GUN HK USP .40 or Springfield XD .40 or ????

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  1. rjacobs

    rjacobs New Member

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    I am hoping to pick up a pistol once I get my tax refund back/work some overtime at work. I am planning to spend about 500 bucks. I can get an HK USP .40 with LEO trigger and tritium(sp?) sights for 500 bucks through a deal through work. I have also been eyeing a Springfield XD 40 and they can be had for right around 500 bucks as well. This will be used for home defense/CCW. I can only get the HK in .40, but I could get the XD in another caliber. Of these two guns which would you choose and why? If neither, which other gun and why?
     
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    XD is gayer than AIDS
     
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    Full sized USP might be a little big for CCW, check out Glocks, P99s, and M&Ps. Personally I don't care for the the XD and I don't really like the trigger of the USP even though the gun fits my hand really well.
     
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    probably M&P
     
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    P99 or glock
     
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    Lightsped Glockaholic

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    They are both great pieces. Since they are the same price, it should come down to which feels better. I have a few H&Ks and am very happy with them. I don't have an XD yet, but I plan to pick one up once my other gun builds get finished. So again, hold both, go with which ever feels better. They are both quality guns.
     
  7. rjacobs

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    The HK is a compact, not a full size, I just looked it up to double check. Its also the full LEO model and not just the trigger like I thought. Anybody know what all this adds to the gun? I guess I need to look at some Glock's as well. I think my uncle can get me a LEO discount on a Glock and maybe some others, gotta ask him.
     
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    Or a used P229R.
     
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    I'd get the HK. I have and XD and a HK p2000 and I like the HK better. If you get the compact it'll be small enough to conceal. A lot of people here don't like the XD (or even HK's for that matter.) But I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either to somebody. So ultimately get which feels better in your hand. Or if you can shoot both do that and then decide.
     
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    Find out what variant the HK is. that will tell you all the details (trigger, whether there is a decocker, etc)
     
  11. rjacobs

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    The thing from my company I have says the model ID is 70403LEM, not sure if that helps or not. The HK website doesnt show how each individual model is outfitted.
     
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    It's an LEM (Law Enforcement Modification) trigger which is a DAO (Dual Action Only) but has a lighter trigger pull and a short reset like SIG's DAK (Dual Action Kellerman) trigger.
     
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    Neither.

    M&P - it was built around the .40

    and just listen to Doc "[FONT=Verdana, Arial,stencil][/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial,stencil]Basically all the standard service calibers work when fed good quality ammunition. The platform picked tends to dictate the caliber. [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, Arial,stencil]The S&W M&P is the first .40 S&W pistol that seems to offer an ideal ergonomic and shooter friendly package;"
    http://www.tacticalforums.com/cgi-bin/tacticalubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=78;t=000964
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    I'd personally go:

    HK Compact USP 45
    Glock 30/26/19
    Sig 229R
     
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    Either are good, but you're getting a pretty good deal on that HK, so I'd go that route.
     
  16. rjacobs

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    If I go HK its gotta be the .40, thats the only model I can get with this deal.

    What would the price of the HK be without the discount I am getting, anybody know?
     
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    Sloi Back up in your ass with the resurrection

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    Then again, I'm an HK sackrider.
     
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    Close to $800 the last time I saw.
     
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    I've had a subcompact and tactical XD 40...would recommend both.
     
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    HK would be the better gun for HD but not for CCW. Look at a compact that you can use for both like the new Sig P250.
     
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    I have a USP .40, it's pretty ok. I wouldn't want to carry it though, too big.
     
  24. rjacobs

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    Do you have the regular or the compact version? I have seen a few of the compacts that co-workers have and they dont seem to big to me. Although I have never CCW'd before so maybe my thinking of small is not right. I hear of people using .45 1911's for CCW, thats a pretty big gun, but I guess its slim because its single stack. I think the HK and XD are double stack(or close to double stack) so they are thicker.
     
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    I would have mentioned if it was a compact. It's a full size USP .40...

    I would not want to carry it. It is too thick, too tall, and too long for my taste.
     

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