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Old 02-03-2010, 00:14   #1
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I guess HK pistols arent for me

Well, I decided to take the plunge into HK pistols. I bought a USP tactical 45.

While it is very accurate, it feels like almost every other blocky polymer framed pistol, so away it goes. I was really hoping this would be my ideal 45...but alas, it was not meant to be
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Old 02-03-2010, 00:25   #2
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What, were you expecting it to massage your hand and give you a manicure?
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Old 02-03-2010, 00:41   #3
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No, I was hoping for a different feel, more comfortable to shoot than my glock 21.

I've decided to just go with a trusty 1911, can't go wrong with that.
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Old 02-03-2010, 00:52   #4
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Yeah, 1911s are the only .45s I've ever really liked. I'd probably never carry one but they do shoot nice.
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Old 02-03-2010, 00:55   #5
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I have no intent to carry a 1911, only target shoot.

For carry its gonna be ruger LCP or Sig p238

This is what is replacing the usp tactical

Heckler & Koch Forum

basically something like that
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:00   #6
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Should have tried the HK45, fits much better than the USP.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:17   #7
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That's what make things interesting. There is no one size fits all.

That being said, the newer HK models, P30, HK45, P2000, seem to feel much better in the hand than the USPs.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:59   #8
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Should have tried the HK45, fits much better than the USP.
Took the words right out of my head.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:14   #9
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yup - I too love the grip on the 1911. I also was disappointed about how the USP grip felt to me as I heard it was a great pistol. I held the HK45 at the gun shop and knew I had to have one so I have one inbound!
I think the HK45 will be a great "hybrid 45" to add to my Glock and 1911's...
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:39   #10
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Well, I decided to take the plunge into HK pistols. I bought a USP tactical 45.

While it is very accurate, it feels like almost every other blocky polymer framed pistol, so away it goes. I was really hoping this would be my ideal 45...but alas, it was not meant to be

Try the Smith and Wesson MP45, feels alot betterat half the cost
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:39   #11
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Took the words right out of my head.
Mine too.
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:03   #12
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I prefer the feel of my HK45C over the USP compact I owned.
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:22   #13
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My brother has a USP and a P2000...they leave me wondering only one thing; why don't I have an HK anymore?
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Old 02-03-2010, 22:51   #14
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Hk to gun owners is like rolex watches to business men or socialites. Great guns but if it doesnt fit your hand, find something that does. There are comparable guns from other manufacturers, it doesn't have to say HK. I find my HK Usp 45 full size to have a gritty grip(only a factor when playing on the couch with it) at the range, the grips feel fiine. If you want something to melt in your hand, try the CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow. It's pure butter in your hands whether at the range or playing on your couch.
Only real complaint with the USP 45 is the trigger
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Old 02-04-2010, 02:44   #15
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i almost bought a hk but glad i didn't very expensive mags-- i like my G21SF shoots well and parts and mags are affordable
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:30   #16
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They really do screw you on the price of magazines. They must have a huge profit margin on them. I can see an argument for some guns costing more than others, but magazines really aren't that different between, Colt, S&W, Ruger, Glock, Sig, H&K, etc.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:38   #17
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May i suggest you find a HK45c so hold in the hand? Not the USP45c, but rather the new HK45c....its like..like..sex, there I said it. Are you happy? huh? lolol

Do yourself a favor and like other suggested, go feel the new non-usp frames...
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:44   #18
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May i suggest you find a HK45c so hold in the hand? Not the USP45c, but rather the new HK45c....its like..like..sex, there I said it. Are you happy? huh? lolol

Do yourself a favor and like other suggested, go feel the new non-usp frames...
I agree 100% . My HK45C feels like an extension of my hand; I am in love with the pistol . 1911s ... forget it !!!
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They really do screw you on the price of magazines. They must have a huge profit margin on them. I can see an argument for some guns costing more than others, but magazines really aren't that different between, Colt, S&W, Ruger, Glock, Sig, H&K, etc.
I guess it's all relative. Anyone who's owned a 1911 Wide body probably doesn't think so.

http://www.sviguns.com/1101.php?indx=15

Yes, that is $100+ per magazine. And in many cases the mags need tuning!!!
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Old 02-04-2010, 19:38   #20
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Should have tried the HK45, fits much better than the USP.
Yup, I traded my USP .45 full size for the new HK 45, huge improvement in ergonomics, in fact I did some measurements for a guy on another forum and the grip is almost identical in circumference and trigger reach (in SA) to my Les Baer 1911.
With the HK 45 you get 1911 ergonomics without the 1911 'break in period', plus it's 10+1 instead of 8+1.
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