Blasphemy to say, I know, so I'll quickly save myself by saying, I love my HK USP, but think I might have made a bad choice in caliber. Please understand that when i say bad, I mean bad for me and my personal tastes & experiences, not that there is anything inherently wrong with the caliber itself.
I bought my first firearm EVER back in April & after renting a 9mm, .40 & .45 caliber USP side by side I initialy decided on the USP .40 because that perticular day i shot slightly better with it than the .45 and both of those i did much better than the 9mm. That, and also the fact that the ammo was slightly cheaper than the .45 (& easier to find) and the mags were significantly cheaper were extra reasons to go with it over the .45 i was condiering.
After having taken it to the range half a dozen times (and 1100 rnds throught it and counting) I am finding a more realistic accuracy result that although my accuracy is improving, my shots arent nearly as consistant as they are with nearly any .45 i fire. (side by side with my HK i've fired my friends usp .45, my dad's XD Tactical .45, and one of his friends custom 1911's)
At this point I know without a doubt that my next pistol will be a .45, so it is at this juncture i could use a bit of advice from other HK enthusiasts.
1: HK USP .45 or HK USP .45 Expert (leaning towards the expert, but would value peoples input)
2: Keep my USP .40 or see if i can trade it in towards my next HK? (not sure how much i'd shoot it once i get a .45, but could see the use should southern california ever hit another dry spell of .45 ammo)
I'm still another month or two from saving up enough for my next HK, just figured i'd post my questions now and see what people think so i'm not asking anything last minute.
Thanks in advance to anyone and everyone for your valued input. Have a great day!
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First. Maybe consider Reloading to cut the cost on .45 ammo.
I should practice what I preach but I just purchased som books on it and plan to start as soon as I feel I am fully capable after buying a reloading machine.
And second. You said you probably wont shoot the .40 much after getting a .45.
So this should be a simple decision. sell it to puchase a .45 if your not looking to form a hand gun collection.
If you want to start a nice litte collection of the worlds finest hand guns then keep it and you have a great staring point.
my 2 cents anyway.
Bigger holes bleed more.
Plenty of other guns not worth metioning since they are not H&K
My Glock 21 shoots rings around my USP
My USP 40 is the softest shooting 40 I have. I shoot it just as good as my Glocks and other polymer guns. You didn't make a bad choice in my book.
I have not had that experience - I am a reasonably good/consistent shot with my USP .40, likely better than any .45 I have owned. This could be a result of my having shot the USP more, simply because I like the firearm more than any .45 I've owned - I also find it more controllable and easier to use. I'm certainly not saying that you're wrong - buy what you want, practice until you can shoot to the best of your ability. Stay safe.
HK: 1st - C93 (A nice early gun); 2nd - Benelli M1S90 Tactical (likely the finest combat shotgun I've ever owned); 3rd - HK USP .40 V3 (Wonderful all-around weapon); 4th - HK P7 PSP (Not picked it up yet) Non-HK: Bunch of stuff....
I'll vote for the HK45 or the P30. Don't think the USP was a bad buy, just may not be your best fit.
interested in selling the 40?
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