This is a discussion on Why does h&k not get much love? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I'm just curious, how come not much is talked about h&k? I was under the impression they were quality. Am I missing something that precludes ...
I'm just curious, how come not much is talked about h&k? I was under the impression they were quality. Am I missing something that precludes them from carry? Is it just the price?
I rarely see them referenced at all.
I don't like DA triggers or manual safeties.
Though H&K are supposed to be very good pistols.
Just personally not my preference.
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Overall, I'd say it's the price, and the fact that H&K hasn't tried to conquer the law enforcement market with trade-in deals to good to refuse, a' la Glock and S&W. Border Patrol (or whatever they're called this month) seems to like 'em just fine. The H&Ks have historically been almost "over"-engineered and ahead of their time, such as the VP70Z with its molded polymer grip and 20+ round magazine, and the marvelous P7 with polygonal rifling and a locking system that would reliably eject a spent case even if the extractor was broken or missing.
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Very good guns but I dont have one nor will I ever because to me they are just plain ugly.
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Fewer people own them because they are rather pricey...and everyone thinks that what they own is the best (or at least that's the case on the interwebs)
Many people say that they don't like them because they don't want a certain type of trigger setup....but the honest truth is that if you choose an HK45 or a USP, you can choose pretty much any trigger type you want - single action with a manual safety, double action only (HK calls it LEM), or DA/SA with a decocker. Personally, the ergonomics on the HK's work very well for me - and that was what made me buy both of the HK's that I currently own. I'd be lying if I said that the exceptional reputation that HK has for reliability isn't a plus (mine run more reliably than an watch I own), over-engineering, and testing their products to a ridiculous level isn't something that I like....but the deciding factor was the way that the pistols fit my hand.
...their P9S was to die for...their quality is impeccable...worth the $$...
Great guns... but have you seen the prices ? Glock, S&W, Ruger, springfield etc all have weapons of outstanding qaulity and performance for half the cost.
...they are Cadillacs...in a Chevy economy...Kahr had a good idea to make the same model features in different grades...Henry does it with some of their rifles...change with the times and give the public what they can afford...
I just recently bought an HK USP .45 compact. I spent quite a bit of time dry firing in DA mode with some snap caps. The nice thing about that is the DA is so heavy and long that the dry fire practice made me shoot my Glock better.
I got a full size USP .40 i will TRADE. Show me some pice of what you got. i got the case and two 10 round mags.
My EDC gun is the usp .40 compact and I love it. If I could change anything about it, it would be the fact its a tad heavy. I like the DA/SA trigger with the safety personally.