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Yes the title says it clearly. Someone please help because I don't know what to do anymore.... it's this grin on my face I can't shake off. Yes gents I just signed all the paperwork and paid my dues and now the 10 day wait period has begun. I don't remember a day that I was so happy like this one... well getting laid and graduating from college were like this one.

I am (10 days) the proud new owner of a brand new USP Compact .45 acp from a local shop ... BC code which is pretty nice as well. First handgun that is 100% mine and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I will be sending the gun off once i get it to Bill Springfield to have it convert from V1 to the V7 LEM with some extra trigger work and HK45C mag release swap.

May 23rd folks.... Can't wait!!!
 

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Congrats on the first HK, you have however opened Pandora's box. Expect to own a couple more within the next few years :)
 

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Condolences to our HK-loving brethren in the People's Republic of California. When I want a pistol, I walk in the gun shop, show my CCW license, sign a few papers, and hand over some cash. Then I walk out the door with my pistol. Waiting 10 days for something this glorious sounds like it would be torture. But believe me it will be well worth the wait. I would recommend spending some time on the range with that trigger before you decide whether you really want to part with that pistol for a couple months for trigger work it may not really need all that much. After, all, it isn't a P30 you bought, heh heh.
 

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Is California the only state with the 10 day wait period? I'm so anxious to get it it's killing me. As far as the trigger job the turnaround will be about a week. I can make it trust me. I tried the SA/DA but I wasn't too impressed with it. I've also shot the LEM (light) and I liked it a lot. I also like the clean look of the usp c without the lever. Lots of pictures will be posted once I get this baby in 10 days. Lazarus are you in the USSC.. United Socialist State of California? If you are how hard was it to get a ccw ... I live in orange county btw.
 

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Congrats, but nobody can eat just one...
Yeah already handled a couple of rifles my gun shop has and wow... Cali legal MP5 looks tempting especially with a 2 month layaway available. Ah not gonna get ahead of myself but I know what each and one of you that said it's an addiction. Already looking online at hkparts and other sites ...

Anyways real quick I read about using different ammo to break the gun in better. Any suggestions as far as .45 ammo that would break this gun in smoothly? What site do you recommend because I want to buy by the 1000 case.

Also, reading online about HK doing trigger work. Before I call tomorrow to get the details down can anyone on here share your experience with their work and if turnaround was decent?
 

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Would suggest Gray Guns for any trigger work. Always top notch
I actually just visited their site... Money isn't in question here it's more of the time I'll be without a brand new gun. I'd rather pay an extra $150 to have a reliable trigger and gun. I actually read on their site that there is a 3 month waiting list for work done by them. Is this correct or is this old news.
 

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I remember those days when i was waiting for my USPt. my wait period here was 14 days... talk about sleepless!!!

I paid $2300 for the thing BTW...
 

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Congrats Bro. But Now I feel sorry for you. If you've never experienced an addiction, you're well on your way. The last thing I need is another pistol. especially an HK. I have 4. A
couple USPc .45, one HK45 and a USP .45Tac. I'm finishing up on a Kriss Vector SBR project I've been working on the past 8 months. A couple Shotguns - those are my babies,
Mossy's a 500 and a 590 I call them Shaq and Alonzo. Some Sigs, some Glocks and a Rock River PDS Pstol that I keep close by at all times. Bla bla bla!! I was at my favorite dealer
this weekend Picking up a new Eotech I saw a pre-owned HK45 in great condition hadn't been shot much 3-mags with it, very nice. He was asking $790 let me get it for $700.00 out the door. I couldn't help myself. I just had to have it. So you see, you're next. You HK addict you. It's Like Azimuth said "nobody can eat just one".

Welcome to the club.
 

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Congrats Bro. But Now I feel sorry for you. If you've never experienced an addiction, you're well on your way. The last thing I need is another pistol. especially an HK. I have 4. A
couple USPc .45, one HK45 and a USP .45Tac. I'm finishing up on a Kriss Vector SBR project I've been working on the past 8 months. A couple Shotguns - those are my babies,
Mossy's a 500 and a 590 I call them Shaq and Alonzo. Some Sigs, some Glocks and a Rock River PDS Pstol that I keep close by at all times. Bla bla bla!! I was at my favorite dealer
this weekend Picking up a new Eotech I saw a pre-owned HK45 in great condition hadn't been shot much 3-mags with it, very nice. He was asking $790 let me get it for $700.00 out the door. I couldn't help myself. I just had to have it. So you see, you're next. You HK addict you. It's Like Azimuth said "nobody can eat just one".

Welcome to the club.
Thank you very much. As far as an addiction I'd say this vice isn't a bad one as long it goes along with being financially responsible. The two might not go hand in hand but hey they got their facials/makeup/haircuts/purses/shoes/ etc and we don't have that much. This vice is actually helpful as well.
 

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Is California the only state with the 10 day wait period? I'm so anxious to get it it's killing me. As far as the trigger job the turnaround will be about a week. I can make it trust me. I tried the SA/DA but I wasn't too impressed with it. I've also shot the LEM (light) and I liked it a lot. I also like the clean look of the usp c without the lever. Lots of pictures will be posted once I get this baby in 10 days. Lazarus are you in the USSC.. United Socialist State of California? If you are how hard was it to get a ccw ... I live in orange county btw.
I am so sorry to hear about your residential locational disability. I live in one of those other nutty states where the 2nd Amendment gets a little of the respect it deserves. . . although not all of it by any means. Congrats again, and if you have been waiting this long I suppose a few more days for the trigger work is bearable if you know for sure it is what you want. I am too old-school and set in my ways to shoot anything but a DA/SA.
 

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I am so sorry to hear about your residential locational disability. I live in one of those other nutty states where the 2nd Amendment gets a little of the respect it deserves. . . although not all of it by any means. Congrats again, and if you have been waiting this long I suppose a few more days for the trigger work is bearable if you know for sure it is what you want. I am too old-school and set in my ways to shoot anything but a DA/SA.
If the USPc didn't have a lever maybe I'd reconsider it but as much as performance is based on shooting alone I truly believe that too many mental games are played between the gun and the shooter. Either the gun is perfect or any inconsistencies will always be the culprit between a bullseye or a near miss. I truly like the LEM trigger once mastered because the safety and reliability through trigger mastery is incredible. I don't like an extra switch or lever or button or pull to determine when I shoot. Maybe if I was a LEO or military where I could go play down range a lot I'd think different of DA/SA. that long pull with a very short and light pull afterwards just screws me up and that isn't even in a real situation. If I make a mistake I want it to be because of the gun failing on me... I highly doubt these HKs aren't reliable. I can live with that mistake because I won't know it happened. What I can't live with is my brain jamming on me wondering while my guns isn't firing. I guess I wish I had more money and time and train properly with DA/SA because SA is sweet in my book. A little dangerous of not handled properly but sweet nonetheless.
 

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Congrats on the pistol. 10 days is gonna be murder. The USP line is the most durable line of pistols probably ever created.
9 1/2 days and I might need hair reconstruction surgery.
 

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If the USPc didn't have a lever maybe I'd reconsider it but as much as performance is based on shooting alone I truly believe that too many mental games are played between the gun and the shooter. Either the gun is perfect or any inconsistencies will always be the culprit between a bullseye or a near miss. I truly like the LEM trigger once mastered because the safety and reliability through trigger mastery is incredible. I don't like an extra switch or lever or button or pull to determine when I shoot. Maybe if I was a LEO or military where I could go play down range a lot I'd think different of DA/SA. that long pull with a very short and light pull afterwards just screws me up and that isn't even in a real situation. If I make a mistake I want it to be because of the gun failing on me... I highly doubt these HKs aren't reliable. I can live with that mistake because I won't know it happened. What I can't live with is my brain jamming on me wondering while my guns isn't firing. I guess I wish I had more money and time and train properly with DA/SA because SA is sweet in my book. A little dangerous of not handled properly but sweet nonetheless.
I am with you on the dislike of the extra greebles to remember to fiddle with. That's why I got a P30L, which has no safety lever and is perfectly safe to carry with a round in the pipe and the hammer down. Great gun!
 

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I am with you on the dislike of the extra greebles to remember to fiddle with. That's why I got a P30L, which has no safety lever and is perfectly safe to carry with a round in the pipe and the hammer down. Great gun!
The P30 is a beautiful gun but these brainiacs don't think it's safe enough for us... ahhh thank you big brother for watching out for me. Washington and Jefferson would be proud of these guys over here. I'm sure when the 2nd amendment was written California was the chosen state to fully embrace it. Lol heard that Orange County has 700 CCW out of 3 million people.
 
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