How do you carry your HK?


October 14, 2006, 07:19 PM
Well i have had my hk usp for awhile and i have been hesitant to carry it locked and loaded. If a problem does arrive and i must defend myself what would be the out come? Does anyone else have this phobia. I like my glock's being dao. But the hk has started to win me over. I have heard some of you guy's talking about carrying the hk cocked and locked just want some feed back. Maybe i can get another one in l.e.m. later but for now what to do?

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October 14, 2006, 07:41 PM
I carry my USPc hammer down and safety on. I don't know why because I carry my 1911 cocked and locked. Carry yours however you feel comfortable.

October 14, 2006, 07:47 PM
I believe that anyone would have better luck with a big stick than a gun that isnt cocked and locked, it just would take too much time to get the weapon ready to fire, and chances are you wouldnt have the time required. Strangley enough, this is the reason I got rid of my glock some years back, simply because I had grown up on guns with the standard safety lever, and I simply could not adjust to having nothing other than a trigger safety.

All that being said, I recently got the hk LEM USP 45 and I carry it with the safety on and a round in the chamber. I use the decocking lever (variant 2) to lower the hammer simply because its easier to fit in a shoulder holster that way. If I carry it in a OOB holster it would be cocked and locked since I dont need to worry about a retention strap.

Well, now off to post about which OOB holster I should get!!! :banghead:

October 14, 2006, 08:00 PM
You don't need to carry a USP cocked and locked,the DA trigger will work just fine.I carry mine hammer down,safety off,holstered...DA to SA transition isn't a problem to me...

October 14, 2006, 08:05 PM
I think I am just more comfortable with cocked and locked from all my years carrying a 1911. I never had a decocking lever before the HK so it wasnt an option, and its still something very new to me.

October 15, 2006, 03:21 PM
When I had a USPc I experimented with carrying it different ways. I ultimately decided on going with hammer down, safety off. I eliminated the safety lever entirely (and got better ergos for my hands) by switching to the P2k.

October 15, 2006, 04:36 PM
i carry my uspc45 hammer down safety off
like my revolver

Black Majik
October 15, 2006, 05:02 PM
I carry mine in DA/SA mode. Dang DA is so heavy it isn't going to fire unless I want it to. :o

October 15, 2006, 05:18 PM
USP V1 .40c- decocked hammerdown with safety off.
P2000 V2 LEM - Round in chamber,ready to go.

October 15, 2006, 05:21 PM
I carry mine with 1 in the pipe and safety off also. I am confident that in DA mode the weapon will not fire even if dropped, in my opinion you dont need a safety unless you intend to carry with the hammer cocked.

Working Man
October 15, 2006, 05:34 PM
I'm with the one in the chamber, hammer down, and safety off crowd. That is
for either my USPc .40 or USP .45.

October 15, 2006, 06:06 PM
My USP compact 9mm is ALWAYS cocked and locked. Back when I had a fullsize USP, I also kept it that way.

October 15, 2006, 06:18 PM
I carry with one in the chamber, safety on and hammer down.

October 15, 2006, 06:58 PM
I have alot more experience w/ loaded chamber, hammer decocked so that the way I carry most of the time. I have only recently started to carry my 1911 in condition 1 :D

October 16, 2006, 01:18 PM
USPc40 V1 carried condition 1 - cocked and locked, IWB.

October 16, 2006, 01:24 PM
What's a hammer ?? My P7s don't need no stinking hammer !

October 16, 2006, 04:09 PM
I dont know how any of you carry a double stack IWB, I tried it once with a glock and I couldnt stand it. The only thing I carry IWB now is a 1911, the USP 45 is shoulder (and OOB when I get my new rig).

Panthera Tigris
October 16, 2006, 08:56 PM
This is a first. I've never heard anyone say they'd feel safer carrying a Glock with no safety than an HK with a positive safety. Only if I were carrying the Glock with the chamber empty would there be less chance of an accidental discharge than with the cocked and locked HK, or a 1911 or a Hi Power either.

October 17, 2006, 02:10 AM
I have an HK P2000 9mm with the LEM trigger. No external safety. I carry it chambered, strong side in a Galco Concealable. I also owned an HK USP .45 that was setup for safety only. Carried it cocked\locked in the same manner without any problems.

October 17, 2006, 09:15 AM
Cocked and locked

October 17, 2006, 11:17 AM
Cocked and locked in a Comp-Tac IWB holster. Had problems with the safety getting swiped off during normal movment with a Bianchi leather holster.

October 17, 2006, 09:46 PM
I dont carry due to stupid laws. :cuss: :banghead: :cuss:

However if I did I would carry a P2000 with the LEM trigger. Of course the chamber would be loaded.:)

October 18, 2006, 03:27 AM
Chambered, hammer down, safety off.

October 18, 2006, 08:52 AM
USPc40 V1 carried condition 1 - cocked and locked, IWB.

Ditto. Sort of.

Mine is a full size .40

October 18, 2006, 01:21 PM
Donít know how many of you have had to draw and fire under extreme duress, that micro world of wild flusterpation when the body realizes that the S really has HTF a spit second before it dawns on the brain. During two such incidents, I was carrying cocked and locked. I drew quickly, came on target, and attempted to bend the trigger with all my strength, then realizing the problem, I released the safety.

The momentary laps of training could have been disastrous. Releasing the safety on the draw was not as ingrained and habitual as I had thought. That is why I will only carry SA/DA (USPc or Makarov) round chambered, hammer down, safety off.

Whether you have SA or SA/DA, which ever condition you carry, (Iíll repeat 3 times) you must practice, practice, - -

October 19, 2006, 12:53 AM

First-hand testimonials are always the most powerful. Thanks.

P2000 .40 LEM always one in the chamber,


October 19, 2006, 01:08 PM
P2000 .40 LEM properly loaded and set for "duty carry" (one in the chamber). I carry it at the 8 o'clock location (I'm a lefty) with an Aker Flatsider or Galco Fletch holster. :cool:

October 19, 2006, 03:23 PM
I just started using a Galco Miami Classic II while Im waiting for my milt sparks oob rig. I have to say that for a shoulder holster, it is very comfortable. I am very happy with it :)

October 19, 2006, 06:38 PM
HK USPc in 45ACP holstered in a Milt Sparks VM II decocked on a live round, with safety off! Point and shoot just like my G19!

October 19, 2006, 09:08 PM
USPc 9mm
IWB or OWB in same positon
Always Hammer Down, Safety off Chamber loaded

October 20, 2006, 03:13 AM
When I carry my fullsize USP - which is very rarely due to size - it's cocked and locked just like my 1911. My department issues the USPc and requires that they be carried hammer down. Safety position is optional.

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