Has HK ever considered making a subcompact in .45?
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    Default Has HK ever considered making a subcompact in .45?

    The title pretty much says it all. We have the P30SK and P2000SK, both of which, from my limited experience with them, are terrific guns. But I've never seen a subcompact .45 along the same lines. I'd be really interested if they ever decided to shrink the HK45c down a little more and make such a gun. Has this ever been considered by HK in the past? Is there any mechanical issue in the platform itself that would prevent HK from making it any smaller?

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    I’m not entirely sure if they’ve ever made a true subcompact in 45. The P7M7 is the closest thing I can think of, but even that didn’t make it very far.

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    It sounds good to have a subcompact in .45 but if we are getting 10 rounds for the P2000SK, then we'll probably get 6 rounds for a .45, 7 if it's a .40

    You'll probably never hear the end of it about only having 6-7 +1 rounds in your CCW.
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    ^ ^ ^ and when you count the beans... HK R&D to sell in a $350 market?

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    i guess wi will never know untill HK does something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drp2hrd View Post
    i guess wi will never know untill HK does something about it.
    And HK won't. Without a lucrative military or LE contract for a 45 subcompact, HK won't build anything just for us civilians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent04 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Drp2hrd View Post
    i guess wi will never know untill HK does something about it.
    And HK won't. Without a lucrative military or LE contract for a 45 subcompact, HK won't build anything just for us civilians.
    This. This is exactly how HK operates, though not necessarily a bad thing.

    They ~generally~ don’t make firearms for civilian markets. This means that us civilians get firearms designed to outlast and outperform almost any practical application in our realm. Over-engineered firearms designed to withstand extreme conditions, high heat, high round count, all while still delivering on performance and accuracy.

    The downside is that niche civilian applications are overlooked, such as concealable weapons, specific calibers, and other features that aren’t necessarily needed in the military world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kyro View Post
    ... niche civilian applications are overlooked, such as concealable weapons, specific calibers, and other features that aren’t necessarily needed in the military world.
    Another hint is while they did the P2K-SK in FBI/LE 40, they didn’t bother (so far) in the VP9/P30-SK.

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    Yep, HK is a military driven company and they don't want a sub compact .45 I think that's a pipe dream.
    1911 commander size pistols pretty much have that market covered for civi's, and not really fun to shoot for me anyway.
    the USP-C or 45c is as compact as you are ever getting from HK or it would already have been produced.
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    Well someone thought the Mark 23 was a full size 45. So I suppose the HK45c is relatively subcompact. Lol
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