+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: HK USP and 45 Super Ammo

  1. #1
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    RRMan03's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2008
    Location : TN
    Age : 60
    Posts : 422

    Default HK USP and 45 Super Ammo

    Will this ammo work in the HK USP? If so what are the pros and cons besides higher velocity and more recoil? Any guns damage possible?
    NRA Life Member
    HK USP 45

  2. #2
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    RRMan03's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2008
    Location : TN
    Age : 60
    Posts : 422

    Default

    Does nobody no for sure? I searched but the info was very conflicting.

  3. #3
    Senior Member

    Join Date : Sep 2007
    Location : Houston, Texas
    Posts : 179

    Default

    I know for sure it can be done in a Mark 23 but I'm not 100% on USPs. I've seen a few people claim here and on other sites that USPs are GTG with .45 Super but I've never done it.

  4. #4
    Unrepentant HKHolic
    orfeo's Avatar
    Join Date : Mar 2006
    Age : 54
    Posts : 4,766

    Wink 45 SUPER

    YES!

    The USP 45 can fire 45 Super all day long. . . no problem! So can the USP Tactical 45, and the Mark 23. Even the USP Compact 45 and the USP Compact Tactical 45 can fire 45 Super, but with their lesser mass of slides, they will start battering themselves with anything more than occasional, limited use.
    HK is the way!

  5. #5
    Member

    Join Date : Nov 2003
    Posts : 69

    Default

    HK45 handles it very well also. Seems to have slightly less recoil than my USP with this hot round. Very controllable.

  6. #6
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    RRMan03's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2008
    Location : TN
    Age : 60
    Posts : 422

    Default

    Thanks for the answers.For 40 plus per box I won't be shooting it that much.Only for special situations.

  7. #7
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    RRMan03's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2008
    Location : TN
    Age : 60
    Posts : 422

    Default HK USP 45 and 45 Super Ammo

    I know it beem discussed before but allowing for wear and tear on the gun,will a factory setup gun be safe with this round.I am talking shooting a full factory Hi cap mag empty.It would only be shot in a life or death emergency.And yes I know there are better choices for bigger calibers but my question is for the USP 45 Full Size gun.
    1 Magazine emptied as fast as possible. 13 rounds would put a hurt on the target if the gun can handle it.
    Has anyone used the 45 Super more than casually in their HK?

  8. #8
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    RRMan03's Avatar
    Join Date : Feb 2008
    Location : TN
    Age : 60
    Posts : 422

    Default

    Has nobody used 45 Super in the USP or HK45?

  9. #9
    Unrepentant HKHolic
    Big Bore's Avatar
    Join Date : Jan 2002
    Location : Finally back in Indiana!
    Posts : 10,816

    Default

    It's not a good idea and it is not needed. If you cannot get the job done on any human with the standard .45 ACP or with even the .45 +P, then you have serious troubles that more power is not going to help. A low powered bullet in the right place trumps a high powered bullet in the wall, the toe, or the gun busting loose in your hand. The USP is rated for +P ammo, it is not rated for the Super. Some have done it but I still do not think it is prudent.
    Join the NRA
    On the 8th day God created HKs.
    Beware speaking with a sharp tongue as you are apt to cut your own throat.

  10. #10
    Really liking this HK Stuff Member
    harrydog's Avatar
    Join Date : Jun 2007
    Posts : 485

    Default

    I agree that it's not needed and I definitely wouldn't use it in my guns but.....
    Greg Bell shot 25 rounds of .45 Super through his HK45. At the time it had about 1,700 rounds through it. He now has over 8,000 rounds through the gun and it's running like a champ. So to answer your question, I think the USP45F will definitely be able to handle a full mag of .45 Super. But in a self defense situation, I think +P would be plenty good enough.
    Here's a quote from Greg's blog.

    Today I shot only 25 rounds of .45 super (BIG THANKS TO NOJOY FOR SENDING IT TO ME!!). 5 rounds were Triton HP and 20 were 230 grain buffalo bore. I had three buddies with me and everybody enjoyed shooting it. Muzzle flip was powerful, but not “snappy.” The push was way more than .40, but strangely not violent. Everyone agreed that it wasn’t the instant flinch inducer that, say, a full house .357 Scandium revolver is. It is just a big old BOOOOM!!!

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Links

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. usp 400 corbon barrel?? 45 super barrel??
    By thegunhustler in forum HK HANDGUN TALK
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 04-01-2013, 08:03 PM
  2. USP 45 Expert Range Report
    By loupav in forum RANGE REPORT!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-23-2008, 07:22 PM
  3. Newbie w/New HK USP 45 Expert
    By Ops Officer in forum HK ROOKIE CORNER
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-20-2008, 09:59 AM

Search tags for this page

.45 super ammo

,
.45 super in hk usp
,

45 super ammo

,
45 super hk
,

45 super hk usp

,

45 super in hk usp

,
h&k usp 45 super
,
hk 45 super
,
hk 45 usp ammo
,
hk usc shoot .45 super?
,

hk usp 45 super

,
usp compact 45 super
Click on a term to search for related topics.