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I am debating between buying the .45 C and CT.
Can some one explain to me the difference between the USPC and USPCT?
I am aware of the difference in the barrel length.
Is the USPCT barrel o-ringed?
Can a tactical barrel be used in a USPC?
TIA for any info
Gary
 

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The only difference between the two firearms is the barrel and slide markings.

The barrel is threaded and o-ringed.

Aside from that, the barrels are identical and therefor interchangable.
 

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The only difference between the two firearms is the barrel and slide markings.

The barrel is threaded and o-ringed.

Aside from that, the barrels are identical and therefor interchangable.
Marksman14,
On the HK web site, a photo of the USPCT doesn't show the word tactical or T on the slide. Am I missing something? Is this photo not accurate?
http://www.hecklerkoch-usa.com/usp_compact_tact_general.html
If I understand you correctly, I could buy the tactical and put a shorter barrel on for better CCW? or vice versa for a range gun?

Please excuse my ignorance of these 2 guns, I'm trying to make the right purchase.:)
Thanks for your help
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Its very possible that I am wrong about the markings.

I vaguely remember seeing them on the ones I have handled at the shop, but I may be wrong.

The O-ring will not make a difference in accuracy. Both guns will be more accurate than you unless you happen to be a human ransom rest.

If you have no intention of putting a can on it, then the extended barrel will just get in the way, and IMHO it would NOT be worth the additional cost.

On a fullsize tactical, you get a threaded barrel, but the real attraction (atleast to me) was the match trigger and raised sights. When you look at the fullsize USP vs fullsize USP Tactical, the roughly 200 dollar premium gives you some really nice additional features. The Compact tactical only has one of these features, and to me and most others, the least useful...the threaded barrel. It quite literally is a USP Compact with a different barrel, and to me the additional premium you pay is NOT worth it.

If you plan to CCW, the threaded barrel really won't get in the way. However, unless I got a smoking deal on a .45 CT, or if I knew I was going to be putting a can on it, I'd opt for the standard .45C simply due to the cost.

ETA- yes, you could swap out the barrels whenever you pleased, but you'd be spending alot of money on a barrel with features you will probably never use.
 

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Marksman14,
I can't own a can in Ma, so that is not on issue for me. I was looking at resale value in the future. You have made things allot clearer for me.
Thank You
Gary
 
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