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Range report HK USP compact 9mm with one hitch and a Q

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by newmenu, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. newmenu

    newmenu Well-Known Member

    So I took my new HK USP compact 9mm Stainless and put 275 rounds through it. 25 rounds of Remington Golden Sabre regular round, ie not the +p, and 250 rounds of Winchester white box.

    I shot the golden sabre first and immidiatly noticed the total lack of recoil. When shooting the second mag of RGS I had a hitch. Stupid me I cant remeber what happened exacly but I think after I pulled the trigger, the round fired, the action went back and forth and I pulled the trigger again and got a click. heres what i cannot remember, I cant remember if I racked the slide and an empty cassing came out or if nothing came out. Either way I finished the last of the RGS without a problem. I then shot all 250 rounds of the Win whitebox without a single hitch but noticed more recoil in those over the golden sabre.

    The gun was very very accurate and I love it to death but am concerned with what happened with the non +p golden sabre. i was given the ammo when I bought the gun and have no idea how old it was, it may have been 10+ years old, since the gun is 11 years old its self.

  2. HippieMagic

    HippieMagic Well-Known Member

    Might have been a dud if it fed and fired flawlessly other than that.
  3. Dirtpile

    Dirtpile Well-Known Member

    10 years isn't old for ammo if stored properly. The lack of recoil was definitely the cause of your FTF. Whether that was from undercharging (wouldn't surprise too many people with Remington's current offerings) or for some reason the powder or primers were oxidized.
    As far as not remembering if an empty came out, don't worry about that. The difference between and empty getting rechambered and the slide picking up a fresh round doesn't equate to much in the way of slide movement.
    If you have any more of this potentially deteriorated or undercharged ammo around just be careful when you do shoot it. Go slow and make sure that there is a fresh hole in the paper each time you pull the trigger. And remember to store any ammo in a dry place. Dry boxes are an excellent idea and don't cost much.
  4. HKIWB

    HKIWB Well-Known Member

    Its possible that your support hand was touching the slide release lever ever so slightly, and the slide simply failed to lock back after the last round was fired. When this happens, the hammer drops on an empty chamber. This is very common with the USP/P2K/P30 series pistols.
  5. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Well-Known Member

    shoot it more with the ammo that you are going to keep in the gun for defense. IMO you should use newer ammo for that purpose.
  6. newmenu

    newmenu Well-Known Member

    Unless I learn something different, I was planning on using Federal +p+ hydrashock
  7. newmenu

    newmenu Well-Known Member

    bump for just a few more replies
  8. geronimo509

    geronimo509 Well-Known Member

    any quality HP will be fine as long as it goes bang

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