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So I have put off my next AEG purchase due to funds and the fact that I already have one; and have instead been thinking about what side arm I want to carry with my sniper kit.

I am wondering what you guys think about the gas MP7 made by umarex. I like this because it is only slightly larger than my M9, it is gas and considered a sidearm (at least at my local fields) so it is not chronoed, although it does chrono 370-380 stock (tried it at my local shop). I think it would be a good bridge if I had to engage inside the ROE limits of my rifle. My alternative would be my M9, although I want to make a decision since I would need to figure out how to carry either one with my kit.
 

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Personally, I would go with the m9. Easy to holster, and quick to draw if need be. Not sure if there are mp7 holsters, but I find that the m9 would keep you more mobile. Not sure how big your m9 is, but compared to the kwa m9, the mp7 weighs almost twice as much and is almost twice as long. With the mp7, you will find it to get annoying when having to make a quick getaway. I find any sidearm a hassle, but I need one for the close encounters when using my primary is not allowed. I would actually prefer rolling without one
. Also, by sticking with your m9, you will save the money that would have been used for the new gun. Now you could buy some extra mags for the m9, or for other pieces of your sniper kit or arsenal.

That is just my opinion though ;)

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yeah, i really really like my M9 (KWA PTP) but the mag base plates always break off (both of my mgas have broken off, still usable but annoying).

In the few games I have played as a sniper so far I have not had the need to carry a sidearm, but the game I'm going to this weekend will be bigger than normal and it would be good to have one on me. How do ya'll usually carry yours? I have a spare drop leg that im debating cutting up and sewing to the leg of my ghillie suit since a drop leg would hinder the ghillie effect...
 

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I bought a KWA USP tactical NS2, (system 7) and it's performing great. I wouldn't use the MP7 because it's a little too big and cumbersome for a sidearm. Your sidearm needs to be easy to carry and draw just in case of pants shaitting confrontations. You never know.


And yes, there are MP7 holsters.
http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/Combat_Gear_Holsters_Pantac_MP7_Holster_CB_Cordura.htm

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=499

If you read the review of the ASGI holster, the poster warns of the bulk of the MP7.

If I were you, I'd stick to the M9 and also save some money to buy other stuff.
 

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yeah, the more i think about it the more that i think the M9 would be better... it would just be nice to have some full auto capability and some ammo (since my spotter is... um... flaky, and wont be at this game)... either way though, i have no idea how im going to carry it lol.

How is the USP and that N2 system? (still not exactly clear on what they changed, but i havent really been in the market for a pistol recently) my first "real" airsoft gun was a KWA USPc and I've stuck with them ever since for my sidearm at least. the PTP chronos around 330... a little disappointing from when I first got it and it was around 380 :-(
 

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The NS2 system is supposed to be more gas efficient and have less overall cool down. Whats also cool is that the USP has 380~ FPS while maintaining good gas consumption. Non NS2 parts are becoming harder to find anyway.

If you wanted a pistol with a full auto capability, you could try the TSD USP-ish pistol.

http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_info.php?products_id=3927

Videos online prove that the ROF is pretty nice. IMHO still not as good as the KWA series though. But it's cheaper


EDIT: A sidearm doesn't need too high of an FPS anyway. 300 is way enough. It's a secondary after all.
 

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'A sidearm doesn't need too high of an FPS anyway. 300 is way enough. It's a secondary after all.'

Yeah, 300 fps should be able to get the job done. I run a pistol that shoots 280-300 tops. I would worry more about a pistol with good gas efficiency, durability, size (I prefer a smaller sidearm), etc. than fps.
 

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I have a Umarex HK MP7A1 by KWA US version and it works good. You PanTac Makes drop-leg holsters and the work nicely and are built great and I believe that a chest holster exist but I don't know what company makes it.
MP7s are good secondary guns and have good range and accuracy. I love using it when someone thinks they are sneaking up on me and they get blasted because they didn't think I had full-auto capability.
 
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