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Not for civilian use! *LAV’s pizza, not The HK MP7*

Larry be like EXTRA SAUCE *check*… DOUBLE CHEESE *check*… NOTES: Write “LAV TIER1 DELTA” in pepperoni.

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Damn that thing has very little recoil.  Too bad it shoots such a mini cartridge.  I want that look and function, but in 9mm.  Too bad we suck and HK hates us.

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Even though Richard Ryan is a civilian, he got his hands on the most deadly weapon known to man for this:

Richard-Ryan-M2-Browning-Ma-DeuceI know everyone forgave Recoil magazine and forgot that fiasco… I didn’t.  MP7 are so tight… I’d really like to get my hands on one someday.

Although I would have preferred to see mini-Richard in an ENDO t-shirt… the CarnikCon one was cool.

Thoughts?

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Richard Ryan and iJustine shoot an oldschool iMac:

Realtree camo spandex top and bottom paired with a stylish tan military inspired jacket?  ENDO Approved.  iJustine knows what’s up.  Wow.. 1.68 million subscribers to her channel!  That’s nuts, well she definitely works hard and deserves every bit of success!

Barrett MRAD… nice choice!  Can’t go wrong with the HK MP7 as well, even though it is far too dangerous for civilians.

Pretty crazy that the bullet didn’t go right thorough.  Fragmenting though I guess like Richard ends up saying in the Behind the scenes video below.

They talk behind the scenes:

iJustine-YouTubeRichard Ryan is of course wearing the ENDO Apparel 5.56x45mm t-shirt in the behind the scenes video.

Thoughts?  Who would you rather go shooting with, Richard Ryan or iJustine?  What about if all iJustine talked about is how much she likes Hi-Points, and how the Kel-Tec KSG is the best shotgun ever?

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Who ever said select fire rifles don’t have a sporting application was wrong:

That’s a nice spread on the table at the beginning!

Recoil Magazine must be shaking in their money filled boots knowing that 3 civilians were able to get a hold of an MP7.  Luckily the only casualty that day was a digital SLR.

Speaking of digital SLRs, I really thought I would get a lot more use out of my Canon 60D than I have so far.  I have used it for some shirt pics and what not, but I just find I don’t have the time to play with it as much as I’d like to.  Maybe I’ll shoot a full look book for ENDO Apparel this summer.

Richard-Ryan-ENDOI know I said this in the past, but Corridor Digital is awesome.  I haven’t posted all that much of their stuff lately because it has been very videogame oriented but you should make sure to check them out.

Make sure you subscribe to Richard Ryan on YouTube or at the very least troll him here or in his comments.

Thoughts?

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Richard Ryan (iPhone shooter) puts some work in on Apple’s competition:

Props to Richard for pronouncing HK “Heckler & Coke” as germanically intended.  That said, we all know that the MP7 is technology that no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on.  This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of.

I can appreciate many aspects of Apple’s phones, but I really feel android devices such as the one in the video are far superior for anyone that doesn’t fall under the category of housewife or little girl.  Your money though, do what you want with it…

Thoughts?

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You will RECOIL in horror at editor Jerry Tsai’s thoughts on the HK MP7:

“Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of. It is made to put down scumbags, and that’s it. Mike Cabrera of Heckler & Koch Law Enforcement Sales and veteran law enforcement officer with SWAT unit experience points out that this is a gun that you do not want in the wrong, slimy hands. It comes with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes only. Its overall size places it between a handgun and submachine gun. Its assault rifle capabilities and small size make this a serious weapon that should not be taken lightly.”

A response from Jerry Tsai himself:

Hey guys, this is Jerry Tsai, Editor of RECOIL. I think I need to jump in here and clarify what I wrote in the MP7A1 article. It looks like I may not have stated my point clearly enough in that line that is quoted up above. Let’s be clear, neither RECOIL nor I are taking the stance on what should or should not be made available on the commercial market although I can see how what was written can be confused as such.

Because we don’t want anything to be taken out of context, let’s complete that quote and read the entire paragraph:

“Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of. It is made to put down scumbags, and that’s it. Mike Cabrera of Heckler & Koch Law Enforcement Sales and veteran law enforcement officer with SWAT unit experience points out that this is a gun that you do not want in the wrong, slimy hands. It comes with semi-automatic and full-auto firing modes only. Its overall size places it between a handgun and submachine gun. Its assault rifle capabilities and small size make this a serious weapon that should not be taken lightly.”

Let’ also review why this gun should not be taken lightly. In the article it was stated that the MP7A1 is a slightly larger than handgun sized machine-gun that can be accurately fired and penetrate Soviet style body armor at more than 300 yards. In the wrong hands, that’s a bad day for the good guys.

As readers of RECOIL, we all agree that we love bad-ass hardware, there’s no question about that. I believe that in a perfect world, all of us should have access to every kind of gadget that we desire. Believe me, being a civvie myself, I’d love to be able to get my hands on an MP7A1 of my own regardless of its stated purpose, but unfortunately the reality is that it isn’t available to us. As a fellow enthusiast, I know how frustrating it is to want something only to be denied it.

Its manufacturer has not made the gun available to the general public and when we asked if it would ever come to the commercial market, they replied that it is strictly a military and law enforcement weapon, adding that there are no sporting applications for it. Is it wrong that HK decided against selling a full-auto pocket sized machine gun that can penetrate armor from hundreds of yards away? It’s their decision to make and their decision they have to live with not mine nor anybody else’s.

I accepted their answer for what it was out of respect for those serving in uniform. I believe that we as gun enthusiasts should respect our brothers in law enforcement, agency work and the military and also keep them out of harms way. Like HK, I wouldn’t want to see one of these slip into the wrong hands either. Whether or not you agree with this is fine. I am compelled to explain a point that I was trying to make that may have not been clear.

Thanks for reading,
– JT, Editor, RECOIL

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Do I agree with the MP7 not being available to civilians?  No.. i’m all about unlimited ownership with no restrictions.  Criminals have that perk, why shouldn’t the rest of us?

I don’t know what the process looks like at RECOIL before something goes to print, but I’m pretty surprised a loaded statement like the one that was made slipped through the cracks.  Jerry Tsai’s response above didn’t really do him any good in my opinion.  Pretty big scandal to have already on issue #4.  My guess is people will forget about this next week, and their magazine sales will be better than ever.

If you want to read hundreds of angry comments head over to the RECOIL Facebook page.

What are your thoughts?  Are you boycotting this magazine for good, all because of this one statement?  Are you organizing a “magazine burn/shoot” where you destroy your first 3 issues?

Hat tip: Murphy, Eric, Scott, Matt M., Matt S.

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