A midlife improvement to the USP pistol line would be a good thing. Starting with the rail is the obvious start. Grips would be next.
"...but just like every other clone, they are copies of the original and copies are never as good as the original."
Not to jump on the band wagon, but in general when I hear they were the leader in innovation I immediately think of "the French were the leader in firearm design and technology." Not so much anymore. I am excited for the first time in some time in regards to the HK booth at SHOT Show this year and hope to not be disappointed.
HK KI MARK 23
HK KI USP45 Tactical
HK BG USP9 Tactical
HK BG 45 Tactical
HK BG VP9 Tactical
HK BG VP9
HK BG P30
HK BG P30SK
HK BG SP5K(MP5K-N)
Looking for BG P30L V3 9mm & BG USP 9 Expert
igs was getting at....
as for the initial post, HK generally announces new/improved products later in the year than SHOT..... that has been their track record for the past several years anyway......
USP Tactical .45acp
HK 416 10.5" upper
HK45T (OD Green)
As to those looking for HK to produce an "improved" USP, they already have.
It's called the P2000 (USP Compact), P30 and L (USP), and HK45 and C (USP 45 and C).
The thread that never dies.
I was a decade long "Glock Fanboy". When I look back at my actions I was just insufferable. When I started getting into HK firearms I was extremely frustrated with the lack of options and accessories. I never had to wait before. It took almost a year for a P30L to become available. I think I waited 9 months for a factory threaded barrel to reach my doorstep. I don't even want to disclose how I obtained red and white colored magazine followers. I bought some rare stuff on a whim off of an Instagram post. I just tried to purchased more 20rd P30 magazines and it looks like they are gone again.
Whatever you can think of is a click away for Glock stuff. Now I have a box full of expensive useless accessories and parts. People build entire Glocks without using a single part made by Glock.
HK is weird to me because it is almost like if you want it they will never make it but they have the bare minimum of what you need. HK has missed the boat on a ton of opportunities. I still will carry my Sig P365 every now and then when my P30sk is cumbersome.
Years later this thread still has action should tell you a lot about how people feel about HK being slow to market.
H&K Guns I own:
HK P30L V3 LE 9mm
HK P30L V1-4.1 9mm
HK P30sk V1 LE 9mm
1941 K98K ayf 8mm
Semi MG4 and MG5. FN Has sold 10k of these easy, the semi M249 SAW, at $9K @ pop. And yet the HK-USA folks look at me like I have a dick growing out of my forehead when I tell them they could sell 10k MP7 semi's. AND NOW that FN has stopped producing the 249 semi, prices are going up......
H&K doesn't GAF about you, or any other civilian. They sell to you because they must to survive, not because they want to, if they had their druthers they would never sell a gun to anyone but the various governments. Imagine what we would do to an American firearms company that told us that to our face in so many words.......
"We do bad things to bad people".