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Finally did it. Purchased a USP 9c today. Looked at several manufacturers but decided on HK for several reasons..looks, feel, reliability, HK Name and finally because of the postings I have read in this forum.

Had a chance to fire about 50 downrange today and now I know I made the right choice. What a pleasure to shoot. I think I've caught the bug though as I can't wait to get back to the range. thanks to everyone whose posts I have read.

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You'll know you have the bug when initials and red lettering catch your eye and you find yourself telling the Mrs. that a vacation to Germany would be a great family trip....

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Bevus,

Glad to see you like the USP9C, my USP 40 fullsize is 10 days old and I have had the opportunity to shoot it twice, I know the H&K is a fine gun and reliability is un-touchable, but I am still getting the feeling of mine. I have been a Glock shooter so long that it will take some getting use to.

Another question to the H&K readers: The last time I shot the USP, I did some double taps without trying. The trigger is different and I think the reset is shorter than the Glocks. Is this something that is common or is it some growing pains.

Please understand, my H&K is a keeper, but it is my first H&K to own or shoot and I just have to get use to it.

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77bronc,
You're probably used to the trigger style of the glock, same length pull every time. Assuming you have a DA/SA version you may be touching it off inadvertantly. So yes it's probably growing pains, trying to take up slack that isn't there on the SA pull. But I've been wrong before :smile:
 

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Put another 100 downrange yesterday. I now know I made the right choice. Couple of questions though.

A. What is a good, inexpensive practice ammo?

B. What is a good self defense round that I wouldn't have to worry about a round going through and then through a wall or something. I guess I'm looking for an expansion type of round.

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Bevus,
No 9mm round can be contained in a residentail wall and all rounds will exit with enough energy/velocity to cause a fatality on the other side.

That said the MagSafe 9mm Swat load is a good choice as it loses energy very quickly during penetration and for all around use the Federal 9BPLE +P+ 115gr is a very good home/urban use round, you can purhcase it at http://www.ammoman.com and your USP is designed and marketed to handle greater than 20,000 rounds of +P+ ammo wihout fail or excessive wear.

I would strongly avoid Glaser and Corbon ammo as both will give very eradict performance in building materials.
I have watched Glaser blue 9mm rounds penetrate over 24" of drywall before coming to rest unexpanded and I have watched Corbon 115gr loads that failed to penetrate 4" in gelatin.

Triton, Winchester, Pro Load, Hornandy and Remington all make medium penetration loads in standard and +P pressure and they are all equal in performance.

The Hydra Shock sometimes works beautifully expanding to .60" and sometimes completely fails to expand depending on bullet revisions.

The 147gr Gold Dots are very good against vehichles and intermediary barriers.

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On 2001-11-14 20:20, Bevus wrote:
Finally did it. Purchased a USP 9c today. Looked at several manufacturers but decided on HK for several reasons..looks, feel, reliability, HK Name and finally because of the postings I have read in this forum.

Had a chance to fire about 50 downrange today and now I know I made the right choice. What a pleasure to shoot. I think I've caught the bug though as I can't wait to get back to the range. thanks to everyone whose posts I have read.

Bevus
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I just got one myself today. (11/17/01)
I have been looking for something in 9mm for a while now and had the chance to test shoot the H&K uspc 9 and 40. I liked them both and today when I found a 9 at a good price, I couldn't resist any longer. Now I need to get a good, outside the waist band holster that is still concealable.
 

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Hey Bevus,

It looks like we're rocking in the same boat. I purchased my USP 9 new at a gunshow earlier this month -- my first "real" handgun next to the S&W 22A .22LR I also have.

I've fired a Glock-22 .40 S&W, Sig SP2340 .357 Mag, and the USP 9mm before and fell in love w/ the USP. All three were great contenders so it ultimately boiled down to taste.

The USP felt more comfortable in my hand than the Sig Pro (the frame was a bit too big for me) and I didn't like the safety on the Glocks (didn't seem real safe too me). Caliber-wise, 9mm was the best for me due to controllability and cost.

David DiFabio: you mentioned the Hydro-Shok catridges -- do you know if the Federal Classic 115gr Hi-Shok cartridges are any good for home/self defense?

Thanks!
 

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Bevus,

I use Winchester white box for target ammo. I buy the 100rd bargain box for $10.96 at Wal-Mart. I have been using the same ammo for 2 years now and have never had a misfire or jam.
 
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