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Old 08-10-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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I have been putting thought into getting a new pistol and was thinking what advantages does the H&K USP in 9mm have over a S&W Sigma in the same caliber?

Which would be better?

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Old 08-10-2010, 10:01 PM   #2
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Well I'm a little bias but the H&K is the better gun hands down!I own many
H&Ks and they have never let me down.I do not have a USP but I do own
some USP compacts.

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H&K make some great guns. No doubt.

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I dont own a H&K but, havent heard anything bad wit them. As much as they cost, you shouldnt have any problems with any model! In all honestly, which ever one feels great in hand and shoots great (if you can shoot a test model) is the one i would go with.

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Shi, you wont be surprised to know that I've owned some HKs also. I've had the full-sized and the compact version of the USP in both 9mm & .40 S&W. Nice guns, very well engineered, very expensive. I never saw a huge advantage in them personally other than the "cool" factor. If you want to spend a lot on a poly gun they're nice but IMHO they aren't worth twice what an XD, M&P, or even a Glock.

You'll notice I reference my ownership of HKs in the past tense as I dealt them away for other stuff and haven't missed them...

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I have been putting thought into getting a new pistol and was thinking what advantages does the H&K USP in 9mm have over a S&W Sigma in the same caliber?

Which would be better?
The price difference between those two is the prime factor. Do you want two Sigma's or one USP?
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On a fit, finish, quality, resale-ability, name recognition stand point, the H&K is hands down a better pistol.

However, you are going to spend the price of a Sigma in just name recognition alone.

You seem to like the Sigma, stay with what you like and know, unless you just plain REALLY need a H&K.

I had one, a USP Tactical. It was what everyone wanted in a pistol. Everyone wanted to shoot it. Everyone thought it shot great, performed, ate what I fed it and turned in great targets.

It was also heavy, clunky, dropping the mag required taking the pistol off target and carrying it was an exercise in exercising.

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Ditto for everything JD said, Shi. If you like the USP get it.

A friend of mine is a German SF Trooper and when they were issued the USP's he told me they dropped one in the dirt and drove over it with one of their tracked APC's. No damage.

But knowing your fondness for the Sigma, I might advise you to check out an M&P 9. My local range has one on the rental line and they say the M&P 9mm has held up as well as the G17. Many tens of thousands of rds with no breakage.

And the M&P is WAY cheaper than the HK.

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Been using a USP for about 1 year now (club gun) and as M14 says, its bombproof. Never had any problems with ammo-feeding, except for one batch of club reloads where every round sent it out of battery...but wasn't ever the firearm at fault. Must be reliable to last years of being used by various ham-fisted newbs like me

Way too big for my hand though. It if fits you and you don't mind the bulkiness/weight/heavy trigger, go for it.

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H&K make a great gun and I have thought about buying one may times but just couldn't make myself spend the money. I think if You are want some upgrade check out the M&P or the new SD from Smith&Wesson. I have a M&P 9mm and have been very happy with it, but when funds allow I'm going to check out the SD Smith. I've been told it is geared to come in between the Sigma and M&P in price and quality.

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