New to the forums and HK ownership, recently picked up a used 1999/2000 full size USP 9mm with stainless steel slide.
Love it, looks and shoots great but I did notice that the bottom of the magazine has some play and is loose in the magazine well. It's not really noticeable when handling or shooting it but if you push the floor plate of the mag around you can see it move and clack around.
Was wondering if this is normal, a sign of its age/use, or if something could be wrong?
I assume you're referring to the factory 15rd all polymer magazine?
There will be some play as you want the magazines to be drop-free (drop when lever is depressed). There is a tab on the forward end of the magazine that acts as an indent where the magazine catch sits, if this is worn or if the magazine catch spring is worn, you may see more play in the magazine well. How much tension do you feel when depressing the magazine paddle release?
I'd check those things out and see if it's happening with all magazines or just one and go from there.
I'll try what hgratt and you suggested tonight and see how things feel. Thanks for the suggestions!
Welcome to the site, and congratulations on your first, HK sidearm--- and normal!!!