Clean look? More like naked. Dunno. I've become so used to the alphabet soup on the older HK slide. Guess it's me.
I prefer the older look. And wish they would increase the mag capacity to 12. I don't remember why didn't do that. Can't be the mag size right?
I also kind of wish that it had 2 more rounds while retaining the ergo grips but 10 of 45ACP is good enough for me.
What I don't understand is the magazine base seems to be un-necessarily thick because it feels like it still has some room left with 10 rounds loaded. It could fit flush with the frame with a thinner base. I am sure there is a good reason for this. Maybe someone can shed some light?
From what I understand, the width of the magazine bodies is the difference between USP45 and HK45 magazines - so yes although the length may be similar it is the width that would accomodate rounds (for example look at Glock's double stack 45ACP magazine, it is THICK)
Which is also why the USPc 45 takes only its own magazine (same as HK45C) and cannot take a fullsize 12 round USP45 magazine as a backup (you have to use "elephant foot" HK45 magazines in the USPc 45)