For a carry pistol, preferably striker fired, is there anything that can compare?
It's a great gun, but finding a holster to carry it comfortably for any length of time (that is under $100) has been a challenge. I carry a beater M8 from time to time.
I would kill for a modernized poly-lower M13.
To answer your question, I haven't found anything comparable.
>current price is upwards of 2k
>not being 18
When I purchased mine, they weren't that much. The P7 PSP trade in I use I picked up for ~$700, and my beater M8 I got for about $900. It uses the same holster as the M13.
I don't have an issue with paying for a nice holster. I really wanted some modern holster maker to make one (Gcode comes to mind, but they weren't doing any custom stuff last I checked).
This is why I don't carry them too much anymore.
I do a lot of consultation work with law firms, etc. (IT and systems integration). I do my best to not dress like your standard neck-bearded basement dweller / IT support guy.
Tailored suit + sharkskin leather holster +P7. Looks great, never really get a 2nd glance at most offices, even if I take off the jacket.
Here is a 'P7T' I picked up a while back. My nills went on it until I could replace the cracked factory plastics.
Well groomed and dressed men are the good guys.
I passed up one of those comp'd models a few years ago. Its one of the biggest gun regrets I have. Haven't seen one since.
I did pick up a K3 recently, though.....and I thought I would never see one again!
I had good results with the Comp-Tac holster I used to carry my P7 in. I eventually quit carrying it due to issues with surface rust forming on the magazine body and along the grip panels despite daily application of oil and eventually grease.
The M8 I carry is NP3 treated. Ford's Coatings is who I sent it to - they have someone on staff that knows how to take one apart, etc. I sent 3 magazines (all I had at the time) with it, too. I don't have any rust issues on it.
I considering having that done but I just couldn't warrant it with the original finish in such good condition. I opted to retire it from carry duty instead and choose something I cared less about.
>carrying a $1,000+ hand ghat
That shit is going to get "confiscated" and subsequently "lost" if you ever need to use it or, best case scenario, left to languish in an un-climate controlled evidence room for years and rusted to shit.
You're probably trolling OP, but if not, just pack a fucking PF9 or something cheap that still goes bang.
Pretty much any pistol with a manual safety...maybe an XD since you seem fond of grip safeties.
M&P or Glock with an after market trigger, the price of which will still be hundreds of dollars lower than what your P7 is worth.
Literally any pistol designed after 1980.
Personally I would recommend the M&P with a DCAEK from Apex
>I carry because I need to be ready 24/7 to go condition red on any hostiles who enter my tactical safety perimeter. Operator.
>This shit's expensive though, let me get the cheap one
It's not expensive because it's the most "operator" handgun, far from it, the design's actually very low-speed high drag (heel mag release) it's expensive because it's rare and no longer in production.
Be autistic somewhere else.
This guy has a deep IWB holster specifically for the P7, and it's extremely comfortable. I love mine. It was 75 when I got it. I see it's 100 now... RIP.
I got my PSP for 650.
The entire point of a carry piece is to use it when you need it and if it does get used, it will languish in a locker or worse...so use something you can stand to part with. If the gun's just a man purse to you then fine more power to you, just don't cry if you ever use it and don't see it again.
I wasn't that impressed when I shot my friend's P7, it wasn't terrible but it wasn't anything to write home about.
I stopped carrying mine when a friend made me realize that "if the police respond and tell you to drop it on concrete, what do you do?"
the answer was "cry".
So I went and got a different carry gun. Still shoot the P7 though. I love it.
Well, considering the Walther CCP is the modern polymer equivalent (with the same gas-retarded blowback operation, yet costing about $1,500 less), yes, I think there are comparable options out there.
It's a fucking push button mag release.
With forward slide serrations.