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Convert USP .45 to Tactical?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kestrel, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Kestrel

    Kestrel Well-Known Member

    I have a full-size USP .45 and am _thinking_ about a Tactical, if I were to decide on a suppressor. I have already bought and installed a target trigger in my USP, so I assume I could just by the Tactical barrel and sights, instead of buying a Tactical.

    Any weaknesses in my idea? Are there any other differences in the standard and the tactical than trigger, barrel and sights? Would mine probably be as accurate, if I dropped in a Tactical barrel?

    Thanks for any help,
  2. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Depending on the barrel you get, your accuracy should be comparable w/ the Tac. Afterall, the Tactical does get that hand fitted, o-ring, threaded barrel ;) Plus, you won't have "TACTICAL" engraved on your slide...But performace wise, you should be at the very worst....comparable. But be a fun little project especially if you plan on suppressing her :cool:
  3. krept

    krept Well-Known Member

    Also the Tac magazines have extended baseplates (which I prefer).

    I had a CCFA bbl and vortex suppressor for my USP and the grouping did improve (nice setup). I wish I still had it, but sold it because I thought I was moving back to Cali for a job that fell through. cheers
  4. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Well-Known Member

    you will also need to replace the recoil assembly.

    From HK-USA's FAQ

    Can a Tactical bbl be used in my usp 45?
    Yes. However, if your intention is to use a suppressor you must purchase an HK tactical recoil system.
  5. krept

    krept Well-Known Member

    I think they are referring to the use of a nielsen device with a suppressor there?

    I'm almost 100% sure the recoil springs, etc are the same.
  6. fatboyclone

    fatboyclone Well-Known Member

    From Marc @ HK customer service:

    Assembly, captured recoil/buffer spring, complete:
    USP45 part no.: 214829
    USP Tactical part no.: 217706

    so it is "recoil assembly" not "neilson device"
  7. krept

    krept Well-Known Member

    Well, I'll be darned. I was going off of this from your link:

    Do you have any idea what the difference is? E.g. different spring weights... etc. And the fact that the above mentions suppressors makes me really wonder what the physical difference is.

    thanks for the info.

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