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Whats so great about the "fancy pants" H&K USP?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Tropical Z, Apr 22, 2003.

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  1. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Member

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    All these people walking around thinkin theyre all that and a bag of chips because they own a USP.Ill show em whats up with a HP!
     
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    Buddy of mine has an HK USP .40 He's still a computer geek. Nothing different than when he had his 1911.
     
  4. George Hill

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    WHO LEFT THE SHINER BOCK TRUCK PARKED AT Z'S HOUSE LAST NIGHT?!?!
     
  5. Tropical Z

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    Overpriced-thin polymer frames.What gives?
     
  6. Island Beretta

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    Well, apart from the light weight, durability, reliability, accuracy, go to hell and back, low down dirty fighting machine.. MARKETING!!!;)
     
  7. 12-34hom

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    One of the most [if not thee most] reliable - accurate - factory pistols made to date.

    Thier full sized 45acp [variant #1] would rate in my book as one of two best combat pistols ever made.

    If they Chambered one in 10mm i would never have to buy another pistol... ever.

    12-34hom.
     
  8. Airwolf

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    I'll second IB"s assesment.

    My USP45 is the "go to" gun for my first line of home defense. It's the one always within a few steps and beside the bed at night.

    Why? Because it feels good in my hand, I can hit what I aim at and I KNOW it will work EVERY TIME I PULL THE TRIGGER, period.

    The USP is the only handgun I own that has NEVER failed to fire and cycle to slide lock EVERY SINGLE TIME from the first mag I put in it. I've had break-in failures with others and some glitches because of ammo. Not the USP, ever.

    I also like to be able to leave the hammer down and the safety on for a "house gun". Without that ability I ALWAYS use a holster. The USP gives me the option of a "naked gun" if you will.

    And yes, HK can get away with charging more $$$ because of the marketing hype but in this case the "walk" does match the "talk".
     
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  9. Airwolf

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    A 10mm USP? I'd be on that SOOOO fast it would make your head spin. :what: :D
     
  10. caz223

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    My USP compact .45 has been to date, the only pistol I own that has never malfunctioned under any (mis)treatment it has been exposed to.
    As accurate as my bullseye pistol, as heavy as I'd want to carry, as light as I'd want to use, and the only one with all the features I want.
    If they made it in 10mm, I'd need two more.
    And that's the God-honest truth.
     
  11. gudel

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    it must be the German made/origin.
    oh yeah, i sleep with the HK USP 45 under my pillow. :D
     
  12. jem375

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    I guess accuracy and dependability and just about anything anyone would want with a semi-auto...........guys, this is the clown that thinks Hi-points are the greatest.......
     
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    always thought they were overpriced glocks with a safety and bad trigger.:neener:
     
  14. Handy

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    This is a great topic. Really brainy.
     
  15. jem375

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    Handy.....agree.....moderator should take this off the board.......
     
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    Wie sagt mann 'bag of chips' auf Englisch?
     
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    "How do you say 'bag of chips' in English?"

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  18. Yo

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    It's not so great (owner speaking)

    I'm an HK USP .45 owner.

    It's very, very accurate. Nice big sights.

    One of the two best combat pistols ever?

    Hah.

    The decocker/safety mechanism can work loose WAY too easily. The Double action has the most unpleasant creep I've ever felt in a modern handgun. Bore Axis is very high.

    Very mushy and long reset, and it is easy to get a false reset during double-tap rapid fire.

    Oh, yeah and the firing pin breaks real easily. Happend to me and I have a permanent dent in my forehead to show for it.

    I like the accuracy. I like the ergonomic mag release. The pistol field strips with incredible ease. But, in my book its flawed because of the bad trigger and some serious reliability issues that have lead at least three major police agencies to drop the gun.

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    You want a great HK, get a p7.
     
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    I'm selling my USP45C. Good gun, but it doesn't hold a carbon fiber Zippo to Graciepoo, my P7M8.
     
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    mmmm, Shiner Bock
     
  21. KY Moose

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    As a former owner of a USP 40 and USP 45, I can say they were well designed and high quality handguns. I only had two dislikes with the USP models. Like Yo, my biggest hang up with the USP was the long heavy double action trigger pull. It was just hideous to me. I just did not do that well with the first shot in double action. My other dislike is the high bore axis. I like a low bore axis like the Glock models.
     
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    Trop Z, I can certainly understand your appreciation for the Browning Hi-Power; the greatest pistol ever made, but that's quite a jump from a Hi-Point.
     
  23. mattk

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    Alright I'll say it. They are mediocre guns with good marketing.
    Most of them are reliable. I have seen two that were miserable malfunctioners.
    They are pretty accurate, nothing special for service gun.
    They are BIG, way to big for me.
    They have an extremely high bore axis hey Im an IPSC shooter, we always talk about bore axis.
    The triggers SUCK period.
    I wouldnt be mad if someone gave me one, but I wouldnt buy on either.
    But the marketing! H&K has some of the coolest ads ever.
     
  24. Admiral Thrawn

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    The USP Tactical 0.45ACP and the Mark 23 0.45ACP are my two preferred H&K handguns. :)
     
  25. COHIBA

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    two words

    OVER ENGINEERING.



    i learned, in about 2 min., how to fully strip a glock. i have done dozens of trigger jobs to glocks and work daily on 1911's.
    vaughnT has felt my trigger work.
    i wont do anything more than a basic field strip w/ a USP. in fact mine is for sale on this board.
     
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