In this fourteenth installment of Personal Defense Weapon Calibers, we’ll be looking at a highly minimalist incarnation of the PDW/SMG round: The 7.65x20mm French Longue. The story of the French Longue begins with the US entry to World War I and the brilliant [Read More…]
According to a press release issued earlier today by Heckler & Koch, the Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of parent company H&K AG Norbert Scheuch has been terminated from his position by the supervisory board. The release also stated [Read More…]
A few postcards landed on our doorstep and we feel obliged to share them. Apparently the Kampfschwimmers (“Combat Swimmers”) have been busy traveling the World. At least some of the destinations look far away from German soil! Some say the have visited the [Read More…]
Where the MP7 is that “cool gun” that almost no civilian in the United States can get these hands on (much less see), we can at least take comfort in knowing that the well-respected weapon has a few choice homes here amongst those who protect us. We may yet [Read More…]
These pictures (below) are almost 10 years old, but I hope the readers of this blog can help me figure out if the Heckler & Koch MP7 was real or fake. The background is, I was in Bahrain to see the new Ruf Automobile (Porsche tuner) factory and their new model CTR [Read More…]
Telescoping stocks designed to fit underneath a user’s helmet visor are very popular among a number of European Law Enforcement forces, and have been for some time now. Especially prevalent are Swiss response teams in Zürich, which have been in the news lately [Read More…]
Almost one month ago TFB, together with the blog Cornucopia, were the first to report that the Swedish SOG and Special Police Units were to get rifles from LWRCI. It’s always risky to be the first, because you may be proven wrong as the story develops. It was [Read More…]
the Arc’teryx Khard backpack fits the H&K MP7 perfectly. Pack organization is by Velocity Systems. They make insets for the Khard backpacks. Check them out here https://www.velsyst.com/store/arc-teryx-leaf-khard-inserts.html.
Dickson L. shared this photo of some MP7 rounds he got from his friend Joe. They are miniscule compared to the .50bmg rounds in the photo. They are 4.6x30mm.
If the 5.7x28mm FN is the first successful modern PDW round, then the 4.6x30mm HK is the second, and its biggest rival. German firm Heckler and developed the microcaliber 4.6mm in the 1990s as a response to a NATO solicitation for a Personal Defense Weapon, to which [Read More…]
My friend Irfan sent me this photo. It was posted on the Royal Malaysian Navy Facebook page. It is a photo celebrating Malaysian Independence. The guy on the right is a member of PASKAL: The Pasukan Khas Laut (Naval Special Warfare Forces). He is holding an H&K MP7 [Read More…]
In a previous article on TFB, we compared a Mauser 712 Schnellfeuer to a Glock 17 with an auto sear, and along the way discussed how very limited the usefulness of the modern machine pistol is. Fully automatic pistol-sized weapons have been around for over a hundred [Read More…]
New from Strike Industries comes a picatinny top rail with integrated backup iron sights for the H&K MP7. This must easily be the most niche product Strike have ever developed! The front post and rear aperture sights fold down into the rail to avoid obstructing [Read More…]
A little over eight years ago I published a map of the world showing countries which had adopted the AR-15 either as a primary service rifle, or as a niche special forces weapon. Back then about half the world was using the AR-15. (Ironically this map was made just [Read More…]
Anthony Williams, small arms theorist and co-author of the book Assault Rifle with Maxim Popenker, wrote an article in February of 2006 on the development of the Personal Defense Weapon and its ammunition, which he amended in late 2013. He includes in the article two [Read More…]