HK USP Elite


November 17, 2011, 10:11 AM
All of a sudden, drooling over the HK USP Elite has become a daily symptom of mine. 12 rounds 45ACP, 6.2" barrel, HK...

Can someone talk me out of this infatuation?:cool:

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November 17, 2011, 10:16 AM
Sure..... FNP-45 4.5"bb, comes with 3 magazines and a nice case, or 3 magazines a Bladetech holster, and case. 2 14 rounders and 1 15 rounder in the first package. Accurate as hell and only $700 at Cabela's. I love mine. Plus HK just got in trouble, so customer service may slide so they can pay their lawyers. Think about it. ;)

November 17, 2011, 11:07 AM
A buddy of mine picked on up a few months ago. The gun is awesome although trigger was surprisingly light. It is a travesty not to get a can to go with it though.

Plus HK just got in trouble, so customer service may slide so they can pay their lawyers.

The reason you buy an HK is so you'll never need customer service.

Armed 24/7
November 17, 2011, 11:39 AM
And what trouble did HK just get into? Link?

November 17, 2011, 11:45 AM
They didn't get into trouble, yet, they were raided by the German police in an investigation into guns getting into Mexico. It is information gathering and the worst that will happen is a fine. It isn't like they are going anywhere so the post above is not exactly on target.

Their explanations to date, if they are true, are wholly reasonable.

November 17, 2011, 06:28 PM
I own a USP Elite and it is the finest, most accurate, and most reliable .45 acp handgun i have ever owned.
The only drawback is the gun is quite large, as large as a Mk23 SOCOM Offensive handgun.
If you can deal with that little bit, you will be very pleased should you purchase one.
This picture of my Elite and my full size USP 9mm gives some idea of the difference in size between the two guns.

November 17, 2011, 06:49 PM
The HK Elite is incredibly accurate, has a very nice trigger and was on sale at CDNN for a pretty good price... much less than I paid for mine. My only criticism was that the grip texture is quite aggressive and I had to put a Hogue Handall on it for comfy sake.

November 17, 2011, 08:38 PM
Thank you all for your replies. I'm gonna get one. Size does not matter as it will be for target/competition shooting. How about the Tactical model? Seems like they made 57 varieties of USP configurations. Elite, Expert, Tactical, Compact, variants 1-5??? With cheese? Should I buy 2 of the same at the CDNN prices or 2 different ones? They've got the Expert 40, Tactical in 40 or 9 or 45...

November 18, 2011, 09:10 AM
Tactical is an excellent choice if you live in a state that allows you to keep and use suppressors.
You can buy the same Knights Armament suppressor that is used on the Mk23 and it will work excellently on the Tactical with the adapter kit.

Had I been graced to live in a less restrictive state, I would have bought a Tactical or a Mk23 over the Elite.

November 18, 2011, 10:21 AM
I opted for the USP Expert in .45. I can't imagine a more accurate handgun. Trigger is fantastic. When I bought my Expert, (CDNN), I think the Elite was available at the same price. 12 Rounds of .45, flawless reliability, and unbelivable accuracy. H&K makes VERY nice guns.:cool:

November 18, 2011, 01:12 PM
You'll love it. :)

November 18, 2011, 07:49 PM
as an added bonus, the Elite will mount a light better than most handguns as the longer barrel places the lens behind the muzzle.
I use a Brugger and Thome' & Streamlight on mine.

November 18, 2011, 09:19 PM
The reason you buy an HK is so you ll never need customer service.

Well you are in for some disappointment. HKs have plenty of issues, and when you do have an issue, be prepared to confront about the worst customer service in the industry, exceeded by only Taurus as the worst.

November 18, 2011, 10:15 PM
Is that last post based on personal experience or crap you read on the internetz??

November 19, 2011, 09:01 AM
No, its jealousy. He obviously can't afford an HK, so he finds it necessary to populate HK threads with his garbage. Great start on your sixth post there Feanor.

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