Considering an H&K USP, but.........

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    Considering an H&K USP, but.........

    I know that since I'm left-handed, that I will need either an ambi-safety or a left-handed one.

    Therein lies my dilemma....I've been told that I would have to send the pistol back to H&K to have a lefty version safety installed. Is that accurate or is it something that I can do myself? I know that the safety on the left side would be upside down, as far as the S & F would be viewed.

    Why don't H&Ks come with an ambi?
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    Or you could get one with the LEM trigger and not worry about the safety.

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    I got a great deal on a USPc that wasn't a variant 2 (left handed control lever). I was considering shipping it to HK to have the work done. After talking with the customer service guy for HK (who told me that a competent gunsmith could install easily). I placed an order for the left handed control lever and it shipped next day. I took it to the gunsmith that I use for all my work and he installed it. IIRC the total cost was under $100. I didn't even consider installing it myself. However, I'm not one of those that doesn't have the time (unfortunately) to do it myself.
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    No idea bud since for me usp stands for Un Sat Pistol . However if you trundle over to either Park Citys Tactical board or Hk Pro board there are a bunch of hkphiles who literally live and breathe all models of hk who can answer the question . I like pct a bit better myself , but its personal preferance and nothing against hkpro.
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    Definition of USP

    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    For me usp stands for Un Sat Pistol
    USP actually stands for "Ultra Superior Pistol".
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    Actually why don't you just order it that way, with a ambi safety. N I just striped mine and it looks like you would need a HK armorer to install it, any disassembly done must be by a Certified HK guy to avoid voiding the warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Or you could get one with the LEM trigger and not worry about the safety.
    I'm not a fan of DAO style triggers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon J View Post
    Actually why don't you just order it that way, with a ambi safety. N I just striped mine and it looks like you would need a HK armorer to install it, any disassembly done must be by a Certified HK guy to avoid voiding the warranty.
    I don't want to pay retail for it. I was hoping to find a used one, since it would be my first H&K pistol & I'm not convinced I'll like it......

    I really don't understand why they don't make them ambi....the mag release is...... It look like the Mk23 & the Expert are the only ones that come with ambi-safety.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    USP actually stands for "Ultra Superior Pistol".
    oh, ich habe gedacht dass USP heisst "Universal Selbstlagen Pistole" tut mir leid!
    I am sworn to protect the Constitution of the U.S.A. from all threats both foreign and domestic.

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    Just to make sure I am not giving some false information I have a PDF file of the HK USP tear-down, and it looks like there is some kind of clip holding the safety in place that may be user changeable, if you PM me with a e mail I will send the file to you if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duisburg View Post
    oh, ich habe gedacht dass USP heisst "Universal Selbstlagen Pistole" tut mir leid!
    nee, ist nicht wahr
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    I own a HK USPC .45 since 1997 and a HK P2000SK .40 both DA/SA and left handed. The USPC is fantastic and the SK easier for carry due to size. The USP and USPC come in a left hand variant. Suggest you visit HK USA website and for advice visit HKPRO Forums - Powered by vBulletin
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