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HK MP7a1 Sub Machine Gun

The HK MP7a1 is a sub machine gun, manufactured by Heckler & Koch. Chambered in 4.6mm x 30mm with a 20 or 40 round magazine housed in the weapon's pistol grip.

the MP7a1 is said to be currently in use with DEVGRU, otherwise known as SEAL Team Six (ST6). It was reportedly carried by many of the SEAL Team 6 operators who took part in the raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in May 2011.

The MP7A1 is a compact gun that is suitable for close quarters combat (CQC) work and hence is ideal for a counter terrorist units such as SEAL Team Six. It also used as a personal defence weapon (PDW) and is carried by some military pilots. The MP7's compact size also make it an ideal weapon for close protection operatives.

The weapon features an extendable stock, fold down fore grip and rails for mounting accessories such as scopes, laser pointers and torches. A sound suppressor can also be fitted.

MP7a1 Specifications

weight: 2.65 lb (20 round empty magazine)
length: 25.1 inches (stock extended)
16.3 inches (Stock retracted)
barrel length: 7.1 inches
rate of fire : 950 rpm
muzzle velocity : 2,379 feet per second
effective range : 200 meters
caliber : 4.69mm x 30mm
magazine : 20 / 40 round magazine

MP7a1 - Images and Further Info

HK MP7a1 fitted with suppressor, elcan optics and 40 round magazine. DEVGRU reportedly favor using the MP7 with a suppressor as it reduces the weapons recoil to a very low level.
photo by Remigiusz Wilk REMOV

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HK MP7a1 with 20-round magazine fitted. It's small magazine, extendable stock and fold-down fore grip allow the MP7a1 to be carried concealed and so may be used by DEVGRU operators when wearing plain clothes.
photo by KrisfromGermany

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