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Posted: 1/24/2006 11:38:35 AM EDT
Iv'e been considering a full size usp .40 for concealed carry for some time now but still don't know much about reliability. Also what rounds should you use to keep it running on all cylinders?
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:46:13 AM EDT
Everything I have tried run fine thru my USPf. .40 I have used Gold dots, golden sabres, black talons,hydrashocks and lots of diffrent types of FMJ. i don't think it should matter much what ya got, but be sure to run atleast a box or 2 thru it to ensure it does work. After all, its your life on the line.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 11:56:31 AM EDT
I love mine, I've carried it on and off duty for four years now and attended two pistol classes that involved ~1000 rds in two days each. All it has to show for it is some holster wear on the slide, and the mag floorplates have some character from reload drills over concrete.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:03:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FAT-T:
Iv'e been considering a full size usp .40 for concealed carry for some time now but still don't know much about reliability. Also what rounds should you use to keep it running on all cylinders?



local sheriffs use USP40. If it's not reliable, they wouldn't be using it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:07:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2006 12:08:40 PM EDT by RoamingEast]
Ive put exactly 1752 rounds through mine without having cleaned it so yeah i guess they aint to bad.
Most of the ammo shot has been Remington UMC JHP 180gr
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:19:33 PM EDT
Over a thousand rounds now without a problem. Not a single jam since I've owned it.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 12:58:43 PM EDT
I've had some jams right below the feed ramp. But that's from limp-wristing coupled with weaker mag springs.
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 1:13:23 PM EDT
I do not have 40 cal USP, but I have two 45ACP USP's! The fullsize has 25K+ through it! The only malf's have been induced by dummy rounds! The compact is just as reliable! Accurate is an understatement!
Link Posted: 1/24/2006 4:20:10 PM EDT
DUDE IT'S AN HK ! Need I say more?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:32:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Esq1118:
DUDE IT'S AN HK ! Need I say more?



Nah, pretty much sums it up.

4 HK's. Not one malf. And all of them but one get shot ALOT.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 7:53:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Marksman14:

Originally Posted By Esq1118:
DUDE IT'S AN HK ! Need I say more?



Nah, pretty much sums it up.

4 HK's. Not one malf. And all of them but one get shot ALOT.



Ok I'll bite. Which one doesn't get shot ALOT?? and post a pic if its that good.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 9:26:25 AM EDT
Reliability will be fine but may I ask why .40? Your not going to be stopping threats any more efficiently than with a 9mm. It's also expensive to shoot and in a SHTF situation ammo isn't going to be as plentiful as 9mm. Shot placement is the most important factor.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:00:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 11:03:17 AM EDT by FAT-T]

Originally Posted By rmdugan84:
Reliability will be fine but may I ask why .40? Your not going to be stopping threats any more efficiently than with a 9mm. It's also expensive to shoot and in a SHTF situation ammo isn't going to be as plentiful as 9mm. Shot placement is the most important factor.



#1 Already started buying ammo.

#2 Iv'e always liked the .40 for heavier loads.

#3 If I wanted a 9mm i'd get a higher capacity Glock.

#4 ?

#5 13 round mags is an unlucky number for the bad guys!!!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:22:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FAT-T:

Originally Posted By rmdugan84:
Reliability will be fine but may I ask why .40? Your not going to be stopping threats any more efficiently than with a 9mm. It's also expensive to shoot and in a SHTF situation ammo isn't going to be as plentiful as 9mm. Shot placement is the most important factor.



#1 Already started buying ammo.

#2 Iv'e always liked the .40 for heavier loads.

#3 If I wanted a 9mm i'd get a higher capacity Glock.

#4 ?

#5 13 round mags is an unlucky number for the bad guys!!!



sounds like you already made up your mind--get the USP 40 and be done w/ it!
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 3:11:26 PM EDT
You can pretty much feed a USP anything. I love my USP 40f. I can't effectively conceal it though, it's too big.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:15:30 PM EDT
Big plus 1 for the USP. I carry the .45 compact everyday, and took the fullsize .40 to my classes, performs great. Never a problem.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:31:35 PM EDT
Another +1 on the USP .40, love mine.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 10:36:15 PM EDT
Nice gun but I was never crazy about the DA trigger pull.
I sold mine and got a SIG 229 instead.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:32:38 PM EDT
own sigs and hks, pleased with both.

my usp .40 ss has probably over 3500 rounds through it, many different ammos. 1 failure, from an underloaded cartridge that didn't have enough oomph to cycle the slide.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 11:44:30 PM EDT
I love my USP, love the fact that I have it set up for my left handed self and love the fact that I never have to worry about it costing me my life.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 4:16:04 AM EDT
Got 10,000+ down the pipe of my first year USP. Sometimes I don't clean it for 1-2000 rounds. Never had a hiccup of ANY kind.
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 3:36:02 PM EDT
Yeah, I didn't think i'd be hearing of many problems with them but it's better to be safe then sorry.

Not to change the subject even though I can because it's my post. What about the P2000 SK is it any good?
Link Posted: 2/4/2006 8:50:46 PM EDT
try it with a holster that rides high on your hip, should conceal it plenty enough, i have a Fobus Roto holster for my USP 40 and it works good with windbreakers and sweatshirts
Link Posted: 2/12/2006 6:02:31 PM EDT
DA pull?

Get a v1 and run cocked and locked like a 1911.

Or just don't worry about it. Only the first shots gonna suffer the DA pull.
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