POTD: Heckler & Koch MP7 in the Norwegian Defence

Eric B
by Eric B

The Heckler & Koch MP7 is such a cool firearm. I guess everyone would like to have one, if only they could. Joining the Norwegian Home Guard is one way of shooting one.

In Today’s Photo Of The Day we take a closer look at the MP7, as used by Norway.

Below: Home guard soldiers securing Ørlandet during an exercise. Photo: Jesper Vigander Edwin / Forsvaret

Below: First training with the HK MP7. Note open sights versus Aimpoint. Photo: Tore Ellingsen

Below: Is the MP7 the perfect firearm for a dog handler? From the excercise Bjørgvin in HV-2009. 1600 soldiers were called for the exercise. Photo: Ole B Garbo / Forsvaret

Below: Homeguard group Polar Bear VI of Oslofjord HV-01 practice-offensive operation in buildings. Photo: Torbjørn Kjosvold / Forsvaret

Below: Shoot training for hunter squad at the Norwegian Army Special Operation Command Torbjørn Kjosvold

Below: Note the size of the magazine and rounds.

Below: Soldiers during field exercise. Photo: Mats Grimsæth

Check out the Norwegian FN Minimis as well.

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Marcus J Marcus J on Oct 16, 2018

    OK , I admit I would like to have one

  • Adam D. Adam D. on Oct 17, 2018

    Would be nice to read some opinions one day from guys like these Norwegian soldiers who actually shoot the MP7 a lot and train with it.

    It's one of the most fascinating firearms for me,
    it'd be mind-bending fun shooting a full auto specimen some day for kicks,
    but in real life applications, it must be a very niche gun.