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    WTK: HK USP .40 for concealed carry

    This would be my first HK handgun. Looking for pros and cons for the gun in general as well as for a primary CCP.
    My concern is it may be a little large for good concealment. I am 6'2" and weigh 165-170, so I have a slim build.
    The gun seems to be priced right at $500 with three mags included.
    Thanks for letting me know what you think.
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    I have one and it is probably slightly big for CC without a large overcoat. Wintertime might be ok, but in summer with just a Tshirt, "My what is that large protrusion from your hip?" They make them in compact and I believe subcompact. Its deffinetly a good shooter, I shoot mine better than my XD(M) .40
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    Yeah the full size is a bit much for concealed carry but I like carrying my HK USP compact even with just a t-shirt, it works well for CC. I have both by the way and have tried both so I know.

    Man, that is a great price, I take it that it is a full size USP? What kind of shape is it in? At that price I would think it would be in rough shape but still worth the buy, they are great pistols.
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    That is a decent price on an HK USP.
    The compact version is illegal here in Mass and earlier used ones that are compliant with the Party's regulations are significantly more than that.
    I have handled and fire two or three and as soon as I'm out of here one might join the crew. I like it better than the XP.
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    our agency hates them we have USP 2000 and they blow, went from a glock to that I am not biased though

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    Well...

    only shot/handled my buddy's USP in .45, and its pretty big and wide, about like a Ruger P90 in .45. Definitely bigger than a 1911 or my SIG P220 in width. Price sounds right, tho. If you feel a fullsize pistola is easy enuf to manage inn CCW, then get it. Fullsize XDs in .40smith will be slightly more compact, and frankly those XDs are pretty nice shooters, too.

    At 20 paces, the HK USP in .45 is a fine and accurate shooter, using the weaver stance and keeping an eye on the front sight.

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    Of course, if you use a small of the back holster, you'll be able to conceal slightly larger pistols I wouldn't, however, go much larger than a 1911 for that, as you have the comfort issue to deal with, as well.
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    The USP is actually smaller than the XD(M). I have both and just compared; The XD(M)'s grip is about 3/4" longer and barrel/slide about 1/8" longer. It does carry 3 more rounds though...but if you need 3 more rounds to bring down a badguy after the first 10 from the USP....
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    I thought the USP was wider/thicker tho...

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    Thanks for all the input.
    Looks like the one I was looking at is not available now, or should I say he has decided to keep it for now.
    I think when it comes available again I am going to get it anyhow. Even if I can't use it as a CCP I don't think it will be a bad addition.
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