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Which would you sell?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Anna's Dad, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. Anna's Dad

    Anna's Dad Member

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    I am planning on selling either my H&K USP 9mm or my Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm. I just really don't need both as they are similar in form and function. I think I may be a little more accurate with the M&P, but probably not significantly so.

    Here are the comparisons:

    M&P:
    - Polymer 9mm, striker-fired, DAO (sort-of)
    - Standard rail
    - Night sights
    - Purchased via auction w/ FFL transfer & gov't background check
    - Have original box paperwork, etc.
    - S&W has a pretty good warranty / service reputation

    H&K:
    - Polymer 9mm, hammer-fired, DA/SA
    - Proprietary rail (but I have a slimline adapter)
    - Standard sights
    - Purchased face-to-face in a private transaction
    - Have original box, paperwork, etc.
    - H&K thinks I suck and they hate me ;)

    Which you would keep and why?
     
  2. Lonestar49

    Lonestar49 Member

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    Divide and conquer

    ...

    Best grip, most natural feel, point to aim and..

    A simple, a side by side, comparison-shoot at the range.. Winner stays, loser goes..

    OMMV,


    Ls
     
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  3. Lv4snobrdg

    Lv4snobrdg Member

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    decisions decisions, sell the smith.

    GL
     
  4. SalchaketJoe

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    I have made a vow never to sell another gun. There are way too many sell offs that I regret.
     
  5. FMF

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    Stick with the M&P. Just the night sights alone make it a keeper not to mention it's standard rail and the fact that you'll get more for the H&K when you sell it so you can buy another firearm of your choosing.
     
  6. jdub3

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    I would sell the S&W
     
  7. NMGonzo

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    Keep the H&K.

    I shoot well with it.
     
  8. The Lone Haranguer

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    I think those would tip the balance in the M&P's favor.
     
  9. NG VI

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    I wouldn't sell either, they are just different enough that if you don't need the money, it makes a lot more sense to hang on to both.

    If it were one or the other, night sights are nice, but I love my USP.
     
  10. benderx4

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    No doubt, keep the HK, and lose the Smith.
     
  11. JTQ

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    I also don't sell my guns. They are already paid for so they are now free.

    If you were to sell one, I'd sell the H&K. You could talk up the H&K's "european panache", an get more money for it.
     
  12. 19-3Ben

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    I'd keep the S&W and ditch the H&K.

    The M&P has the advantages of night sites, accuracy (for you), standard rail, and customer service.
    It also shares mags with many a more popular cop gun if SHTF is a consideration for you.

    You can also get a lot more money for that Kraut gun. The rail adapter will help you sell it.
     
  13. earlthegoat2

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    Everything else even, I would get rid of the HK. It would free up more dollars for your next purchase and lets face it, they really are not that great.
     
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    Heresy.
     
  16. MachIVshooter

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    For me, it'd be an easy choice. I don't like the ergo's of the HK. But it's a personal choice.
     
  17. 12131

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    I'd sell both, and get a G19 RTF2. Why? Because I don't care for the M&P in any caliber, or the USP fullsize in 9. And, for me personally, Glock has made the "perfect" pistol in the G19 RTF2.
     
  18. Anna's Dad

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    Lot of great points. Thanks. I'm almost certainly going to sell one of them. It's not a need for money, just a need to thin the herd. It's really out of hand.

    I'll decide something after I finish selling off some others that I already have up for auction.

    Regards.
     
  19. BillH

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    Keep both or at least keep the HK cause it was FTF.
     
  20. KevinR

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    I dont like striker fired guns dump the S&W
     
  21. texgunner

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    Of all the replies so far Lonestar's advice is the best. Everyone is different, a pistol that fits your hand and shoots great for you may not for someone else. Take'em to the range then decide.

    Tex
     
  22. DFW1911

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    I would sell the HK and hang onto the M&P. My reasoning? I really don't like HK, though I have several in my collection :)
     
  23. Rinspeed

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    Don't be a fool, keep them both. :D
     
  24. Pilot

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    Which one do you shoot better? Which one do you like to shoot more? Which one carries more easily? Which one are you more drawn to/prouder to own?
     
  25. Rshooter

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    I would keep the Smith and Wesson, just for the reason that you are more accurate with it. I have just purchased a Smith and Wesson M&P after firing one that belongs to a friend.
     
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