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brickboy240
10-06-2010, 11:05
Greetings!

I have never posted in the HK section and have never owned an H&K pistol of any sort. However, I have handled many and always wanted one but the high prices kept me away.

I noticed that Summit (whom I have bought Glocks and SIGs from in the past) have some really nice looking used USP 40 fulsize guns for sale.

http://www.summitgunbroker.com/USP_40.html

For 475 bucks, you get a USP 40 with night sights and 2 13rd mags.

Is this a decent deal? It sure seems so.

Anyone own a fullsize USP 40? How does it shoot?

I currently own a Glock 22 and XD-40 and am very used to the 40SW round and I still like the G22 and even like the XD-40 but have no real working experience with the full size USP 40.

This will be a car/home defense pistol...not carried on my person, so the big size of the USP is not a problem. I currently use my G22 for this role and it has never let me down.

These seem like very well made pistols and it seems that HK designed the USP around the 40 round, so it should be up to lots of shooting.

Any opinons or comments would be appreciated...I am tempted to pick up the USP 40.

Thanks!

Brickboy240

South Fla
10-06-2010, 11:14
That is a great price on that gun.

I ordered a Sig P226 from Bud's or I would have bought one of those from SGB.

I like 'em.

Glockdude1
10-06-2010, 11:26
$475 for a USP .40 with 2, 13rd magazines?

Jump on it!!!

I have had my USP .40 since 1997. It has been flawless. Hot, cold, rain, snow, and even extremely dirty, my USP has always worked.

It is a very accurate pistol. Recoil is not bad at all. I have gone thru many 500rd range sessions and my hand did not bother me. Mine shoots best with 180 grain loads, but it still very accurate with any .40 ammo. I am up 20, 13rd magazines. You can't have to many magazines.

http://i47.tinypic.com/2w5k421.jpg
My USP goes very well with my Uzi.

:cool:

spartan09
10-06-2010, 18:35
Two thumbs up!

H&K 4 LIFE
10-06-2010, 18:37
I like mine. Reliable, accurate, and soft shooting for a .40S&W. :)

http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/2079/sdc10868edit.jpg

Glockdude1
10-06-2010, 18:50
There is one thing about the USP that I don't like.

The rail.

You can only use a HK UTL light on it. I know there are adapters for the USP rails, I just have never bought one.

:cool:

HAMMERHEAD
10-07-2010, 19:14
I had one for about a year, nice gun. I prefer it to the Glock 22, but the XD .40 is a very good gun.
I like the way the USP handles the .40's recoil, it seemed to whip back into sight alignment faster than most pistols. Accuracy was good, but not as stellar as the USP .45.

troda
10-23-2010, 12:51
[QUOTE=HAMMERHEAD; Accuracy was good, but not as stellar as the USP .45.[/QUOTE]


What he said

gforester
10-23-2010, 13:03
There is one thing about the USP that I don't like.

The rail.

You can only use a HK UTL light on it. I know there are adapters for the USP rails, I just have never bought one.

:cool:

Insight makes the H&K UTL and also market their own brand for H&K's. It can be had for substantially less than the H&K branded one. You could also do what I did, pick up a used police trade-in H&K with the UTL, remove the UTL and sell the gun.

carbuncle
10-24-2010, 18:59
I held a used USP .40 at my LGS today...dammit, now I need one! Nice ergonomics and a good, balanced feel for a polymer pistol.

thunderstrike
10-24-2010, 19:19
I think 450$ is a fair price for a well used USP 40.

BORELLAR
10-27-2010, 11:23
I love my USP .40 man its the best gun in the world! I just put a viridian green laser on it its pretty much the best gun ever. Got the laser from http://www.xfighterdefense.com Great customer service, got it in 3 days. Great price too!

HK Dan
10-27-2010, 16:27
If you want an HK USP, that price is fantastic. Jump on it or I will...LOL

South Fla
10-27-2010, 18:30
Buds had some for sale at $499 when I was there 2 weeks ago.

gatorglockman
10-27-2010, 19:39
+1 in recommendation. I love mine. Very accurate, reliable and downright bad ***** pistola. I use mine in a similar capacity as the OP. Nothing but praise for HK and the USP series.

Jakk
10-31-2010, 18:52
I traded a Glock 27 for a full-sized USP-40 a year or so ago and I'm pretty pleased with it. The grip angle is a little different, but it doesn't take much to get used to it.

Overall I like my Glocks, but I can shoot the USP more accurately.

bondmid003
11-02-2010, 23:49
Umm thats about as good a deal on a used USP you will ever find brother. I bought one for the same reason a few years ago and its one of the best purchases I ever made. The USP chews up anything you will feed through it.

den888
11-27-2010, 22:04
Excellent price.

carbuncle
12-01-2010, 21:01
Especially since they're down to $425 now...if only it wasn't Christmas time!

gatorglockman
12-03-2010, 19:41
Great pistol. Was my second HK. Love it and it is in my ccw/bedstand rotation. Very accurate and reliable pistol. Get in the HK game man...you won't regret it.

racine
12-07-2010, 11:34
There is one thing about the USP that I don't like.

The rail.

You can only use a HK UTL light on it. I know there are adapters for the USP rails, I just have never bought one.

:cool:

What's so bad about that UTL??? Price? My only gripe about the 9 and 40 were the plastic mags. If Glock can make theirs metal lined why couldn't HK???

Glockdude1
12-07-2010, 12:47
What's so bad about that UTL??? Price? My only gripe about the 9 and 40 were the plastic mags. If Glock can make theirs metal lined why couldn't HK???

The HK UTL is not as nice as my TLR-2S. (Light/Laser/Strobe)

The HK USP .40 mags are metal lined, down to round #7, not fully lined like Glock magazines.

I have to give HK kudo's for never changing their mag followers. The .40 and the 9mm USP's use the same follower that they started with back in 1993.

My USP has never jammed no matter the ammo.

:thumbsup:

HK Dan
12-07-2010, 16:41
Great price, and it will outperform your XD easily. It'll be on par with the G22 for speed and accuracy, but DAMN are HKs rugged. And they have that bulldozer look to 'em that just says 'combat handgun'. I love my HKs (and I shoot my GLOCKs) LOL

Ps--at that price--how is the finish?

zackwatt
12-09-2010, 11:54
Great Price!

I love the USP in .40, it is an amazing shooter!

thunderstrike
12-13-2010, 19:14
Bought a used USP 40 from summitgunbroker for 425$. Very nice, very slight holster wear, so in this aspect it looks great. However, it came without a gun case, so it must have been laying around with other guns bumping into each other, and has lots of minor rub/scuff marks on the right side of slide. Is there a way to polish it off?

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 21:42
Bought a used USP 40 from summitgunbroker for 425$. Very nice, very slight holster wear, so in this aspect it looks great. However, it came without a gun case, so it must have been laying around with other guns bumping into each other, and has lots of minor rub/scuff marks on the right side of slide. Is there a way to polish it off?

Screw that. PERFECT excuse for a refinish. :supergrin: