Haha! Well that's no wonder!"Terminated by Army on September 18, 1984, for failing...corrosion resistance requirements"
Exactly. It's a magnificent pistol for what it was designed for: A split second wall-painting of gray matter from a jihadist or commie pinko bastard with hostages being held as human shields.I have to say for swat and hostage rescue it would do the job but to sit there in the sand and keep pumping out bullets? Nah.
Right......it has it's place, but it also has it's limitations. If the M13 grip wasn't a monstrosity, I think I'd spend the money for 3 and use them for carry/training. Absolutely magnificent pistols to shoot quickly and accurately....None of the custom 1911's or SIG P210 I've fired compares to the sheer "shootability" of the P7. Man, did the Germans get that smoke-wagon right....By no means has this made me anti P7. I still say for me it still is my carry piece.
Even with Speer Lawman TMJ, my P7 wouldn't go for more than 500 rounds before it became near impossible to rack the slide when cooled off. When warm I could still rack it, and it never suffered during the firing cycle due to the strong recoil impulse and recoil spring.Many torture tests we hear about include high-round count tests... I wonder how many rounds the P7 could go between cleanings (considering decent ammo?) I've heard of P2000's and USP's going thousands upon thousands of rounds between cleaning, but I would think the P7 series gas cylinder and piston would eventually start to get tight before that.
I've never gone more than a few hundred rounds between cleaning the gas cylinder in my P7, and it always shows quite a bit of crud when cleaning it out.
In 1986/87 when the first "nosing up" stoppages were reported with the P7's with the NJ State Police, HK fired more than 20,000 rounds through various P7's to prove out the new gas pistons, P7M8 magazines, etc. The guns were cooled with compresed air. I do not recall any failures of any parts during that testing and no stoppages charged to the weapon or magazine. As I recall the guns were cooled, cleaned and lubed every 250 rounds. While not a torture test it is an indication of the guns reliability and durability with moderate care during extended shooting scenarios.im curious if there was some kind of video, story, or even an offical hk test, where they put the p7 to the ultimate tests.