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Old 10-07-2012, 08:24   #20
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Originally Posted by PhotoFeller View Post
Every once in a while its fun to venture outside the box (the Glock box) by trying a different brand pistol. I yearn for a good quality 9mm in an easy to carry configuration. While I was looking around today, I came across the H&K 9mm lineup.

The USP Compact model looks like an excellent pistol with features I would enjoy. A polymer frame with stainless slide is very appealing. This pistol has a safety feature that I haven't studied, but I'm interested in an external safety. The suggested retail is about $1,000.

I'd like the benefit of some first hand experience with H&K, and info about the USP Compact would be much appreciated.

Corrosion proof fiber-reinforced polymer frame
Grooved target triggers
Polygonal bore profile for increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life
Can be converted to any of nine trigger firing modes
Specially designed captive recoil spring assembly with polymer absorber bushing
Choice of corrosion resistant “Hostile Environment” blued finish or stainless steel slide
No snag, bobbed hammer
Flared recurve trigger guard
Universal mounting grooves for installing accessories
Ambidextrous magazine release lever
Contoured, extended slide release
Extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator
Patented Lock-Out Safety device
I had USP 45 Compact in a previous life and she didn't agree with me.
Didn't really keep the gun long.
And may not have given her a fair chance to bond.

Personally I'd recommend looking P30 or P2K.
I own and love both.
The P30 has the Picatinny rail.
And state of the art ergonomics that are best in the business IMHO.

Both guns come in HKs outstanding LEM DAO configuration
that has to be shot to be appreciated.
This is a game changer for me.
And addresses the HK mediocre trigger that some talk about.
HK springs are available to adjust the pull weight from ~5, ~7 and ~8 lbs.

Rent and shoot the guns if you can.
At the LGS the P30 felt best to me.
But I shoot the P2K better.

Good Luck!

Last edited by barth; 10-07-2012 at 08:26..
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