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Im just wondering why HK decided to name it Mark 23, were Mark 1 - 22 taken? I have never heard of another HK Pistol being named Mark anything, so why 23?
 

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That's a SOCOM secret.
If they told you...
 

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Well, my guess would be that "Extended & Threaded Barreled USP With Separate Silent Decocker That Uses Magazines That Won't Work In Other USPs But Has A Better Trigger and Slightly Taller Sights" (ETBUWSSDTUMTWWIOUBHBTSTS) was too long and just didn't sound very good.

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Well, my guess would be that "Extended & Threaded Barreled USP With Separate Silent Decocker That Uses Magazines That Won't Work In Other USPs But Has A Better Trigger and Slightly Taller Sights" (ETBUWSSDTUMTWWIOUBHBTSTS) was too long and just didn't sound very good.

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LMAO :20:
 

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I think it would have been cool if they had called it the USP-SOCOM or something. In keeping with the rest of their "USP_____" designations. Its similar enough that they probably could have done it.

USP
USP TACTICAL
USP EXPERT
USP ELITE
USP SOCOM?

haha I dunno just a thought
 

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HK didn't name it, the US Navy gave it this designation.
And that is nothing unusual for HK guns....just look at the G3, MP5, P7, etc.
 

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Coincided with serialization (i.e., 23-XXXX or 23-XXXXXX)?

Gocad correct- USN designated.
 

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Well, my guess would be that "Extended & Threaded Barreled USP With Separate Silent Decocker That Uses Magazines That Won't Work In Other USPs But Has A Better Trigger and Slightly Taller Sights" (ETBUWSSDTUMTWWIOUBHBTSTS) was too long and just didn't sound very good.

:p
LMAO :20:
me also
 

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The Navy didn't give it the Mk23 designation. It was US SOCOM, which controls all the special forces except for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. Army and Air Force special forces can use the gun too.
 

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The Navy didn't give it the Mk23 designation. It was US SOCOM, which controls all the special forces except for Uncle Sam's Misguided Children. Army and Air Force special forces can use the gun too.
You are correct- I stand corrected. I just always associate the MK23 with USN Seals.
 

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Nevermind, I got it...took me a minute
 
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