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Old 12-01-2017, 3:24 PM
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Well, today was a good day. I went to break a JM Pro out of jail and came upon this beauty. BNIB on sale for $800 with 4 mags! OTD $895! I jumped on it right away. HK supposedly did a limited run of 500 from a couple sources that I read.

If anyone is interested, there's one more at Coyote Point Armory in Burlingame.



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Old 12-01-2017, 3:28 PM
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I guess that is great if you like DA/SA triggers.
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Old 12-01-2017, 3:34 PM
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I dont mind them. They're just range toys.
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Old 12-01-2017, 3:38 PM
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I dont mind them. They're just range toys.
Great find. That's more than a range toy. Thats a full fledged combat effective firearm. Its not hard to learn DA SA

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Old 12-01-2017, 3:38 PM
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Technically, the USP can go cocked and locked so you'd almost never use the DA if you didn't want to.
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I guess that is great if you like DA/SA triggers.
To me, being able to carry cocked and locked, having second strike capabilities, and not having trigger safety mechanisms on the trigger shoe itself make an HK with DA/SA trigger very desirable.
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Can someone else confirm? I can see them just fine but that's with my system.
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Well, today was a good day. I went to break a JM Pro out of jail and came upon this beauty. BNIB on sale for $800 with 4 mags! OTD $895! I jumped on it right away. HK supposedly did a limited run of 500 from a couple sources that I read.

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That is no longer the case.

Back in 2005, HK released a run of USPs (and USPcompacts & MK23s) in "Urban Gray" (Grey), "OD Green" (Green), and "Desert Tan" (FDE). The numbers were 500 of each:

Grey USP Compact (.40)
Grey USP Fullsize (.45)
-Total 1000 in this color-

Green USP Compact (.40)
Green USP Fullsize (.40)
Green USP Tactical
Green USP Fullsize (.45)
-Total 2000 in this color-

FDE USP Compact (.40)
FDE USP Fullsize (.40)
FDE USP Tactical
FDE USP Fullsize (.45)
FDE Mark 23 (.45)
-total of 2500 in this color-

All of these "original run" colored HK USPs will have "AE" date codes (Potentially "AF" for some of the Mark 23s) demonstrating they were produced in "0 - 4" (as in 2004).

HK this past year did a limited (re?)release of the gray framed USPs in 45, identified with the "BH" date code. IIRC, there were 1000 of these.

Thus, the 500 number you quoted was for the original "AE" date code grey framed USPs.

Here are my Green HKs. One day i'll add a Green VP9 and Green HK45 Compact.
(edit: I can't seem to find a group photo with my HK45 )
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Nice one!
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Awesome. My favorite color choice. I'd love to pick one up as well but I've been buying a lot of stuff lately.
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Yeah I was a bit skeptical on the 500 piece limit. But I got a very good deal considering each extra mags cost $40-50 and the tax is lower in Burlingame.
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so awesome, congrats!
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Its an HK. In sniper grey and you paid way less than normal! Awesome win. I only have a p30 and one day dream of a usp 45

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Congrats OP. That’s a good price. I paid more and only got three mags. Does yours have night sights?
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No, it doesnt have night sights. I think I'm going to leave it as is. I already have a HD piece.
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Congrats!

They have night sights for sale there ask. I believe it's for 129. They might put it on for you too. But YMMV..
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That is no longer the case.

Back in 2005, HK released a run of USPs (and USPcompacts & MK23s) in "Urban Gray" (Grey), "OD Green" (Green), and "Desert Tan" (FDE). The numbers were 500 of each:

Grey USP Compact (.40)
Grey USP Fullsize (.45)
-Total 1000 in this color-

Green USP Compact (.40)
Green USP Fullsize (.40)
Green USP Tactical
Green USP Fullsize (.45)
-Total 2000 in this color-

FDE USP Compact (.40)
FDE USP Fullsize (.40)
FDE USP Tactical
FDE USP Fullsize (.45)
FDE Mark 23 (.45)
-total of 2500 in this color-

All of these "original run" colored HK USPs will have "AE" date codes (Potentially "AF" for some of the Mark 23s) demonstrating they were produced in "0 - 4" (as in 2004).

HK this past year did a limited (re?)release of the gray framed USPs in 45, identified with the "BH" date code. IIRC, there were 1000 of these.

Thus, the 500 number you quoted was for the original "AE" date code grey framed USPs.

Here are my Green HKs. One day i'll add a Green VP9 and Green HK45 Compact.
(edit: I can't seem to find a group photo with my HK45 )
They look FDE but maybe it's just the ambient light. Did any of your USPs come with the fabled green soft case? I'll make it worth your while if you decide to part with one lol
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^ I had the green soft case at one time . . .sold it.

Still have the early OD USP.
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I would have loved it except I have "Trump hands" and the grip is too big for me on USPs.
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To me, being able to carry cocked and locked, having second strike capabilities, and not having trigger safety mechanisms on the trigger shoe itself make an HK with DA/SA trigger very desirable.
Exactly this.
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Old 12-08-2017, 2:46 PM
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I dont mind them. They're just range toys.
The majority of owners may use the USP .45 primarily as “range toys.”

It is however an excellent pistol for any defensive needs, as good as anything else out there. Reliable, durable, and accurate.
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They look FDE but maybe it's just the ambient light. Did any of your USPs come with the fabled green soft case? I'll make it worth your while if you decide to part with one lol
Definitely green - maybe more "forest" green than olive drab.



I had a shot at the OD case (and HK light, and HK knife) for the .40 compact, but I didn't buy the package, just the pistol.

The USP.40 Tactical I had a line on was offered with the OD soft case, but the guy in SD didn't want to sell to a Californian. I don't blame him, but it would have been nice to complete the collection.
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I shoot lots of different trigger systems on guns---for carry guns, both concealed and in OWB holsters, personally I prefer DA/SA triggers---remember, I said CARRY guns---I feel a lot safer knowing it takes a heavy first pull to fire the gun---everything after that is dependent on the developing situation...
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Best pistol I own. Intruders Beware!
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