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Daewoo K7



Overview


Daewoo K7 sub machine gun

Left side view of K7 sub machine gun showing distinctive receiver with large rear sight hub and oversized magazine well.
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Origin
South Korea
Type
Sub machine gun
Entered service
2001
Status
In service
Development
1998 - 2000
Developer
South Korea - Daewoo
Production
2001 - present
Producer
South Korea - Daewoo, now S&T Motiv
Unit cost
$ 2.300 in 2015

Description


Introduction

The K7 is a modern sub machine gun of South Korean origin. It was developed by Daewoo in the early 2000's as a less expensive alternative to the proven and widely used Heckler & Koch MP5SD. The K-7 is a very simple weapon and some parts are shared with the older South Korean K1A assault rifle.

Design

The K7 is based on the receiver of the K1A assault rifle. The K7 is a simple blowback operated weapon with short vented barrel and large integrated silencer. The magazine well is originally designed for the 5.56mm round and is fitted with an insert for the smaller straight magazines for the 9mm round. A wire frame retractable stock is fitted and remarkably accessory rails are missing.

Firepower

The K7 fires the 9x19mm round from 30 round straight box magazines. The cyclic rate of fire is very high at 1.150 rpm, but the 3 round burst option aids in controllability. The supersonic 9x19mm rounds are reduced to subsonic speeds and the noise level is about 120 dB. Due to the reduced velocity the maximum effective range is 135 m.

Users

The K7 is used by various South Korean military and law enforcement units. It has also been exported to various nations, most of them situated in Asia.

Details


Daewoo K7 sub machine gun

Daewoo K7 displayed with stock in retracted position.
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Variants of the K7

The K7 is produced in only one variant. A version without the integrated silencer is not available. The K7 is easily distinct from the MP5SD by its K1A receiver with large rear sight hub, oversize magazine well and straight magazines. It is possible to mount a sling and laser illuminator.

Facts K7
General
Origin
South Korea
Type
Sub machine gun
Caliber
Caliber
9x19mm Parabellum
Magazine
30 round detachable box
Barrel length
134 mm
Rifling
6 grooves, 254 mm right hand twist
Muzzle velocity
295 m/s
Operation
Action
Gas operated, simple blowback
Fire selector
0 - 1 - 3 - F
Rate of fire
1.050 - 1.250 rpm
Dimensions
Stock type
Retractable
Length
788 mm / 606 mm
Weight
3.4 kg with empty magazine
Sights
Type
Iron sights, tritium post front and aperture rear
Sight radius
310 mm sight radius
Accessories
Suppressor
Integral suppressor

Media


Daewoo K7 sub machine gun

Indonesian presidential guard armed with K7 sub machine gun.
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