HK45-first shooting impressions- WOW

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  1. raven11

    raven11

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    I got to shoot the HK45 at the range today and it was better than expected

    Egronomics- the "spiderman" grips allow you to have a better hold then my P99's grips. all the controls are ambi (mag release, slide stop) except the safety/decocker- me being left handed, its not to difficult to get use to

    accuracy- its a wash for me , i'm a 9mm guy and its my fourth time shooting .45 but for giggles i put the target at the back of the range 50yds and i was hitting center every time

    -the trigger wasn't as bad as i thought, i was still able to shoot what i wanted to shoot in DA and SA was comparable to most of the pistols i own

    -the sights aren't too shabby either, i didn't feel like i needed to change them

    reliability-it was a range rental to begun with , i bought 50 rnd and had so much fun i ended up buying 100rnds more! no jams or FTE

    what i liked= grips, sights, ease of reach(controls)

    what i didn't like - nothing

    i might have to dip into my Springfield TRP fund to buy it, my LGS is selling it for 1,100.00 is that a good price or can i find it cheaper?


    my range doesn't allow photo taking so i got these pics off the web
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  2. mr00jimbo

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    Definitely a purrrdy gun. Have you shot a Sig .45? How do the two compare if so.
     

  3. raven11

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    i haven't shot the SIG 220, but i do own a SIG 228. I like the way the HK decocker works. on a sig you pull down on the lever and only at the last bit does it decock, on the HK the safety is the decocker and even for a southpaw like me its a bit easier to actuate
     
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    I really want a hk45c, I haven't shot one yet, but my 9mm USP compact fits my hands perfect, and I have a USP 45 full size that's rather large, so i want to meet in the middle... maybe i'll sell the USP 45 to fund the hk45c
     
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    SIUC4 Glockness

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    I just do not find the HKs asthetically apeasing...
     
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    You can get it with a left handed decocker. Why adapt?
     
  7. raven11

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    i never really had a problem with it because i'm use to shooting right handed pistols so much and no point of a safety at a range, if I order it i will make sure to make it a V2 :wavey:

    edit: for future reference is there a model number or SKU for the left handed HK45?
     
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  8. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    If it's like most other HK firearms, it comes in two variants from the factory: Right-handed, or LEM (P2000(SK) are all ambi).

    Any qualified gun smith with half a brain (or you) can make the conversion if you can get your hands on the parts. HK will sell them to you directly if they have them in stock. An ambi control kit for the HK45 is running retail about $115.
     
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    How do you manipulate it shooting it lefty?

    I don't think you can order this in the V2 setup.

    I can't even locate a USP in V2 anywhere new except a USP 9mm from Gander Mountain for $900.
     
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    i have to alter my grip, i can't manipulate it without changing my grip, although i can get lucky and use my index finger without too much trouble

    WayaX- do you order off of H&K directly or do you use a store like Brownells?
     
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    I agree, mine is butt ugly, but it shoots real purdy. I almost went with the Sig P220, but read a few too many 'failure to extract' threads. (I love P226's).
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    Glad you like it.:cool:
    Personally, I found it nothing to really rave about. Had it, sold it. The USP does a mighty fine job for me.
     
  13. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Glad you like the HK45. :)

    Can't say I disagree. I have shot/own a couple P2000's, shoot a P30 every once and a while, but still find the USP series to be my favorite of the favorites.
     
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    I try HK first, if I can't get the part from them, I use HKparts.net or topgunsupply.com. I haven't checked if Brownells has HK parts.
     
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    :rofl:

    ...until you compare them to Glocks. :tongueout:
     
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    Congrats on the HK45!

    Great pistol :thumbsup:
     
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    When you have a gun that is ugly but is also reliable and accurate it will start looking good. My first P7PSP looked ugly and so did my first Sig P239 9mm but in each case the reliability and accuracy made them look better over time.
     
  18. raven11

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    I didn't buy it


    Yet:whistling:
     
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    I don't know about your location but I saw them in my 3 lgs in tx at $1,000, $1,003 and $1,085 so you may be able to save some.
     
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    The HK45 is my favorite gun. I like the way it looks, but more importantly it is very reliable and accurate. Mine is a keeper.

    I paid $863 from CDNN a few years ago when they first came out. $1100 sounds high to me, I would shop around.