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So I own both an HK45 full size and and HK45CT. And I gotta say that they are both very bad a** reliable pistols. I have only had the HK45CT for a few weeks now and have put about 300 rds thru it. Other than size the most glaring difference between these two is the grip. I guess I was overly surprised at just how much of an issue the grip difference is for me. I really prefer the grip texturing of the HK45 full size. I know all about the history of Vickers and Hackathorne, and that grip on the HK45 full size was not their idea, but that of HK. But I gotta say that I think HK got it right. I have a P2000 which is pretty much identical to the HK45C/CT grip. But this HK45CT grip seems even less aggressive than my P2000. I don't know maybe its because I'm so used to the grip on the HK45 since I carry it everyday.

So I am wondering what my fellow owners of these 2 HK models think. Don't misunderstand me. I love both these guns and will be doing nothing cosmetically to change them. But what a stark difference these grips are.
 

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I know it's not what you're asking, but I find I prefer the waffle iron or cheese grater grip of my USP's. So much so that I think I'm gonna sell my group buy HK45. Blasphemy I know.
 

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I don't own both, I do own the HK45c and have shot the full size also. It's not a issue for me but if you want a more aggressive grip on the 45c you may wan to consider Bowie Tactical, here is a link.

Bowie Tactical Concepts Pictures Page
Actually he has my P2000 right now for this very reason. But I am going to keep the HK45CT the way it is no matter what.
 

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I LOVE the Grip of my HK45. I LIKE the Grip on my HK45c. I really feel that the HK45 is the perfect pistol for me. I like how the HK45c feels in my hands, but I wish the texturing was the same as the HK45. It feels almost soft to me. Which I don't like actually. But the grip shape and angle are awesome.

I would even like it if the HK45c had the same grip as the USP 45. Which is another pistol that I love.

Im looking to get a few more HK45's actually. Probably two, one in V1 and one in light LEM. And maybe one more USP 45. Time will tell. But you really can't go wrong with an HK in 45acp. It is just finding which 45acp fits you the best in all categories.
 

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When I bought my full size HK45 I compared it to a USP at the exact same time. What won the HK45 over was the grips. I really just love the grips on the HK45 over the USP. I still want a USP though...........someday.
 

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I don't own both, I do own the HK45c and have shot the full size also. It's not a issue for me but if you want a more aggressive grip on the 45c you may want to consider Bowie Tactical, here is a link.

Bowie Tactical Concepts Pictures Page
I must say that Bowie grip doesn't look good at all. Makes pistols just look awful. 100% personal opinion.
 

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I own both the full size and compact. I like the grip on the full size better.
The grip on the compact is too slippery as is. I've tried putting hogues on but
they don't stay put (especially when drawing at speed) because of the straight grip. Finger grooves are good for something!:wink:
I ended up putting grip tape on the compact.
 

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I Love the grip on my HK45, and carry it from time to time.
But I love the grip on the HK45C as well. Seems to work great for daily carry.

HK got it right with the HK45 - fantastic feeling gun in your hand.
The finger grooves are a nice touch.
 

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Stipple that bad boy. Another members not mine. Jake0331 Very nicely done I might add.
I considered going that route but i've found plastic tends to wear down/smooth out rather quickly with hard use. With Grip tape, I can just re-apply as needed. My grip tape job certainly doesn't look as nice as the pic.
Great looking Stipple job for sure!
 

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The worst part about the HK45c to me is the grip. I think that the sideplates are too flat and too straight. I like the angle and feel of the front/back straps but thats it. I also tried to put a hogue on it but it just doesn't work right. The only thing its good for is comfort while carrying. I rate the .45 grips as this from best to worst:
1. HK45
2. USP f
3. USP c
4. HK45 c
Even though I rate the HK45 #1 I still don't think its perfect, just the closest to. If the width of the HK45 was the same as the USP f it would be perfect.
 

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The worst part about the HK45c to me is the grip. I think that the sideplates are too flat and too straight. I like the angle and feel of the front/back straps but thats it. I also tried to put a hogue on it but it just doesn't work right. The only thing its good for is comfort while carrying. I rate the .45 grips as this from best to worst:
1. HK45
2. USP f
3. USP c
4. HK45 c
Even though I rate the HK45 #1 I still don't think its perfect, just the closest to. If the width of the HK45 was the same as the USP f it would be perfect.
I totally agree with this assessment.
 

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I totally agree with this assessment.
Agreed...I wish the 45C grip was wider...I've tried Hogue on it as well and it didn't work...don't have the FS 45 but I have the P30s and I love the grip - I don't think it's too aggressive...the pics with the stippling look pretty nice but I think I'm gonna try some skateboard tape first. The 45C is my EDC/IWB and I love it!!
 
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