On the downside, sighting options are becoming more limited for the USP without mill work being done. The VP9 is now optics ready and you can push an FT Bullesye or the Meprolight combination night sights and optical rail on the P30. It's also getting harder to find aiming modules for the old rail system, though I know hacks can be made. But even if we are just talking plain sights, a tweaked and worn in P30 V3 shoots smooth and sweet. The grips on the newer pistols are outstanding; while I am slipping Hogues over some of my USPs.
VPs and P30s are really nice weapons with their own aesthetics. The look is one other thing I personally like about USPs. Those guys look like cyberpunk pistols, like the ultimate science fiction firearms as envisioned by the 20th Century. A USP 9 Tactical with a jet funnel, a muzzle attachment, and an aiming module looks like the gun Robocop should have been using to whack drug dealers in Old Detroit. A USP Compact is what Lieutenant Goreman should have been firing at his last stand in the airducts agains the Xenomorphs even though it's awesome that he had a VP70. When I look at a USP slide it's like a casket. "Yup, yer dead."
I do think the company could, from a functional viewpoint, supersede the USP line if they added more variants to the succeeding lines. HK is on the verge of making the VP the next USP as far as the "universal" part goes, just from all the options they are now making available for it. But as long as they don't have a VP45 or more variants of the P30 in 40, there's still a place for the USP. From there, the only question is, can we also get some 10mm Auto love?
Last edited by DaKillaB; 04-15-2020 at 10:40 PM.
I have 3 USP's a P30L and 2 VP9's.
Everytime i hold a USP it feels like they way i imagine a gun should feel. It's like seeing some hot chick and she looks good...but then you feel your girl and she's got a little more weight in the hips and her ass is just a little more phat that makes it FEEL like perfection.
I don't even like my P30L. I don't know why. it feels "ergo" but it just doesn't "feel" right. I can't explain it.
VP9 would be better with a few small tweeks. P30 grips are better. if the slide was just .04" slimmer it would make it WAY more sexy and a real G competitor for mind share. I also think the trigger should be tilted 1-2mm back and have no slack just instant feel of connector movement.
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KF USP 9mm V1
KK USPss 40sw V1 w/ 357 Sig barrel
KK USPc 357Sig. V1
AG P2000sk 357Sig V2
AG P2000 357Sig V2
Thanks for the input. I certainly miss most of the USPs I've had.
I just picked up a USP9T with jet funnel, new from a forum member here. Eagerly awaiting it in the mail.
Next up a HK45T (since I haven't owned one yet), and then I need something for carry. May a P30SK or VP9SK (I already own a VP9). Dammit...
My 2¢- I would address my CCW needs before indulging in my other wants. If you know you're keeping the VP9, definitely get a VP9sk... get your CCW scenarios completely covered. Then, if you want to pick up a HK-flavored .45, do so. My very first HK was a USPc .45... and I hated it. The only .45's I keep around anymore are my Les Baer 1911's and an old Glock 21. Everything else is in 9mm. YMMV, of course...
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