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    Hey y'all. So I have picked up 2 BK date coded USPs (FDE USP9 and USPc45). Aside from already mentioned new "HK" rollmark, I have compared them to my BE/BD dated USPs. The slide finish on the BKs is different, more flat/matte, and not as slick/smooth. And in my opinion, I feel an overall notch down in overall build quality (the FDE frame/slide doesnt match up at the back as nice, and the USPc45's trigger is super gritty, even after a full trigger group disassembly and lube). both BK slides don't feel like they rack as smoothly either, and the internals (when the USPc45 was apart) seems like they have a different finish on them as well (very matte, dull. Maybe no more Corning coating?). Anyway, anyone else take notice? I don't think the guns will function any differently. What do you guys think (btw, I'm the biggest USP cheerleader 🙂). I hope there is not cost cutting going on here...
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    First I ever heard of this. I don't own a BK dated HK. My oldest is BF, and the youngest is KH. No change in form, fit, or functional quality in my HK stable at all. Can you upload pics?

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    I bought a BK USPc a few months ago. I was disappointed on how much I had to move the sites on it to hit center mass. I didn’t have to do that on my other USPc l got back in the mid 90s.

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    Can you post some pics please? Maybe side by side

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    Pics or a video would be great. I doubt there's cost cutting going on, but could be there's a difference.

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    Could have been built during Oktoberfest...
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    It's impossible to capture on camera. One tangible item, neither BK guns came with a factory spent test fire casing in the box. And before you ask, I got the guns from different FFLs at different times.

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    They do not come with the spent casing anymore not for a while
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    Quote Originally Posted by hkguy007 View Post
    It's impossible to capture on camera.
    The frame/slide not matching should be visible up close. The same with color, if you shine enogh light.
    I would be curious to see the differences either way, not many people can make a pic side by side of the old and new :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by andru View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hkguy007 View Post
    It's impossible to capture on camera.
    The frame/slide not matching should be visible up close. The same with color, if you shine enogh light.
    I would be curious to see the differences either way, not many people can make a pic side by side of the old and new :)
    Here, I tried: the more powerful diff from these pics regarding the finish is that on the BE date code, there appears to be a horizontal pattern in the metal, on the BKs, it appears like a checking pattern. Like the metal slides were smoothed using diff processes. Anyway, here you go. The FDE frame/slide matching is obviously noticeable.
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