Obscure Object of Desire: Heckler & Koch P11

RF is always going on about Shower Carry, and I think I’ve found the perfect gun for those whose daily hygiene regimen includes “Lather, Rinse, Fire, Reload, Repeat.”  The H&K P11 entered service in the mid-1970s, and was (is?) used by Navy SEAL-types all around the Western world.

It fires a 7.62mm drag-stabilized dart with an effective range of 30 meters above water, and 15 meters submerged.  The sealed five-shot barrel contains the cartridges, and the weapon is reloaded by replacing the barrel unit with a fresh spare.  Used barrels must be returned to H&K for reloading and re-sealing.

the P11 is completely waterproof and corrosion-resistant.  If you’re worried about being ambushed on the crapper, you’re a little paranoid here’s a tactical toilet tip: the P11 will survive years of discreet storage at the bottom of your toilet tank.



  1. avatar Joe says:

    That pop gun’s for wussies! I’ll take one of these: The APS Amphibious Rifle! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APS_amphibious_rifle

    By the way this is JoeVM.C. And although I have been lurking for a while I haven’t introduced myself properly, so hello all!

    1. avatar Gossven says:

      The cartridges for that rifle look like they were meant to kill vampires.

  2. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

    Cool rifle Joe, I hope you stick around and show us some more nice toys.

  3. avatar Ralph says:

    Chris, shower carry has been my personal Holy Grail. RF is a mere poseur basking in my reflected glory. So is the H&K P11, which is merely a waterproof gun. Being waterproof may take care of the shower part of the equation, but leaves unanswered the carry portion of the conundrum.

    I am miffed. On the other hand, at least someone out there is paying attention to what truly matters — shower carry.

    1. avatar TTACer says:

      I have claymores with the “front towards enemy” and the clicker in the shower, so I don’t need to shower carry.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        Claymores cause too much collateral damage. I have cats. Fortunately, they’re built close to the ground, and I tend to shoot high.

  4. avatar Derek says:

    “Lather, Rinse, Fire, Reload, Repeat”

    Wait, we’re talking about guns right?

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      We are?

  5. avatar CUJO THE DOG OF WAR says:

    I’ll stick with my Cold Steel Boar Hunting Spear until my P-11 comes in…

    1. avatar Gossven says:

      Now that I’ve looked at that CS Boar Spear, I really want one. How is the Spear Head attached to the shaft on that thing? How sturdy is it?

    2. avatar Lance says:

      You should get the SOG spear. It is a spearhead that is threaded to screw on to mop/broom sticks.

  6. avatar Jarvis says:

    I would like to add that tossing one of these in your tank is not only tactically prudent, it’s also environmentally sound be cause the toilet uses less water. It’s a win win for everyone.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Stupid me. I’ve been using a brick.

  7. avatar Jurjen S. says:

    Used barrels must be returned to H&K for reloading and re-sealing.

    Given H&K’s reputation for customer service–or more precisely, lack thereof–where private citizens are concerned, that’s got to be the deal-breaker.

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