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omtay606
02-20-2007, 10:36 PM
Interested in this handgun...anyone have any opinions about it?

True Brit
02-21-2007, 7:40 AM
Good gun but for my hand size I need the full size. You might want to take a look at this....

This guy is trying to break his P2000 (http://web.mac.com/timetravelfoundation/iWeb/The%20LAMP/PROJECT%3A%20Break%20my%20P2000/PROJECT%3A%20Break%20my%20P2000.html)

lunde
02-21-2007, 8:44 AM
The HK P2000 SK is a subcompact done right. The only possible negatives about this pistol are the extended magazine floorplates that can cramp your three shooting hand fingers, and the ambidextrous slide stop lever. The first 9mm and .40 Auto ones that came included magazines with these extended floorplates, including spare magazines. The .357 Sig ones came with flat floorplates, including spare magazines.

Here is a photo of one of my HK P2000 SK V3 pistols with the extended floorplate:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/p2000sk-v3-357-extended.jpg

And, here is a photo of the same pistol, but with the flat floorplate:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/p2000sk-v3-357-standard.jpg

The ambidextrous slide stop lever is something I can honestly live without, but it is thankfully unobtrusive.

In any case, it is an excellent subcompact pistol. I strongly prefer V3 (SA/DA with rear-mounted decocker) over V2 (LEM). Its bigger brother, the HK P2000, has slightly better ergonomics, due to its longer grip. The P2000 is still a compact, about the size of the HK USP Compact. In fact, they use HK USP Compact magazines.

blkA4alb
02-21-2007, 11:17 AM
At work I can't help but fondle the P2000SK V3 there. It is one of the most comforitable guns I've held (but I havn't shot it.)

pklin1297
02-21-2007, 1:52 PM
Is there a significant design change between the P2000s vs. USP?

lunde
02-21-2007, 1:56 PM
pklin1297, you wrote:Is there a significant design change between the P2000s vs. USP?Yes. The USP series use a proprietary accessory rail, but that of the P2000 series is standard (Picatinny-like). The texturing of the P2000 frame is less aggressive than that of the USP. The slide of the P2000 is contoured different, and is less block-like. For example, while the slide sides are more or less vertical, those of the P2000 are diagonal meaning that the top of the slide is thinner than the bottom edge. The USP Elite, while it uses the USP frame, has a slide whose contours are like a P2000.

The P2000 series lacks a manual safety, and none of its confgurations allows for one. The most popular USP configuration, Variant 1, has a single-sided safety level that also functions as a decocker.

Although subjective, many people feel that the P2000 triggers are smoother than those of the USP series.

blkA4alb
02-21-2007, 1:57 PM
The grip is totally different and I will say its much more ergonomic and comforitable. You really have to hold them side by side to feel how different it is.

bunkerbuster
02-21-2007, 6:02 PM
I like the P2000 and P2000sk. Those are real fine firearm. Great to CCW too. It has slightly longer grip than a Glock26/27/33, so your pinky won't be hanging.

mike100
02-21-2007, 6:21 PM
It could be a challenge to get the new models in CA, but the new generation p3000 and hk45 should have various enhancements and the better features of both USP's and p2000 series pistols...or at least one would hope.

I ended up being more a fan of the p7 series. The USP I have languishes while I have been drawn more to my p7m8, cz75b and 1911's.

the p2000 feels perfect, but not external safety...

tankerman
02-21-2007, 6:45 PM
The HK P2000 SK is a subcompact done right. The only possible negatives about this pistol are the extended magazine floorplates that can cramp your three shooting hand fingers, and the ambidextrous slide stop lever. The first 9mm and .40 Auto ones that came included magazines with these extended floorplates, including spare magazines. The .357 Sig ones came with flat floorplates, including spare magazines.

Here is a photo of one of my HK P2000 SK V3 pistols with the extended floorplate:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/p2000sk-v3-357-extended.jpg

And, here is a photo of the same pistol, but with the flat floorplate:

http://www.praxagora.com/lunde/photos/p2000sk-v3-357-standard.jpg

The ambidextrous slide stop lever is something I can honestly live without, but it is thankfully unobtrusive.

In any case, it is an excellent subcompact pistol. I strongly prefer V3 (SA/DA with rear-mounted decocker) over V2 (LEM). Its bigger brother, the HK P2000, has slightly better ergonomics, due to its longer grip. The P2000 is still a compact, about the size of the HK USP Compact. In fact, they use HK USP Compact magazines.

How is reloading the magazines? I just read an article in HANDGUNS that made it sound like a pain in the arse compared to other plastic pistols. What are your feelings about this?

FlexPlasmaRifle
02-21-2007, 8:10 PM
I like the full size but the SK is just too small. I feel the USP and P2000 are generally the same but if I had to choose, I'd take the 2000 because of the looks

Greg-Dawg
02-21-2007, 9:31 PM
A friend of mine was selling one for $500. Night sights, LEM and in .40S&W caliber. After shooting a hundred rounds, it didn't fully convince me. I'm a Glock guy and I'd rather get a Glock 23/27 than the HK P2KSK.

But if I were to get a subcompact I'd get a baby Glock...as for an HK, the P2K.

Jon
02-21-2007, 11:05 PM
Personally, I don't mind the mag release (located at the bottom of the trigger guard). It's very similar to my P22, so if I'm shooting the two, it's an easy transition. I use my trigger finder to manipulate the mag release on both.

Now if I could actually *reach* the mag release on my 1911. . . :D

boogak
02-21-2007, 11:43 PM
i never shot this gun but i had a usp compact in .40 and it was great