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This is one of the first ones looks like.
What do you think about them?
I would like to buy it. $600
Or would it be better to buy a newer up to date one?
 

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There have a been quite a few design changes to the line since then, most importantly, if you plan to LEM it, it is going to need a few modifications and upgrades.
 

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Would HK do the updates to it?
What do you think it would cost?
I would leave it v1.
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HK will do the updates, I contacted them about doing the updates and replacing all the springs. I was quoted $150 parts, $45 for labor ( i believe) and $30 for return shipping.
 

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I might leave it as is--- click "World of HK" (top banner/right), click "The Pistols" and click "USP" to see the changes!!! :biggrin:

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I just ordered ( from hkcs ) new style firing pin with springs and block, for my KE USP9. It cost me $39.95 with shipping...
 

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This is one of the first ones looks like.
What do you think about them?
I would like to buy it. $600
Or would it be better to buy a newer up to date one?
@win I also have a KE USP9 I bought on GunBroker. I sent it to James for a complete overhaul. He replaced all the springs, replaced the one piece control lever and catch with the more current two piece configuration, installed new control lever and sear, replace old style firing pin and firing pin block spring, cleaned it completely and sent it back to me in less than a week. His price was cheap and I knew the work was done properly as he is a Master HK Armorer. He is on this forum as @Marine0303 but you can find all his info here:
His website Home
http://www.facebook.com/TeufelshundTactical
and here:
http://www.hkpro.com/forum/teufelsh...actical-introduction-marines-have-landed.html
He is highly respected here on the forum, an active duty Marine officer, and someone I trust with all my guns. I think others will agree, he's a sure bet to go over your USP.
 

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@win I also have a KE USP9 I bought on GunBroker. I sent it to James for a complete overhaul. He replaced all the springs, replaced the one piece control lever and catch with the more current two piece configuration, installed new control lever and sear, replace old style firing pin and firing pin block spring, cleaned it completely and sent it back to me in less than a week. His price was cheap and I knew the work was done properly as he is a Master HK Armorer. He is on this forum as @Marine0303 but you can find all his info here:
His website Home
http://www.facebook.com/TeufelshundTactical
and here:
http://www.hkpro.com/forum/teufelsh...actical-introduction-marines-have-landed.html
He is highly respected here on the forum, an active duty Marine officer, and someone I trust with all my guns. I think others will agree, he's a sure bet to go over your USP.
I would wholeheartedly agree with your statements!!! :biggrin:

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If you don't mind me asking I was thinking of having this done to mine, what was the price? Omega 21
 

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KillStick, shoot @Marine0303 a IM and he'll let you know what his rates are currently. Mine was done about 16 months ago do I don't want to give you inaccurate info.
 

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Do you think 600 for a old usp is ok or spend a bit more for a newer one?
Kinda like the rifled barrel.
 

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Personally I would spend a little extra to have a new one at that price range. I got my usp 40 for $415 and thats the only reason I got it, the price was right.
 

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Do you think 600 for a old usp is ok or spend a bit more for a newer one?
Kinda like the rifled barrel.
Not sure what you mean by "rifled barrel" since both the KE and modern USPs have rifled barrels. The very early USPs have conventional rifling but the switch was made in 1994 so you would need to look at yours or check by serial number to determine which version barrel you have. Conventional lands and grooves would be more rare in a USP9 (but standard on P8s) and polygonal rifling would be more common and certainly what you would find with a post KE USP. More info here: http://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-handgun-talk/144226-rifling-old-usp-2.html

Personally I would spend a little extra to have a new one at that price range. I got my usp 40 for $415 and thats the only reason I got it, the price was right.
@KillStick, $415 is typically low for 40 cal USPs not for 9s. 9s run a bit higher but I got mine for $470 in April 2015 on GunBroker (came with no mags) so good deals are out there.

I would offer my personal opinion that 40 is a bit cheaper is because LEAs are getting out of 40 and back into 9 so there are lost of 40s on the market right now, plus shooters are following suite and moving away from 40 these days (just anecdotally speaking).

That said, I agree with KillStick, that if you can find a new USP in the 6-700 range, it's worth getting. But, I like the appeal of an early USP 9 just because it's such an iconic HK from the era when the gun first came out. I'm very happy with my KE. I've added an old HK external scope mount and added a 90's era red dot scope on top to give a vintage 'competition' feel to it.

Here are some pics 'cause 'Merica!







 

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Are the updates something I can do?
If I left it the way it is do you think it would be ok?
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Well I went a head and agreed to purchase the USP 9. I will get a picture up when I get it.
Thanks for all the help
 

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Here are the changes to USP over the years. From HK Pro,

"As production began in 1993, several improvements were made to the USP series as necessary. In September, 1994, the recoil spring was made as part of a captive assembly, rather than loose at one end.
In November, 1994 the barrel was changed from conventional land and groove to polygonal bore profile.

Improved trigger pull introduced in the latter half of 1995. Reduces stacking and pull weight in the DA mode, improved smoothness in DA and SA modes."


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