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I was in my LGS yesterday and was looking at the P2000 (SA/DA) and comparing it to my USPc 9mm (SA/DA). They seem to be very close in size and weight. The P2000 has a nice grip and feels good in the hand. However, it's trigger is much more like the P30. My USPc is still pretty new and has a pretty heavy DA pull but is great in SA with reset and has a crisp pull. I am curious how others compare the 2 guns and why you would pick one vs. the other. I am just curious about everyone's opinions about the 2 (I am sure I am missing some comparisons).
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I actually like the more aggressive grip on the USPc which helps (at least me) with recoil control. I also like that you are unrestricted to switch between variants, adding or removing the safety lever as needed. Weigh those two advantages against the ambi controls and improved ergonomics and if pressed to choose one I would go with the USPc.
 

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I actually like the more aggressive grip on the USPc which helps (at least me) with recoil control. I also like that you are unrestricted to switch between variants, adding or removing the safety lever as needed. Weigh those two advantages against the ambi controls and improved ergonomics and if pressed to choose one I would go with the USPc.
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If none of the above mentioned options that the USPc make a difference to you, then go with the one that fits your hand the best.
 

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The USPc is way more versatile whereas you can change to different variants that is fully supported by the factory. The P2000 is more adjustable in terms of grip dimensions but is not versatile in regard to changing variants. I've found myself in a newly formed love affair with the USP of late, particularly with my USP Expert.

With that said, it will boil down to what you are seeking in the form of a personal sidearm. Both are hard to beat and it's a win-win situation. Now, buy the USPc.
 

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The plus of your USPc is you can change the trigger variant to something else easily. Give it some time to break in before trading it or buying something new. I like the shorter reset of the USP triggers which why I bought one. Your really can't go wrong with either, there's just more pluses to the USP series to me than the P series guns. See my sig line for what I'd like to see HK make.
 

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USPc 9mm is amazing. my favorite compact 9mm. My first gun and I still shoot it a lot. Also my concealed carry gun for colder months...
 

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I am curious how others compare the 2 guns and why you would pick one vs. the other.
Last year I traded a USPc for a P2000 and am very happy with it. They are similar enough as already stated, the differences are minor. I just prefer the P2000 grip (same as my HK45c.)

If you are a DA/SA shooter, bear in mind the two models have different decocker positions. If you want a manual safety, the USPc is the only choice.
 

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I would trade my USP9C for a P2000 any day. In Light LEM, of course. I prefer the P2000 grip. But not enough to spend extra money for it. :wink:

My USP9C was my first LEM conversion and is well worth the small expense and time to convert.

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Another vote for the USP series. Reset is a big deal to me, the P series simply isn't very good in that category unlike the USP and HK line... My vote is for the USPc (disclosure is I own a USPc .45).
 
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I would trade my USP9C for a P2000 any day. In Light LEM, of course. I prefer the P2000 grip. But not enough to spend extra money for it. :wink:
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And I would NEVER trade my USPc 9mm for anything. I also have the LEM installed as well as the oversized mag release. I think we are all partial to our favorites. I am a big guy 6ft 400 lbs and I love to cc the USPc. But thats why God made a menu.
 

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wow - this thread has now made me in the mixed about the USPc vs the P30S. USPc I can readily get it here in CA - P30S, I would need to SSE. Which should be my first HK Handgun in 9mm?
 

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wow - this thread has now made me in the mixed about the USPc vs the P30S. USPc I can readily get it here in CA - P30S, I would need to SSE. Which should be my first HK Handgun in 9mm?
Whichever one your heart desires.......

Because like all of us, you'll still end up getting another one down the road. :wink:
 

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Whichever one your heart desires.......

Because like all of us, you'll still end up getting another one down the road. :wink:
I'm afraid that I'm already prepared for that. :)

Looks like I'll aim for whatever I can get the best deal on first.
 

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I find the hogue grip on the USPc a delight that further narrows the choice between the p and the usp, making the interchangeable grips of the p2000 a very miniscule advantage. Plus, the usp just looks MEAN and rugged.
 

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Of the two you asked about the USPc 9mm hands down for the versatility and being built like a tank. If you throw the P30 into the mix than I'd have to chose that. Ergonomics are so much better for me as a lefty and I love how slim the slid is in comparison. YMMV of course.
 

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I am happy with my combo. I have the P30L and the USP compact. Both are 9mm. It surprised me how different they feel at the range. I had the P30L first and got used to it. I am going to have to work on the USPc. I just sent my P30L to Bill Springfield for trigger work. I want shorter reset and travel. I think with that modification the P30L will be the perfect gun. Of course I am biased. I will focus my time for now working on the USPc. By the way, both are DA/SA.
 
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