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Old 03-03-2014, 02:33 AM   #1
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I have a USP 40 that I am considering selling. I bought it 9 years ago for a home defense gun, but I have not shot it much due to high price of ammo. I just bought a Glock 9mm to use as home defense gun. The reason for that is the ammo is cheaper and I can go to the range more often, also fits my hand better since I have medium sized hands.

I do like the USP, but if its just gonna get shot once in a while, what is the reason for me to keep it (i.e. market is bad, HK is going under soon so price goes up, etc)?

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Old 03-03-2014, 02:38 AM   #2
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Not having to use a home defense gun is a good thing. But yes, if you need the money for other things then why not. With modern 9mm rounds, some say they are as good as a 40. I prefer more weight over speed.

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I have a USP .40. I use the P226 (9mm) for home defense though. The .40 is for the woods. .40 for piggies and 9mm for long pork.

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I've been in law enforcement for 8 years, I've carried all the calibers on duty, and I own my own gun shop. I have heard the caliber debate for so long I feel like the dead horse. Let's just say, I carry a 9mm.

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Sell it. Use the funds to buy more ammo for your new *gag* GLOCK.

If you're like me, which means you're not a collector (as much as I wish I was), and you only really keep a gun for occasional range fun and self/home protection, then an unused gun is... useless. And it doesn't sound as if it has any sentimental value. Why keep a gun around that you're not attached to and not shooting?

Sell it. Get a small pile of 9 mil, and go get in some range time.

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Not having to use a home defense gun is a good thing. But yes, if you need the money for other things then why not. With modern 9mm rounds, some say they are as good as a 40. I prefer more weight over speed.
So why not .45?
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Because the CZ's I held and bought fit my hand better, where as a 45 type 1911 feels like a 2x4 in my hand. They didn't offer a 45 at any of the LGS's around my area.

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Yes definitely not a hand gun collector, but I do like acquiring new hunting guns, and really those are the ones I don't sell, but I can also see the fun in getting more handguns, but I think I'll sell the HK and buy ammo and down the road buy a .45.
It's sucks that I'll be leaving the H&K club though


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Yes definitely not a hand gun collector, but I do like acquiring new hunting guns, and really those are the ones I don't sell, but I can also see the fun in getting more handguns, but I think I'll sell the HK and buy ammo and down the road buy a .45.
It's sucks that I'll be leaving the H&K club though


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You can also very easily justify only shooting a hunting gun on occasions. They're not really intended for day in/day out range sessions once a week, so no biggie. Having a hunting rifle that only sees occasional range trips and hunting trips is no different than having a really collectible car as a Sunday driver. It's kinda expected.

And.. Doesn't HK make some rifles suitable for hunting? There ya go...
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Home Defense: - 45 ca. As for ammo price & availability - you can reload. Some people even like it.

Handgun Hunting: - 10mm is effective for WC defense but to be honest, the 44 Mag, in a well balanced revolver, is a thing of beauty. Kinda pricey right now if you don't reload.

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