It's one of those thing I guess you just have to have. I have a feeling you'll be able to manipulate the gun just fine. It's a different feel than your HK45/P30; and that's okay. Nice to have something different... and LEGENDARY.
Mark 23 Picatinny Rail Adapter - HKPARTS.NETSeems like I need to get one. Is there a way to mount an X300? GG&G rail work with it? I'm not putting a $1400 LAM on it.
I definitely agree with the trying out because it really is risky if it isn't of any use for you in the end. It really is a very robust thing too though I wonder if there is anything comparable on the market right now.See if you can try one first. At the price point they ask for it, going in blind with doubts is a risk. I love mine, I have kinda big hands and knew using it would not be a problem. The trigger is not a wall flowers next day delivery either. It is robust the way one might expect from a weapon purpose built for military use. If I had an M2HB or an M82A1 or other military purpose weapon, I'd expect the trigger to offer resistance greater than a target competition queen.
we have identical Mark 23 kits...I have an AB date code MARK 23 with a KAC Suppressor in the Camo Case. It is one of my favorite handguns to shoot. I have large hands and the gun feels big in my hands. If you have girly hands, i recommend trying one first. My wife has a hard time shooting mine. Do your homework and you can find a deal. It's a gun that you will probably never lose a dime on. Get the camo case. It stores 2 extra mags and a suppressor if you choose that route. Good luck whichever road you take.
Count me in the girly hand crowd. Honestly, the Mark 23 is my least favorite HK pistol, bar none. I love the USP Compact, HKC, and the HK45, but the USP is slightly larger than I like and the Mark 23, I really cannot say I like it at all. SA shooting is OK and the controls are OK, but DA, the reach is too long for me, or at least longer than I like. The trigger pull on both of mine were nothing to write home about either. Both being 5 3/4 SA pull and over 12 pounds DA pull. When it came time to sell something to finance another project, I let my safe queen Mark 23 go and never looked back. The only reason I keep the shooter Mark 23 is because my son likes to shoot it when he comes home and I need one for the collection, otherwise I would be perfectly content to not own one. For myself the USP Tactical will do anything the Mark 23 will do, do it with better sights and a better trigger pull, and at half the cost.
Sorry, but I assume you want me to be honest.
One thing you do need to consider though. If you think you ever might want one, get it now. They are not being made any more and the price is sure to just keep going up on what there are out there.