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Old 11-04-2012, 03:48   #1
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Finally took a sip of the H&Kool-Aid...

I don't see what the big deal is, seems like I overpaid for another plastic gun.

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As you can see, my 34 was a bit jealous.

I guess it's not an apples-to-apples comparison since I've never owned any Glocks in .45, only the 19, 26, and now the 34. The USP shot great and performed flawlessly, but so did my Glocks.


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Old 11-04-2012, 12:06   #2
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Give it some more range time.


And hello fellow Noles - My UF / FSU tickets just arrived. Spending Turkey Day in FL so I can head to game Saturday after
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Old 11-04-2012, 14:07   #4
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Yeah... I had more Glocks than anything else so I decided to drop $900 on an HK P2000. Rock solid reliable, almost boring. I have the same thought.. I just paid a lot more for just another polymer pistol. Its nice, don't get me wrong, but my Glock does evey bit as well, at a lot less cost. Just my opinion. :o

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Old 11-04-2012, 21:07   #5
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Yeah... I had more Glocks than anything else so I decided to drop $900 on an HK P2000. Rock solid reliable, almost boring. I have the same thought.. I just paid a lot more for just another polymer pistol. Its nice, don't get me wrong, but my Glock does evey bit as well, at a lot less cost. Just my opinion. :o

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I think HKs are definitely worth the extra bucks.
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:18   #6
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I think HKs are definitely worth the extra bucks.


Me too!
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Old 11-28-2012, 17:34   #7
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I think HKs are definitely worth the extra bucks.

Yes, and with the H&K you don't have to spend $100.00+ on changing the plastic sights on the Glock that brings the price down on H&Ks
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Old 11-29-2012, 00:31   #8
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Yes, and with the H&K you don't have to spend $100.00+ on changing the plastic sights on the Glock that brings the price down on H&Ks
That's not the case on my HK45C.

The sights that come with it are serviceable. They're better than nothing. They do stand replacing, however.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:23   #9
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That's not the case on my HK45C.

The sights that come with it are serviceable. They're better than nothing. They do stand replacing, however.
I've got XS 24/7 Express Big Dots on all my H&K pistols.
It's the only after market part on my HK45C
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Old 11-04-2012, 16:15   #10
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Give it some more range time.


And hello fellow Noles - My UF / FSU tickets just arrived. Spending Turkey Day in FL so I can head to game Saturday after
I wish I had tickets this year. I think we have a good chance to make it 3 in a row over them. Back on topic I just picked up a excellent used condition HK USPc 40 for $417.00 today. Haven't been this lucky in a while.

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Think the $900 is a waste?

It will show in the long run. The HK will keep running long after the Glock breaks.

They both do the same thing but the HK will do it longer.


HK's are money well spent!

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Old 11-04-2012, 16:27   #12
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If you plan on leaving mags loaded, replace the factory mag springs with Wolff springs. Mine went bad after about six months and my friend's after a year (both are .45 full-size USPs with 10 rd mags). Haven't had any trouble since replacing them.

Both guns were purchased shortly after H&K introduced the .45 USP, so they may have fixed this problem. Maybe someone on this board can answer this???

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Old 11-04-2012, 17:26   #13
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Congratulations on the new HK
I have a Glock and four HKs.
They are all great guns.

I'm amazed at folks complaining about the price of a good gun?
They should last you a lifetime.
And I spend many times the cost of a gun on ammo shooting her.

At any rate, enjoy your new weapon!
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Think the $900 is a waste?

It will show in the long run. The HK will keep running long after the Glock breaks.

They both do the same thing but the HK will do it longer.


HK's are money well spent!

This. And you should have picked up a P30.
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Old 11-04-2012, 16:25   #15
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Give it some more range time.


And hello fellow Noles - My UF / FSU tickets just arrived. Spending Turkey Day in FL so I can head to game Saturday after
That's awesome, you lucky dog. Go 'Noles!

Thanks for all the input, guys. I guess only time will tell because its definitely a keeper and I can't wait to see it performs after thousands of rounds.


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Mine has a build date of 2004 and it came with the 12-rd mags. I keep them loaded with 11 rds but I will have to do some more research on the magazine spring issue, thank you.

Thanks Barth, I guess I have to keep shooting it to fully appreciate it's value.


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Old 11-04-2012, 18:13   #17
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Think the $900 is a waste?

It will show in the long run. The HK will keep running long after the Glock breaks.

They both do the same thing but the HK will do it longer.


HK's are money well spent!

Perhaps "waste" is a little strong. I basically have unlimited funds for purchasing firearms... maybe I should have said my $900 could've been spent better.

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:18   #18
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Perhaps "waste" is a little strong. I basically have unlimited funds for purchasing firearms... maybe I should have said my $900 could've been spent better.
Maybe sell it and buy a Glock 21? There isn't any reason to keep something you don't like.


HK's aren't cheap but the extra cost is attributed to the quality standard they are held to. It's kind of like buying a Colt over say brand X.

You may pay a little more for the Colt but you can take it out of the box and be sure that the level of quality up to par and built with components that you can be sure about.


All I can say is HK's aren't for everybody especially if cost is a issue. HK's are for the discerning shooter that demands the highest quality polymer pistol on the market or for the person that can only own one handgun and demands a polymer pistol.

There will always be other polymer pistols but none of them can currently top HK's quality and durability.

I'll gladly spend the $900+ for a HK over a Glock. That's not to say I don't like Glocks or other polymer guns.

I just prefer the HK's. Why? After reading this it should be obvious!

In the end, it's your money and if your not happy with it, sell it and buy something that's more to your liking.

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Think the $900 is a waste?

It will show in the long run. The HK will keep running long after the Glock breaks.

They both do the same thing but the HK will do it longer.


HK's are money well spent!


See, now you're just full of it. There is no proof that HK pistols as a whole last longer than Glocks. They will both last pretty much forever.

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Maybe sell it and buy a Glock 21? There isn't any reason to keep something you don't like.


HK's aren't cheap but the extra cost is attributed to the quality standard they are held to. It's kind of like buying a Colt over say brand X.

You may pay a little more for the Colt but you can take it out of the box and be sure that the level of quality up to par and built with components that you can be sure about.


All I can say is HK's aren't for everybody especially if cost is a issue. HK's are for the discerning shooter that demands the highest quality polymer pistol on the market or for the person that can only own one handgun and demands a polymer pistol.

There will always be other polymer pistols but none of them can currently top HK's quality and durability.

I'll gladly spend the $900+ for a HK over a Glock. That's not to say I don't like Glocks or other polymer guns.

I just prefer the HK's. Why? After reading this it should be obvious!

In the end, it's your money and if your not happy with it, sell it and buy something that's more to your liking.

And this kind of shows where you are coming from. Colt really mostly makes lower end 1911s. Parts quality and fitting on Colt 1911s are nothing special, as they are equalled or surpassed by many companies such as Springfield, S&W, Dan Wesson, STI, Kimber, and several more.

Im a huge fan of my HK45 and i do feel that it is pretty much the best handgun I own. Not because of longevity though. My point is that there is no greatest, supreme pistol. For every Wilson Combat there is a Les Baer. For every Sig there is an HK. For every Glock there is an M&P.
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See, now you're just full of it. There is no proof that HK pistols as a whole last longer than Glocks. They will both last pretty much forever.
Believe what you want.

HK still has the lower failure rate. Glocks last forever. Just ask anyone on the internet that has shot 100,000+ rounds out of theirs......

I've had the Glocks, Sigs, and HK's. I've had more Glocks break than Sigs and HK's. Granted, I have never fired 100,000+ rounds out of any one of my guns but the failure rate of the Glocks I've had compared to the others says something.

I'll never say HK is supreme or for everyone but they ARE the best polymer pistol on the market.
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