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Old 02-25-2010, 16:06   #1
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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!"

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!!!"

Quite the price difference... what to do...
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Old 02-25-2010, 16:15   #2
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 16:20   #3
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 16:57   #4
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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.

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Old 02-25-2010, 17:02   #5
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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?
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Old 02-25-2010, 17:51   #6
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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
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Old 02-25-2010, 18:45   #7
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 17:19   #8
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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
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:01   #9
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:15   #10
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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!
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:30   #11
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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
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:50   #12
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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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:56   #13
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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
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Old 02-25-2010, 20:34   #14
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Dang. It ain't happening with that dealer. We couldn't agree on the $100 difference. The search continues. Damn sales tax.

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.
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Old 02-25-2010, 19:55   #15
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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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Old 02-26-2010, 10:44   #16
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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.
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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.

Do you have to have an FFL to buy fromCDNN?
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Do you have to have an FFL to buy fromCDNN?

No, just an FFL to have it transfered to.
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Old 03-02-2010, 13:39   #19
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CDNN has them for $918.56
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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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Old 03-02-2010, 19:09   #21
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Got mine for $975 out the door.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:40   #22
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I paid $800 for mine right as they came out. My dealer said "buy it now, because I can't get another one at this price". He said the distributor told him that he sold it to the shop at the wrong price, and that wasn't going to happen again.
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Old 03-11-2010, 20:43   #23
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I paid $800 for mine right as they came out. My dealer said "buy it now, because I can't get another one at this price". He said the distributor told him that he sold it to the shop at the wrong price, and that wasn't going to happen again.
Wow! You did good! I got one out of the first batch of 1000 (3-digit serial #), and I got it at cost plus shipping and phone call, and I thought I done good!!

The original dealer price was like $843 or so. IIRC, after paying shipping and the phone call, I got mine out the door for something like $865.

I find it frustratingly amusing that the US-made HK45s are more expensive than the original German-made ones. I was going to buy an American-made one as my primary HK45 (to carry on-duty) and keep the German one as a safe and range gun only, but now, I think I'm just sticking with my Glock 21 until I retire.
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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!"

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!!!"

Quite the price difference... what to do...
You will buy what you want in the end.You can get a brand new Sig P220 for 800. I have anMP 45 and I love it. I also have 2 HK 's.At the end of the day, they dont shoot any better then my Glock 21SF to justify the cost
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You will buy what you want in the end.You can get a brand new Sig P220 for 800. I have anMP 45 and I love it. I also have 2 HK 's.At the end of the day, they dont shoot any better then my Glock 21SF to justify the cost
P220's have always been problematic and the latest versions especially so. The guy who ran Kimber now runs Sig and has put much cheaper parts in everything and external extractors that have issues. They are no longer a premium brand like HK. For a great comparison of the 21SF, M&P .45, and HK 45 go here;
http://www.10-8forums.com/ubbthreads...0&page=2#76683
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