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I've always veiwed the H&K pistols as being Bulky, and over priced, yet there seem to be a lot of people that really like them.
My question is what is it that draws you to buy these guns? Is it the threaded barrel? Help me to understand the atraction to these guns!!
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One word!!!! Relaibility!!!!! I know when I pull the trigger it will go BANG!!!!!

German Engineered...... over engineered...... Solid firearm!!!!
You get what you pay for!!!! Firearms are no exception!!!
 

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Ok, I don't mind paying for a decent gun, and I guess if it's that reliable it must be good? I guess I'll have to go to the cities and rent one to see how they shoot, just to see for myself.
 

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The USP can be configured for any action you could want. So I guess that is a good feature if you are going to own only 1 pistol. Personally, I was never drawn to the H&K pistols.
 
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I think there are two reasons why HK are so popular.
1. Reliability & Durability
2. Lore from being sidearm of choice for many military special forces is U.S and Europe.
 

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I think there are two reasons why the HK's are so popular.
1. Reliability & Durability
2. Lore from being sidearm of choice for many military regular and special forces is U.S and Europe.
 

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Yes, you are right, they are a bit bulkier than I would like. Because of the bulkiness, finding an IWB holster was a real chore. Right now I am carrying a G19 because my USPc holster is in for repairs.

The reason I chose HK is as an earlier poster said, reliability and durability. I also like the configurations available. I have not shot a LEM trigger much but will probably try that out more in the future. I don't think I would change any of my USPs given my current experience.

As to durability and reliability, I have witnessed many Glocks in action and they have earned my respect in this arena. They are absolutely reliable as long as you have decent ammo and a decent grip. I have never seen a HK or a Glock malfunction except for pilot error type of malfunctions (limpwristing mainly).

All my USPs are V1 so that I can safe the pistol for when I am driving and I need to unholster or stash the pistol in the console, between seats etc. I am much more comfortable being able to engage a safety for this situation which is fairly common for me.

With a Glock, I would need to place it in a hard-sided holster or case to make certain there would be no chance of catching the trigger on something.
 

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I had a HK 40 S&W USP compact and found it to be reliable and quite comfortable to carry. The ACP's are a bit bulky but tolerable as far as comfort goes.

Also, the 40 S&W USP compact is a trustworthy and straight shooter. A firm grip when firing for improved accuracy, also I've found that this pistol sometimes doesn't like "cheap" ammo such as blazer, wolf, and aguilar... These brands have misfired a time or two. However, I've had no problems with remington or federal ammo. I also recommend staying away from bargain basement reloads.
 
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