USP 40C split in frame

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  1. pag23

    pag23 NRA Life Member

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    All,

    I was out shooting the USP40C today and I put about 125 rounds through it. I only used Federal & PMC 180 FMJ rounds, no reloads or Wolf at all. When I got home to clean it I noticed a slight split of the plastic on the LT hand side near the trigger that I circled in red in the attached photo.

    Has anybody else ran into this? Is it normal? Should I contact HK or a local shop to review. I am not the original owner but the gun is from 2006.


    Thanks!
     
  2. omega48038

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    The steel showing on the sides is supposed to be there, it's like an extra "rail" to support and center the barrel locking lug.The top part looks like a spot that didn't get filled in over the steel frame when the polymer was molded. Should be no problem.
     

  3. Clem Eastwood

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    that is the extra polymer that covers the internal metal frame coming off. Its completely normal. the frame is not split. once it strips the excess off it stops wearing because the recoil guide is captured there, among other places. mine each have several thousands of rounds through them and have stopped wearing. now the recoil guide rides on the metal. its fine. just shoot it.
     
  4. JBnTX

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    One of my USPs looks exactly like that.
    Its not a problem.
     
  5. pag23

    pag23 NRA Life Member

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    Thanks all for your responses. It is my first HK so I would rather post my questions on something I am not familar with. I am more familar with glock
     
  6. Clem Eastwood

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    its a normal question. no problem. :supergrin:
     
  7. sigcalcatrant

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    Yup. All eight of mine look the same. :wow:
     
  8. NEOH212

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    I have about 900 rounds out of my my new to me HK USP 45 Compact (I have no idea how many rounds were through it before I had it) and it is the same way. I wouldn't worry about it. Shoot away and have fun!
     
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    Totally, 100% normal.
     
  10. HKTexas

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    My compact looks the same, no worries. :supergrin:
     
  11. 3rdgen40

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    That's how mine started.Now, after only 25 rounds it looks like this:
    [​IMG]
    Everyone says that it's "normal".I expected better quality on an $850 gun.I guess I expected too much from HK,as far as quality.
     
  12. H&K 4 LIFE

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    Over 1k through mine. Took a picture for you. Very little metal showing on mine in that location.

    [​IMG]

    I don't think yours is something to be concerned with (functionally), but it still sucks for a gun that new.

    If I were you, I would call HK. 1-706-568-1906
     
  13. JBnTX

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    It has absolutely nothing to do with quality.

    HK doesn't take the time to go over every frame with an exacto knife,
    cutting away all the excess polymer from the molding process, when a
    couple hundred fired rounds will do the same thing.
     
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  14. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 Stiffy

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    So...if this is so "normal" why is it that a gun with over 1,000 rounds through it has no plastic flaking off like mine ?
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks like a chip in the middle of the left side.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    Correct, there is a small portion of polymer missing on the frame of my USPc in that location.

    The original picture looks to be missing much more. This is unusual for a pistol that is this new.

    What made you stop firing after only 25 rounds? It's very likely the missing polymer, although unsightly, will not effect function whatsoever.
     
  17. 3rdgen40

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    Well,it wasn't a planned range trip.Just stopped somewhere with a couple mags to try it out.I put 125 rounds through it today.It runs 100% flawless.I guess I'm overreacting to the plastic flaking off ...:dunno:
     
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    It's aggravating, but perfectly normal. Enjoy the new shooter.
     
  19. BuckyP

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    I had the same questions when I noticed it on mine. Doesn't bother me as long as I know it's normal, and it didn't stop me from buying 2 more. :supergrin: