The rubber hammer spur was added circa 1995-96 to act as another measure of prevention against accidental discharge due to dropping the pistol on the hammer.Being an HK newbie, I did NOT realize that the hammer spur on my new USP 45 is RUBBER! What is HK's thinking behind that? Anyone ever seen one that had broken or torn away? Like from being dropped or something?
It is rubber. Unfortunately, the spur of my USP9f (BB code) is recently folding down too much during manual cocking thus making it a bit difficult.Being an HK newbie, I did NOT realize that the hammer spur on my new USP 45 is RUBBER! What is HK's thinking behind that? Anyone ever seen one that had broken or torn away? Like from being dropped or something?
In terms of this issue - how about USP's reputation "built like a tank"?
Yes, it's built like a tank...The Leopard 2 has a torsion bar suspension, and has advanced friction dampers. The running gear consists of seven dual rubber-tyred road wheels and four return rollers per side, with the idler wheel at the front and drive sprocket at the rear. The tracks are Diehl 570F tracks, with rubber-bashed end connectors, which have removable rubber pads and use 82 links on each track. For use in icy ground, up to 18 rubber pads can be replaced by the same number of grousers, which are stored in the vehicle's bow when not in use. The upper part of the tracks are covered with side skirts, with the first two road wheels and idler covered by an armoured skirt.
The situation with my hammer spur is not as bad as it was been in your MK23 but I'm a bit troubled as I did not expect such an issue with USP. Though it's still possible to cock the hammer and still no problems with firing pin hitting I think I'll call HK in order to replace the hammer.My Mark 23 had the same problem. I got pretty bad but never actually came off like I thought it was going to. It did become enough of a problem that the hammer wouldn't fall correctly. The rummer part had wobbled sideways enough to hit the rear of the slide and prevent the hammer from hitting the firing pin. I called HK and told them, they offered to replace but I had them mail me the hammer and I replaced it myself. You would think they would be a little more durable but whatever.