Heckler and Koch MP7: the Replacement for HK MP5

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The replacement for the famous submachine gun HK MP5 has finally arrived! The MP7 is made by Heckler and Koch, the famous German armament company. It is mainly being used for anti-terror operations. In the UK, Ministry of Defense Police are the first force to have them, and the Metropolitan Police are very interested, as well as other forces. So far after their testing, the gun has been very successful and is much liked by the MoD Police. As armed police, their guns have to be limited to single shot firing. The mags hold 20 rounds and the ammunitions will penetrate both kevlar and other sorts of body armor. 40 round box mags can also be used. The gun can be shot single handedly or with both hands on the gun, the grip can also be folded back as well as the stock pushed in. Another advantage of this gun is that there is hardly any recoil. At 900 RPM, it is an incredibly versatile and powerful gun.

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MP5K and MP7

The gun is classed as a Personal Defense Weapon and at the moment is being used by the following forces:

German Army, Norwegian Army, UK MOD Police, Irish Garda Siochana, Malaysian Police Special Force and South Korean Police.

It weighs:

  • 1.8 kg (3.96 lb) empty
  • 1.9 kg (4.2 lb) with 20 rounds
  • 2.0 kg (4.4 lb) with 40 rounds

Length:

  • 340 mm (13.4 in), stock retracted
  • 541 mm (21.2 in), stock extended

Barrel Length: 180 mm (7.1 in)

Cartridge action: 4.6×30 mm

Action: Gas-operated, rotating bolt

Effective range: 200 m.

The HK MP7 Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) is a member of a relatively new class of small arms, called Personal Defense Weapons (PDW; such specialized weapons are build since the start of WW2). The PDW are intended, as name implies, to be a defensive sidearm for second-line troops, vehicle crews and other military personnel who normally not issued with assault rifles. Previously, these troops were issued with pistols or submachine guns, but proliferation of body armor in recent years made those guns ineffective. The first firearm, intended as “the new age PDW” and offered in that class was Belgian-made FN P90, and it had special low-impulse, high-velocity ammunition, capable of penetration of current military body armor and helmets at ranges of 100 meters and beyond, while being much smaller and lighter, than assault rifle. The HK MP7, originally known simply as HK PDW, is another entry in the PDW class, and thus is a direct rival to FN P90.

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The HK MP7, first announced in 2000, entered production in 2001 and, by early 2007, is officially adopted by German military, as well as some German special police units, such as KSK, and also offered for export sales. The British Military Police issues HK MP7A1 to its personnel since 2005, and it is believed that some South Korean special forces also use MP7A1.

The HK MP7 submachine gun / personal defense weapon has layout of a typical compact submachine gun (or a large pistol), with magazine being inserted into pistol grip, with folding forward grip and telescoped buttstock. The action of the MP7A1 is somewhat unusual for weapon of such small size, since it is gas operated, rotating bolt design, which strongly resembles the action of the HK G36 assault rifle, suitably scaled down. The ambidextrous fire mode selector/safety switch allows for semi-auto and full-auto modes. MP7A1 it designed to fire special, high velocity ammunition, 4.6x30mm, that looks like scaled down rifle round. That ammunition is unique to the MP7 and another HK weapon, the HK UCP / P46 pistol.

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The receiver of MP7A1, along with integral pistol grip, is made from the polymer with steel reinforcements. Top side of the receiver hosts a Picatinny-type accessory rail for sight mountings. Standard sighting equipment is usually a set of low-profile open sights on quick-detachable mounts, plus a collimating (red-dot) sight Additional rails can be installed on either side of receiver, next to its front end. The MP7A1 could be fired single-handedly, or using both hands, either like the pistol or using a front grip. Telescopic buttstock can be extended to give additional stability. With buttstock and front grip are collapsed, the MP7 can be carried like any big pistol in the special holster, and can be effectively used in close combat.

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The 4.6x30mm ammunition is loaded with pointed all-steel bullets with brass jacket. Bullet weight is 1.6 gram (25 grains) and the muzzle velocity is 725 m/s (ca. 2400 fps). Manufacturer claims the 100% penetration of the CRISAT body armor (1.6mm of Titanium plus 20 layers of Kevlar) at the distance of 200 meters. Other types of ammunition, including tracer, frangible, spoon-tip (rapid-tumbling for use against unarmored human targets), blank and trill (inert) also available for MP7A1; ammunition is currently manufactured in UK by BAE Systems / Radway Green plant.

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HK MP7 in Action

Future Weapon

Manufacturer

Heckler & Koch

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[Via Modern Firearms & Seb's Blog]

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28 Responses to “Heckler and Koch MP7: the Replacement for HK MP5”

  1. I want to know. Between the MP7 and the P90, which one is better?
    Or shall I say. Which one is more reliable, more accurate and easier to maintain on the battle-field?

  2. nice gun Guys,

    My opinion,..

    I think you should choose MP7,
    because for real action MP7 is faster than P90 in loading time,

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  4. the BKA and bundespolizei uses them
    some german state police also

  5. mickey welch on May 29th, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Hay peeps wats up umm can i have one off thoes guns.

  6. mickey welch on May 29th, 2009 at 3:30 am

    so can i

  7. Unscathed Corpse on June 23rd, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I’ll stick with my trusty 1911 .45cal. and trust in my ability to place a leathal shot, every shot.
    We see a generation of LEO’s that are video gamers with a spray and pray mentality.
    Use stand off capability whenever possible.

  8. A truly devastating weapon. Having had a play with one I was mostly impressed by the immediate lack of weight in comparison to the MP5.
    Very accurate, very effective.

  9. I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazine fall when trying to move in tight spaces. In my opinion, that can be a huge disadvantage for me or any left handed shooter carrying this weapon that has to engage a threat with limited room to operate.

  10. very nice gun,can you send me one to the philippines?

  11. The weapon is garbage. Again, the engineers and not the users have ruled the day and have been co – opted by their higher ups, in my opinion. Orders are orders, and so this hyper velocity lightweight peashooter was born. Truly a solution in search of a problem.

    I am worried that this will displace actual SMG’s. It is not an SMG, it ‘handles’ in a subtle(!)but different manner. Much more training and familiarization is required.

    A short case length version of the 556 NATO or SOCOM round would be interesting.

    Good Luck.

  12. Suspiciously Adept on March 25th, 2010 at 4:56 am

    @Car Ant:
    Care to explain why it’s ‘garbage’? Or should I disregard that as your biased opinion?

  13. MA Ya Yo
    if ur ROE states that “you are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of you” what happens if someone is shooting at you from 200 yds away……

  14. I honestly don’t know.

  15. I think some must open there eyes as this is not only for the mil, and is a good weapon system for CPO’s in the required enviroment. As for more training if people trained more then there would be less issues, but the issue with any weapon is the attitude of the firer, and not the weapon.

  16. or thay legal to own and how mutch r thay

  17. I think if someone is shooting at 200yards and you’re not allowed to shoot them unless they’re at 100… then you best close that 100yards distance quickly

  18. I wanna purchase these products in a large quantity but I don’t Know how possible it will be.

  19. sajad balocb on May 6th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    wa yar key gun he

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  21. 100 Yd ROE…

    If someone is shooting at your people and hitting they must be within 100 meters, which is what ROE’s are generally written in. The 100 Meter limit in the ROE is to ensure the hostile is engaged instead of innocents nearby. The farther they are the more difficult it is to determine which of those people over there are shooting at you and the closer people twenty yards apart appear to be causing mistakes in determining who is associated with the shooter. In reality, who can honestly estimate distance when they are being shot at. If they are close enough to positively identify them as the shooter and what’s behind them it’s guns hot.

    Incidentally, when I was packing my M-16 I would gladly have traded for the M-4. Between the collapsible stock and 5.5 inch shorter barrel it’s on hell of a lot more convenient climbing in and out of everything. Of course we always want the newest stuff but you’ll be retired before the MP-7 makes it’s way to harbor patrol.

  22. with the price of the gun mp7 semi auto

  23. MP7 seems to be agreat weapon, I’m a member of the dreaded “Takut sa Asawa” and would like to use it against all my counterparts.

    Price is of no object.

    See you all in battlefield.

  24. Insert name here on April 15th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    p90 is better because its bullpup, it has a 50 rounds magazine and it has less pushback. p90 has also bigger bullets

  25. u dont know me on May 15th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    i love this sexy weapon mwa ha ha ha

  26. fuck this fuckin weapon, mp5k better

  27. I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazine fall when trying to move in tight spaces. In my opinion, that can be a huge disadvantage for me or any left handed shooter carrying this weapon that has to engage a threat with limited room to operate.

  28. I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon thI am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. 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There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid firI am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. 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Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. 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Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazine fall when trying to move in tight spaces. In my opinion, that can be a huge disadvantage for me or any left handed shooter carrying this weapon that has to engage a threat with limited room to operate.I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazine fall when trying to move in tight spaces. In my opinion, that can be a huge disadvantage for me or any left handed shooter carrying this weapon that has to engage a threat with limited room to operate.I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazine fall when trying to move in tight spaces. In my opinion, that can be a huge disadvantage for me or any left handed shooter carrying this weapon that has to engage a threat with limited room to operate.I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters with all of our gear on. I know as a left handed shooter, carrying the long arm proves to be a considerable problem due to the magazine release button being pressed against my body and letting the magazineI am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. If i may, I would suggest putting a dust cover over the bolt to keep closed when not engaging targets as an added measure of security against the weather and other environmental issues. I strongly believe that our command should make the switch to this weapon or possibly incorporate it in our daily operations for safety and performance benefits. We don’t necessarily need a weapon that can fire effectively at long ranges. We use our M240s and M60s for that reason. Why not make the switch to a smaller, accurate, powerful and effective weapon that provides rapid fire, more mobility and less of a personal discomfort to those of us that deal with the M-4 in confined quarters I am a Master at Arms in the Navy. I am currently attached to Harbor Patrol Unit at NSA Bahrain. We currently arm up and patrol the piers and water with M-4 carbines and also a 9mm. I am completely confident that my M-4 will be able to “do the job” if it ever comes to firing it to disable a threat, however carrying the long arm on a small patrol boat and in a van to our post causes problems. There is not enough room to maneuver the weapon in the vehicle or on the small water craft. I believe the MP-7 could solve the issue of maneuverability as well as provide sufficient firepower and accuracy to engage threats from considerable distances due to the fact that with our force continuum ROE we are only allowed to use deadly force if that threat is within 100 yards of us. Also, being that this particular weapon is a gas operated weapon with a bolt system, it will provide a certain amount of reliability against weather conditions and dust, sand, and water which we come into contact with on a regular basis. 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