usp 40, or 45?


February 28, 2007, 11:07 AM
local shop has a standard USP for about $720. I hear its most common in 40 but i also hear 40 cal is jumpy. Should i get it in 40 or 45?

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February 28, 2007, 11:16 AM
What do you mean it's jumpy? I would think the .45 would be "jumpier." Which caliber do you prefer for you needs? Also, the Universal Self-Loading Pistol .40 is almost a quarter-inch shorter if that makes any difference. -Magnum

Black Majik
February 28, 2007, 12:02 PM
.40 S&W is usually defined as being a more "snappy" round than both 9mm and .45 ACP.

February 28, 2007, 12:03 PM
The perception is that the recoil impulse of the 40SW is sharper then the 45ACP. Personally, I have the 45ACP and it has 32K down the tube. It is probably one of the most accurate 45ACP handguns I have owned. It is a sweetheart of a gun!

February 28, 2007, 12:42 PM

no brainer!!!:)

February 28, 2007, 01:33 PM
Get the .45.
I've owned both. The USP handles the recoil of the .40 just fine, but the .45acp version is far more accurate at 25 yards.
As long as the grip fits OK, the .45 is the better USP.

February 28, 2007, 01:58 PM
I would go with the .45. It's not as snappy. I'm biased though, I like 9mm and .45s.

February 28, 2007, 02:13 PM
I have owned both, and I think the .40 was a better-handling pistol. This is because I found the .40 to fit in my hand and balance better than the .45, which is slightly larger in some dimensions. As far as recoil is concerned, I did not notice much of a difference between the two.

BTW, $720 seems excessive unless it comes with night sights and at least two hi-caps.

February 28, 2007, 03:25 PM
I prefer .40 S&W myself. However I like the fact that the .45 has metal magazines.

Wht do you want more? And I am sure you can find a better deal if you look

February 28, 2007, 03:33 PM
I have a USP 45 with over 9000 rounds through it, and no brakege, no malfunctions (well, ok 1 but it was ammo related). The 45, IMHO, is more controlable for faster follow up shots, and with the 45's lower working pressure, your gun should live longer. Plus metal mags.

That, and... well... um... its a 45:D

February 28, 2007, 04:27 PM
.45ACP for sure.:evil:

February 28, 2007, 07:28 PM
My USP 45 is the 1st 45 I really really liked...I vote for you to go w/ the USP 45! :cool:

Black Snowman
February 28, 2007, 08:13 PM
HKs are large anyway, if I picked one up I'd go all out and get a full size .45 ACP and then mostly shoot 45 Super in it :evil:

February 28, 2007, 09:01 PM
get both!

February 28, 2007, 09:05 PM
I carry an HK USP 45. I don't think you could go wrong with either, but 45acp is easier find no matter where you are, its got a bit more power, and it costs around the same price to shoot. Personally, I would go with the caliber you already have so that you can buy in bulk, if you dont own either I would go with the 45.

March 1, 2007, 06:03 AM
If you can get your hand on the 45 do it.

As for the 40 being jumpy, yes. Is that a problem with the Hk, nope. The USP is probally one of the finest 40cal's your going to find for any price. I'm pretty sure the USP has been used by special forces so i don't think you could go wrong either way.

March 1, 2007, 07:27 AM
As soon as my purchase permit from the PRNJ is in :cuss: I will be picking up a USP .45 Compact :D Fits my hand perfectly!

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