I have an HK USPc in 9mm with the stainless slide---very good pistol---I also have a P2000 9mm---both guns are DA/SA---take the same magazines---the P2000 has a slimmer slide, is totally ambi, has a better grip, the sights are a little easier to make-out the three dots, but basically they both fuction 100% with any ammo I choose and are very much alike---I am not selling either!
I have a P2000SK that I use for CC and love it. Looks great, feels great and shoots even better. Try and shoot them if you can but it is an HK so you know whatever you choose it will be a quality pistol. Good luck!!
Did you look at the p30? I was looking for another 9mm and after holding the p30 I wanted it... It fits like a glove. I am new to guns, This is only my second one. The first is a Glock 17 which I really like but the h&k has so much better balance, and and the trigger is so much nicer....
I would like to have a P2000sk in 9mm---don't need it, but seems like a good idea (so many good ideas)---maybe try the LEM system on this small guy as my other HKs are DA/SA (yes I have shot LEM pistols before)---who knows, if one happens to roam by at the right deal...
I have the full size .40, but fired the gun range's compact USP. Fun to shoot with low recoil (awesome HK springs!). I was shooting accurate and controlable double taps starting with DA. Trigger is very crisp and the reset is excellent. The gun may seem a little bulky for some, but it is a tough polymer nail driver. USP is my favorite gun (my p226 is next) of all time, and I have owned many handguns in 380, 9, 40, 45, 357. The USP has a safety, decocker and DA/SA, which is why I bought it over the P2000. Either gun is awesome, but I like the more options of the USP.
Which variant of P2000?
V0: CDA (Combat Defense Action) trigger system (SA/DA). Single-action trigger pull of 20 N (4.5 lbf) (+4/-2 N), double-action trigger pull – 51 N (11.5 lbf) (±5 N).
V1: CDA trigger system (LEM). The LEM trigger is a dual-stage trigger that fires from a hammer down position in both SA and DA modes, but has an internal mechanism that is cocked with each cycle of the action. It provides a constant trigger pull of 20 N (4.5 lbf) (+4/-2 N).
V2: CDA trigger system (LEM). Like P2000 V1 but with an increased trigger weight. The trigger pull is 32.5 N (7.3 lbf) (±2.5 N).
V3: SA/DA trigger with a decocking lever mounted at the posterior of the slide to the left of the spurred hammer. Single-action trigger pull of 20 N (4.5 lbf) (+4/-2 N), double-action trigger pull – 51 N (11.5 lbf) (±5 N).
V4: CDA trigger system (LEM). Like P2000 V1 and V2 but with a mid-range trigger pull of 27.5 N (6.2 lbf) (±2.5 N).
V5: Double-action only (DAO) trigger system. Trigger pull of 36 N (8.1 lbf) (±3 N).
I see the P2000 in the holsters of the Polizei all the time, but some have the USP. The bundeswehr (Germany army) adopted the USP. HK made the USP in an attempt to make a universal pistol for police and military.
I have a HK P2000 v3 (DA/SA) 9mm with 2000+ rounds through it. It has never had one malfunction of any type. I choose the P2k because of the ambidextrous controls and interchangeable grip panels. The addition of extended magazine release made a great pistol even better. It is the best weapon I've owned so far. You can't go wrong with either, just pick the one you like best.