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Today is my birthday, and my wife's gift to me is a HK budget of $1000.00. If anyone saw my intro post, I've wanted a USP since my 21st birthday...and that was twenty years ago today. I got sidetracked a couple of days ago with a mint used p2000sk that I bought for carry, but I'm back on point.

I've spent the last three days trying to decide which USP will give me "THE" USP experience...which one really makes it shine, as it was intended. Sort of like the "flagship choice." Since I'm new to HK knowledge, I lack the wisdom to know.

I really want to have confidence that the first USP I ever own will do that 21 year old kid's fantasy some justice...even though I'm sure it won't be my last.

I realize this is likely as subjective as favorite color, but I'm hoping to see enough consensus to guide the way. I'll be happy either way.

Thanks.
 

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It wasn't long ago the Elite 45 was re released for $900.
I know people are already trying to turn it over for $1400 but
Shooter's World in Florida had an Elite 45 for $1000.
Since you are not a resident you would not pay taxes!

Do you know what caliber you prefer?
 

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There is an Expert 40 here but this is over your budget by $295:

Heckler & Koch USP Expert .40 S&W caliber pistol for sale

Well within the budget is a 40 Tactical from HKSPECIALIST for $799.
If you like hot ammo you could buy a muzzle brake for $39 and add to this gun.

I shot the USP 45 Tactical supressed and loved it!
I guess that would be my recomendation on best value for a two fold experience:

To supress or not supress.

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I carry a 9mm everyday, but I have .45's and 10mm also, not counting revolvers. I only have one .40 that I bought to give to my son when he graduates college (he's a freshman)...I've never really taken to that round. However I believe the USP was designed around the .40 so I'm willing to go that route for the experience. It seems that is kind of a silly idea, but it's one of the reasons I asked the question.

In the end I know it only matters to me...us newbies can't help ourselves sometimes.

Suppressing is ideal.
 

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Bud's Gun Shop and Impact Guns have the USP 45 Tactical for $1050.
Bud's is free shipping, I don't know about the other store.

I bought a muzzle brake for my husband to shoot a 460 Rowland load from his Mark 23 and it was an amazing experience!

While you wait to get the supressor you could also get the muzzle brake for the Tactical 45 and go for hotter rounds.
 

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Bud's Gun Shop and Impact Guns have the USP 45 Tactical for $1050.
Bud's is free shipping, I don't know about the other store.

I bought a muzzle brake for my husband to shoot a 460 Rowland load from his Mark 23 and it was an amazing experience!

While you wait to get the supressor you could also get the muzzle brake for the Tactical 45 and go for hotter rounds.
THis has actually helped me out, thank you! I've got a 9mm P2000sk, so I'll get a 45 in some configuration...a buddy just got a line on a USP 40 police trade for me for cheap, so I'll buy myself that for my own present!
 

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get the USP Tactical 45, don't compromise with a 40!!!
 

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Go old school & get a standard USPfs. Own it for a while and then make it the way you want. I added a Match/LEM Hybrid trigger. A Jet Funnel Kit arriving tomorrow & a few 18rd mags and it will be like a totally different gun built off the awesome USP platform. Check out a supporting vendor like Mike at Cross Creek Guns. He has always treated me well and his prices are good.
 

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Go old school & get a standard USPfs. Own it for a while and then make it the way you want. I added a Match/LEM Hybrid trigger. A Jet Funnel Kit arriving tomorrow & a few 18rd mags and it will be like a totally different gun built off the awesome USP platform. Check out a supporting vendor like Mike at Cross Creek Guns. He has always treated me well and his prices are good.
I second this. I love dealing with Mike. Solid guy, always done right by me. I e-mail him my request & the he takes care of it ASAP (100% shipping the same day if time permits).
 

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"THE" USP Experience?

I love my USP 40, from first year release. It even has the recoil spring seperate from the rod.

But I am now being seduced by that sexy VP9t with a SureFireX400 on it that is sitting in my gun closet.

But about the .40; while I don't have very large hands (not as small as Trump's mind you) the full frame is easy to handle. The .40 is a very snappy round but I don't have problems handling it. The courses I've taken with @Marine0303 have helped make these non-issues.

As a matter of fact I like the full USP .40 better than the Sig P226 Mk25 as the Sig's grip fattens at their top and it makes it very hard for me to seat my hand up and into the tang.

I have one issue with the USP and it's that damn proprietary rail. It sucks. SureFire no longer make their adapter and while the GG&G one works, it's not a perfect fit for my SF X300v that I have on the pistol. I also went to a match trigger which migrated to a match LEM set up with medium spring which means I ditched the safety, decocker. I recently bought a threaded barrel as well. I will eventually suppress it.

Whichever USP you choose, you'll be happy!
 
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