HK MP7 PDW RBG . a model of the MP7 PDW, with 10 round RBG mech, folding foregrip and stock, and removable magazine . this is something that i have been thinking of building for a while, but havent made because i couldnt think of a way to fit all the parts in - but now, i have solved that problem, and i present to you: the HK MP7 PDW RBG!!
this gun is classed as a Personal Defense Weapon. it is the sort of gun that will be issued to non-combatants - ie people who would not normally fight, eg truck/tank drivers. because of this, the gun needs to be easy to use, compact, and accurate in the hands of an unexperienced shooter. NATO previously issued a normal smg to these people, but ordinary 9mm rounds proved ineffective against the body armour that some of the opposition wore. because of this, NATO decided that a new round was needed, and invented the class PDW - a small, easy to use weapon, effective against body armour. the P90 was the first weapon to enter the 'competition', with its scaled carbine round, and it seemed that no-one else would enter, until HK entered the MP7. this also uses a round that seems to be a scaled down carbine round, but it is 4.3mm instead of the P90s 5.7mm round. no decision has yet been made as to which gun will officially be used, and so it is left to the individual countries/forces to decide.
having already made a P90, i decided to go for the MP7. having now made both, i think i prefer the MP7.
my gun is an RBG, with a semi-auto capacity of about 10 rounds. the small cap is because the bands are stretched longer than normal, and i needed a very compact mechanism so that i could fit the telescoping stock in, so consequently the mech isnt one of my strongest. it is still a very good one, though.
the gun features:
telescoping stock (with lock - open and closed)
folding foregrip (with lock - locks open only)
removable magazine - i made a 40 round and a 20 round (they dont actually do anything)
10 round capacity semi auto RBG mechanism
flash hider (for looks)
fake RIS rails on the sides (also for looks only)
you probably didnt read any of that, did you? ;)
anyway, heres a video
foregrip folded down (and locked)
stock opened (also locked)
gun with small magazine
gun with both magazines (neither are loaded)
how the magazines stay in the gun
stock half open (release lever is nothing like that of the real thing, but this one works better - just pull back the lever at the back)
foregrip open and locked
the release lever
the release lever, released (pull it out to release the grip)
fake flash hider
FPS stock closed
FPS stock open
gear wheel, loaded
where the bands hook at the front
looking down the 'sights' - i couldnt make any real ones, as the RBs would have hit them.
and one last look at the awesome gun
thats it - tell me what you think!