The new edition,HK USP .40cal

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by HighPlainsDrifter, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. This is the new kid on the block here in my collection, and man it is sweet. Is a 04 H&K USP .40cal in OD green. It came with Trijicon H3 06 night sights, a jet funnel, and only 1 16rd mag. I picked it up for $599 plus tax. It is in real good shape only a little wear probably from a holster, But no scratches or nicks anywhere. Looking forward to going to the range this weekend, should be fun.I think the price was pretty fare but i am no USP expert this is my first HK anything. Anyway just thought i would show it off to you guys and see what you think.:D
     

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    H&K makes a good pistol. I had one for a few years in .45

    Looks like you got yourself a good deal. Looking forward to hearing about the range report.

    JD
     

  3. Yeah hopefully i will get a report on it this weekend. I will post target pics and stuff. Thanks for the post.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I am not familar with that edition, but most of the USP series you can make adjustments to the trigger. I forget the setting, but one of the last two I tried made a WORLD of difference in mine when I had it. If you have the same adjustments, I would look into giving them a try.

    Good luck.
     
  5. Was it just an adjustment on th factory trigger or a trigger kit?
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Check the owner's manual, these were factory "changes" that could be made with the stuff that came with the parts in the soft case. It's been about 5 years, but I think it was a couple of simple adjustments.

    Mine was the USP Tactical and I believe it had (4) settings for the trigger. One was like DOA, but the others were for single and double action if memory serves. Anyways, we messed around with all four and it was like the 3rd one that I ended up liking the best. No custom gunsmithing, but it took some play out of the front end on S/A and the reset was quick for follow ups.

    It wasn't match grade or anything, but it was a bit better than the way it came out of the box.

    I do know that there are several drop in kits and also people that make fully custom triggers for several HK pistols though. I keep seeing the name Bill Springfield in these types of threads, but I don't know, or know anything, about the man or his products.

    Found his e-mail addy in case you want a price quote: wspringfield@comcast.net

    Good luck.

    JD
     
  7. Thanks for the info, I did some searching and that adjustable trigger only came on the tactical and i think the match models. Mine is just a version 1 DA/SA.
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Ah. Well, in that case my apologies for misleading you.:eek:

    JD
     
  9. Its no problem at all, thanks for talking wit me about it.
     
  10. HKSlinger

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    You made a wise investment. If I do say so myself.:D Check out CDNN Sports. Some good deals on mags.
     
  11. HKSlinger

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    What I think Dillinger wanted to say was, a GREAT pistol and, a GREAT deal!:p
     
  12. are you pretty knowledgeable on the USP? Is the OD green anything special. I tried to research it but cant really find much. Do you know if it was like a limited production run or anything like that. When i try to look it up all that show up is ads for OD green USP sales and all say they are rare but still sell at a decent price. Is it just a gimmick. I am just curious, not trying to sound like i got the gun just to say i have a rare one, just would like to know is all.
     
  13. HKSlinger

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    About 4 or 5 years ago HK made a run of USPs with tan,green and even gray frames. Now, I know this wasn't part of your question, but the only other type of slide was stainless a couple years back. If you ever come across a green or other color, its an after market job. Now,concerning your frame,only about 500 were made in those three colors. I'd say for the price you paid,you fell ass backwards into your first H&K. Congrats.
     
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  14. Is that a good thing?
     
  15. HKSlinger

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    Oh,I guess its like anything else. If you like it,you like it. Personally,I'm old school. Like my handguns black or blue. Do I think anything other than a black frame is going to be a collectors item? No. I know HK is thinking about starting production of those colored frames again . So, is it a good thing? I guess it depends on who's looking.