So I picked up my new HK45 today after my long waiting period. I played around with it and like many others am pretty impressed. I plan on taking it out and shooting it Saturday. So I sat and read through the owners manual tonight and I am shocked no one has posted this yet...............(Mind Blowing part at the end, read it all!)
Before I give you the hot topic, the owners manual starts out giving you a nice history of the HK45 and how it replaces the USP and has many improvements over the USP series. They talk about the military contract it was designed for etc. and many mentions comparing it to the 1911. I noticed one line that was interesting..
from Section 2 page 14 under heading Accessory Rail..."Finally, a Mill-STD-1913 "Picatinny" accessory is incorporated into the dust cover of the polymer frame." I kind of chuckled how they started it off by saying "Finally," I guess they even new they where behind the 8 ball on that one.
They also show pictures of the new fullsize Tactical and Compact Tactical!!! Looks very sweet, so it would seem the Tacticals are going to be produced soon. They also talk a lot about the LEM and all the versions of the HK45 just as the USP has. I would say the USP is on its way out really quickly, soon to become a collectors item.
BUT HERE IS THE MOST SHOCKING PART OF THEM ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Section 2 Page 16 and I quote:
"Transponder (Optional)- Internal (molded-in) electronic data storage device. Permits permanent and changeable data (serial number, rack number, user name, round count, etc.) storage on pistol by operator, armorer."
NOW HOW DID NO ONE REPORT ON THIS ONE YET!!!!! HK is way way beyond what anyone has offered in a production pistol. I can imagine police departments who issue weapons would love this feature, I can imagine military would as well. This is some high tec James Bond stuff they have going on lol. Its exciting to see such huge strides being made!