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Hello everyone. I have been looking at getting a USP .40 standard. This will be the first pistol I have purchased myself (though I have been shooting my fathers guns for years). It has basically come down to choosing between the USP and the SIG P226 and I think the USP feels better in my hand. I spent a good hour at the gun shop today and handled many pistols (including an HK P7 which was cool). They want $750 for the new USP40 and $650 for a used USP9. My caliber choice of .40 isn't set in stone, but from the pistols I have fired previously, the .40 has always felt best for me. Now I'm not sure if it would be worth it to go with the USP9 for $100 less or just get the new one. I am a little apprehensive about buying used anyway, but I figured I would ask everyone's opinion. Thanks.
 

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It sounds like you prefer .40. A difference of $100 wouldn't be enough to get me to pick a used 9mm over a brand new USP in the caliber I wanted.
 

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My personal suggestion, if caliber is negotiable and you're already contemplating spending $750 would be to get a P30. I won't go into all the reasons why, as there are numerous threads on the subject already (a quick search will turn up plenty), but after only 100 rounds through mine, its one of the nicest and most accurate pistols I've fired, and its very comfortable to shoot.
 

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Always go w/what's more comfortable is my personal opinion. Unless you think Bersas are comfortable...In which case, may God have mercy on you.
 

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Those prices are WAY to high. Give Marshall a call at CDNN and pick up either a brand new USP 9mm or .40 (with two highcap mags) for $644 + only $13 for S&H. If your going to pay $750 for a USP .40 then for $50 more you can get a .40 Tactical for $800. Theres no sales tax to pay just a transfer fee from your local dealer. :)

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If the USP feels better in your hand over a 226, go for it. I have rather large hands and enjoy the ownership of a USP .45 Tactical and a 226. They are both fine weapons. I'm trying to keep my logistics to a minimum, so I don't own a .40. I only have 9mm, .45acp and .22 I did own a USP .45 compact for awhile and found not falts with it, just prefered my 226 for carry...
 

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Thanks for all the input. I have decided that I am going to give CDNN a call next week and order a .40 caliber one from them. I can't wait :D
 

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Thanks for all the input. I have decided that I am going to give CDNN a call next week and order a .40 caliber one from them. I can't wait :D
I think you'll be very happy.

One thing to remember: make sure you find a local FFL dealer to accept the shipment of the pistol from CDNN. There is usually a fee involved, and some dealers don't like doing it because they would rather you buy from them.
 

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The USP 40 has a great feel and power to size combination. I own one in the full size and another, that was my first HK in a 40 compact. Trade off is only two rounds in capacity in the full size and one different in the compact. I am also a SIG fan, with three to my name as well, one being the 226 you speak of, but between the two, the HK USP40 gets my nod. Shop around for a good price, chances are if you walk in the fun-store you may just get ripped, my last several transactions have been internet and sent to an FFL local to me.
 
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