This is funny
1) Keep all HK gun parts German made as much as possible. Any US supplier of parts must be HK certified.
2) The build process and all tooling must comply with German HK standards and specs
3) All Americans must be trained and certified to German HK standards in the build process by German HK QC engineers/managers
4) The whole plant undergoes an annual QC audit by German HK QC personnel
Otherwise you'll have a Beretta/Stoeger-like pistol.
Last edited by Vincent04; 02-06-2018 at 01:36 PM.
HK has built several thousand HK45s and HK45Cs in USA. and I have never heard of a single issue unique to them. I am very confident that HK can build firearms in their Georgia plant that are at least as good as the German made ones. Very likely the machinery in Georgia is more modern state of the art.
"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
― Thomas Jefferson
I am a huge HK fan, and own many. That won’t change. But to say German, Turkish, and other migrant workers in Germany can assemble HK pistols better than workers in the U.S. is pretty ridiculous.
I understand the need to have German engineering oversight, but we build some pretty great things here in America. I’m confident the guns will be just fine.
I own HK’s made in both countries and am a not seeing any problems.
A collector will want what they want, and I find no fault in that. But for everyday use, I think we’ll all be just fine.
Wilcox was assembling HK45 and HK45CT pistols here for some time now...
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"Buy once, cry once; or not. Let's be honest for a second; most of you will be zombies one day and I'd much prefer you be zombies with crap weaponry."
Just picked up my HK45c today looks and feels good from what I could tell before heading back to work but its a US made no slide markings with a date code on the frame of BH and serial number of 216-0200** it does have a German made barrel with what looks like a different serial number on it 128-047882 also has HK and DE stamped on the barrel. Happy so far but I'll see if I can post some pictures of the internals tonight when I get home and can look at it some more.
So I thought about this for a few days and went back to possibly buy the gun. Making a big deal over a blank slide started to seem silly. As I was handed the pistol, I noticed now that there are no markings on the barrel; a detail I initially overlooked. And so, I handed the gun back and left. Ahhhhh OCD...
I just picked this up.
216-xxxxxx serial number on the frame between the rail
DE Made barrel it seems
The letter “P” stamped
On the frame in front of the slide stop
Last edited by obey1; 02-06-2018 at 11:17 PM.