thing the whole ensemble does NOT have is the gas cylinder scraper tool.... Been ceaning it out best I can, but I should try and track one down some where... Anyone know where I can get one?
 

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HK now has the P7 scraper tool and the brush in stock. I just got mine this week.

The P7 cylinder cleaning tools have arrived.

Cleaning brush - part #222269 @ $8.00/ea.
Cleaning tool - part #228377 @ $22.00/ea.

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Just remembered I bought some Federal PD9HS5H 135 Grain Hydra-Shok low recoil ammo from ****'s Sporting Goods. Has anyone tried these in their PSP's?

I have not had a chance to run them yet. I am not worried about recoil but I wanted to try the out. I figured that they would keep the already managable P7 series an even flatter shooter. Imagine a great defence load that has almost no muzzle flip!

They have good numbers. And are very close to 124 grain Standard load Hyda-Shoks.

Velocity in Feet Per Second

Muzzle 25 yards
1060 1026

Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 yards
337 316
 

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I shoot mostly Speer Lawman, Fed AE, or Fiocchi at the range.

Fiocchi ammo is great for the price, probly the best value out there IMO.

Defense rounds are always Gold Dot's, Golden Saber's, or Ranger T's if you can find them, with Golden Saber's being my favorite.

There's lots of good ammo out there, best thing to do is to find a practice load that 'feels' just like your defensive loads. That's one of the biggest pluses to the Lawman/Gold Dot combo. If you didn't know any better you couldn't tell a difference.

Anyway, lovely pistol, take good care of her.
 

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I remember reading somewhere not to use +P or +P+ in the P7. Can anyone veriy this ?

I'm thinking of shooting standard grade and using +P for CCW.
 
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The manual lists specs for ammo--up to NATO ball, which is +P+. The hotter the ammo, the longer the slide stays closed, but it will work with any factory round you can buy. The only other gun that I'd feed NATO ball to would be a Luger; most modern guns are designed for ammo 200fps slower than the 1902 specs. Personally, I wouldn't shoot hot loads through any pistol with an aluminum or plastic frame.
 

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Using +P or +P+ will increase the risk of the extractor assembly being "ripped' out of the slide. You may not notice it has happened until you go to clean it because the fluted chamber will allow the empty casing to eject anyway. STANDARD pressure 115gr or 124gr ammo is best.
 

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Just remembered I bought some Federal PD9HS5H 135 Grain Hydra-Shok low recoil ammo from ****'s Sporting Goods. Has anyone tried these in their PSP's?

I have not had a chance to run them yet. I am not worried about recoil but I wanted to try the out. I figured that they would keep the already managable P7 series an even flatter shooter. Imagine a great defence load that has almost no muzzle flip!

They have good numbers. And are very close to 124 grain Standard load Hyda-Shoks.

Velocity in Feet Per Second

Muzzle 25 yards
1060 1026

Energy in Foot Pounds
Muzzle 25 yards
337 316
I'm interested in the function for this round in a P7 as well. OT, that is one of the best looking avatars I've ever seen USMC!
 
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