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I am an expert by know means so please excuse if I have the wrong choice of words. I have fired 250 rounds with my HK 45 (ergo grip) since purchasing a short time ago, the double action pull is long but seems like it will be smooth soon with more practice like my P30 (1500 rounds). The single action has a lot of take up and over travel on the way back after the gun has gone bang already...lol. Is there any proven improvements out there for this. I was thinking of the the USP Match Trigger, has anyone attempted this and would it work based on the parts to be swapped ? Any help would be appreciated !

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I've been told that the USP match trigger will not work in the HK45 pistol. You can drill the trigger and put in a set screw if you are willing to destroy a trigger or two if y ou mess up. The set screw will make the reset shorter and take some of the overtravel out of the trigger. And yes the DA does smooth out with use.
 

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Here's another thought and that would be to put about 1k rounds down the barrel and then wait and see what work you would like to have done to it. I agree with Apollo you would run the chance of screwin' up your HK45 by doing that work by yourself, so you have to ask yourself "Is it worth the risk" to me NO WAY IN HELL!. Like I sasaid if you have your heart set on trigger work send it to Bruce. Good luck
 

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Thanks for the info guys...do you have any feedback on Bowie tactical, I had an e-mail out to him and he did answer but overall didn't seem to impressed with the HK 45 in general or the work he was offering. Basically stated that its a poor platform and not many people like it or use the firearm in general. I however enjoy its accuracy,grip,fit and finish even with the small hands I have (reason I chose over FNP 45) and others that handle or shoot seem to like as well. I have noticed that there are not to many in the gun shops around Las Vegas as they are Glock Happy like the rest of the world but are these available from the distributor or hard to find ?


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I must be lucky. My HK45 never had overtravel. I converted it to LEM, which didn't change anything. It still has zero overtravel.
 

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Thanks for the info guys...do you have any feedback on Bowie tactical, I had an e-mail out to him and he did answer but overall didn't seem to impressed with the HK 45 in general or the work he was offering. Basically stated that its a poor platform and not many people like it or use the firearm in general. I however enjoy its accuracy,grip,fit and finish even with the small hands I have (reason I chose over FNP 45) and others that handle or shoot seem to like as well. I have noticed that there are not to many in the gun shops around Las Vegas as they are Glock Happy like the rest of the world but are these available from the distributor or hard to find ?


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Take that opinion for what it's worth. Yes, this is my opinion. If you like the HK45 and serious about mastering it, save the money on a trigger job and apply it to ammo and perhaps a class. Learn the system and in time, you'll master the trigger like any other. However, if you are one of those who constantly switch between SFA, DA/SA, SAO, and LEM - then you'll never master anything. Dry fire, practice presentations, transitions and overall weapon handling and it will come in time. If you still find that you can't work with the trigger, switch to another platform. HK's aren't target pistols.
 

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HKs are one of those things where the more you shoot it, the more you like it. I certainly didn't much care for it at the time when I bought it. I only bought it because I wanted a .45. The HK45 seemed like the logical choice for me. It was either, get a lower end 1911, a CZ 97, or a top of the line polymer (subjective of course). So I went with the HK45. If you noticed the other choices I listed are all full steel framed handguns. I actually prefer steel framed handguns. In fact, the HK45 is my first and will be the only polymer framed gun I have. I love it, yes, no doubt about that whatsoever. And, I would never sell it. But, I'm just not a polymer kinda guy. For me though, that HK45 does what it needs to do, and does it extremely well. Now if HK comes out with a steel framed hand gun, I'm all ears. But for now, I am content with this one polymer HK45.

And the DA isn't terrible if you dry fire practice. If you just stick to the basics, you'll be fine. Buddy of mine challenged me to shoot his full size USP in double action at 7 yards. I had been shooting LEM exclusively for a long time when he challenged me for that. It was a one inch target at 7 yards. Hit it dead center the first time. It's bad, but it's not the worst, and if you have proper trigger control, you should be fine.

It's funny though. I practice the double action on my LEM now, not really for second strike capability, but more for finger pull strength. Hah.
 

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I sent my HK .45 to Bowie tactical for the Vickers Package. Vicker's Package, which includes trigger over travel stop, trigger guard trench removal,
mag release radius and 360 grip stippling.

Bowie Tactical Concepts Pictures Page

I LOVE it. I will post some pics if you would like to see the pistol.
Bowie does great work. My bro sent his m&p9 Pro to get trigger work done and Deltapoint sight milling, along with stippling. Bowie is awesome.
 
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