Glock 19 or HK USP 9mm

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Don_Mega, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Don_Mega

    Don_Mega New Member

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    I'm currently on the fence about purchasing either a Glock 19 or a HK USP 9mm. Which gun should I go for?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum. We have an "Introductions" area where you can say "Hi" next time you sign in. Our man, axxe55, pretty much setup our responses to these type questions.

    What fits and works for me may not fit or work for you.
     

  3. gunsavy

    gunsavy New Member

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    Go with the 19 the hk is bigger and comes in different variants which might stand inthe way of simplicty offered by the glock + its easier to find parts as well as mags for the 19.
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    The HK is wider. That's the only "bigger".


    I carried a USP9C for 2 years. HK is top quality in every aspect. Feels great in your hand, especially with the finger rest on the compacts magazines. Recoil is negligible, and accuracy is exacting.

    The glock offers 2 more rounds. In a slightly narrower package that I find more comfortable to conceal. And mags are half that of a HK mag.

    That being said, 6 months ago I traded my USP9C for a G19. I shoot around 10,000 rounds annually in Idpa from a g34. It made perfect sense to carry a 19 considering all the practice time with the glock platform.
     
  5. Stillersfan

    Stillersfan New Member

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    Agreed.. Go with the Glock 19.
     
  6. Don_Mega

    Don_Mega New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys! I'm gonna do some shooting with both guns and see which fits me better and make a decision.
     
  7. jyo

    jyo New Member

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    I would favor the USPc or P2000 over the full-size USP---I am not a Glock fan, but admit they work well and I have shot many Glocks over the years. I just prefer the HKs.
     
  8. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The USP was designed for .45 ACP cartridges. It's not a space efficient design for 9MM. Everything on the USP 9 costs more than a Glock, and HK magazines and accessories are hard to come by. Cost and availability of replacement parts and magazines figured heavily in my decision to give up my beloved USP 45, which sent many thousands of rounds downrange with no problems whatsoever, and purchase a replacement Glock 17.

    I really liked the USP 45, but a 9MM Glock 17 was just more practical in a variety of different ways.
     
  9. Bear304inc

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    If the difference in price is not a problem, then go with the hk,, not sure how being available in different variants will get in the way, seems like the op could customize it to their specific needs.
    The cost of magazines are more no doubt, but as far as replacement parts,, these things are built like swiss tanks,, parts will not be needed for a long, long time. Depending on wear and tear,, maybe not even in your lifetime.
    ( haven't needed to change or repair Anything on my USP.40,, as long as I've had it,, and it was used when I got it,, still performs flawlessly.)
    I don't hate on glocks, , they get it done,, just not with as much style,, i just seem to prefer HK's
     
  10. CrazedJava

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    I like HK's but don't see the point of the USP in 9mm even though I know the Germans use them and a local SWAT team was using them in the late 90's. They are good guns but expensive for something that was really geared towards a bigger caliber.

    Glock 19's are good guns and very popular.

    I think you're right to test fire both. The biggest problem with your question is that those are two extremely different handguns.
     
  11. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have both a glock 19 and an hk 2000. After shooting both, imo, they are both are very accurate and are good ccw pistols if you have the right holster set up. The glock seemed to carry more comfortable for IWB carry but the hk is a damn fine pistol and the hk trigger was nice. See if you can shoot both to see what you like better. The extra money for the hk is worth it, at least for me. Either way you wont go wrong. Good luck.
     
  12. Bear304inc

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    Actually the USP was built around the .40, then upsized to the 45acp in 92 for US socom operations.
     
  13. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My mistake, I knew the USP was designed around a cartridge that started with a "4". In any event, it's still larger than a Glock 19 in every dimension except slide width, weighs almost as much unloaded as a fully loaded Glock, and holds the same number of rounds.
     
  14. Bear304inc

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    No prob, didn't mean to seem like a knit pick. Usp's in 40-45 fit the platform, as for the 9mm usp I wouldn't Edc one, but then again I wouldnt (if I had another,, larger option ) EDC a. 9mm,,,, but that's a whole other thread in itself....
     
  15. lbwar15

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    It really depends on what you do with it. Are you going to reload for it at any time? Are you going to use hard cast bullets or any non jacketed bullets? If you do any of this with a glock you will blow it up after some time. Unless you buy an aftermarket barrel. (I just learned this. So I wonted to use it. Lol)

    Glock and H&K are not even on the same level of quality. It's like comparing a aluminum Jon boat to a contender. But on the same note both have there advantages over the other. It just all depends on what you are going to do with it.
     
  16. Polygon

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    For the simple fact that HK's customer service is some of he worst in the industry and Glock's is quite good, for no other reason I would suggest the Glock.
     
  17. Bear304inc

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    I wouldn't know about their CS, as I ve NEVER had a single issue that would need cs,, seems like the glock boys must be on the phone quite a bit because I've heard this point trying to be made several times,,,, hmmm.......
     
  18. CrazedJava

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    Glad I'm not the only one who thought that was an odd claim.

    Everyone makes a bad pistol now and again, but I'm really hoping the gun I buy doesn't require me to call customer service, ever. Horrible selling point.
     
  19. deadsp0t

    deadsp0t New Member

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    Love my Glock 19, extremely hard to beat for the price.
     
  20. redscho

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    Could that be there are possibly far more Glocks in circulation than HKs??:confused: