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Old 10-06-2012, 22:56   #1
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Anyone tried the H&k USP Compact 9mm?

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

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Old 10-06-2012, 22:58   #2
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Those things still cost $1000?

Well, I have zero experience with the USPC9, but I have a USPC45 for damn close to ten years now. Pretty happy with the gun's performance - accuracy and reliability. However, I don't know about the USPC9, but the USPC45 is compact as in the sense that it's smaller than the USPF45. Otherwise, it's about the same size as a normal full size gun from other manufacturers.
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Old 10-06-2012, 23:41   #3
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The USP9c is one of my favorite cc pistols, although it's been tucked away for home emergency.

Pluses:
Extremely reliable
Very well built
It just looks good

Minuses:

The trigger is not anything to write home about. The SA pull is ok, but the DA pull is just crappy.
There's nothing universal about that mounting groove. It's proprietary. They do make aftermarket picatinny adapter for it, though.
Expensive, but not $1,000 expensive.
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Old 10-06-2012, 23:29   #4
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I have a USP45 and USPc9. I can't shoot the 45 worth a crap, but I adore my little compact.... nice SA trigger, accurate and hasn't hiccuped since I bought it. Yes, it's a little chunky, but it still conceals nicely OWB with a cover garment.
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Old 10-07-2012, 00:08   #5
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The $1,000 price tag is suggested retail, so market price is probably what, 20%-25% less?

I thought it was DAO, so maybe I'm not quite as interested after all. However, the specs say the trigger can be converted to 9 different firing modes, so maybe DAO is a possibility. Anybody know the answer to that?

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The $1,000 price tag is suggested retail, so market price is probably what, 20%-25% less?

I thought it was DAO, so maybe I'm not quite as interested after all. However, the specs say the trigger can be converted to 9 different firing modes, so maybe DAO is a possibility. Anybody know the answer to that?
Yes, the trigger mechanism can be modified for a variety of modes and DAO is one of the modes.

I find it interesting that HK still makes the USP series consider that they came out with the other P series several years back.
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Every once in a while its fun to venture outside the box (the Glock box) by trying a different brand pistol.
I never understood how people ever got "inside the box" in the first place.

If all I had were dime a dozen Glocks I probably shoot myself with one of them.
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I never understood how people ever got "inside the box" in the first place.

If all I had were dime a dozen Glocks I probably shoot myself with one of them.
Maybe my statement was a bit gratuitous since this is the place where mostly Glock fans hang out. My perspective is a bit broader, including Sig, Colt, Les Baer, S&W, Walther and others. I do, however, enjoy my "dime-a-dozen" (your term) Glocks.

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Old 10-07-2012, 06:22   #9
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I never understood how people ever got "inside the box" in the first place.

If all I had were dime a dozen Glocks I probably shoot myself with one of them.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:52   #10
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I never understood how people ever got "inside the box" in the first place.

If all I had were dime a dozen Glocks I probably shoot myself with one of them.
Getting into a 'Glock box' is easy because of how easy they are to mess with. They really don't require any hand fitting of parts, sight options are plentiful and easy to change and holsters are easy to get.

They're decent Production/Limited guns out of the box and usually function well on cheap store-bought ammo.

Everybody and their grandma runs one, so in the event that one does go down, finding spare parts or a loaner gun is easy.

I don't think they're special or exceptional, but they are easy to mess with. I usually run a Glock because of the above, but I don't particularly like 'em. It's a Glock world...

'Easy' is the key word.

'Like' not so much.
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Getting into a 'Glock box' is easy because of how easy they are to mess with. They really don't require any hand fitting of parts, sight options are plentiful and easy to change and holsters are easy to get.

They're decent Production/Limited guns out of the box and usually function well on cheap store-bought ammo.

Everybody and their grandma runs one, so in the event that one does go down, finding spare parts or a loaner gun is easy.

I don't think they're special or exceptional, but they are easy to mess with. I usually run a Glock because of the above, but I don't particularly like 'em. It's a Glock world...

'Easy' is the key word.

'Like' not so much.
You know Sam, I like the way Glocks fit my hand and the way they shoot. They aren't exceptional, but I like the plain, business-like appearance. For close-in shooting, Glocks are hard to beat for the price.
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You know Sam, I like the way Glocks fit my hand and the way they shoot. They aren't exceptional, but I like the plain, business-like appearance. For close-in shooting, Glocks are hard to beat for the price.
Good Glocks are hard to beat at any price.

I like to shoot everything. I own (or have owned) Sig, Beretta, Glock, Browning, Colt, XD, CZ. I spent a couple of days on a USP9c a few years ago, 100% reliable and mechanically accurate.

H&K triggers suck if you're the kind of shooter that really likes good triggers. But if you can run a DA/SA and don't ride the reset (you shouldn't), then an H&K will do fine for you, they're just not slick.

I'm in the market for a P30L right now.
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Maybe my statement was a bit gratuitous since this is the place where mostly Glock fans hang out. My perspective is a bit broader, including Sig, Colt, Les Baer, S&W, Walther and others. I do, however, enjoy my "dime-a-dozen" (your term) Glocks.
Sounds like you have some diverse handguns.

I like my Glocks as well, but like so many pistols these days, they are dime a dozen in my opinion.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:51   #14
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I have the USPc in 40S&W. Great gun. I mainly run it cocked and locked to avoid using the DA trigger pull.

Accurate, and need I say it, very reliable.

With the newer model HK's available, you shouldn't pay anywhere near $1000 for a USP these days.

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I have the USPc in 40S&W. Great gun. I mainly run it cocked and locked to avoid using the DA trigger pull.

Accurate, and need I say it, very reliable.

With the newer model HK's available, you shouldn't pay anywhere near $1000 for a USP these days.

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What is the comparable model in the new H&K lineup? I'm looking for a top quality mid-size pistol in 9mm, something comparable size wise to a Glock 19. Ability to attach a light or laser isn't important.
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Had a USP Compact 40 many years ago. While it was a nice weapon, I couldn't shoot it accurately. Gave it to my brother.

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Had a USP Compact 40 many years ago. While it was a nice weapon, I couldn't shoot it accurately. Gave it to my brother.
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I've got a H&K USP 40 and an H&K USP 40 Compact. Love em both way more than the Glock. Both are V1 setup. Carry the Compact off duty virtually 90% of the time now. It's just a fantastic firearm.
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I've got a H&K USP 40 and an H&K USP 40 Compact. Both are V1 setup.
Sorry, I don't know what "V1 setup" means. Is that term unique to H&K or one of general use?

I've always considered H&K to be a cut above most brands, but I haven't owned one or researched them extensively. Is H&K considered to be an "upper class" brand among the field of non-custom pistols? How would new model H&Ks compare, quality wise, to Sig, Walther and other non-1911 brands?
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Sorry, I don't know what "V1 setup" means. Is that term unique to H&K or one of general use?
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V1 or Variant 1 http://www.hk-usa.com/civilian_products/usp_general.asp
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