I have been delivered to this forum after having a problem!
I began my HK journey when CC passed in Wisconsin. I handled and shot several guns to find my perfect CC gun. It will come as no surprise to you that I decided on a HK. What a wonderful gun! I bought a new USP Compact 9mm V1 from BudsGunShop.com. I got a very good price!
After shooting a few hundred rounds, I decided I wanted to have the safety/decocker moved to the other side (I am a lefty). I did some searching and discovered that I just needed the USP Compact Safety Control Lever For Right Side. For Variant 2, 6 & 10. so I ordered the part from HKParts.net. I took my gun and the new control lever to my local gunsmith. I thought about trying to do the work myself. I decided that it would be better to let a pro do the work.
After 2 days, I called my gunsmith. He indicated that he was able to take down the gun, insert the new part, and reassemble the gun. Unfortunatley, the safetly/decocker didn't work. To make a very long story short, he was able to get the lever functional (after some custom fitting) but it did not work very well. The control lever action was not smooth at all. My gunsmith offered to send the gun and control lever to HK to have them do the work. He also ordered new parts to replace the parts he modified in process of fitting the control lever.
HK told him not to bother sending the gun in!!!! They told him that the gun was never really designed for the safety to be on the right side. Even if he sent it in, the control lever action would not be the same as it was when when the safety/decocker was on the left side.
What should I do? Is this typical of HK service? One of the reasons I bought this gun is that I would be able to equip it with a right-sided safety!
Thanks for helping a newbie!!!!