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I am new to HK's and bought a USP SD 9mm "Tactical" on GB, and thought it came with all the tactical goodies. I "thought" I read the interwebs correctly until after I purchased it, I realized all the real differences that all of you probably knew for years.

My question is, is there any reason to even have this now? I see they released the real tactical 9mm version a few years ago and now I'm kind of regretting buying this SD. I did get it for a good price though (less than $775) and is BNIB.

I do plan on buying the USP 45 Tactical and eventually a Mark 23 later this year, but now I feel like an idiot for not digging just a little bit deeper before buying the SD 9mm. Now, I feel like I have to buy the match trigger for it and probably the jet funnel.

Anyways, do any of you have any suggestions or feedback on this topic? I'm sure most of you have heard this dozens of times over the years, so I apologize in advance. I just haven't found anything more recent.

Thank you :540:
 

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The first and only mistake you made was thinking you’re an idiot or made a mistake buying ANY HK pistol. The USP 9 SD is cool. Keep it and enjoy it!

If i were you, and were committed to getting a Mark 23 at some point, I’d skip the USP 45 Tacticla for now and go for the HK 45T or HK 45CT. Just personal opinion of course. The USP 45 Tactical is also a great gun, but it’s no Mark 23.
 

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The first and only mistake you made was thinking you’re an idiot or made a mistake buying ANY HK pistol. The USP 9 SD is cool. Keep it and enjoy it!

If i were you, and were committed to getting a Mark 23 at some point, I’d skip the USP 45 Tacticla for now and go for the HK 45T or HK 45CT. Just personal opinion of course. The USP 45 Tactical is also a great gun, but it’s no Mark 23.
Haha! Thanks man, I appreciate that, Thanks for the suggestions as well. I don't feel AS BAD now!
 

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I'd say no big deal. The biggest thing you're missing out on is the match trigger. You could probably easily install the kit yourself, and it's relatively inexpensive. The one thing it isn't is readily available as of late. I've seen people having trouble finding them in stock at decent prices recently, just be patient and they'll replenish.

The O-Ring barrel, in my uneducated opinion, probably isn't a huge deal. Unless you're a super accurate shot. I'd like to think most HK pistols with standard barrels are more accurate than me - the shooter anyways.

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I'd say no big deal. The biggest thing you're missing out on is the match trigger. You could probably easily install the kit yourself, and it's relatively inexpensive. The one thing it isn't is readily available as of late. I've seen people having trouble finding them in stock at decent prices recently, just be patient and they'll replenish.

The O-Ring barrel, in my uneducated opinion, probably isn't a huge deal. Unless you're a super accurate shot. I'd like to think most HK pistols with standard barrels are more accurate than me - the shooter anyways.

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Thanks for replying. I keep saying those things to myself about the trigger and "not a big deal" to make me feel better, so I'm getting there.

It's BNIB, so if anything, I could just keep it or resell it at some point and maybe there are some collector's out there who would want it unfired. Who knows.

I have caught the bug and must have them all, so I have to start somewhere...
 

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My guess is that the user who suggested not to buy the usp45 tactical has never owned one. It’s my favorite h&k handgun for the money and is well known for a reason. It’s a tank and simply a dream to shoot. The mark 23 is on a level of its own as well but a specialized market. I understand why your disappointed. You thought you bought a gun with some distinct features only to find out you didn’t get all of them. Shoot the gun first before you worry too much. To me, the match trigger is a must have. My first gun was the usp45 and I loved the v1 trigger. Until I acquired a usp45 tactical I had no idea what I was missing. Both are great triggers. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that hk holds its value very well. If you put 500 rounds down range and decide it’s not for you, you’ll have no problem getting your money back to purchase another. My advice, find a buddy or someone that will let you shoot a usp45 tactical. For me there’s something different about the 45. Once I shot it I had to have it and will never get rid of it. I have the 9 tactical as well but still prefer the 45. Try the hk45 as well as mentioned above. 2 very different guns but you will like one better for sure. Best of luck and congratulations on the purchase. You made out great on that deal for a bnib.
 

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My guess is that the user who suggested not to buy the usp45 tactical has never owned one. It’s my favorite h&k handgun for the money and is well known for a reason. It’s a tank and simply a dream to shoot. The mark 23 is on a level of its own as well but a specialized market. I understand why your disappointed. You thought you bought a gun with some distinct features only to find out you didn’t get all of them. Shoot the gun first before you worry too much. To me, the match trigger is a must have. My first gun was the usp45 and I loved the v1 trigger. Until I acquired a usp45 tactical I had no idea what I was missing. Both are great triggers. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that hk holds its value very well. If you put 500 rounds down range and decide it’s not for you, you’ll have no problem getting your money back to purchase another. My advice, find a buddy or someone that will let you shoot a usp45 tactical. For me there’s something different about the 45. Once I shot it I had to have it and will never get rid of it. I have the 9 tactical as well but still prefer the 45. Try the hk45 as well as mentioned above. 2 very different guns but you will like one better for sure. Best of luck and congratulations on the purchase. You made out great on that deal for a bnib.
Thanks for the great info and even better suggestions. I really appreciate your feedback. I actually have someone in mind, so that's what I'll be doing this weekend!

Thanks again!
 

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Congratulations on the acquisition!!! :biggrin:
If the USP9 SD is NIB w/all, keep it that way--- it is the old school "Tactical" and somewhat collectible--- the best thing is the "SD" marking--- you will probably never see that again. :wink:
I agree with @Banshee365--- get the Mark 23, then the USP45t. :43:

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I’d argue that you did make a mistake. At $775 to add a match trigger would add $120 (plus labor if you can’t install yourself) putting you close to $900 which is about $100 shy of a tactical. For those $100 I’d rather have the tactical roll mark and the o ring barrel.

But no big deal overall.
 

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I’d argue that you did make a mistake. At $775 to add a match trigger would add $120 (plus labor if you can’t install yourself) putting you close to $900 which is about $100 shy of a tactical. For those $100 I’d rather have the tactical roll mark and the o ring barrel.

But no big deal overall.
Killjoy!!! :biggrin:

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You're definitely going to want that match trigger...its dreamy like Elvis in his prime.
 

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I agree with Sextus. Buy what you really wanted. Leave it new, sell it for what you paid and buy what you really want.
 

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Actually, since the USP9SD is no longer in production and yours is BNIB, I would just keep it way in the back of the safe and be happy with it!

$775 is a great price. JF doesn't come standard on the "real" USPt 9, either. Don't feel bad about not doing your homework before buying the SD. Many of us, me included, spent close to $1K for an HK45/HK45C when they can now be had for around $650. That's bad. Yours is not.
 

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I am new to HK's and bought a USP SD 9mm "Tactical" on GB, and thought it came with all the tactical goodies. I "thought" I read the interwebs correctly until after I purchased it, I realized all the real differences that all of you probably knew for years.

My question is, is there any reason to even have this now? I see they released the real tactical 9mm version a few years ago and now I'm kind of regretting buying this SD. I did get it for a good price though (less than $775) and is BNIB.

I do plan on buying the USP 45 Tactical and eventually a Mark 23 later this year, but now I feel like an idiot for not digging just a little bit deeper before buying the SD 9mm. Now, I feel like I have to buy the match trigger for it and probably the jet funnel.

Anyways, do any of you have any suggestions or feedback on this topic? I'm sure most of you have heard this dozens of times over the years, so I apologize in advance. I just haven't found anything more recent.

Thank you :540:
My vote for what it's worth - Sell it on this board and get the new tactical because here's the reality:

1. You don't have the o-ring barrel
2. You don't have the match trigger and from everything I've read you'll never get a match trigger install to feel like one from HK unless you send the gun in. My USP 9 Tac trigger is amazing!
3. You get the sweet roll mark!
4. It's what you really want :)

And when you get the new 9 Tactical try to find the LE model with night sights & third mag. I personally prefer that sight picture but that's just me. Maybe you won't. Lastly, let us know when you pick up a Mark, you'll love it. You'll probably be looking for a P7 variant soon as well. Welcome to the club!
 

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Congratulations on the acquisition!!! <img src="http://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Biggrin" class="inlineimg" />
If the USP9 SD is NIB w/all, keep it that way--- it is the old school "Tactical" and somewhat collectible--- the best thing is the "SD" marking--- you will probably never see that again.

I agree with @Banshee365--- get the Mark 23, then the USP45t. <img src="http://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/43.gif" border="0" alt="" title="43" class="inlineimg" />

Tony
Thanks for the positive words, man!
 

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I’d argue that you did make a mistake. At $775 to add a match trigger would add $120 (plus labor if you can’t install yourself) putting you close to $900 which is about $100 shy of a tactical. For those $100 I’d rather have the tactical roll mark and the o ring barrel.

But no big deal overall.
I appreciate the honesty.

By the way, I bought the G3K from you last month lol. That thing is so ridiculously sweet, so thank you! I'm more hooked than ever on HKs and plan on just buying them all up!
 

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You're definitely going to want that match trigger...its dreamy like Elvis in his prime.
Actually, since the USP9SD is no longer in production and yours is BNIB, I would just keep it way in the back of the safe and be happy with it!

$775 is a great price. JF doesn't come standard on the "real" USPt 9, either. Don't feel bad about not doing your homework before buying the SD. Many of us, me included, spent close to $1K for an HK45/HK45C when they can now be had for around $650. That's bad. Yours is not.
I appreciate it. That may be my plan actually. I don't plan on shooting it and will just buy some others to play with.
 

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I am new to HK's and bought a USP SD 9mm "Tactical" on GB, and thought it came with all the tactical goodies. I "thought" I read the interwebs correctly until after I purchased it, I realized all the real differences that all of you probably knew for years.

My question is, is there any reason to even have this now? I see they released the real tactical 9mm version a few years ago and now I'm kind of regretting buying this SD. I did get it for a good price though (less than $775) and is BNIB.

I do plan on buying the USP 45 Tactical and eventually a Mark 23 later this year, but now I feel like an idiot for not digging just a little bit deeper before buying the SD 9mm. Now, I feel like I have to buy the match trigger for it and probably the jet funnel.

Anyways, do any of you have any suggestions or feedback on this topic? I'm sure most of you have heard this dozens of times over the years, so I apologize in advance. I just haven't found anything more recent.

Thank you <img src="http://www.hkpro.com/forum/smilies/540.gif" border="0" alt="" title="540" class="inlineimg" />
My vote for what it's worth - Sell it on this board and get the new tactical because here's the reality:

1. You don't have the o-ring barrel
2. You don't have the match trigger and from everything I've read you'll never get a match trigger install to feel like one from HK unless you send the gun in. My USP 9 Tac trigger is amazing!
3. You get the sweet roll mark!
4. It's what you really want 🙂

And when you get the new 9 Tactical try to find the LE model with night sights & third mag. I personally prefer that sight picture but that's just me. Maybe you won't. Lastly, let us know when you pick up a Mark, you'll love it. You'll probably be looking for a P7 variant soon as well. Welcome to the club!
I appreciate your suggestions and I agree with most of what you said. I will definitely post when I get the Mark 23 and I have my eyes locked on one hoping to buy this summer.
 
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