Thread: Which HK ???
December 29th, 2016, 08:13 AM #1
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....
December 29th, 2016, 08:41 AM #2
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?
December 29th, 2016, 09:35 AM #3
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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.Stephen
December 29th, 2016, 09:48 AM #4
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I'm a Glock fan but the VP9 makes me want to give one a spot at the table.Those who live by the sword, get shot by those who don't.
December 29th, 2016, 09:50 AM #5
I have owned VP9's since they became available and like their striker fired triggers and I am a long time Glock shooter.
December 29th, 2016, 09:53 AM #6
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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.Check out South Louisiana IDPA
December 29th, 2016, 01:44 PM #7
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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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December 29th, 2016, 02:41 PM #8
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?
December 29th, 2016, 02:43 PM #9
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December 29th, 2016, 03:18 PM #11
My VP9 LE came with 3 mags and nite sights. So to me it was worth the extra cash. And a great trigger out the box. And I hate stock factory striker triggers. To me it was like having everything a Glock has, but with swap-able grip panels and a better trigger put the box.
A monkey could do a brake down and clean on it.
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December 29th, 2016, 04:54 PM #12
So you haven't answered the question on intended use of said .45? HK45C to Mk23 is wiiiiiiiide range. They are all nice guns, but are geared for different things.
December 29th, 2016, 08:55 PM #13
The MK23 is the best .45 range toy I have ever owned. My USP45T is also fun to shoot and has a better trigger. I take my P30, P2000SK, and VP9 to the range often. Of those three 9mm workhorses the VP9 is the most fun to shoot for me. My Wife loves the VP9 so much that she has her own.
The P2000SK and P30SK are both great carry guns. Both are easy and fun to shoot. They both have the duel recoil spring guides which reduce recoil greatly. The sweet shooting nature of both guns has earned them the nickname "sweet SK."
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December 29th, 2016, 11:55 PM #14
P7 for the win. I have been carrying mine for about 6 months so far in a RCS Phantom iwb rig. Its the perfect self defense pistol. It has probably the lowest bore axis made for a semi auto 9mm, lighter on recoil due do the retarded gas piston system, and is arguably one of the most accurate production pistols to have ever been produced because of the fixed barrel and polygonal rifling. It has a perfectly ergonomic grip angle to match a natural point of aim...its either cocked or not with the squeeze of the grip and also single or double action the same sense in a weird kinda way....I can go on and on!
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December 30th, 2016, 06:20 AM #15
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December 30th, 2016, 08:55 AM #17
Other than the P7, the HKs aren't exactly revolutionary, but they are nice. I bought my first one because I thought "they were awesome" and have stuck with them because they have proven to be nice, accurate, and reliable. The only clunker, and they feel and shoot great, is the HK45 full size 10 rd capacity. Weird.
December 30th, 2016, 10:45 AM #18
I have a p30sk I carry. It is a nice little gun. reliable and the 9mm offers a light recoil in a subcompact. It has the double single action which I like in a carry as well. feels very much like a full size gun in the hands except my pinky hangs off.
I also have a vp9. Its a different gun altogether. Its a large striker fire with a light trigger. its a great range gun, I dont know that I would want to carry it.
December 30th, 2016, 01:00 PM #19
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