NIB HK45C or NIB Usp45C in SS?

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    NIB HK45C or NIB Usp45C in SS?

    Hi guys,

    I'm having a hard time trying to decide between the HK45C in LEM (light version) and the USP 45c with stainless slide in Variant 1. I can buy the HK45C for 1,035 shipped and the USP45c Stainless (2009 build date, AK series) for $825 shipped. I dont' really have much of a preference with trigger systems. I prefer the looks of the USP with stainless slide and the ergonomics s are pretty close. I'm torn and wonder if the HK45c is worth the premium price versus the 09 which is becoming very hard to find, especially NIB. Any opinions appreciated.
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    I think the hk45c has better ergonomics if you ask me.

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    I do prefer the mag release on the HK45c.
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    I'd have to look again but I think the hk45c has a lower bore axis as well helping with recoil.

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    Given a choice, I would tend to go for the stainless USP. The HK stainless slide is a work of art IMHO. How many will be made and for how long... who knows, but the newer HK45 series will probably be available long into the future. Go for the least available while it's available.

    No wrong decision here, either way you go you'll have a world class pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Given a choice, I would tend to go for the stainless USP. The HK stainless slide is a work of art IMHO. How many will be made and for how long... who knows, but the newer HK45 series will probably be available long into the future. Go for the least available while it's available.

    No wrong decision here, either way you go you'll have a world class pistol.
    I agree that visually, it is the better looking gun. The SS slides are no longer being produce on any HK guns, so this is another plus. It would also look great next to my Kahr PM9, when I buy that. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Given a choice, I would tend to go for the stainless USP. The HK stainless slide is a work of art IMHO. How many will be made and for how long... who knows, but the newer HK45 series will probably be available long into the future. Go for the least available while it's available.

    No wrong decision here, either way you go you'll have a world class pistol.



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    makes a compelling argument.
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    I have an HK 45C and really like it a lot---I also have an HK USPc 9mm with the stainless slide---both excellent pistols---really tough choice...

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    I like the HK45c a lot. They just feel so right in my hand.

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    My Usp45C is the best shooting handgun I've owned over the last 40yrs. That about sums it up...
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    Stainless USPs appeal to me...

    I'm a little biased here as I own two stainless slide H&K USPs - a 40 compact and a 45 full size. I have always liked the looks of the stainless USPs, and they function perfectly. If I found a NIB USP45c I would be very tempted to buy it.



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    I love my HK45c, but there is something about a SS USP that screams "BUY ME!!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripley16 View Post
    Given a choice, I would tend to go for the stainless USP. The HK stainless slide is a work of art IMHO. How many will be made and for how long... who knows, but the newer HK45 series will probably be available long into the future. Go for the least available while it's available.

    No wrong decision here, either way you go you'll have a world class pistol.
    +1 either is awesome. The stainless USPc is tuff to pass up because it's stainless and they look so nice. The 45c is phenomenal and seems to do everything right.

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    While you can't go wrong with either, IMHO the LEM - light version will make it a better handling weapon. I just converted my P2000 SKs to the light LEM and they are so sweet to shoot.

    Again either are great choices!


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