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Old 01-27-2013, 10:59 AM
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I just picked up my first handgun, a USP .40. Just wanted see if there is any general information about the handgun I should read up on? Any advice is appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:41 AM
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Congrats! Lot's of practice!!!!!
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:42 AM
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Make sure the magazine drops freely with the slide forward and locked to the rear. If it doesn't the hammer strut is bent because someone decided to force racking the slide with the internal lock out engaged.
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Buy ammo and go shoot it. Enjoy your new gun.
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Don't install the magwell. It's meant for the clear 14 rd normal capacity mags. The magwell does make the HK look cooler, but you'll have to shave the basepad of the 10 rounders to clear the magwell. The mags will still drop free but they look kinda butchered.

Don't buy a .357SIG conversion barrel. It'll work, but .40 HK mags weren't designed for dual calibers like SIG .357SIG/.40 mags. You'll have feeding issues.
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congrats! i want to get one eventually...
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That's a heck of a first handgun, congrats!
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Congrats.. I picked up a HK USP 40 full size last week too.
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Congrats! That was also my first gun.. it still serves me well. The slide racks like butter
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Pick my USP 40 up Saturday,its my 3rd USP. Congrats on yours.
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I forget what its called but practice slamming the loaded mags into the gun with the slide locked back and get it to release the slide and chamber a round. My USP all do it. I hold them at aprx 45 degree angle.
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Hi All,

I just picked up my first handgun, a USP .40. Just wanted see if there is any general information about the handgun I should read up on? Any advice is appreciated.
Hide your smug satisfaction at being the only guy able to purchase pistol ammo during these crazy times.
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Thanks for all the advice. I will post pics, but i'm still waiting my 10 days. I'm allowed to pick it up on Feb 6th. I hope to go to the range that following Friday, but we'll see if time permits.
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I forget what its called but practice slamming the loaded mags into the gun with the slide locked back and get it to release the slide and chamber a round. My USP all do it. I hold them at aprx 45 degree angle.
I'll look into this. Thanks
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Hide your smug satisfaction at being the only guy able to purchase pistol ammo during these crazy times.
Luckily, my brother has a Glock 35 and he has roughly 1000rds of ammo already. I plan on using his ammo first. Why spend money when I can spend his.
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Congrats OP!BUT....
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I'd love to add a USP to my collection one day. Congrats OP.
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I have a 9mm version and it's very reliable.
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I forget what its called but practice slamming the loaded mags into the gun with the slide locked back and get it to release the slide and chamber a round. My USP all do it. I hold them at aprx 45 degree angle.

This is not a "feature" of the USP, and I'd advise against doing it because it's a bad habit to get into and also not how the gun is designed to operate. Also, there are other guns that this can be done with its not a USP thing.
Congrats on your new USP, the .40 was also my first handgun.
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congrats on your first baby... I loved my usp 45 and learn alot from it ... I even learn to do trigger jobs on usp's because it ...

practice and learn to shoot on the move...
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Congrats! USP 40 was my first too! Then added 6" Jarvis barrel and USP Match Weight. After that spawned to the USP Expert .45 and finally MKE AT-94 (MP5 clone).

So be careful. They grow and multiply.
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This is not a "feature" of the USP, and I'd advise against doing it because it's a bad habit to get into and also not how the gun is designed to operate. Also, there are other guns that this can be done with its not a USP thing.
Congrats on your new USP, the .40 was also my first handgun.

Problem is with the usp's (at least the ones I have shot) is that they will do this unless you baby the mag loads. You dont really want it to happen when your not expecting it. I agree its not something you should rely on because it likely wont do it when it really counts but you dont want it to happen for the first time when it really counts also.

Mine are broken in so maybe this happens a little easier on mine.

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It's a little weird cause mine doesn't do it at all and less I REALLY slam the mag at just the right angle, but I haven't tried in a couple years.
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