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DRAB_81
06-13-2010, 4:57 PM
I am going to buy another 45 soon, but I can't make my mind up on which one. They both fit my hands well, and I shoot both equally. Capacity, Cost & the Roster are not factors in my decision. I don't have any HK's or 1911's at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon.

I'm NOT interested in any other 45's, so please no off-topic suggestions...
Buying Both is not an option...

HK45 vs. Springfield TRP Operator Full Rail, which one and why?

BamBam-31
06-13-2010, 5:07 PM
No stable is complete w/o a 1911 of some sort. The TRP Op w/ full rail would be an excellent example. :thumbsup:

CSACANNONEER
06-13-2010, 5:09 PM
No stable is complete w/o a 1911 of some sort. The TRP Op w/ full rail would be an excellent example. :thumbsup:

I'd agree but, I don't have a need for a mall ninja, tacticool rail.

Black Majik
06-13-2010, 5:11 PM
You should purchase the 1911 of the two. I however, would have purchased the HK45

J-cat
06-13-2010, 5:42 PM
I voted TRP Operator for its ergonomics and accuracy. Also, it is better for pistol whipping ;)

GunLover
06-13-2010, 5:42 PM
For me hk45 but i already have a few 1911s

Sniper3142
06-13-2010, 5:56 PM
I've got a TRP Operator w/ Full Rail and love it.

I've also got a HK USP 45f and while it isn't the same as the HK45, it does work as a good comparision between the 2.

I enjoy shooting both but the TRP Operator has the MUCH better trigger. The only thing I'd strongly suggest is changing out the adjustable sights on the TRP Op for fixed ones. That rear sight has been the only sore point for me with that pistol.

My USP 45 has been totally reliable in the over 13 years of ownership and is my main pistol.

KillZone45
06-13-2010, 5:58 PM
HK, anything full rail is hideous!

PzKfW
06-13-2010, 6:24 PM
Do you want a practical handgun or a handgun for range duty? The answer you seek depends on your use.

Think about it.

J-cat
06-13-2010, 7:15 PM
HK, anything full rail is hideous!

HK has a full rail.

Cokebottle
06-13-2010, 7:20 PM
I'd agree but, I don't have a need for a mall ninja, tacticool rail.
This.

No desire for a rail on a .45, but I'd still go for the 1911 as your first .45

ChrisTKHarris
06-13-2010, 7:23 PM
TRP without the rail.

Colt-45
06-13-2010, 7:27 PM
HK 45 :)http://www.topgunsupply.com/images/D/HK45.jpg

JTsanchez
06-13-2010, 7:45 PM
1911 over the HK in my book

evidens83
06-13-2010, 7:49 PM
TRP!

BigDogatPlay
06-13-2010, 7:49 PM
A 1911 is superior in my mind, and the Springfield TRP is a superior example of the design.

jonnyt16
06-13-2010, 8:23 PM
Springfield TRP for sure. I just can't get used to the mag release being on the trigger guard on the HK.

9mmepiphany
06-13-2010, 8:24 PM
i voted the HK45, but then i already have a couple of 1911s

the HK45 came into being because H&K found out that a H&K designed and built 1911 would be too expensive to sell in the numbers needed to justify production. so they optimized the USP with P2000 ergos and added Nills designed grip panels. the only feature where it is not superior to the 1911 is the trigger...but it's pretty close

NSR500
06-13-2010, 8:31 PM
Go for the Springfield. Why saddle yourself with $40 magazine pricing with the HK?

tacticalcity
06-13-2010, 8:34 PM
In .45ACP there really is only one gun, the 1911. However, I think you're getting the wrong one (if you are paying retail). If you're getting a great deal, maybe not. For price of a TRP you can probably find a Les Baer, Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, or Nighthawk on Gunbroker.com. Take a look at the Les Baer Thunder Ranch. You can usually get a great deal on them on Gunbroker.com. If the reason you want the SA is for the rail alone, I would say that's a pretty big mistake. You can always add a rail, so get the gun that performs the best for the money. SA and Kimber are decent, but they are not any better than say the HK you were looking at or a Glock. Of course now that I've posted that, I'll end up with an SA or Kimber in a month or two. Never fails. Regardless, if you're gonna own only one .45ACP its gotta be a 1911. It's some kind of sin if it's not.

wsmc27
06-13-2010, 8:44 PM
<snip>
if you're gonna own only one .45ACP its gotta be a 1911. It's some kind of sin if it's not.

Wise words Sir!

:D

KillZone45
06-13-2010, 8:46 PM
HK has a full rail.

I meant in 1911, they just dont look right.

loupav
06-13-2010, 10:03 PM
I couldn't be happier with my HK45.

Add some Straight-8's and an X300 and it's nearly perfect.

BitterOldMan
06-13-2010, 10:04 PM
HK45 torture test http://pistol-training.com/archives/3105 (http://pistol-training.com/archives/3105)

I have a non-rail TRP and HK45. I actually like the TRP trigger better. The front strap checkering on the TRP is like sandpaper and will rip anybody with girly hands.

smittty
06-13-2010, 10:10 PM
I voted TRP but why the rail? My friend has one and I don't like the rail.

neomedic
06-13-2010, 10:20 PM
I want BOTH!!!

neomedic
06-13-2010, 10:29 PM
http://img114.imageshack.us/img114/8166/hktrpeo0.jpg

Both =) Best pic I can find.

GoatLovin
06-13-2010, 10:32 PM
My Kimber TLE/RL has a half rail. It's accurate... way more accurate than me, and the X400 makes things stupid simple.

I'd personally go for the TRP, but you should get which ever feels best in your hands.

Omil
06-13-2010, 10:37 PM
I am going to buy another 45 soon, but I can't make my mind up on which one. They both fit my hands well, and I shoot both equally. Capacity, Cost & the Roster are not factors in my decision. I don't have any HK's or 1911's at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon.

I'm NOT interested in any other 45's, so please no off-topic suggestions...
Buying Both is not an option...

HK45 vs. Springfield TRP Operator Full Rail, which one and why?

No need to think too much, Operator's calling U..:D

huckberry668
06-13-2010, 11:08 PM
I'm a 1911 fan but to pick one for defense, I'd pick the HK45 for its higher capacity, double-action, lighter weight, simpler take down, Ambi mag release, removeable grip and much cheaper price which affords me additional few thousand rounds of ammo. My favorite feature of the HK45/USP is the ability to load/unload while cocked and locked.

HCz
06-13-2010, 11:38 PM
HK45. More practical. TRP is a nice pistol, but practicality tends to nudge me to HK side.

marcus_bervus
06-13-2010, 11:45 PM
res ipsa loquitur..... the TRP is the ONE!!!

gunace89
06-13-2010, 11:57 PM
Always good to have a 1911, I vote TRP.

cmaynes
06-14-2010, 12:02 AM
damn- they are both good guns.

I like plastic- but 1911's are classic.

t0kie
06-14-2010, 12:05 AM
I'll take the Springer, but don't listen to me, I'm kind of bias when it comes to 1911 :)
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Cholly
06-14-2010, 10:26 AM
if you're gonna own only one .45ACP its gotta be a 1911. It's some kind of sin if it's not.
That pretty much sums it up.

-Cholly

Black Majik
06-14-2010, 10:28 AM
HK 45 :)http://www.topgunsupply.com/images/D/HK45.jpg

Plastic never looked so sexy! :cool2:

9mmepiphany
06-14-2010, 10:58 AM
those spiderman grips feel real nice too

Ed_in_Sac
06-14-2010, 11:00 AM
Are the "rails" for hanging up your car keys?

wu_dot_com
06-14-2010, 12:26 PM
TRP, since the HK 45 is not on the master "evil" list

bjl333
06-14-2010, 6:52 PM
I'm bias to 1911's but the HK is a nice looking pistol. TRP !!

1st5
06-14-2010, 7:03 PM
What about the alleged HK customer service as a consideration? I've heard a lot of folks talk about HK only helping customers who were military or LEO and treating civilians poorly.

Personally I'm a 1911 guy. It was good enough for our guys in many battles...good enough for me. So, I'd buy the TRP.

ChrisTKHarris
06-14-2010, 7:14 PM
What about the alleged HK customer service as a consideration? I've heard a lot of folks talk about HK only helping customers who were military or LEO and treating civilians poorly.

Personally I'm a 1911 guy. It was good enough for our guys in many battles...good enough for me. So, I'd buy the TRP.

HK, eh you won't need the CS. :)

duck814
06-14-2010, 9:48 PM
Big +1 for the TRP Operator. They seem non-existant in my search though.

ChrisTKHarris
06-14-2010, 10:02 PM
Big +1 for the TRP Operator. They seem non-existant in my search though.

Same. I was originally set on a Loaded for my first 1911, but as with everything I intend to buy, I already have began to wiggle my way up into a TRP. "Well I could spend about $400 more and have a TRP..."

Ranger20
06-14-2010, 10:35 PM
While I like 1911's and have had them over 30 years of my life...

If the Snow was hitting the fan...

This is the one I'd trust my life with........ best to you....

http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Ranger20/hk45.jpg

RT13
06-15-2010, 1:16 AM
Easy. Overpriced tupperware that's so and so to shoot or a solid steel tack driver built for precision shooting.

SVRider
06-15-2010, 9:26 AM
I've just never been a fan of DA/SA triggers. I can deal with Glock or XD triggers, but don't really care for the DA/SA's. I prefer consistent triggers from first to last shot.

That being said, I say go TRP Op....

....if you must have a rail, you could always get a standard TRP and have a Dawson Light Speed rail fitted to it.

ap3572001
06-15-2010, 10:16 AM
I am going to buy another 45 soon, but I can't make my mind up on which one. They both fit my hands well, and I shoot both equally. Capacity, Cost & the Roster are not factors in my decision. I don't have any HK's or 1911's at the moment, but hopefully that will change soon.

I'm NOT interested in any other 45's, so please no off-topic suggestions...
Buying Both is not an option...

HK45 vs. Springfield TRP Operator Full Rail, which one and why?

If I wanted a 1911 to shot at the range I would buy a TRP.

If I wanted one for protection I would get an HK.

drunktank
06-16-2010, 8:27 AM
Any HK over any 1911 for me please. The 1911's are completely overrated to me and they don't feel like god's mittens in my hands. The history on them is nice, but I prefer pistols over history books. Good luck with your decision!

Black Majik
06-16-2010, 8:53 AM
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Ranger20/hk45.jpg

Mmmmm..... :thumbsup:

rumblebee
06-16-2010, 4:55 PM
TRP :thumbsup:

Uxi
06-16-2010, 6:44 PM
TRP

Cokebottle
06-16-2010, 6:55 PM
http://i908.photobucket.com/albums/ac288/Ranger20/hk45.jpg
I change my vote.



BOTH :D

Donk310
06-16-2010, 8:41 PM
You should get a Glock! (sorry, couldn't resist being the first one to say it) Please ignore me.

bombadillo
06-16-2010, 9:45 PM
I would give my left nut for a full rail TRP operator. no seriously, I would...

DDRH
06-17-2010, 11:57 AM
HK 45 :)http://www.topgunsupply.com/images/D/HK45.jpg

:wub:

rumblebee
06-17-2010, 1:04 PM
If I ever need a nut transplant, I'll get in touch with ya for a swap! ;):D

I would give my left nut for a full rail TRP operator. no seriously, I would...

rumblebee
06-17-2010, 1:10 PM
since we have the HK porn in this thread.....

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l464/rumblebee_album/95b67887.jpg

:D

DRAB_81
06-17-2010, 1:34 PM
You should get a Glock! (sorry, couldn't resist being the first one to say it) Please ignore me.

I have 4 Glocks: G20SF Longslide, G21SF Picatinny Rail, G30SF & G26.

I have all my SD/Hunting/Range handguns covered, so my choice between the HK45 or TRP Operator will be more of a safe queen that I'll take out for target shooting a couple times a year. I sold my HK45C, and bought 3 Glocks with the proceeds, because I was always afraid of damaging such an expensive pistol. I loved that gun, but not more than I love having 3 Glocks that I don't mind getting dirty. Don't get me wrong, I take better care of my Glocks than some guys take care of their HK's, Sigs or 1911's, I just don't worry as much about scratches and holster wear with my Glocks.

Donk310
06-17-2010, 2:14 PM
I have 4 Glocks: G20SF Longslide, G21SF Picatinny Rail, G30SF & G26.

I have all my SD/Hunting/Range handguns covered, so my choice between the HK45 or TRP Operator will be more of a safe queen that I'll take out for target shooting a couple times a year. I sold my HK45C, and bought 3 Glocks with the proceeds, because I was always afraid of damaging such an expensive pistol. I loved that gun, but not more than I love having 3 Glocks that I don't mind getting dirty. Don't get me wrong, I take better care of my Glocks than some guys take care of their HK's, Sigs or 1911's, I just don't worry as much about scratches and holster wear with my Glocks.

You were supposed to ignore me.

DRAB_81
06-17-2010, 2:16 PM
You were supposed to ignore me.

I just wanted you to know, I'm with you on Glocks. I guess I don't always do what I'm told...

Donk310
06-17-2010, 2:24 PM
I just wanted you to know, I'm with you on Glocks. I guess I don't always do what I'm told...


HAHA! I gotcha. BTW, I was just being sarcastic. I'm a Sig man and will always recommend that brand. But I do own the other pistol mentioned.

bombadillo
06-17-2010, 9:03 PM
since we have the HK porn in this thread.....

http://i331.photobucket.com/albums/l464/rumblebee_album/95b67887.jpg

:D
YWFW0B9EBx0

ALSystems
06-18-2010, 7:50 AM
HK45. More practical. TRP is a nice pistol, but practicality tends to nudge me to HK side.
I vote for the more practical HK 45 even though I don't like rails. You could aways attach one of those tactical knives to it. :rolleyes:

Bizcuits
06-18-2010, 10:57 AM
The operator

MossbergMan
06-18-2010, 12:54 PM
For the love of John Moses Browning get the 1911!
Forget the Euro-trash plastic gun (sorry I wanted to say that forever). Actually the HK isn't bad, just get the 1911 first, then is you feel this urge to carry a larger than necessary gun with multiple trigger actions, then by all means buy an...h....k or GLOCK!!!!

Standing by for the rock throwing to begin....:hide: