by John Boch

Recoil Magazine, a new gun rag trying to make a go of it really stepped in a big, steamy fecal pie with their fourth issue.

In reviewing one of Heckler and Koch’s latest, the MP7, the writer wrote that the gun is unavailable to civilians “and for good reason”.  He went on to say that it’s technologies that “no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on”.

Oh, just so we’re not taking the pull quote out of context, here’s the whole 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.”

Jerry Tsai.

To add insult to injury, when this scrum went viral among the gun community, it turns out the author of this trash is the editor of the publication, Jerry Tsai.

Now, in some degree of offering an explanation of the tomfoolery of Mr. Tsai, I do have to explain that today’s Heckler and Koch has about as much interest in selling “black guns” to civilians in America as Michael Bloomberg.  Their prices are exhorbitant, their customer service non-existent if you’re not .mil or law enforcement, and their arrogance is astounding – again, unless you’re a member of the “elite” class.

Personally, I have owned a host of HK products over the years, to include a -91, -94 and an -89.

I’ve seen some of their newer products and trained alongside them.  Frankly if this MP7 doesn’t shoot any better than their carbine rifle they released a few years ago, you’re not missing anything (except the target if you had one).

Perhaps Mr. Tsai got caught up in the HK philosophy of “we won’t sell black guns to American civilians” (which, by the way, is why I haven’t bought any HK products for almost 15 years now).

In fact, some folks say the unofficial motto at HK is “Because you suck, and we hate you”.  Don’t believe me?  Google it.  (About 18,900,000 results (0.22 seconds)).

Jerry Tsai came out this weekend with a lame-brained apology, basically doubling down on “we don’t want this gun available to civilians because it might fall into the ‘wrong’ hands”.

Well, Jerry, it’s just a gun and the anti-gunners have been saying the same thing about *all* guns for decades now.

And you want gun owners to buy your fecal-matter publication?

Go self-procreate, boy.