Good trade? Gen 3 G19 for USP 45 compact

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Girodin, Aug 10, 2013.

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  1. Girodin

    Girodin Member

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    If you had two G19s would you trade a used G19 with factory plastic sights for an HK 45 USP compact with one magazine. The HK is DA/SA with a safety (although it may in fact just be DA/SA with decocker).

    This seems like if the HK works right and has no issues it is a good deal with only one mag and accounting for the steep price of HK mags.

    What say you?
     
  2. HOOfan_1

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    In equal condition, the HK would probably be worth at least twice as much as the Glock.

    according to Hk's website, there is a model which comes with a safety/decocker
     
  3. Vulcan71

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    Yes, but I would do a FTF transaction.
     
  4. Telekinesis

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    It is a very good trade (assuming you like the HK and the guns are in similar conditions), but it's not quite a trade that is "too good to be true". HK prices are pretty high when new, but I've seen some used examples at reasonable prices. Regardless I would still be wary if the transaction involves shipping.

    And the USP with a standard trigger group should be DA/SA with a safety that is on safe in the up position and on fire when in the down position (similar to a 1911 safety) and pushing the safety down past the "safe" position should decock the weapon.
     
  5. oldandslow

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    girodin, 8/11/13

    I have both the HK-USPc .45 and a Glock 19. While the HK is a good gun there are some problems with it. First it's pretty big for a compact. The DA trigger is terrible- long, heavy and severely stacks before firing. It's easily the worst DA trigger of all my pistols (Sigs, Berettas, SW 3rd gens, CZ). The SA trigger is average. Mags are expensive, usually over $50 each. Aftermarket parts are expensive or sometimes hard to get. That being said if I had two G-19's I'd probably trade one away for the HK. If I only had one G-19 I'd not make the trade. While I'm not a Glock fanboy they do make a great pistol at a reasonable price with reasonably priced aftermarket parts and mags. If I had the funds to buy either one new I'd still get the G-19 and use the extra HK funds for ammo. Good luck.

    best wishes- oldandslow
     
  6. Double_J

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    I would do it, but only if it was a face to face transaction. I own a USP .45 Compact and love carrying it when I carry a "full sized" pistol. It is around the same size as the Glock 19 so it will not change your carry habits much. I will state that you need to do a lot of dry-fire practice to get used to the trigger, it is NOT a glock trigger.

    I have found extra mags on sale at cdnn every once in a while, as in $35-$45 per mag, not $20 per mag like glock does. Keep your eyes open for those specials, they seem to be frequent but short duration. Also upgrade the mag springs to wolf springs, you will notice the difference very quickly in how the pistol cycles.
     
  7. Girodin

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    I know that model exists, my thought was that person didn't seem to be certain or clear about which variant he had.

    I have an HK USP and various glocks. I have a friend who is thinking about this trade and I advised it was a good deal unless the HK had issues. I wanted to be able to point him towards some other opinions.

    For the record I would rather own a G19 than a USP, but I would trade a G19 for a USP, if that makes sense.
     
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