I like it a lot better than the SIG 220. It is lighter and has a higher mag capacity. Plus, and the real clincher, it feels better in my hand than the SIG does and fit is everything. The USP is not as good to ME as the USPC .45 (better fit than even the USP) but it is a close also ran.
I love my USP 45 full size. I carry 40 for work because that's what our company wants but I love the 45. when I go to the range just to practice or plink, I usually shoot some .22, and little 40 for carry practice and always some 45
I just traded a P220 for a USP 45f. I really liked the feel of the sig and it fit my hand like a glove. It was also the softest shooting 45 I have ever shot. However, I had reliability issues with it and decided to try the HK. With only a couple hundered rounds through the USP, I shot better with the Sig and liked the P220 recoil characteristics better, but the HK seems to work better and seems to be made better.
Personally, I think that the quality of the newer Sigs is not what it used to be. I had some finish issues with mine (poor machining under the slide), I saw similar issues with one other P220, and I have read about numerous "QC" type issues of late. My wife has a P229 that has been great and my P228 hasn't had any issues. I am a bit shy of anything produced in the last year or so though...
I have the SIG P220 Equinox carry .45 and i just got the H&K USPC .45 and i will say that the H&K is better all around for me. Feels better, shoots better, and is actually easy to carry conceal. JMO. The SIG feels thick & slick to me.
I have the usp 45 tac and I like it. I shoot well with it. I had a sig 226 and I could'nt shoot well with it. It just depends on the individual. The gun has to feel good in your hands as well as you need to shoot well with it regardless of make.
When I was buying my USPf45 back in 95 I was torn between it and the Sig 220. It really came down to the natural pointing ability for me. Accuracy between the two is negligible at best and ammo selection can really skew the numbers. Reliability, dunno. I've never shot the heck out of a 220 but I've also never seen one that wasn't reliable. I know my USP is reliable and that is good enough for me. As far as I'm concerned I'd carry both and feel very comfortable either way. If I was going to buy a 220 I'd get the new single action only one they now make. That looks very promising.
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