HK USP .40 Compact

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HK USP .40 Compact

Post by PainKillaX » 20 Aug 2012, 20:04

Anyone have good or bad things to say about these? I understand I'd get a lot more info at say, the HK forum, but I want opinions other than fanboys. One of the guys at my local shop mentioned a different shop that had a barely used safe queen USP .40 Compact for $450. From what I understand that's darn cheap for an HK. This was nowhere near the top of my "next gun" list but at the price I might reconsider.

Anyway, long story short, any thoughts and comments are appreciated. Thanks!

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Post by Rapier1772 » 20 Aug 2012, 20:07

I have the full size version & I think it's a pretty good gun. The only problem is that it is pretty light so you get more recoil. I can only guess that the compact version would be a little lighter & therefore a little more kick.

Any chance you could rent the gun & try it somewhere before buying?
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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by blueorison » 20 Aug 2012, 20:24

I like the newer HK handguns (P30/HK45/etc.)

The old ones work fine.

$450 for any safe queen is a good deal.
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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by PainKillaX » 20 Aug 2012, 20:27

I'll see if I can rent it or something similar. Going to check it out tomorrow. I liked the feel of the full size and I would like something a little smaller than the FsN in regards to frame size.

Cheapest on GunBroker was over $600.

Crap :laugh:

Edit: From what I've seen online, it seems like I only want it if it's the "Variant 1". Single-action/Double-action with decocker AND safety, on the left. But I might be able to flip it on GB and buy something else.

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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by Cyberfly » 21 Aug 2012, 05:18

When I was very first introduced to the FsN, I was actually going to pick up an HK40 fullsize. I just happened to run into a bureau buddy who turned me away from it and directed me to the FsN. Another buddy from the SO had the HK and I really liked the way it handled on the range. It felt really good..like an extension of my arm. I just knew it was the firearm for me. Until I fired the FsN.
They're solid, well built weapons and with minimal upkeep should give you years of service.
I can't speak of the compacts as I have no experience with them.
But the guy who let me use his puts hundreds of rounds through his every week (he works part time at a firing range and gets free practice rounds). It was because of his recommendation that I was going to shell out the $$ and make the transition.
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Post by toyslr » 21 Aug 2012, 06:53

I carry a H&K USP .45c and LOVE IT! Nowhere neara fanboy as I am an equal opportunity offender. For $450.00 if you don't by it you need a swift kick in the a$$.

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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by Cyberfly » 21 Aug 2012, 08:54

Oh yeah. Price is definitely right.
If memory serves, seems like the .40 I was looking at was dang near twice that for a new one. Right around 8ish??
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Post by toyslr » 21 Aug 2012, 09:21

$600 - $650 used! If it was a .45 I would be asking for the contact info

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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by PainKillaX » 21 Aug 2012, 15:15

They also have a USP .40 for 600 and a P2000 for 500

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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by eagleshotz » 24 Aug 2012, 15:02

Hey PainKillaX, I have a HK usp compact 45 and I LOVE it! For that price I would easily pick it up before it is to late. You will regret it later if you dont. :thumb:

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Re: HK USP .40 Compact

Post by PainKillaX » 25 Aug 2012, 21:29

If it were a .45 there would be zero hesitation but I don't really want a .40

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