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What's the max you'd pay for a new HK45?

Discussion in 'Heckler & Koch Forum' started by Big_Grumpy, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. tx787


    Feb 11, 2010
    I don't want to second guess your decision making process but accidentally decocking is really not going to happen unless you ride the safety with your thumb, which seems to be the habit of 1911 shooters only. It requires a lot of pressure to decock, it's not just flicking the lever down another notch. I can think of many situations when you might want to decock and you wouldn't want doing it movie style (thumb on the hammer) to be your only option.
  2. tooouter


    Feb 12, 2008
    I had trouble finding one when I was ready to buy a couple of weeks ago. Ended up going through Davidson's. Got it for $950 total. Not a great price, I could have saved $75-100 had I been more patient. I never tried CDNN, but in retrospect I should have. Buying through Davidson's was easy, just did it all from their web site and picked it up at the lowest cost dealer in my area.

    I looked on the forums, only found two that were lightly used and both were in the $900-$950 range so I just went ahead and bought new.

  3. 01deuce


    Dec 6, 2009
    Northern Indiana

    I doubt you will find a part number for a V9, the label on my factory V7 LEM says V1(but has the correct serial number on the label also). most likely you will have to have a HK direct dealer order a V9(and wait) or buy a v1 and the correct detent plate to convert to V9
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  4. curriek


    Feb 13, 2008
    Grand Rapids, MI
    CDNN has them for $918.56
  5. sourdough44


    Jul 23, 2007
    I had the HK-45 & was satisfied. That is until I found a local lightly used HK-45c for $700. I say keep your eye peeled for that slightly used one, even if it involves shipping & an FFL transfer.
  6. Wolf7897


    Feb 6, 2009
    Got mine for $975 out the door.
  7. Sgt_Gold


    Jul 21, 2006
    I paid $800 for mine right as they came out. My dealer said "buy it now, because I can't get another one at this price". He said the distributor told him that he sold it to the shop at the wrong price, and that wasn't going to happen again.
  8. You will buy what you want in the end.You can get a brand new Sig P220 for 800. I have anMP 45 and I love it. I also have 2 HK 's.At the end of the day, they dont shoot any better then my Glock 21SF to justify the cost
  9. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 13, 1999
    Central Illinois
    Wow! You did good! I got one out of the first batch of 1000 (3-digit serial #), and I got it at cost plus shipping and phone call, and I thought I done good!! :supergrin:

    The original dealer price was like $843 or so. IIRC, after paying shipping and the phone call, I got mine out the door for something like $865.

    I find it frustratingly amusing that the US-made HK45s are more expensive than the original German-made ones. I was going to buy an American-made one as my primary HK45 (to carry on-duty) and keep the German one as a safe and range gun only, but now, I think I'm just sticking with my Glock 21 until I retire.
  10. DarwinOSX


    Nov 8, 2009
    You should ride the safety with your thumb. Decocking by accident can easily happen while under stress and moving.
  11. DarwinOSX


    Nov 8, 2009
    P220's have always been problematic and the latest versions especially so. The guy who ran Kimber now runs Sig and has put much cheaper parts in everything and external extractors that have issues. They are no longer a premium brand like HK. For a great comparison of the 21SF, M&P .45, and HK 45 go here;
  12. sig freak78

    sig freak78

    Mar 29, 2009
    Thats the same here.
  13. MakeMineA10mm

    MakeMineA10mm * * * * Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Feb 13, 1999
    Central Illinois
    Interesting review over at 10-8. Thanks for the link, Darwin.

    I've carried my G-20, G-19, and now G-21 on-duty since my first department transitioned from revolvers in the early 90s. (Yeah, I'm old. For you young guys, revolvers are those old-style handguns that have the round thing in the middle... :supergrin: ) I've got medium to small hands and don't have too much trouble with the large-frame Glocks, but when shooting one-handed, I've always felt the gun was secure in my grip, but just marginally so. When I felt the prototype HK45 at the NRA show in St. Louis three-four years ago, I knew I had to have one. I'm working on getting an LEM trigger for it. (My early one is a V.1.) Don't know if I'll ever switch over to carrying it on duty.

    I've noticed the same differences that were mentioned on the thread over at 10-8, in terms of the higher bore axis, but the really killer thing for me is - I'm not real thrilled with carrying a $800-$1000 gun on-duty with all that entails, when a $400 gun works just as well... Scratches on the G-21? Oh well. Bang the grip against the door frame of the squad or grind it into the gravel while in a ground-fight... Who cares? Stand out in the rain directing traffic around a fatal accident? Tennifer and plastic leave no worries. Do any of those things with a nice, expensive pistol, and I may be distracted by what's happening to my pistol, rather than handling what needs handling... I'll take the accurate, reliable, durable, CHEAP gun any day over similar-quality EXPENSIVE gun.

    Still love the HK45, but not sure it's gonna ride with me at work...
  14. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

    Feb 18, 2010
    I have a method for that.

    For every hundred dollars you spend on a gun you have to baby it a month.
    You keep it in the safe, take it to the range once a month.
    Make sure it get's the good ammo and clean it accordingly.
    This way you break in the gun but you're still able to keep it in good cond.

    So if you spend 500$ on a gun then you would baby it for five months.
    Now after that five months is over the gun then moves up in status...
    IF it's reliable, durable and loved enough.It becomes either a night stand gun. It then spends five months in this position.
    If you have other guns that work just as well you can rotate them.
    That way one gun isn't getting all the wear and tear.
    After another five months you could move the gun up in rank again.
    As a concealed carry weapon for five months.
    And finally to a open carry or service/duty weapon.
    Then after that it becomes the perfect weapon.
    A super reliable work horse of a gun.

    The only stage after this is beater but hopefully it won't come to that.:tongueout:
  15. I prefer an External Extractor.I have 3 Sig P220's and they are working great so far. HK has External Extractors. Sig was having problems with their Internal extractors thats why they went to External.The guy From Kimber is a dope for sure, But the 6 sigs I have bought new in the past 2 years have been Fine.
  16. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

    Jul 21, 2009
    Sorry guys.... I couldn't justify it. I went with a brand new M&P AND a TLR-2. And I STILL came in about $200 less than an HK45.


    Maybe someday when I have money to burn, I'll get that HK.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
  17. therepublic


    Mar 19, 2010
    $875. From my personal experience I haven't noticed anything to justify purchasing one above this price.
  18. Buzzo


    Feb 28, 2009
    I wouldn't buy a new one. You can save a couple hundred buying a used one.

  19. Do you have to have an FFL to buy fromCDNN?
  20. 01deuce


    Dec 6, 2009
    Northern Indiana

    No, just an FFL to have it transfered to.