HK mags are expensive

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  1. johnstein11

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    Yes, I know it is a seller's market and yes I know high demand and small supplies are driving prices up. However, for as long as I can remember HK mags have always been pricey. Oh well, can't shoot my HK USP 45 without mags! $59.99/12 round mag at cdnn. $9.99 flat rate shipping so I bought some 48 round AK mags for $13/mag too. :supergrin:
     
  2. bac1023

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    Just about everything HK is expensive...
     

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    Jeez... I guess I just hadn't been looking that much. When I bought my tan USP Tactical in .45, it came with 5-10 rounders and 2-12 rounders. $700 for the whole package. I bought 2 used 12 rounders at a local shop for $24 each. This was only 5 months ago or so.
     
  4. cowboy1964

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    The .45 mags are pretty pricey but the 9mm/.40 mags tend to run in the $35 range. Glock's mag prices have spoiled us, though those days may be gone.
     
  5. ctfireman

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    Expensive gun, expensive mag.
     
  6. silentpoet

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    Really 60 dollars is not out of line for a USP 45.
     
  7. Bruce M

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    Fixed that for you!:supergrin:
     
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    We were talking about magazines, not the pistol itself.
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    HK mags are made out of magical metal and plastics. That's why they're expensive.
     
  10. Glockdude1

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    At least HK has always used the same followers with the 9 & .40 magazines.

    Glock on the other hand..........

    :faint:
     
  11. Beanie-Bean

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    I was able to grab a few more locally for my P30 and HK45, and I also ordered some from crosscreekguns, too.

    They are expensive, for sure, and if you can find 'em, get some.
     
  12. johnstein11

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    I found some after market promags for much cheaper, but I passed.
     
  13. boilergonzo

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    I just bought three more mags for my USP. They were $39.95, and I was on backorder (had trouble finding them for a while!). I would like to have had even more just in case some silly legislation does get passed (I have lots more for other guns, but that cost thing keeps coming up for the H&K mags!). I finally decided to add the last few so that it has spare parts like its safe-mates (stable mates? friends?) in the event of a ban.

    Compared to other firearms, it is going to have to get by with fewer spares due to FAR higher costs. The SIG226 and Glock 17 can have ten or fifteen spare mags without much worry. H&K is more painful. OUCH!
     
  14. ca survivor

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    cdnn has the 9mm and 40 for the USPc or p-2000 at $39.95, that's the regular price for H&Ks mags.
     
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    in other news water is wet.
     
  16. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Also why you are able to put the bullets in backwards and still have it function.
     
  17. s&wfan

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    HK magazines are engineered by German superhumans who were taught algebra from the age of 2 on just so they could math out the most incredible magazines in history. They are carved from the crystalline rock found in the core of a comet, the likes of which only passed by the Earth once every 23 million years. This material could survive a nuclear armageddon. That is why the mags cost six times as much as other mags.
     
  18. crazymoose

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    The litmus test for whether or not a gun is, beyond a doubt, expensive is when its part is more expensive than the top-of-the-line analogous 1911 part.

    HK passes this test because their pistol mags routinely cost more than Tripp, Wilson, or CMC mags.
     
  19. Glockdude1

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    Yes, HK has harnessed alien technology for the multi directional feeding magazine.

    :cool:
     
  20. Andy W

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    I noticed this too. Anyone know why their .45 magazines, particularly for the HK45 are so much more expensive than their 9mm and .40 models? I checked Brownells earlier and saw that, when in stock, an HK45 mag goes for just shy of $60 and since they are out of stock with no back order, they don't seem to have a problem selling them either.