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Hi Guys, I was at my LGS yesterday and what did I see in the case, but a HK45c, NIB. Long story short, she came home with me. Great gun, I think this will be my new "heavy carry piece".

A couple of things would be different if I was the designer, first more aggressive stippling on the grip, or a design made for pre made grip tape panels like the USP. Second, I do not get the night sight set up. It seems that I have to hold a light on the sights to charge them up. What the hell? When a after dark, anti-social event comes up and I need the HK for protection am I suppose to ask to stop the clock while I charge my night sights?

Could someone explain the reason for this type of night sight? Am I missing any plus to this design?

Other than the sights, and to a smaller degree the stippling, I love this pistol.

Thanks GH
 

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I think most people including myself have changed the sights on our HK45's to Mep's or Triji's anyways. I have Meps.

Oh, congratulations on the great gun, now, just plan on saving for another, and another, another, and so on and so forth........
 

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I think most people including myself have changed the sights on our HK45's to Mep's or Triji's anyways. I have Meps.

Oh, congratulations on the great gun, now, just plan on saving for another, and another, another, and so on and so forth........
+1 I don't care for the stock sights
 

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Tritium is not allowed in Germany (or even all Europe I think) and I guess they figure those are better than just white dots.




Now you need it's big brother also. You will like the more aggressive grip on the HK45.
 

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I've read an article about officer involved shootings and it said the vast majority of officers either didn't use their sights or couldn't remember if they did or not. The 3 dot system does seem rather impractical. I guess that explains the popularity of Heinie straight 8s or gold bead fronts with wide notch black rears. Faster acquisition.

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Congrats on the pistol. I too wish it had more aggressive gripping surfaces to it. As for the sights, they are excellent for shooters with aging eyes. Every time I let an older person try the gun they loved it. You can precharge the sights, and they stay lit up for 4-6 hours. That being said, I did not like them for any distance work. Swap um out for Meps, Trijicon, or Heinies and you'll be fine.

As for the German law, it does exist; but these guns are made in the US now. I think it's mainly to keep the price point down, as the nights from HK cost $100.
 

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some wannabe Socialist in Kaliforniastan probably convinced people that Tritium causes cancer in microscopic amounts...or the price thing Apollo suggested
 

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on a fine hand gun! I just finished installing a set of Heinie SlantPro sights on my USPc last week and tested them out this weekend. My sight acquisition is vastly improved over my factory sights and I am glad I went w/ them! BTW- if you were smart, you would have left that HK45c in the case...now everytime you go back to your gun store, at least one of his friends will follow you back home! LoL
 

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Congrats on the pistol. I too wish it had more aggressive gripping surfaces to it. As for the sights, they are excellent for shooters with aging eyes. Every time I let an older person try the gun they loved it. You can precharge the sights, and they stay lit up for 4-6 hours. That being said, I did not like them for any distance work. Swap um out for Meps, Trijicon, or Heinies and you'll be fine.

As for the German law, it does exist; but these guns are made in the US now. I think it's mainly to keep the price point down, as the nights from HK cost $100.
However the slides still come from Germany. Just the frames are made here.
 

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Yeah not sure anyone's specifically come out and said it, but those aren't supposed to be true night sights. Maybe the LGS marketed it that way to sell it, but they are just normal sights that glow in the dark. It's probably better than plain white, I guess. I still have them on my HK45, but they are on the short list to get swapped out for Trijicons.
 

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Tritium is not allowed in Germany (or even all Europe I think) and I guess they figure those are better than just white dots.
Fortunately not all Europe is under eco-nazis rule (for how long?). Tritium ban is Germany only.
 

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Tritium, dots, what have you for "night sights".......they all black out anyway when you flip on that white light to ID the target........
I agree but the same would not apply to me in a carry situation. I do not practice drawing my flashlight with the gun so night sights make perfect sense for my carry piece.
 

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It's not too hard to add grip tape to an HK45C. Hell, consider what Ken Hackathorn said:

Ken Hackathorn said:
We [Ken and Larry Vickers] both agreed that the grip circumference of the standard first generation grip, the one that they now have on the Compact which was the P2000 grip is what we wanted. We wanted guys with smaller hands to run this gun and for traction, let’s face it, they can fix that with skateboard tape. And the first five prototype guns had that configuration.
And then check out the original build for the HK45:

The USP grip decals are cool and all, but I somehow doubt it's any better, performance-wise, than my 3M Safety-Walk, even though it costs a Helluva lot more.
 

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IIRC the German made pieces come with the Luminova sights, the US made examples come with Meproilight sights IF the night sight option is used.
 

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Fortunately not all Europe is under eco-nazis rule (for how long?). Tritium ban is Germany only.
I thought the european union (EU) doesnt allow tritium, not a country based law
 

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I will try some grip tape to the front and rear of grip. Hopefully that will help me out.

The sights are another issue...My favorite sights are the FTO's but they are not made for the HK45c. My second choice are the Trijicon HD night sights, but I am unclear if they make them to fit my HK45c. I have trouble seeing close up without reading glasses so the brighter the sight, both night and day, the better.

What is your favorite for the HK45c and why?
 

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I thought the european union (EU) doesnt allow tritium, not a country based law
No. It's German internal idea. They are pressing and even threatening Poland not to build modern, very safe nuclear power plant... while they just decided to use their old, unsafe ones for next 20 years without modernization. They banned tritium to show how "eco" and how "radioactive pollution free" they are. All politics, zero logic.

I have tritium sights on all my carry pistols, I can buy Trijicon HD sights at nearest gun shop and our army uses tritium sights as standard on assault rifles.


BTT I have Henie Straight 8 QWIK sights on mu HK45C. Why? I wanted to replace original Superluminova sights. Mainly not because of Superluminova, but because original HK sights are to "tight" to my likings (I prefer more light on sides of front sights, especially when I focus on target). Plus I read lot of good comments on how easy this dot-over-dot concept is. Ant it is easier - I do not need to figure out (with both eyes open) win what order I must align 6 green dots - I just need to align 2 bigger dots over 2 smaller ones :) And those sights also allow for good aim for those precision shots. Only one problem for me is that those sights on my HK45C have POA lower than POI. Original sights had POA "under dot" on most distances I use (up to 27yards usually). 4 shots (I've put 4 rounds in mag, just to show my friend POI/POA relation - POI was at top of black) out of HK45C LEM with Heinie sights at 16.5 yards:

 

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Congrats Bro. You will figure out which sights work best for you. There is no sight that everyone likes. That's an individual thing. But all of use love that tool you got.
I have a couple HK45's, a few USP's. I'm a Mepro guy, they work for me. I don't have a HK45c yet. But I'm in on the group buy set up by NAVYMAN. I can't wait either. I got my money set aside just...LOL... oh boy!! there I go again getting all excited and stuff. Please excuse me I'm a non-recovering HK addict. I was about to get a USP Expert, and do a .45-super project. I'll put that on the back burner till the group buy is done. But enough of my BLABLABLA. Welcome to the sickness (oops) I mean the forum. LOL!! Peace out.

PS. What's up Kost!!.....
 

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Tritium is not allowed in Germany (or even all Europe I think) and I guess they figure those are better than just white dots.




Now you need it's big brother also. You will like the more aggressive grip on the HK45.
I have shot both and own the "big brother" and I find it feels and shoots much better....YMMV.
 
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