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ap3572001
12-24-2010, 9:42 AM
Is HK45 a replacement for HK USP 45?

Anyone owned HK USP Expert in .40 or .45? Is it worth it ? What is a good price on a used one in good shape?

drunktank
12-24-2010, 9:47 AM
Saw a usp 45go for 550 last week which was a good price. Nice guns that hold their value. Grips are on the larger side if that's your preference.

cgseanp1
12-24-2010, 10:22 AM
Is HK45 a replacement for HK USP 45?

Anyone owned HK USP Expert in .40 or .45? Is it worth it ? What is a good price on a used one in good shape?

I'm pretty sure the HK45 isn't a replacement for the USP.

ap3572001
12-24-2010, 10:30 AM
How about Expert models in USP? Are they any good?

9mmepiphany
12-24-2010, 12:52 PM
According to Larry Vickers, in a magazine article, the HK45 was designed as a replacement for the USP 45 incorporating advances in ergos from the P2000 and updating to the standard rail

ap3572001
12-24-2010, 1:07 PM
According to Larry Vickers, in a magazine article, the HK45 was designed as a replacement for the USP 45 incorporating advances in ergos from the P2000 and updating to the standard rail

Few officers I work with also carry a USP 45.

We like 12 rd capacity and the track record of the USP.

HK45 holds 10 and uses a ring on the barrel.

I don't know ..... time will tell....

Uriah02
12-24-2010, 1:14 PM
I would call the HK45 an upgrade to the USP, not necessarily a replacement. If it was a replacement, I would expect production of USPs to be discontinued.
I love my USP 45 compact and look forward to buying a HK 45 compact.

ap3572001
12-24-2010, 1:17 PM
I would call the HK45 an upgrade to the USP, not necessarily a replacement. If it was a replacement, I would expect production of USPs to be discontinued.
I love my USP 45 compact and look forward to buying a HK 45 compact.

I think I will order HK45 just to have..... :)

eccvets
12-24-2010, 1:46 PM
I think I will order HK45 just to have..... :)

now that is the right attitude to have!:D

HK Dave
12-24-2010, 3:56 PM
I thought HK45s weren't available for sale in CA? Or did they get on the roster?

HkFan416
12-24-2010, 4:19 PM
HK Dave,

They aren't on the roster, but there are other ways of obtaining the pistol ie: private party transfer.

audiopro74
12-24-2010, 5:59 PM
I have a usp 45 that I have had since 96ish. Great weapon. have never had a single problem. Not one ftf, fte, nothing. Has ate every kind of ammo fed to it. I trust it with any task thrown at it. As was stated the grip does require a bear paw. I actually put a houge wrap on it, wich made it much more manageable 1 handed. Cannot say enough good things about it.

elSquid
12-24-2010, 8:03 PM
Is HK45 a replacement for HK USP 45?


Well, the entry for said pistol says:

http://www.hk-usa.com/civilian_products/hk45_general.asp


The HK45 was developed as a product improvement of the highly regarded USP45, first released in the 1995. The Caliber .45 ACP HK45 includes several user-inspired enhancements including changeable grip panels (backstraps), a Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 accessory rail, better ergonomics, and more ambidextrous controls.

Along with the HK45 Compact, the HK45 was developed as a possible candidate for the Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) and Combat Pistol (CP) programs administered by the U.S. military in their search for a new service handgun to replace the 9-millimeter M9. These programs were suspended before completion and no pistols were selected.

:D

-- Michael

9mmepiphany
12-24-2010, 8:53 PM
The HK45 is the gun they produced when their research showed that they couldn't produce an H&K 1911 at a price that they could sell enough at to make it profitable...So I read.

Can you imagine how much that would have to be :eek: