Which would you sell?


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Anna's Dad
March 9, 2010, 06:11 PM
I am planning on selling either my H&K USP 9mm or my Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I just really don't need both as they are similar in form and function. I think I may be a little more accurate with the M&P, but probably not significantly so.

Here are the comparisons:

M&P:
- Polymer 9mm, striker-fired, DAO (sort-of)
- Standard rail
- Night sights
- Purchased via auction w/ FFL transfer & gov't background check
- Have original box paperwork, etc.
- S&W has a pretty good warranty / service reputation

H&K:
- Polymer 9mm, hammer-fired, DA/SA
- Proprietary rail (but I have a slimline adapter)
- Standard sights
- Purchased face-to-face in a private transaction
- Have original box, paperwork, etc.
- H&K thinks I suck and they hate me ;)

Which you would keep and why?

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Lonestar49
March 9, 2010, 06:19 PM
...

Best grip, most natural feel, point to aim and..

A simple, a side by side, comparison-shoot at the range.. Winner stays, loser goes..

OMMV,


Ls

Lv4snobrdg
March 9, 2010, 06:24 PM
decisions decisions, sell the smith.

GL

SalchaketJoe
March 9, 2010, 06:24 PM
I have made a vow never to sell another gun. There are way too many sell offs that I regret.

FMF
March 9, 2010, 06:31 PM
Stick with the M&P. Just the night sights alone make it a keeper not to mention it's standard rail and the fact that you'll get more for the H&K when you sell it so you can buy another firearm of your choosing.

jdub3
March 9, 2010, 06:32 PM
I would sell the S&W

NMGonzo
March 9, 2010, 06:35 PM
Keep the H&K.

I shoot well with it.

The Lone Haranguer
March 9, 2010, 06:37 PM
I think I may be a little more accurate with the M&P, but probably not significantly so.

- Night sights
I think those would tip the balance in the M&P's favor.

NG VI
March 9, 2010, 06:38 PM
I wouldn't sell either, they are just different enough that if you don't need the money, it makes a lot more sense to hang on to both.

If it were one or the other, night sights are nice, but I love my USP.

benderx4
March 9, 2010, 11:35 PM
No doubt, keep the HK, and lose the Smith.

JTQ
March 10, 2010, 06:49 AM
I also don't sell my guns. They are already paid for so they are now free.

If you were to sell one, I'd sell the H&K. You could talk up the H&K's "european panache", an get more money for it.

19-3Ben
March 10, 2010, 07:30 AM
I'd keep the S&W and ditch the H&K.

The M&P has the advantages of night sites, accuracy (for you), standard rail, and customer service.
It also shares mags with many a more popular cop gun if SHTF is a consideration for you.

You can also get a lot more money for that Kraut gun. The rail adapter will help you sell it.

earlthegoat2
March 10, 2010, 08:19 AM
Everything else even, I would get rid of the HK. It would free up more dollars for your next purchase and lets face it, they really are not that great.

REAPER4206969
March 10, 2010, 08:28 AM
M&P...

REAPER4206969
March 10, 2010, 08:30 AM
lets face it, they really are not that great.
Heresy.

MachIVshooter
March 10, 2010, 11:42 AM
For me, it'd be an easy choice. I don't like the ergo's of the HK. But it's a personal choice.

12131
March 10, 2010, 11:53 AM
Which you would keep and why?
I'd sell both, and get a G19 RTF2. Why? Because I don't care for the M&P in any caliber, or the USP fullsize in 9. And, for me personally, Glock has made the "perfect" pistol in the G19 RTF2.

Anna's Dad
March 10, 2010, 04:05 PM
Lot of great points. Thanks. I'm almost certainly going to sell one of them. It's not a need for money, just a need to thin the herd. It's really out of hand.

I'll decide something after I finish selling off some others that I already have up for auction.

Regards.

BillH
March 10, 2010, 09:00 PM
Keep both or at least keep the HK cause it was FTF.

KevinR
March 10, 2010, 09:13 PM
I dont like striker fired guns dump the S&W

texgunner
March 10, 2010, 10:08 PM
Best grip, most natural feel, point to aim and..

A simple, a side by side, comparison-shoot at the range.. Winner stays, loser goes..

OMMV,


Ls

Of all the replies so far Lonestar's advice is the best. Everyone is different, a pistol that fits your hand and shoots great for you may not for someone else. Take'em to the range then decide.

Tex

DFW1911
March 10, 2010, 10:12 PM
I would sell the HK and hang onto the M&P. My reasoning? I really don't like HK, though I have several in my collection :)

Rinspeed
March 11, 2010, 09:50 AM
Don't be a fool, keep them both. :D

Pilot
March 11, 2010, 01:22 PM
Which one do you shoot better? Which one do you like to shoot more? Which one carries more easily? Which one are you more drawn to/prouder to own?

Rshooter
March 11, 2010, 01:55 PM
I would keep the Smith and Wesson, just for the reason that you are more accurate with it. I have just purchased a Smith and Wesson M&P after firing one that belongs to a friend.

Pizzagunner
March 11, 2010, 01:56 PM
I'd sell both, and get a G19 RTF2. Why? Because I don't care for the M&P in any caliber, or the USP fullsize in 9. And, for me personally, Glock has made the "perfect" pistol in the G19 RTF2.

:rolleyes: Was the topic of this thread really that tough to follow? :rolleyes:

Sell the HK. Your M&P has night sights, a better warranty, better parts availability, less expensive spare magazines, on and on.

Lonestar49
March 11, 2010, 02:32 PM
Quote:
I'd sell both, and get a G19 RTF2. Why? Because I don't care for the M&P in any caliber, or the USP fullsize in 9. And, for me personally, Glock has made the "perfect" pistol in the G19 RTF2.


:rolleyes: *Was the topic of this thread really that tough to follow? :rolleyes:


...

LMAO, as this is a "case study" of being intoxicated on the cool aid"

*good call ;)



Ls

RP88
March 11, 2010, 03:45 PM
whichever you're better with is the one you should keep.

but, barring that: Even though I would say that the USP is a superior design, the customer service isn't compared to S&W. You'll also get more money from the USP.

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