Need help on first Hk purchase!!

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  1. nvrsmr08

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    I am going to buy my first Hk and its main use will be off duty carry. At this moment I am torn between the USP compact .40 and the P2000 .40 both in LEM V2. At first I was all about the P2000sk but I think the short grip wouldn't be comfortable and I would put the X grips on so if that's the case why not just get the P2000. So I am asking for CCW opinions how they feel IWB while driving etc., dislikes and likes, and size comparisons to Glock 22 that I carry on duty.
     
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    I also carry a Glock 22 on duty. My main off duty carry is a USP9 compact. The USP9c is a lot easier to conceal due to the shorter grip, and the thickness is roughly that of a G22. I haven't done a side by side comparison. I carry OWB with a FDO holster and have had no issues with comfort while carrying. It's been my main off duty for the last 3 years. The ambi mag release is a plus.
    Personally, they felt the same, I'd go with whichever I could get cheaper.
     

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    I just got my USPc, and I have not yet had time to test it out so I am not carrying it yet. I too went through the P2000/USPc debate. The only differences I could come up with were the adjustable backstraps and light/tac rails. I'm fine without adjustable backstraps and have no intention of running a light on this gun. Additionally, the USPc has the ablility to (with parts exchange/swapped) switch to different trigger modes (DA/SA, Safety/No Safety, C&L, LEM). With the P2000, you either get LEM or DA/SA w/decocker, no changing back and forth. It took me a while to figure out how that decocker on the P2000 v3 worked. I kept trying to push in in rather than down. I went with the USPc as a time proven design with more trigger options and lower/better used purchase prices. Now, if a used P2000 LEM presented itself to me at a reasonable price, I might be having it as well. I'm also impressed enough with the H&K that I will be looking for a used full size USP w/UTL for a bedside gun. Additionally, I just got my flat magazine base plates today and put on one. Putting the USPc w/flat mag next to my Glock 23, they are almost identical in size. I have no problem carrying/concealing the G23, so the USPc should be a breeze once I get some holsters ordered up.
     
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    I've carried both the USP Compact and P2000 off-duty with no problems. It was easy since both were chambered for .357 SIG, so I didn't have to worry about extra mags matching the guns. I usually carried the P2000 on the left hand side since it is the more ambidexterous of the two. Had no problems concealing both weapons at the same time.
     
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    Well I guess it comes down to price and availability. I don't plan on running a light and I am planning on the LEM model so I will let you guys know which I get and will post pics when day comes.