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Old 11-19-2010, 18:22   #1
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new H&K usp compact Q/A

New H&K usp compact.
My 1st double action gun.
1) what is the half cocked on the hammer vs not cocked.(I know what the full cocked is ( easy pull.)
2) Whats a good holster for this . Blue jean T shirt guy here.
3) Do I need to clean the gun before 1st shoot. (I would think so)
4) Mags good place to buy more. And would like one flat bottom vs finger bottom for ease of concealment.
5)The rail mount why is this different.
6) Thanks for your input.
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Old 11-19-2010, 18:52   #2
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3) No
4) Just find a place with lowest price. Mags are expensive.
5) USP is just different.

Congratulations with your USP Compact. I have a 40 and love it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:04   #3
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...1) what is the half cocked on the hammer vs not cocked.(I know what the full cocked is ( easy pull.)
Double Action- The hammer is lowered (decocked) and resting on the half-cock notch. A long heavy pull (about 10lbs.) is required to fire the pistol.

Single Action- The hammer is cocked. A short pull (about 4.5lbs.) is required to fire the pistol.

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2) Whats a good holster for this . Blue jean T shirt guy here.
I use Comp-Tac M-tac for IWB carry.

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3) Do I need to clean the gun before 1st shoot. (I would think so)
Yes, you should clean the gun. The grease HK uses in the pistol is intended for packaging and not good as a lubricant. Clean and re-lube with your favorite gun cleaner/lubricant.
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4) Mags good place to buy more. And would like one flat bottom vs finger bottom for ease of concealment.
Places like CDNN will have good deals on mags. but I buy all my magazines lightly used off the forums (here and HKPRO).
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5)The rail mount why is this different.
The USP was the first pistol to feature an integral accessory rail. As such, when the pistol was designed no "industry standard" rail had yet been invented or established.

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Your welcome.
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:34   #4
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? Do I carry half cocked (hammer out 1/2 way)
Or not cocked at all . (hammer all the way in the gun.
Both are long pulls. (that's why I bought the gun)
Their must be a reason for the none cock and 1/2 cock
position. Full chock for 2nd shot I understand.

Thanks new to the double / single shoot thing.
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Old 11-20-2010, 14:16   #5
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Took gun to range today . 100 rounds flawless.
The UPS compact is snapper compared to the full size M&P it replaced.
Held good groups.

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? Do I carry half cocked (hammer out 1/2 way)
Or not cocked at all . (hammer all the way in the gun.
Both are long pulls. (that's why I bought the gun)
Their must be a reason for the none cock and 1/2 cock
position. Full chock for 2nd shot I understand.

Thanks new to the double / single shoot thing.
The hammer should only be completely lowered when dry fired on an empty chamber.

Do not
attempt to thumb the hammer down on a loaded chamber while pulling the trigger. This is a dangerous practice and if the hammer slips it can cause an accidental discharge.

The safest way to decock the pistol is to use the decocker. After chambering a round pressing downward on the control lever will safely decock the pistol. The half-cock notch on the hammer, as well as the drop safety catch, will keep the hammer from making contact with the firing pin as it falls into DA mode.

You can safely carry the USP in Variant 1 with a loaded chamber...

1. Decocked (first shot DA, all subsequent shots SA)
2. Decocked with safety engaged (after disengaging the safety- first shot DA, all subsequent shots SA)
3. Hammer cocked with safety engaged ("cocked and locked", after disengaging the safety- all shots SA)
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Makes good sense thanks.
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