GUN Help me decide on the pros/cons on these 3 daily carry pistols

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  1. Crossett

    Crossett New Member

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    H&K P2000 .40

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    H&K USP Compact .40

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    1911 Ultra Compact .45

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    i've shot the uspc only in 9mm not .40 and it felt really good. i've also shot a full size 1911, just not the compact.

    just thought what you guy's opinions are on these 3 choices
     
  2. Want2race

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    Well the top one appears to lack an exposed hammer. Which is one less thing to print on your shirt. I really like the 1911. In fact when I find a 10mm I will buy it! Personally I dont have the HK love but that doesnt mean they are bad guns. I do think the ultracarry is much slimmer than the other two as well
     
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    I bought an HK USPc 40 the day I turned 21. I love that gun and have never had an issue out of it. That said, I now have a Kimber UltraCarry II that I use for daily carry. It is far more concealable than the HK mainly because of the thickness difference. I also like the way it shoots a little better than the HK, but that's just preference.

    The P2000 is supposed to be the newer, better version of the USPc so I would consider that for sure. Best thing is to shoot them and see which one you like best. I didn't like 1911's for a long time but now I love them and the HK is a range gun mainly. You may be the other way around. They are very different guns to shoot so I think you'll be able to form a preference wasily if you shoot them both.

    Oh, and the HK does have an exposed hammer, but it's bobbed so you can't really pull it back manually, and no, it doesn't get in the way. It's SA/DA so I carry hamer down.
     
  4. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    I'd probably go with the 1911.

    None of the brands you listed are bad so I'd go play with the guns, shoot them if you can, and see which you'd rather have.
     
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    12rd mags vs 7 round mags. Plus the taint of a less than full size 1911. I wouldn't personally like either, but you shoot them all equally well I'd go for the HK's over the 1911.
     
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    Micro 1911's have a very shitty track record when it comes to reliability.
     
  7. R134

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    The USPc has a thick slide and the grip texture rubs against the skin like sandpaper if you don't have a shirt between you and the grip.
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    My brother carries a HK P2000 in .40 and it's by far one of the most comfortable guns I've ever held. I especially like the LEM trigger. But, your hands could be a lot differnt than mine. I'd go with whatever is most comfortable to you.
     
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    The ultra compact 1911's aren't exactly known for their reliability, I personally won't carry one with less than the 4" commander length barrel. I have carried my USPc in .40 before but found it too bulky so I carry a fullsize 1911 99% of the time.
     
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    A fullsize 1911 is easier to carry than a USPc?
     
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    it depends... the 1911s are much longer/taller than the USPcs. But the USPcs are thicker/wider than the 1911s.

    I carry a USPc in .45 and I love it. The DA pull is pretty harsh though, but I carry it condition 1.
     
  12. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    Get the P2000.
     
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    this would be my choice as well.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    The only reasonable choice is the Hk 2000
     
  15. Crossett

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    what about the P2000SK? is the slightly smaller frame worth the extra money?

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    it does only hold 9 rounds though instead of 12...
     
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    I dunno if it'd be worth the extra money - it's just a little bit smaller. But If it was going to be my daily carry, I'd get it for easier concealment.
     
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    Oh, and the compact USP has a bobbed hammer. It doesn't look like that one in the picture.
     
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    Get the P2K. You'll like it a lot.

    I shot one a while back and have been wanting one since. I'm picking one up next week probably
     
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    I have heard that if you are going to get a compact/sub compact 1911, then the kimbers are the way to go. The owner of the local shop chose that for her carry gun (and let my friend shoot it, apparently its :wackit:)
     
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    So the 1911 by default
     
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    I say p2000sk LEM in 9mm. :hs:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Steyr S9A1. :o

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  24. Bigsnake

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    That's what I've always heard ONLINE. I don't know if it's one of those internet message board rumors or not.
     
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    I have heard all that reliability stuff online too, but never actually had a single malfunciton out of my Kimber, ever. And it is a wonderful carry gun, well balanced and generally light, but not ridiculous with recoil.
     

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