HK45 in The Book of Eli...

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  1. MBG20

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    lovin the wear...but where did he find o-rings for the barrel?? or can they shoot with out them??
     
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    Where did you find the picture?
     

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    imfdb.org heres his 870

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    I saw this same picture on IMFDB...its like IMDB but for firearms!
     
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    Oh, just beat me to it!
     
  6. South Fla

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    Duh...
    You can shoot it without the o-rings.
     
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    as far as hk's go

    do the usp .45's have the lawyer locks on them ?
     
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    Yes they do.
     
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    Not if they are old enough. Can't remember the date code, but older ones do not have them.
     
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    okay,

    that is a bummer, another ruining of a good design,
     
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    I wondered where our protagonist had procured at least one or a half dozen new trigger return springs for his 30+ year old HK USP in that movie.

    My bet would not be on an HK functioning for 30+ years after the fall of civilization due to a distinct lack of widespread popularity and the obvious even now pre-fall unavailability of most of its small parts.

    An 870 makes sense, a USP? Might as well have given the character a Deagle for the same level of credibility.

    A Glock? Sure.
    A 1911A1? Yep.
    A Beretta 92FS? Ditto.
    A S&W revolver? Yeah.
    A SIG 22x? Plausible.
    A BHP? Outside chance.

    Any H&K?:rofl:
     
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    Speaking of credibility that's not a USP
     
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    BFD. So it turns out to be an HK45. Now the parts problem would be even worse.
     
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    :upeyes: troll if obvious. Don't be pathetic

    IIRC the o-ring on HKs lasts 20k, and they include a few with the purchase. They still work great without them.

    As for the movie, who thinks they would be able to find enough ammunition to wear out anything, unless you have an extremely ample stockpile? In the movie they state a few times that most all the guns they run across are never loaded, because no one has ammo.
     
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    Setting aside the fact that we are debating a fiction movie, I think o-rings would be the last of his concerns, the gun should work without them, and they may be one of the only gun parts you could make yourself in a pinch.
     
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    what do the orings on the hk do ?

    i am not familiar with the platform
     
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    Just made to provide a tighter lockup between the barrel and the slide, without having metal on metal contact.

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    All guns break parts. All. Could be on round one or round 75,000 or anywhere inbetween. Simple math indicates that there are far less possible spares out there for this particular pistol than for a great deal many others. Regardless of my initial misidentification of this pistol, it has a USP heritage to it, as do the P2000 and the P30. The trigger return springs on these pistols are a known failure point and a show stopper if DAO or LEM equipped versions.

    The chances of finding a H&K FCG part in the wild over the course of 30+ years? Pretty close to absolute zero.

    I still think it is a comical choice for a EOTWAWKI survivor 30+ years on. The likely logic behind the choice was that the makers thought it looked badass in filming, not that it was representative of a working firearm cockroaches could eventually inherit.
     
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    thats actually kind of a neat design on the oring, but IMO a solution looking for a real problem

    way i see it, most firearms its not difficult to get a lifetime supply of parts for,

    and also MANY guns out there have gone lifetimes without any parts needing replaced,

    i recently rebuilt and refinished my dads smith and wesson model 59, which is i think around a 30-40 year old handgun,

    he had it from day one brand new, and nothing ever broke or needed replacement on it, and several thousand rounds through it, and carry to where there wasnt much finish left,

    i did the springs and made sure it was all good to go , but it still functioned 100 % and for reliability, the main recoil spring i actually had to swap out for the original, as the new one at factory level weight was too much for the gun for the ammo i had,