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    Which HK ???

    Good morning everyone,

    I have been eyeing different H&K's for a long time. I would like either a 9mm or a 45 and Black/FDE/etc. doesn't really matter to me. The P30 sk, full size and "L" models look really nice. I have always been a fan of the USP models and the HK 45 models are really nice. The VP series is at a better price point, but is it worth the purchase or should I pay a bit extra for a "better model"?

    This is an open discussion, and I would like everyone's thoughts and preferences and WHY. If you own HK, I would prefer your opinion over people who just regurgitate what they quickly google (just to look cool or seem "smart" online). Pictures are always welcome.

    So, let me know what you think....

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    I've been rocking different versions of the USP for nearly 2 decades. My current favorites are USP 45 and USP45C with LEM triggers. Accuracy and reliability go without saying. LEM trigger makes all the difference and keeps them in the game compared to more "modern" offerings. A wise man who used to post here once said, "I'm a gun guy and I like HKs because the are nice. Yeah they cost more, but they are nice and I like them"....or something along those lines.

    What is the intended caliber and use?

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    Of all my HK's, I think I like my USP SD the most. I own both USP45's in tactical and compact tactical, SD, 9mm compact, P30, VP9, and VP9t. I previously owned the p7 and hk45CT also.
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    I'm a Glock fan but the VP9 makes me want to give one a spot at the table.
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    I have owned VP9's since they became available and like their striker fired triggers and I am a long time Glock shooter.

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    I love the HK45. Easy to shoot and fits my hands well. I shot IDPA matches with a p30 and p30L (both in 40). The VP9 is cheaper, a great gun, but I still prefer a hammer (personal preference). This is my p30 when I was still refining the match weight for it.

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    Ideally, for a concealed carry gun, I like the P2000 LEM. If you get the version with the heavier Trigger Return Spring the swap out the firing pin block spring for the lighter/weaker one I find that pistol to be VERY shootable, even at speed.

    The P2000 is ever so slightly smaller than the P30 so it conceals just a little bit better.

    If however, you need the slight increase in stock length the P30 LEM set up the same way (TR & FPB springs) is a difficult to beat package.

    The VP9 is a remarkable pistol. Probably* the best 9mm on the market today. It's easy to shoot well with. Hard to go wrong with it, either.

    Ultimately, it's your call as you already know.


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    I want to stay in the 9mm and 45 calibers. I'm sure I will want a full size, compact and a long slide version. I'm guessing the most popular version is the V1 LEM... is that accurate? The P30 and USP have caught my eye for the 9mm and the HK45 and HK45CT has caught the other eye for 45, although I am not opposed to having a USP.

    If I went the route of 45 caliber, the HK45 and USP are the forerunners. But, which USP stands out the most? The Match, Expert, MK23, regular USP or go into a compact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bipolarbear View Post
    I love the HK45. Easy to shoot and fits my hands well. I shot IDPA matches with a p30 and p30L (both in 40). The VP9 is cheaper, a great gun, but I still prefer a hammer (personal preference). This is my p30 when I was still refining the match weight for it.
    I really like your setup! I'd probably go with a 9mm version, but I like the match look to yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saw View Post
    I've been rocking different versions of the USP for nearly 2 decades. My current favorites are USP 45 and USP45C with LEM triggers. Accuracy and reliability go without saying. LEM trigger makes all the difference and keeps them in the game compared to more "modern" offerings. A wise man who used to post here once said, "I'm a gun guy and I like HKs because the are nice. Yeah they cost more, but they are nice and I like them"....or something along those lines.

    What is the intended caliber and use?
    Do you like the LEM (I think it's the V1 if I'm not mistaken) better than the others in your experience? Why?

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