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    LGS has one in 9mm with target rear sights. What should I look out for besides the buffer? Seems like the 45acp is much more rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hk1zero View Post
    Seems like the 45acp is much more rare.
    It is, by a wide margin. Also not a gun that H&K recommends shooting 230 gr FMJ (our default load) through, not that they bothered to tell us that when they were busy trying to sell .45 P9S into a market where .45 was very popular. (70's and 80's)

    H&K actually had a circular in German with 200 gr and 185 gr target hand loads. I believe I scanned/posted the relevant portion in a thread somewhere here in the board.

    Apparently Win white box 185gr FMJ is an option if you want to "be easy" on a .45 P9S without hand loading. Personally I believe an extra strength recoil spring from Wolff and a new buffer, changed out every couple thousand rounds mitigates a lot if not all of this concern.
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    As Lamont has mentioned, checking or replacing the recoil spring is recommended, as is inspecting the recoil buffer. Check the receiver after each range trip, focusing on the locking area where the barrel locks in place and the tang on the front of the slide impacts under full recoil. If you see wear, chips or cracks there, you will need to address that before you have permanent damage.
    Remember that the pistol was designed before many of the current heavier/hotter loads were available. Also, the designers were restricted from changing any of the dimensions of the slide or receiver (originally designed for 9mm) in order to support the .45 cartridge. This makes the P9S .45 variants far more prone to increased wear and damage. Take a look at the difference in size in the USP 9 and USP 45 and you'll realize that the designers learned their lesson.
    And being that far fewer .45 variants were made, you are going to have a much more difficult time sourcing replacement parts, if needed.
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    at least for me the P9S 9mm target model seemed harder to find than a 45 target. yes there are more 9mm combats but the 9mm target is not all that easy to find. I had a 1/2 dozen 45's(both combat and target) before I found a good 9mm target.
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    Let us know if you acquire it--- and pics!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landpimp View Post
    yes there are more 9mm combats (than) the 9mm target.
    Completely correct and I neglected to make that point.

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