H&Ks in Competition???

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  1. dukeyjoe

    dukeyjoe New Member

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    Anyone using an H&K in IDPA, USPSA, or Steel Challenge? If so, what pistol, caliber, variant, and how competitive is it? [​IMG]
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    I used an H&K USP Expert in .45 caliber in both, a local Combat Pistol, and a Defensive Pistol league. In 2006 and 2008 I took first place for the year.
    2007 I switched to a 1911, only took 2nd place that year. :(

    Shot some IPSC with the Expert, did OK.
    Of course I was not shooting in open class either.
    Some of those open class shooters .....whew.

    Shot IDPA with a standard USP.
    Didn't do too bad with that one.

    I love the mag release being "in" the trigger guard.
    Makes for a real quick reload.
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    dukeyjoe New Member

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    Thanks for the response pickenup. I have a P2000SK and my 16yo son has a P2000, both in 40 S&W; however we have been looking at the longer barreled Combat Competitions with the LEM/Match triggers and Fiber optic sights. I like the dependability of the HKs vs. the Paras we have, but wanted to know if we would be at a great disadvantage running the HKs. Looks like you did pretty well with yours, Congrats!
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    sonsofwarfounder New Member

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    Hk's for comp shooting is damn good gun to do so with. Ive shoot in quite a few comp's in southern cali. Not to many can compete with my 40 usp. I fire in only combat comp and i have no problems with my gun. Pickenup you said you switch to a 1911??? What kind? 1911 are a very good gun once you modify alot of things on it, shave the trigger, swap barrels, and most importantly buy the 60-70 dollar recoil kit for model gun. They dont have recoil buffers to keeps the metal to metal action going on between you spring and lower receiver. hope i was able to help
    Semper Fi
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    pickenup Active Member

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    I had a Les Baer, Thunder Ranch model. I do not care for location of the mag release, or the recoil. I am spoiled after using the H&K. LOL

    I do not like having to reposition my hand to release the mag, then reposition it again to shoot. When you can win or loose a stage by 1/10th of a second, repositioning the hand like that takes too much time.

    Never had ANY problems with the pistol. Great firearm. I did however have a problem with the magazine springs. They got weak and would cause it to not lock open when the mag was empty. Replaced the springs, and no more problems.
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