All of my HK purchases (That I still have, I sold my USPc 9mm to fund the USP9 SD) of 2016. They are, not in order of purchase, the HK45T OD Green, USP9 SD, VP9(standard, non LE used), MR556A1, and MR762A1.
Now, I love the MR762. It makes me feel the pull to the power of the dark side. For sure. Still have yet to shoot it, which is bothering me to no end. BUT! I will soon. Plus, if I wait till I get the Glass for it, it will be better than shooting the irons.
The MR556A1 is almost complete (Darth Vader voice). It's also....the gateway drug to more HK long guns I've realized, and honestly more MR556's. I couldn't be happier with the rifle, and while I haven't fired the minimum 1K rounds through it yet, I trust the rifle. IT is, as many here know, a friggin tack driver. I can't wait to get some better glass on it, and start maximizing my skill with the 77gr Black hills goodness.
The VP9 will become my carry gun once it gets a set of Trij HD's to relieve my VP9 LE, which despite being carried, looks amazing. This one was rough when I got her, but shoots true and cycles well. I'm almost at the 1K round mark to let her start her tour of duty as my carry gun. Time will tell.
The USP9 SD, the gun I told myself I wasn't going to need, and took off my gun list. Until I saw this one in the case, pleading to come home with me. Lucky for her, she was immaculate and well taken care of. I was happy to rescue her. Once my project is complete, I have a feeling she will cement herself as a favorite. One day.
The HK45T OD Green. I will never forget the hunt for this gun, nor the story of finally finding one. It was the second HK45T in OD I've spotted in the wild for sale, and the best sample of the two. I almost bought the first one I saw at the Colion Noir NRA shoot I was a part of. But the rail was chewed up, and they wanted $1100. I ultimately passed, but almost went back to get it. Luckily, the memory of being run off the road on my way to Dallas, kept me from going back to that gun shop. Fast forward to the HK45T I now own. A trip to cabela's to pass the time from a truly garbage work day, had me on my usual patrol run. Used case, new case, rifles, then to ammo. I started half not paying attention. And something made me go back, because it couldn't possibly be what I thought it was, what I was looking for all this time. It was almost like it called out to me!! In the bottom corner of the Saturday night specials was the gun I was hunting far and wide for. With a sticker of $899 on it. After quickly cleaning the drool off of the top of the counter, and the nose/face imprint off the glass, I called a gentleman over to assist me on a strangely slow night. I looked at it, and she passed inspection with flying colors. Next test, "Sir, I'm interested, can I see what's in the box that comes with it?" Sure.......I wait. It has EVERYTHING. This is where I try to talk them down, but can't. I don't even try. I say I'll take it, tell them I'm active duty to secure my 5% discount......then, they look at my license noticing I qualify for the friends and family discount I had no Idea was going on. Another 10%. I walk outta there a happy panda, spending $780 out the door. I was smitten like a kitten in a mitten. I called my uncle and first mentor right after, he says as they say in the martial arts......Sometimes the weapon finds you. And to this day, it was like it was meant to be, like she found me.
So!!!! Which one is my favorite..............the MR556A1.......followed closely, and I mean so closely I almost typed it first, the HK45T in OD. I can't tell you the confidence I have with that rifle in my hands, it is like point and click. The groups I've achieved, coupled with the real world capability it gives me. Also....the huge F*ck you to everyone who told me not to get it because insert reason why their $1000 rifle is better....The HK45T is also a sure thing in my hands, I had to try to miss. So ultimately, 2016 was good to me and horrible to my wallet. I purchased a gun I was on the hunt for, as well as the two rifles I had at the top of my list. I can't tell you how relieved I was after purchasing the MR762, despite the inherent financial burden to my savings account.
In the end gents, they're all good, and I'm happy with all of them. How about you?