Help me choose.

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by Velocity, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. Velocity

    Velocity New Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    I'm looking for a new carry gun and I have narrowed my search to two guns. It was hard to eliminate Sig, Glock and Springfield however I have come up with HK USP Compact 45 and Kimber's Ultra Carry. Which would you choose and why? What are the advantages and disadvantages of both?

    Thanks in advance for your suggestion.
  2. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    It would have to be between sig ,Springfield ,hk,kimber ,I would rule out the glock myself ,if you are unaware or unfamiliar with the glock ,I would suggest the same

    My first choice of what you offered would be the kimber {series 1 only} ,then the Springfield ,but after I changed out the mainspring housing lock ,h&k ,sig would be a toss up ,I guess it would depend on the deal I could get

  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    First off, Welcome to TFF.
    Pull up a stump and join in the melee.

    I am not a fan of “grip” safeties.
    I prefer the mag release location on the HK. (lower trigger guard)
    If there is a round in the chamber, will a Kimber fire it, if the mag is not inserted?
    You can fire that round with an HK.
    Polymer frame? Lighter weight?
    If you could not tell, I vote for the HK.

    Why did you rule out SIG’s?
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    If a Kimber has a round in the chamber and no mag inserted, it will fire. So will any 1911 clone. Just FYI.
  5. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Thanks Shooter, I did not know. That is why the "?"
    I know that there are a lot of handguns that will not shoot it.
  6. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

    Feb 20, 2003
    mostly smith and wesson ,i think they even started it with the 645
  7. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    HUGE grip profile difference between the HK and the Kimber. They are both great guns. Go with the one that fits your hand and lets your each all the controls with minimal grip shift.
  8. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    it's all in what you want out of it
  9. Smoky14

    Smoky14 Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Nowhere NM
    I carry a 1911 when I carry exposed and revert to my HK USPc40 with LEM trigger group when I carry covert.

    Both run when required and the HK is a good compromise between size and power.

    Smoky with 2 cents.
  10. Zigzag2

    Zigzag2 Guest

    I still like my Sigs... :D
  11. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Let us know what one you get.
  12. Velocity

    Velocity New Member

    Dec 14, 2003
    Well I have decided to go with the HK 45c and I have decided this with the thought that I will get a larger frame Kimber Like the Pro Carry later on for target practice.

    I can not wait to shoot it. The double action seems a tad heavy however the single action has about a 1/4 " of slack then a nice trigger. I like it alot. Does anyone know about dry firing the HK?'s? Is it safe or should a snap cap be used?
  13. Just want to start out by sayin' "I ain't the sharpest knife in the drawer"...but, I like the decision your makin'...;)
  14. Smoky14

    Smoky14 Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Nowhere NM
    I would recommend a snap-cap. The HK has a history of breaking the firing pin. It breaks at the block pin cutout.
    The INS is recalling the USPc to get spring and pin replaced after 500 rnds or as soon as parts become available.

    I just wet fire

  15. merc

    merc New Member

    Jun 30, 2003
    Pelham, NH
    Here is how YOU decide.
    They are all great guns. What do YOU prefer and which feels right to YOU.
    Except for the glock I don't think you would be unhappy with any of your choices.
    Handle each----point and see which comes to line the most comfortable.
    Consider weight and size and how you will carry it.
    then pick with 20 of your head and 80% of your heart and you can't go wrong.
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