Heckler & Koch HK45

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The HK45 was developed as a product improvement of the highly regarded USP45, first released in the 1995. The Caliber .45 ACP HK45 includes several user-inspired enhancements including changeable grip panels (backstraps), a Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 accessory rail, better ergonomics, and more ambidextrous controls.
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The HK45 was developed as a product improvement of the highly regarded USP45, first released in the 1995. The Caliber .45 ACP HK45 includes several user-inspired enhancements including changeable grip panels (backstraps), a Picatinny MIL-STD-1913 accessory rail, better ergonomics, and more ambidextrous controls. Along with the HK45 Compact, the HK45 was developed as a possible candidate for the Joint Combat Pistol (JCP) and Combat Pistol (CP) programs administered by the U.S. military in their search for a new service handgun to replace the 9-millimeter M9. These programs were suspended before completion and no pistols were selected. The HK45 uses an HK proprietary O-ring barrel for precise barrel-to-slide lockup and optimal accuracy. HK45 barrels are made using the famous HK cold-hammer forging process for superior performance. Using HK’s unique internal mechanical recoil reduction system reduces the recoil forces imparted to the weapon and shooter by as much as 30%, improving shooter control during rapid firing and increasing component service life. Capable of firing standard .45 ACP ball through +P ammunition, the HK45 combines the accuracy, modularity, reliability and minimum 20,000 round service life of the famed USP45 series with the improved ergonomics of the P2000 series pistols. HK45 models can be also be fitted with threaded barrels for use with muzzle mounted sound suppressors. Each HK45 comes standard with an extra backstrap; medium and small interchangeable backstraps ensure an optimal fit for most shooter’s hands and complement the ergonomic profile grip. An improved USP-style control lever, a combination safety and decocking lever, is frame mounted on the HK45 and is quickly accessible. The HK45 control lever has a positive stop and returns to the “fire” position after decocking. By using the modular approach to the internal components first pioneered by HK on the USP, the control lever function of the HK45 can be switched from the left to the right side of the pistol to accommodate left-handed shooters (additional parts required). Left and right mounted control levers provide safety and/or decocking functions as required and can be fitted to the pistol simply by changing parts. For true ambidextrous use, a control lever can also be mounted on both sides of the pistol if required. Well-suited for personal defense use, the HK45 is available in, or can be converted to, a wide variety of variants that use different trigger firing modes, including double action/single action (DA/SA) and DAO (double action only). The DAO mode uses the unique Heckler & Koch LEM (Law Enforcement Modification) firing system for improved double action trigger pull. Extensively tested and operationally proven, the HK45 Series is a new paradigm for Heckler & Koch handgun design and manufacturing and is currently being made at HK’s new American manufacturing facility in Newington, New Hampshire.

Additional Information

Gun Type Semi-Automatic Pistol
Action Double Action
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch
Mfgr Website hk-usa.com
Finish Black
Capacity 10+1
Caliber 45AP

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  1. HK45 worth the price Review by Chris
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    It's easy to look past an HK pistol in the case at your local gun shop. If you are basing your purchase on price alone, you would probably move on to another gun. Some may not know anything about an HK weapon, and after the price is disclosed, many may balk at the higher cost compared to other guns in the same category. Why pay a premium for just another .45?

    Others may know of HK, from the movies as many weapons used in movies are HK"s... MP 5 in Die Hard and The Matrix to name a couple of popular HK's in movies. Some would say the MP 5 put HK on the map in terms of popularity via movies.

    I would suggest to someone looking at a new gun to take a hard look at the HK lineup, and specifically the HK45 / P30.
    If you look at the workmanship and ergonomics, I think you'll find they are at the top compared to any other gun manufacturer. I own the HK45, and knew the moment I put it in my hand it was the one. Ergonomics alone sold me!

    Many can come close to HK's quality, and a few are equals, but I think they do the best job at making superior firearms, and have a wide breadth of types from handguns, to full auto grenade launchers...That alone won't prove the quality of a gun, but it speaks volumes on how serious a company is in terms of commitment to making serious firearms for those who use them professionally in combat / LE situations. That is good enough for me.
    BTW, HKPRO.COM is a website that has a wealth of information and discussions of everything HK. It's a must see website for the HK enthusiast .
    (Posted on 5/13/11)

    Pros: Shoots everything I feed, Accurate, Easy to maintain, Easy to shoot well, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Fits very nicely in my hand, Reliable, Easy to Use
    Cons: Pricey

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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