considering purchase of usp .45, need feedback

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I am considering buying/trading for a usp.45 full size sa/da, i currently ccw my 1911. I really love the feel of my 1911 but have always loved the look and feel of the usp also.
 
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What kind of feedback are you looking for?

Full size USPs are a little bulky but it shouldn't be a problem concealing it if you are too. :D
 
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I have a usp .45 tac and it's a great shooting full size gun. I personally can't see concealing it, it's big, much wider than a 1911 and holster availability is very limited, especially for the tac version with the tall sights. I'd like to get a can for mine sometime. What kind of feedback are you looking for?
 
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they are awesome pistols, ive had a USP .45 Tactical, and i recently purchased a USP .40. They were designed as combat pistols, and the full size models werent built with concealment in mind. They have a much thicker slide and grip than the 1911. I love them though, they are reliable, well engineered, and are tack drivers.
 
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I am thinking of trading one of my 1911s for one, i wanted to know how everyone likes it's shooting ability and feel.
 
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Tactical and standard can be CC'd without looking awkward by dressing around your firearm. Keep in mind the difference between CC'ing a tactical with IWB vs OWB. Sometimes the barrel peeks out a bit depending on OWB holsters. :rolleyes:

If you never wear sweaters, or untucked shirts, or small/medium untucked shirts go IWB, if you wear a jacket, sweaters or untucked large/XL/XXL shirts, OWB is no problem.

As far as I'm concerned this is a non-issue. :)
 
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usp is very nice gun (over engineered). very reliable and it's not picky as some 1911's.

you might not like the trigger pulls on hk. I know they are combat pistol, but it has somewhat crappy trigger for the money.

full size usp is big and bulky for conceal carry (it's about same size as G17).
 
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I like the decock and safety setup but did not like the magazine release lever. it is different from the traditional push inward button. Nothing a little training can't solve but have to say "Thank you, but I prefer it my way..."
 
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I recently traded a fussy 1911 (ex-race gun) for a USP tactical in 9mm (DA/SA, decocker). I liked the grip, as I've shot double-stack pistols my whole life.

The 9mm USP is slightly smaller than the .45, but it's still a big pistol. It's thick and tall (with the tactical sights). I didn't get this gun for CC, so the size doesn't bother me at all. I did get what I wanted out of a pistol though: The accuracy of a 1911, but the reliability of a Glock. It's accurate for a polymer gun, and hasn't had a single failure from day one. The mag release is absolutely wonderful and easy to learn, but only with practice. I can drop mags just as quickly and reliably with my middle finger as I can with my thumb. As a bonus, the 9mm round along with the H&K recoil system makes for an extremely light recoil in a gun that weighs half as much as my old Para-Ordnance 1911. The only gripe I had was the aggressive front strap texturing that chewed up my hand after ~500 quickly-shot rounds. I placed a piece of skateboard grip tape over it, drastically improving the ergonomics and handling. To be fair, I usually do that to all of my guns anyways.

Pros: accurate, super reliable, comfy, light, decocker with DA, decent SA trigger, zooty mag release.

Cons: big gun is big, mag release not for everyone, finger-print removing front strap, trigger isn't as good as 1911, polygonal rifling isn't lead-friendly, people will claim you spent too much on a polymer gun because they're jealous.

In all, I couldn't be happier with the USP.

Tl;dr If the gun fits your hand and you think you can hide it well enough, you won't regret it.
 
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I have owned 3 HKS and I think you will like the USP. I also agree with most of the pros and cons of the weapon like the mushy trigger and the grip. The one thing I noticed was I could not reach the mag release with my thumb while keeping the weapon on target. Guess my hands are not large enough.
 

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