Heckler & Koch P7 (M13)
9x19mm or .22 LR or .32 ACP or .380 ACP or .40 S&W
After the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre the West German Police decided to issue requirements for a new 9mm pistol. The P7 was Heckler & Kochs response and it was adopted by their GSG9 Counter Terrorism Group and Special Forces shortly after production began in 1979.
It is a unique design made for quick draw and firing with a compact size and a squeezable grip. When the grip is squeezed the pistol is cocked and can be easily fired with only the trigger pressure of a single action semi-auto. When not squeezed the pistol is locked and safe even with a round in the chamber. Squeezing will also release the slide when held back after the last round, so reloading only requires replacement of the magazine and squeezing the grip again. The pistol is ambidextrous and has an enlarged trigger guard to promote two handed use.
Production was discontinued in 2008.
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