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hi what do you guys think of the hk usp compact 40 i recently sold my glock 23 and my 24/7 for 750 dollars to buy one of theses it conceals great its more accurate then the other 2 to
 

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That was solely your decision....Personally, I would not have done it.
 

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Nice pistol, although I wouldn't have purchased it in 40cal. But thats my personal preference... How does it shoot? Any range reports? Pics? We like pictures here, even if it isn't a Taurus :)

I understand parting with a Glock, but why the Taurus 24/7? Not knocking your choice, just curious?
 

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cowboysfan said:
hi could not get the taurus to stop jamming no matter what i did
Bummer... How exactly was it jamming? What kind of ammo? Details?

Noticed you didn't mention why you went for the 40cal, why not a 9mm or 45cal? I am just always curious as to why people jump on the 40cal bandwagon :-[
 

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A shooting buddy has a USP Compact but in 45. Its a nice gun but I don't think I would have bought one. He doesn't carry so the size isn't an issue. Unless he's gotten his permit since the last time I talked with him.

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cowboysfan said:
hi what do you guys think of the hk usp compact 40 i recently sold my glock 23 and my 24/7 for 750 dollars to buy one of theses it conceals great its more accurate then the other 2 to
I would have bought a PT1911, a couple boxes of ammo, a holster, and a six pack... at least then you would have had a good private party going. Now all you have is an HK. :'(
 

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Aren't we all a bunch of hypocrites, teasing you about getting a H&K compact (a non-Taurus product)... hehehe In all honesty the H&K compact is an excellent choice for a firearm. It even looks very nice, not to blocky and it does have a nice style all its own. So how about some PICS!!!!!!!
 

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I shot a friends hk usp 40 and it is a very nice pistol. Felt great in the hand - was accurate - and I liked the way the safety works. My only complaint was that the double action pull is pretty stiff. ( &... it's not a 357 sig - although my friend had the .357 sig drop-in barrel )... Here's a pic of a group I shot with it at ( at about 12-15 yards. )

 

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Gray_Wolf said:
I'd recommend M&P, I have one in 9mm and it has been great! I really like this gun...

it's also a LOT cheaper than the HK and has superior ergonomics...:)
That term superior ergonomics or even ergonomics in general are really only relative the person holding it. Glock and several other firearms make these claims too. Personally I feel the the 24/7 has the superior ergonomics of most all other firearms, followed by the Ruger 22 pistols and Olympics Wolverine 22cal pistol, which just enforces what I was saying about ergonomics and the user.

I have shot the M&P's and even though they are nice, I can't get past the fact that they are really a glorified Sigma and I had the misfortune of owning two when they first came out (and they sucked bad then) even though their problems are basically gone with later model. The troubles I and others had sticks in my mind... even though the M&P is a nice firearm and has never had the problems that were associated with the early Sigma, I just can't do it. 8)

And besides I haven't bought all the Taurus models yet ;)
 

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Gray_Wolf said:
I'd recommend M&P, I have one in 9mm and it has been great! I really like this gun...

it's also a LOT cheaper than the HK and has superior ergonomics...:)
The M&P has the advantage over Glock, the XD, and the 24/7 as far as having interchangeable backstraps to accomodate all size hands. My hands are rather large and the M&P feels perfect with the largest palmswell intact. My wife has small hands and she says the gun feels great with the smallest palmswell. So it is a firearm that we both can use. I have a Glock 21 which is good for me, however her hands can barely get to the trigger. My 40 cal. 24/7 feels a tad bit small in my hands since the grip frame is considerably more narrow than the XD-40.

By the way, the HK USP is a shooter :thumb: :thumb:

In the end, you just need to go with what feels right as DRAEGER said. I don't think you could go wrong with any of the above stated firearms. They are all extremely reliable and will serve their owner well.
 

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That term superior ergonomics or even ergonomics in general are really only relative the person holding it.
True, I wish USP's grip worked for me but in my avarage hands it just doesn't feel right (too slim and too wide)... If it fits your hand well and cost isn't an issue get one. But I'd rather get a Beretta, Sig or M&P (if you're not looking for another Taurus ;))
 

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I can't speak for the rest of their line, but my HK is a precise nail driver. I have a USP .45 Elite. It works well with me and at 15 yards I will turn the entire X ring into a single hole. However, the Elite is a target pistol with o-ring barrel, hand-fitted slide, and Match trigger (smoother than glass). Mine came with 12 round mags, I had night sights installed. It is currently my favorite range gun and I am considering buying another one because I may wear this one out (you wouldn't think it possible, but I've dumped thousands of rounds through it so far and all things mechanical eventually wear out. I figure better to get it now before you can't find one).

Maybe my Millenium will be my other favorite range gun once I get the trigger a little smoother. I am optimistic I can enhance it with a little more work.


below is a link.
http://www.hkpro.com/uspelite.htm
 

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Guns are like women and beer everyone has their own brand, but I believe a 24/7 Pro is hard to beat in 9mm-.40 or .45 or the one I have is.
 

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I agree that it is a very subjective subject (say that 3 times real fast...LOL). I agree, it is like beer, different ones for different people. For me, it comes to purpose. There is a reason I have purchased each one. It could be accuracy, weight, size, caliber, or some other obscure thought. I like all the guns I have, I use them for different things.....each one has a reason. Some can be used for the same purpose, however, each one fills a niche for me.
 

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Personally, I would not buy an HK. I know people love them but I believe them to be an over-priced firearm with a similar look to a Hi-point. I would have kept the Glock, sold the Taurus and then bought a P3AT. I always have a hard time with selling 2 guns to get one gun, regardless of how nice it may be.
 

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I wouldn't sell anything to buy a P3AT, you can pick them up new as about the cheapest thing out there. I have one, it's okay. I can carry it anywhere without anyone knowing it's on me. However, anytime I can carry something bigger (read higher caliber), I do. It's one of those things you grab because it's all that will fit for what you are wearing or what you are doing.

You are not the only person that thinks HK is over-priced (it's all relative & everyone has an opinion). Mine is worth every penny I paid, it's a joy to shoot. There is a reason people love their HK's (again, it's just their opinion). It's a lot more fun to shoot than the Glock 36 I had, though I wish I had kept the 36....because I could carry it quite easy & it was .45 cal. I'd carry that over the P3AT anytime possible. The 36 is a good pistol.
 

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The P7 sure is a hoot to shoot, though watch out for burning your trigger finger because that sucker gets hot quick. I like H&K's as well, enjoy your USP.
 

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Yall guys need to shoot a good 24/7 in a .40 or .45 believe me.
 
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