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Big_Grumpy 02-25-2010 16:06

What's the max you'd pay for a new HK45?
 
I found a dealer who will probably work with me to get to me for $1k. Seems fair, but I was wondering how low I could push him. I'm sooooooooo tempted to take a leap off the deep and and buy one of these bad boys.

The angel on my right shoulder says, "You don't need it! You'll be happy enough with an M&P45!! Buy more ammo with the money you'll save! Buy American!" :patriot:

The devil on my left shoulder says, "Forget that piece o' crap and get yourself a REAL shooter! It's WORTH IT!!! DO IT!!! DO IT!!!" :devildance:

Quite the price difference... what to do...

tx787 02-25-2010 16:15

The HK45 is made in America, same as the M&P. Both are most likely made from parts sourced from other countries, the HK probably mostly Germany, HK is headquartered in Germany whereas S&W in headquartered in the US so the M&P is more American in the sense that the profit goes to the US company, but both are made by American workers.

There's a reason why the HK costs more, it's somewhat analogous to why a BMW costs more than a Dodge.

curriek 02-25-2010 16:20

I got mine "used" for $825 from a dealer. Previous owner had shot 50rds through it and didn't like it. No signs of wear. The most I would pay for it brand new would be $900. They are great guns... but not worth $1000. The M&P45 is still a quality gun and I liked mine.

JBnTX 02-25-2010 16:57

A thousand would be my limit.
They can be found NIB for less.

Listen to the devil on your left shoulder.
He knows what he's talking about.

Big_Grumpy 02-25-2010 17:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by tx787 (Post 14830890)
There's a reason why the HK costs more, it's somewhat analogous to why a BMW costs more than a Dodge.

Interesting analogy... and it just so happens I had a 2001 Concorde and the engine blew up on it.... (BTW, NEVER get a Mopar with a 2.7 liter in it.)

Anyway... $900... Well... I could try. Worst thing he could say is "no", right? Are we talking shipped and taxed?

jayzazueta 02-25-2010 17:19

my dealer was gonna get it for me at 900 ish because his cost was 860 or so.... he sells low to local LE but normal price would be around 1k - 1k50

raven11 02-25-2010 17:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Grumpy (Post 14831201)
Interesting analogy... and it just so happens I had a 2001 Concorde and the engine blew up on it.... (BTW, NEVER get a Mopar with a 2.7 liter in it.)

Anyway... $900... Well... I could try. Worst thing he could say is "no", right? Are we talking shipped and taxed?

I know CDNN were charging $850.00 adding in shipping cost and FFL fees you'd still be around $900 you'd just be saving on sales tax

tx787 02-25-2010 18:45

My three local stores had them for $1,000; $1,003; and $1,085 so I think anything under $1,000 would be a great price but I think $1,000 is fair. See if you can get $1,000 including tax maybe?

I think there are people who got them for less than 1k and people that got them for more.

Big_Grumpy 02-25-2010 19:01

Well, it's mainly a matter of not exceeding my bonus check and my GF's wishes. I'll have to draw the line, and if he does it, great! Rave reviews and recommendations for them, if not... I'll see what they can do on a Dodge... LOL

BTW... CDNN only appears to be an accessory store? Unless I have the wrong one... n/m there's a trick to it. I'm not an FFL.

tx787 02-25-2010 19:15

That's totally reasonable, there's a lot of people very happy with the M&P and there's enough evidence of it being quality so you'd be fine with it too! But you will still want the HK down the road!

raven11 02-25-2010 19:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Grumpy (Post 14832123)
BTW... CDNN only appears to be an accessory store? Unless I have the wrong one... n/m there's a trick to it. I'm not an FFL.

Download the newest catalog
http://www.cdnninvestments.com/dowournewcat.html
- most handguns don't have prices- don't worry thats normal, likely because they are so close to dealer cost

call them at this number
1-800-588-9500
and place your order

its pretty simple
you call and give them the make and model, then they see if your FFL is on file (if not then ask him to send it in) then they charge your card


first time ordering was painless for me, and the operators seemed to know their stuff when i asked them a couple of questions

Chowser 02-25-2010 19:50

Not sure what cost difference between HK45 and HK45C are, but my dealer told me the 45C was going to cost me $891. I decided to get the USP Compact in .45 instead because it's smaller and was $738. But then again, after trying to source magazines ($65-$75@), I might just cancel the order. I was hoping it would be in the $30-$33 range that I paid for all my P2000 .357 magazines.

Maybe a .45 just isn't for me. Or not a .45 HK since magazine prices are outrageous.

01deuce 02-25-2010 19:55

Bought mine for $950 plus $12.50 shipping. Could have found a better price but I wanted the V7 LEM.

And just sold my M&P .45




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raven11 02-25-2010 19:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chowser (Post 14832534)
Not sure what cost difference between HK45 and HK45C are, but my dealer told me the 45C was going to cost me $891. I decided to get the USP Compact in .45 instead because it's smaller and was $738. But then again, after trying to source magazines ($65-$75@), I might just cancel the order. I was hoping it would be in the $30-$33 range that I paid for all my P2000 .357 magazines.

Maybe a .45 just isn't for me. Or not a .45 HK since magazine prices are outrageous.

i heard its because H&K is one of the few companies that make both the magazine and the weapon in house instead of outsourcing it out to another company like Mecgar - its prohibitively expensive to do it this way

Big_Grumpy 02-25-2010 20:34

Dang. It ain't happening with that dealer. We couldn't agree on the $100 difference. The search continues. Damn sales tax. :steamed:

The guy even quoted me more than the price I could get an M&P for when I told him what I was quoted elsewhere.

RMA 02-25-2010 21:22

I would find a used German version (thats what I did). Cabellas out of state had one & agreed on $850 shipped :cool:

GreyEclipse 02-25-2010 22:07

Personally, H&K is one brand that is worth coughing up a little extra dough for.
Now, "how much would I pay for a new H&K45?"

Depends on how much I'm making. :P
As of now, I would hate to spend more than $1300 on a handgun.
But H&K is one of the few brands that is worth the $$$ in my opinion.

They make freaking grenade launchers, cmon.

Big_Grumpy 02-25-2010 23:14

Ok... I found a REASONABLE dealer.

Can anyone tell me what the model number is on a Variant 9?

The Devil's talkin' loud...

H&K 4 LIFE 02-26-2010 09:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Grumpy (Post 14833580)
Ok... I found a REASONABLE dealer.

Can anyone tell me what the model number is on a Variant 9?

The Devil's talkin' loud...

HK45 V9 is DA/SA with the control lever on left side of frame (for right handed shooter) manual safety only, no decocker function.

Big_Grumpy 02-26-2010 10:03

I want to opt for a V.9. I don't really see a use for me with a decock, plus I don't want to accidentally switch it to that mode when firing.

My dealer is looking for a specific model #, and I can't find one for a V.9.

tx787 02-26-2010 10:15

I don't want to second guess your decision making process but accidentally decocking is really not going to happen unless you ride the safety with your thumb, which seems to be the habit of 1911 shooters only. It requires a lot of pressure to decock, it's not just flicking the lever down another notch. I can think of many situations when you might want to decock and you wouldn't want doing it movie style (thumb on the hammer) to be your only option.

tooouter 02-26-2010 10:44

I had trouble finding one when I was ready to buy a couple of weeks ago. Ended up going through Davidson's. Got it for $950 total. Not a great price, I could have saved $75-100 had I been more patient. I never tried CDNN, but in retrospect I should have. Buying through Davidson's was easy, just did it all from their web site and picked it up at the lowest cost dealer in my area.

I looked on the forums, only found two that were lightly used and both were in the $900-$950 range so I just went ahead and bought new.

01deuce 02-26-2010 16:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big_Grumpy (Post 14835311)
I want to opt for a V.9. I don't really see a use for me with a decock, plus I don't want to accidentally switch it to that mode when firing.

My dealer is looking for a specific model #, and I can't find one for a V.9.


I doubt you will find a part number for a V9, the label on my factory V7 LEM says V1(but has the correct serial number on the label also). most likely you will have to have a HK direct dealer order a V9(and wait) or buy a v1 and the correct detent plate to convert to V9

curriek 03-02-2010 13:39

CDNN has them for $918.56

sourdough44 03-02-2010 18:40

I had the HK-45 & was satisfied. That is until I found a local lightly used HK-45c for $700. I say keep your eye peeled for that slightly used one, even if it involves shipping & an FFL transfer.


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