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HK Compact Pistol Problem

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Needlenose, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. Needlenose

    Needlenose Member

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    Some months ago I purchased a HK USP compact pistol new. I've shot close to a thousand rounds. When I clean the the gun the axle sear pin slides out.
    (See exploded view #29,30, 31),for those of you who own one. Having lost the pin I sent it back to the factory for repair. They put a new pin in and said they could do nothing about it sliding out when I clean the gun. I kind of feel they are not facing the problem. Having spent a lot of money for what I thought was a quality piece of equipment I am disapointed at their response. Has anyone had the same problem with this gun ? Any suggestion on what I should do to correct this situation ? Thanks for the in-put.
     
  2. Chipperman

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    I've had the pin slide partially out on my Tactical, but never all the way. I just make sure it's pushed in before putting the slide back on. The pin on my Compact .45 has never moved much. I don't consider it a problem.

    It can't move while the gun is assembled. If they make it too solid, you won't be able to remove it easily to fully break down the gun. Maybe you could try a little dab of grease on the pin. The extra viscosity may help keep it from sliding so much.
     
  3. XavierBreath

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    Don't Compromise.


    Sorry, couldn't help myself......;)

    From what I understand, this is pretty much the way HK responds to their customers. I've never had to contact them in a decade of owning HK products though. I've never torn down my two USPs past field stripping them for cleaning.
     
  4. Bobarino

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    the solution is simple. don't dry fire it when the slide is off. mine does the same thing. i got to have the fun of reassembling it after i did that before. if you do dry fire it with the slide off, dry fire twice, check the pin, push it back it and so on. it doesn't seem to happen if you use the decocker.

    Bobby
     
  5. Needlenose

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    Thanks for your replies. I guess it's inherent in the manufacture.
    I don't feel as bad, but I do think it is poor engineering on H&K part.
    The tolerance between both parts could be tightened making it less likely to drift or not at all. Thanks again.
     
  6. graffer

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    HK problem

    Log on to HKPRO.COM. This common problem is discussed there.

    graffer
     
  7. quickcanary

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    You used "H&K" and "poor engineering" in the same sentence! :uhoh: Blasphemy!

    This is why if and when I buy an HK, it will be a used one that I can verify is problem-free. I just can't see paying that much for a pistol that has little, if any advantage over my existing tupperware.

    At the prices they charge, there should be no "common problems." Gee, I can't think of any common problems with Glocks.

    Once again, I will state that I know from experience that HKs are well-built guns. But if you're paying that much and experience a problem, CS should pick up on the first ring, cover shipping costs, and hand-deliver the gun to your door. :banghead:
     
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