Is it the year of the MP7? It seems like it. Tommy Built had their model at the B&T booth to show off and make us lust after. Farrow Tech released a dress up kit for the CP33, which is best described as the MP7 we have at home. Then, of course, Palmetto State Armory released their own take on the MP7. Their MP7 chambers the ‘other’ PDW cartridge, the 5.7x28mm. PSA’s MP7 wannabe is what brought me to PSA’s booth, but what kept me there was PSA’s first shotgun, the 570.
The Rock Meets the MP7
Dedicated groups of HK fanboys have wanted an MP7 for just about as long as HK has produced them. PSA ultimately saw the demand and must have thought, hey, we like money. Thus, they began working on their take on the design. It’s not a purist’s take on the MP7, but it’s close enough to satisfy my wants and needs. PSA started with the Rock 5.7 handgun and began turning it into the MP7.
The gun retains the lever-delayed action of the Rock, which is a lower recoil operation method than the MP7’s straight blowback design. The PSA MP7 will have a retractable brace, an optics rail, and three rails around the handguard for accessories. The magazines will go beyond the standard Rock length and we can expect to see some high-capacity magazines out soon.
Overall, it looks pretty cool and would likely make an effective close-quarters weapon for home defenders.
The 570 a Palmetto State Armory Scattergun
The PSA 570 is a pump action, 12 gauge shotgun that is being done in the most PSA way possible. The 570 is an original design that takes inspiration and influence from both the Mossberg 500 and Remington 870. From the Mossberg 500, we get the tang safety and the user-serviceable design. From the 870, we get the furniture and a super slick action.
The pump release is really intuitive and placed on the side of the receiver. The receiver also features an optics cut, which is nice. The front sight is a Glock front sight, meaning you’ll have no problems finding a replacement to change it up.
The idea behind the 570 is to create a shotgun the user can build from the ground up. PSA is approaching the idea of shotguns the same way they approached the idea of the AR-15. It’s designed to allow the user to build the gun they truly want. You can purchase a receiver and, from there, get the magazine tube, barrel, and stock system you want.
The 570 and 5.7 MP7
If seven is your lucky number, then PSA has you covered. The 570 and 5.7 MP7 certainly incorporate the number in a few different ways. I’m excited about both releases, and I’m not sure if I have a preference for one more than the other at this point. I think PSA has knocked CQB options out of the park this year.