Welcome everyone to the 149th edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only has a Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you, the readers, found the skull-covered AR-15 to be a massive pile of fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up with the “one-of-a-kind custom” still up for grabs. We can only hope, I guess, that someone will find it in their heart to give this pistol a new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an H&K P7 M10 chambered in .40 Smith & Wesson. As is tradition, this nickel-clad gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $9,999 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Nickel Plated or Fudd Rated?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Unbearably hot gat after two magazines-and not in a good way…” – Rusty S.
“If I can say ‘I could buy three Manurhin MR73’s, or two Korth’s for that,’ then something is wrong here.” – Doug E.
Selling this rare nickel-cad gat is GunBroker seller gomoose02, located in Grand Forks ND. Let’s see what they had to say about this very rare H&K P7 in .40 Smith & Wesson.
Note: The item description has been truncated to save space. For the full item description, please visit the listing here.
FOR SALE or TRADE!…This listing is for a Heckler & Koch Model P7 M10 Semi Automatic 40S&W Caliber Pistol Serial Number 021-2100 Date Code KC 1992 Manufactured Sterling Va Import. This Model and Finish is extremely rare, very few were imported. FEATURES: Factory Nickel/Hard Chrome Finish, 3-Dot Sights, 4″ Barrel, Made in Germany, 1-10rd HK Magazine, and Semi Automatic. CONDITION: Excellent overall showing light normal signs of use numbers matching. It will ship exactly as shown pistol only. We are selling off a number of our H&K P7 pistols from our vast HK Collection so keep an eye on our listings. We look forward to working with new customers as well as the thousands of current clients that helped make us one of the Top Sellers on Gunbroker.com
HK P7s will always and forever be cool firearms. Prompted by the 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre, German police decided to replace the .32 ACP Walter PP with the similarly sized 9mm pistol. HK stepped up to the plate with the squeeze cocking HK P7, and it was purchased alongside the SIG P225 and Walther P5. Like all German firearms, the P7 operates using a combination of conventional engineering and German space magic. Once you grasp how intricate a squeeze cocker is, you’re then forced to confront the fact that the P7 uses a gas-delayed blowback system as well.
Somehow (I’m telling you it’s German space magic) the P7 works, and a works incredibly well. But like all major handguns that lived through the ’90s, the P7 M10 variant in .40 Smith & Wesson was inevitable. After the 1986 FBI Miami shootout, .40 Smith & Wesson would take over a large market share in the years to come. All these years later, .40 S&W is far from relevant while ammo is still plentiful making this HK P7 M10 a strangely interesting talking point.
On the low end, these guns typically sell for roughly $3k nowadays. When you factor in a rare finish, limited chambering, and low serial number, these guns go for even more. So is this gun worth it for almost five figures? Well, as always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Nickel clad HK P7 M10 a Hot Gat or leftover .40 Smith and Wesson Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this H&K Model P7 M10 40 S&W Nickel is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: