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USP compact and Steyr PIC wanted

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Sox, Aug 15, 2004.

  1. Sox

    Sox Member

    Dec 29, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Hey gang, anyone have a PIC of the Steyr M series and the USP compact for comparisons? I am looking for a USP compact in .357 and may consider they Steyr if I haven't any luck. Thanks.:)
  2. mattf7184

    mattf7184 Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    South FL
    By all means shoot and hold both. I prefer the Steyr and size wise it is about equal, maybe a little smaller than the HK.

    Took my dad's USP Fullsize out shooting today and I am much more accurate with the Steyr type sights than the 3 dot night sights on the USP. The USP flips like a mule and I cant hold it comfortably and high. The USP is a good gun, but it is not for me and feels like a brick in my hand compared to some other guns. I like the classic 1911 grip angle better so the HK points a little better for me. The trigger on my Steyr is about 5-6lbs, but with a clean break and SHORT reset, while the HK has a horrid trigger (yet light on my dads, around 3-4lbs in SA) and LONG reset. For the price, you cant really beat the Steyr. CDNN is running low on certain models, you can call them for availability. The Steyr is about ~$300, while the HK can run between $600-700+. Also, the Steyr has a tennifer finish ala Glock, which I prefer over HKs HE finish. You cant go wrong with either, but I would definately shoot both. Higher price doesnt always mean better gun.

    You may also want to consider the Springfield XD with a Stainless Slide or a CZ75/CZ40 (prefer not to get the rust problems with the standard slide on the XD). If you are looking at USPs, im guessing you are considering more expensive firearms as well so you may want to check out some other guns too.
  3. mattx109

    mattx109 Member

    Nov 18, 2003
    The Green Mountain State
    Take a look at what SIG has to offer these days.

    I was an HK nut for a while; I've owned several of their handguns including a USP Compact (my first pistol, in fact). The other Matt is correct in saying that they have a snappy flip to them.

    I now own a nice SIG P226 and it shoots far better for me than any HK I've owned. Of course, I haven't owned a [Goodbye AWB] P7M13 [/Goodbye AWB] yet...

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