How come the Mk23 has a strong following but the Mk24 does not?
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    Default How come the Mk23 has a strong following but the Mk24 does not?

    Figured since the Hk45CT is the Mk24 ... much more would be talking about it, buying it, modding it etc ...

    But it seems the Mk24 group is even more niche than I previously thought ...

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    MK24's are not as well known as a NSW sidearm. MK23's are for collectors and those who want a icon.
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    Mark 23 was purpose-built as "the" SOCOM pistol. That was its whole purpose in life was to be the HSLD operator, "when we can have anything we want, this is what we take" pistol (not necessarily meaning that's how it really turned out, but that was the intent). Mark 24 was just your standard off-the-shelf pistol selected for procurement.

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    Plus, the Hk45CT is way more plentiful and available than the Mk23. Supply/demand curves for both are opposite.

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    I just figured Mk24s would be more popular since its active...but I get it.

    Wasnt the Hk45CT purpose built though either?

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    the mark 23 is built like no other handgun...period. buy one and field strip it then inspect the internal fully and you'll see what i mean...its never been done before in any pistol...it's a tank and sometimes a boomerang if you get bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by audiction View Post
    the mark 23 is built like no other handgun...period. buy one and field strip it then inspect the internal fully and you'll see what i mean...its never been done before in any pistol...it's a tank and sometimes a boomerang if you get bored.
    Until you've owned a mark 23 it's hard to understand but this is exactly right. A lot more history behind the mark 23 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thehun View Post
    ...Wasnt the Hk45CT purpose built though either?
    Like to meet a specific US military requirement for a handgun? Not directly.

    However, it's bigger brother, the HK45, was HK's entry to the US Joint Combat Pistol Program years ago until the Pentagon cancelled the program. The HK45 was seen as a big improvement over the USP. Thereafter, HK developed the HK45C and HK45CT to complement the HK45 because there was a good market for it, but not to meet any specific military requirement per se. HK then further modified the HK45CT to make it the Mk24 to meet US Navy SEAL requirements.
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    I consider the HK45CT to be one of the best 45's on the planet

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    Easy, it is not as prolific in movies and video games
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