GUN Colt 1911 or H&K USP?

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  1. chiisu

    chiisu New Member

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    Considering one of these 2 for my first pistol purchase, for firing at the range and home defense. I'm really partial to the 1911 because my dad has one, and I always liked firing it. :) How much should I expect to spend? Since this is my first purchase, I don't know anything about the procedure to buy a gun beyong the waiting period. Although I already know alot about safely handling one from my dad, I will def. be taking a safety course to brush up. Thanks for all of your help OT!
     
  2. JonDaAzn

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    I've always had a think for 1911's :naughty: there are also way more options when it comes to aftermarket stuff
     
  3. mzmtg

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    The USP doesnt need the aftermarket stuff. It's 100% reliable and accurate right out of the box.

    If you want something that you can just shoot any time, anywhere...get the USP.

    If you want something (you'll have to) to tinker with and "tune"...get a 1911.
     
  4. Vermincelli

    Vermincelli Banned

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    get a Springfield GI 1911 with no bells and whistles and it will work 100% reliably out of the box too. PLUS you can get it or a Springfield Mil Spec for half the cost of the H&K and have a gun that if you ever wanted to play around with, you can do it on the cheap.

    Here's my GI45 that I decided to play with just to have fun and it's never failed. Total spent, 437 bucks. Next weekend I am going to tear it down and refinish it with the teflon/moly spray I got from Brownells. 30 bucks.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. SS109

    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    If you want to tinker and upgrade, get the 1911. If you want something ready to go, buy the H&K.

    I use 1911's at the range, love the trigger, hate the capacity issues.
     
  6. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    A rail just looks out of place on the frame of a 1911...


    ...or a SIG...

    ...or a glock...

    ...or a CZ75...

    ...or a Beretta...
     
  8. Dranian

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    get the H&K. I recommend the USP Tactical. I love mine and it can be carried. But the USP compact would be a good choice if you want something smaller. Either way i'd go with the HK over the 1911.
     
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    I wouldn't buy that one Kellyclan.

    He'll be out of money when it breaks and he has to fix it.

    Buy the HK.
     
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    The HK is very nice. Held one the other day at the local shop, very very very nice gun.


    If you like the more classic design and upgradability then get the 1911. But if its just a range/ self defense gun. Id get the H&K now, then the 1911 later.
     
  11. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Well, I'll agree about the Beretta.. :mamoru:


    You know something about the MC's that I don't? :noes: Buy my USP then so I can get the MC. :x:

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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    USP's aren't anyting special. :dunno: get a 1911.
     
  13. Dranian

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    Sure they are, they can be converted to 9 trigger/firing mode configurations. The USP recoil reduction system reduces recoil effects on pistol components and also lowers the recoil forces felt by the shooter(requires no special adjustment or maintenance). It comes with corrosion proof fiber reinforced polymer frame, Polygonal bore for increased velocity, easier cleaning and longer life, and a Limited Lifetime warranty. It looks damn nice and shoots reliably and accurately from the factory.
     
  14. 01_Cruiser

    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    I've got a Kimber classic custom and a HK USP .45

    If I had to choose one over the other, i'd go with the HK

    [​IMG]

    i want a USP SD9 so bad though :hsd:
     
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    WTF is a USP SD9??
     
  16. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Glock > You

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    get a 1911
     
  17. CLOT

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    get a HK USP 9mm Standard
     
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    01_Cruiser An American Classic OT Supporter

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    it's what the USP Tactical in 9mm is called
     
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    :bigthumb:
     
  20. Heinzanova

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    I love my H&K (usp .40 compact) and i trust my life daily to it.

    But I love my Spring Field 1911 Ultra Compact.
    My 1911 is definatly more customized, stainless steal, with wooden grips, night sites, new internals... and the trigger that is set so haired that you don't actually pull it, just put pressure on it.


    If your going to carry it, and you end up going with the 1911, get a Cobra Clip, they allow for better feeding, mainly Hollow Points (Hydro Shocks)... my 1911 doesnt rail up non FMJ ammo properly all the time.

    The USP has no problems, any ammo, any time, she is ready to go. But then again the USP you can not shoot cheap steel cased wolf in, because the steal casing will wear out the ejector. I feel guilty even putting hydroshocks in it :-(

    We won't even get into how much I think my IMI Desart Eagle is a peice of shit.
     
  21. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    If you go in with the attitude that your gun is always 100% reliable, you are setting yourself up for failure.
     
  22. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    You are looking at an actual Colt, or a POS like a Kimber (series II)?
     
  23. Heinzanova

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    I think kimber makes a damn good 1911, my friend has the ultra carry and it feels as solid as my SFa.

    And true no gun is 100% reliable, but it is nice to know I am about as close as it gets.
     
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    I own a couple of HK usp's and tons of 1911's(all brands and customs) Colt's will be 100% reliable, very rare that current production models fail (some series II Kimbers aren't) SA are also very good. I am partial to the horsey on the side myself...get the Colt. Hk is a great gun and will go pop everytime, but I have seen a few problems and customer service sux from HK.

    Once you get used to a 1911 you will never go back. Guys who carry guns carry __________, guys who SHOOT guns shoot 1911's.(there is a reason for that)
     
  25. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    :drool: so sweet I want one but all black
     

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