I'm thinking of adding an HK to the collection and am seeking recommendations. It would preferably be 9mm, hammer fired, and DA/SA, or straight up SA if they make such a thing. Primarily a range gun, with possible night stand duty. Thanks!
The elite and tactital will be better. Hk usp, p30, p2000, etc are not great stock triggers. Learn to shoot it, and you will do fine. Expect 1911, x5, sao triggers and you will be disapointed.
My usp 40 as i have said has well over 50k through it. The usp9 tac, usp45 came next. The tack may have 2k through it. The 45 was a police trade in, the usp 9mm was a recent purchase. I have been carrying it regularly.
Accuracy is very good. Shooting quarter sized dots at 30ft is pretty easy.
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Agreed, the USP is an amazing pistol. For fun, range, and home defense, and competitive shooting if you were so inclined, the Expert is a great option. A little pricey. I found a new in box full size usp9 on gunbroker penny auction and got it for $600, put the match trigger, jet funnel, ambi safety/decocker, and dawson sights on it and it is my absolute favorite pistol. I think the Expert is probably the best way to go unless you can get a great deal on a full size. But watch out, I went from 1 to 13 Hk's pretty darn quickly
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Go rent one before you buy. I was so excited to shoot my first HK (a USP), hearing how legendary their pistols were. I was seriously let down. Everything about my P229 was better, and that was before I knew much about guns. Don't get me wrong, HK makes some fine pistols, but they just aren't worthy of the cachet attached to them.
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I never held a USP, so I can't comment. I did own a P30L in 9mm and the trigger was pretty good. With all of the grip pieces included, the ergonomics of the P30 line is hard to beat. I also own a P2000 LEM which is nice, but not what I would consider a range gun.
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Your best best is to try them out. I tried USP and P30 and HK45. I did not care for any of the the USP series I tried but love my P30L and HK45. Also have VP9 and really dig it too as far as striker fired. All current HK pistols are extremely well built and have lifetime warranty.
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Originally posted by GaryBF: I also own a P2000 LEM which is nice, but not what I would consider a range gun.
USPC .40 (LEM) owner here, with the same thoughts. It's extremely reliable with ergos, trigger and accuracy like a farm truck. My PPQ .40 is hands down a far more accurate and pleasurable pistol to shoot. I'll bet the P30L is too. Wish I had one.
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Hard to choose. If you really are adding it to a collection I'd get one of the low volume ones. If "collection" really means your inventory then get whatever you like. If you want to go big get a Mark23. If you want range an elite. If you want to shoot the snot out of it any USP or P30. etc. USP's have the advange of a zillion operating modes and those can be changed. 1911 style is supported.
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