Concern: HK USP45c Trigger Problem
While taking a CCW class at an outdoor range, my wife in the lane next to me was shooting my HK USP 45 compact when the trigger failed. I was shooting my Smith at the time, so I don't know exactly what happened but when I inspected the weapon (after of course clearing it) I found the trigger would not send the hammer fully home onto the firing pin. In SA mode the trigger releases and then catches the hammer such that the hammer stops before hitting the firing pin and the hammer never falls fully home. I cannot clear or resolve this problem.
Has anyone ever had or heard of this type of problem?
I just called HK's Service Dep't and they said they're in the middle of a large military contract and I need to wait and call them back in two weeks, at which time they'll issue a repair number and then I can ship it in for what should be a warranty repair.
The guy said it's probably a simple fix, but I am concerned because any weapons failure, especially a semi-permanent one that cannot be cleared/rectified while firing, with a supposedly quality weapon like HK, well, that's a major problem to me.
This is my only HK and I bought it about two years ago (approx. 1,500 rounds through it so it is still quite new) because my brother-in-law has a Mark 23 and told me about HK's stellar reputation for reliability. I have a Ruger and a Smith, and my wife has a Taurus, and none of those weapons has ever given us any problems.
I am very concerned about this. My HK was not inexpensive.