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Salahuddin Ayubi
17-07-2010, 07:19 PM
I got to try out brother Bloodbath's HK USP Tactical .45 today and thought of doing a little review on it:

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00469.jpg

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00466.jpg

As with all guns with HK pedigree, the USP Tactical is an expensive handgun. It comes with a threaded barrel complete with an o-ring, a match trigger, nice sights and much more accurate at 10 meters than I am.

The USP is nearly a full-size handguns but quite easy for concealed carrying for a guy like Bloodbath (or me). The threaded barrel adds about 3/4 inch to the length.

Regarding it's accuracy, well, what can I say, it brought a smile on Mangloo Ramzani's face with a bull, 3 nines and 1 eight from 10M. See for yourself:

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00477.jpg

Closeup:
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00476.jpg


On seeing MR bask in glory all by himself, brother Bloodbath could not stand and watch any longer and immediately added with his 3 bulls, 1 nine and 1 six on the same target. :)

Target on which the Duet was sung:
http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00478.jpg

Salahuddin Ayubi
17-07-2010, 07:38 PM
Here's a target shot at from 10M by me using HK USP Tactical .45 (Total 8 shots):

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac78/ahsontariq/IMG00471.jpg

Handling and shooting with it for the first time ever, I was initially hitting high, but then tried to adjust during last 2 shots, which hit nearer to the bull. If we leave these last two shots, the group is quite tight even from an amateur shooter like me, which speaks alot about this handgun's accuracy.

Rotorcrafts
17-07-2010, 08:53 PM
Very nice Mangloo bhai and SA bhai. BTW Watch your finger Mangloo bhai. Its a real hard mental exercise to keep your finger OFF the trigger. :P

AK47
17-07-2010, 09:26 PM
@SA.....Nice to see you getting actively involved in the reviewing department, and "amateur" is quite an "under exaggeration" for you with the .45 ACP's, heck how would I label myself then! Anyhow, nice, an HK for sure is an HK and which ammo was used, any JHP's?

Apalo
17-07-2010, 09:34 PM
nice to know a nice gun through nice people and good rather best shooters :)

Ilyas
17-07-2010, 09:42 PM
Great gun and MR looks cool n also sort of trigger happy :) And good to see that you guys found
some space on that stand to place your target on :lol: It's time for those tin plates, to get changed :)

Shariq
17-07-2010, 09:59 PM
Gun looks awesome. MR too :)

Salahuddin Ayubi
17-07-2010, 11:20 PM
which ammo was used, any JHP's?

Bro, only Armscor FMJs were used.

mhrehman
17-07-2010, 11:27 PM
Must put a smile on everyones face, it did on mine :o

Apalo
17-07-2010, 11:34 PM
Must put a smile on everyones face, it did on mine :o
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KageFox
18-07-2010, 12:44 AM
Now this is awesome... our mods especially are coming up with great stuff...

The HK USP Tactical is a weapon many consider to be a little sibling to the HK Mark 23... seeing our PG members having fun with it makes me grin from ear to ear...

Faheem
18-07-2010, 12:59 AM
Salahuddin bhai and MR sb very nice efforts and very good review of great handgun.....

mhrehman
18-07-2010, 01:21 AM
Apolo Bro, that was a :D, and still looking for something for you, a couple of things came up, but they were not up to your standard

bazkhan35
18-07-2010, 01:29 AM
You shouldnt put brother MR in pic, now HK USP .45 value is gone down the drain :) .

bazkhan35
18-07-2010, 03:58 AM
You shouldnt put brother MR in pic, now HK USP .45 value is gone down the drain :) .
I hope you are friends with MR.

I mean all the attention brother MR is taking :), I hope my message wont be taken negative.

Denovo87
18-07-2010, 10:23 AM
Thanks SA for first ever review of an HK usp, still waiting for remarks on handling .

Topak
18-07-2010, 11:05 AM
nice review of tactical beast.
MR Sir you are looking marvellous...... be careful if ED or Sonnenkind's eye caught you. ;)

Apalo
18-07-2010, 11:33 AM
nice review of tactical beast.
MR Sir you are looking marvellous...... be careful if ED or Sonnenkind's eye caught you. ;)

is this a warning for others too :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Silent killerr
18-07-2010, 11:51 AM
Gun as well as shooter look great.

Aquarius
18-07-2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks for sharing the review on HK USP SA brother.. :)

Dr Zakir
19-07-2010, 01:49 AM
did u try it at 25 meters ?

BloodBath
19-07-2010, 07:13 PM
Salams All !
have been regulerly shooting coke cans with it from 50 meters...with very less effort....it shoots like a rifle......
Next thing on my ultimate list is mother of Kimber, Advance Armament Night Hawk tacticle....the whole gun is made by cold metal forging and is hell of a weapon...Am trying my level best lets see...

Regards

Bloodbath

Moeen
19-07-2010, 10:22 PM
Salam All,
which tactical model is this? I know the USP tactical has adjustable rear sights, the front sight is not as small as the one shown in pictures, it also comes with a trigger stop (small screw in the back of the trigger), it also does not have a bobbed hammer. The square rather than the angled trigger guard suggests either one of two things: either it has a threaded barrel installed in it or HK also made a compact model of this thing. Below are the pictures of the USP tactical. I have owned one as well and its a big gun.


http://s2.postimage.org/a9KMS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsa9KMS)

http://s2.postimage.org/a9Nh0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsa9Nh0)

ACHILLES
19-07-2010, 10:38 PM
Salam All,
which tactical model is this? I know the USP tactical has adjustable rear sights, the front sight is not as small as the one shown in pictures, it also comes with a trigger stop (small screw in the back of the trigger), it also does not have a bobbed hammer. The square rather than the angled trigger guard suggests either one of two things: either it has a threaded barrel installed in it or HK also made a compact model of this thing. Below are the pictures of the USP tactical. I have owned one as well and its a big gun.


http://s2.postimage.org/a9KMS.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsa9KMS)

http://s2.postimage.org/a9Nh0.jpg (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Tsa9Nh0)

Moen bhai the first picture you have posted is of HK USP 9MM SD.

The gun under review is HK USP COMPACT TACTICAL.

Moeen
20-07-2010, 10:40 AM
Salam All,
@Achilles - no, I went to two websites www.hkpro.com (http://www.hkpro.com) and HK global site. I got the pics from there.

9mm Luger
20-07-2010, 10:52 AM
nice review done by our resident MOD SA of a very well made gun indeed!!

Also nice to see MR! :D

One thing that I noted is that 45s are more accurate then their 9mms counterpart?? or is it just got to do with the shooters!! :D

congrats to BB for acquiring such a nice weapon and best of luck for getting hold of a kimber.

Salahuddin Ayubi
20-07-2010, 12:36 PM
Thanks SA for first ever review of an HK usp, still waiting for remarks on handling .

Well Sir, regarding handling, all I can say is that it is slightly on the heavier side, a large frame handgun and definitely for smaller hands. It's fits the hand smoothly, have great balance, the grip is comfortable and the recoil felt is much lower than our 145's.

Denovo87
20-07-2010, 01:02 PM
Thanks SA bro, regarding the recoil being lower than pt145 it must have been lower than 2nd gen pt145 but equal to 3rd gen ;)

Salahuddin Ayubi
20-07-2010, 01:40 PM
Thanks SA bro, regarding the recoil being lower than pt145 it must have been lower than 2nd gen pt145 but equal to 3rd gen ;)

:) Though we're straying from the topic, but having shot both, I feel the 3rd generation's recoil is felt more than 2nd generation's mainly because of the DAO and DA/SA difference. Will discuss in detail over the phone.

MianTaimur
20-07-2010, 02:28 PM
nice review done by our resident MOD SA of a very well made gun indeed!!

Also nice to see MR! :D

One thing that I noted is that 45s are more accurate then their 9mms counterpart?? or is it just got to do with the shooters!! :D




+1 Sir

Dr Zakir
20-07-2010, 03:40 PM
recoil of pt 145 is quite good a shade greater than usp .45 compact

ACHILLES
20-07-2010, 06:57 PM
Salam All,
@Achilles - no, I went to two websites www.hkpro.com (http://www.hkpro.com) and HK global site. I got the pics from there.

Moen bhai you enlarge your first posted pick, you will see 9x19mm written on the slide. So if a USP comes out of the factory in the configuration as per first picture posted by you is termed as HK USP 9MM SD.

BloodBath
20-07-2010, 10:18 PM
@ 9mm luger..you were invited humbly but you preferred to strengthen your "Nokari" . You will have to attend the next shoot alongwith your Stoeger and theis time you have to pay a plenty.

Regards
BloodBath

StevenCline
26-07-2010, 09:21 AM
The first time I fired and H&K I was very impressed with the gun. It had a great trigger and was very accurate. I understand why H&K owners are strong defenders of their brand. Anyone who owns one is blessed with a quality firearm.

Aquarius
26-07-2010, 09:56 AM
Nice sharing Mr Steven.... :)

Vik
26-07-2010, 04:27 PM
nice review done by our resident MOD SA of a very well made gun indeed!!

Also nice to see MR! :D

One thing that I noted is that 45s are more accurate then their 9mms counterpart?? or is it just got to do with the shooters!! :D

congrats to BB for acquiring such a nice weapon and best of luck for getting hold of a kimber.

I would really like the answer to this. Are they(the 45's) more accurate than the 9mm's.

ARlover
26-07-2010, 04:54 PM
nice shooting brother sa bro mr nice pose

Salahuddin Ayubi
28-07-2010, 01:39 PM
One thing that I noted is that 45s are more accurate then their 9mms counterpart?? or is it just got to do with the shooters!! :D


I would really like the answer to this. Are they(the 45's) more accurate than the 9mm's.

Brother Vik, I know it sounds strange but I've observed this in my case too. And Gilani Sb is a witness to this. I was shooting twice as accurately (almost) from PT145 than with PT92 from which I had shot twice as many rounds as compared to the 145.
Im confused myself. :)

Mangloo Ramzani
10-08-2010, 08:05 PM
Just want to add some more colour to this thread!!

Went on the range last weekend with brother BB, and luckily I had my camera with me.

Here's the shoot, before the Shooting Started!! ;)

http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/Mangloo/Handgun%20Pics/DSC_7501.jpg
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/Mangloo/Handgun%20Pics/DSC_7500a.jpg
http://i791.photobucket.com/albums/yy197/Mangloo/Handgun%20Pics/DSC_7502.jpg

I would also like to add a few things to the review of brother SA:

One, about the barrel: It has a Polygonal Rifled Barrel

and two, about the green 'O Ring' visible on the barrel in the last pic:

The purpose of this O Ring is to create enough pressure or resistance to slide's backward movement after fire, so that in case even if the barrel is fitted with a long suppressor, the bullet will clear it before the slide moves back and tilts the barrel! :D
Nice no???

Regards

Taurus
10-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Well Mangloo bhai nice share about the green O'Ring

Abu Al Hawl
10-08-2010, 08:23 PM
MR bro, you have just made her more sexy by leting her cat walk on a silly bed ;)

Mangloo Ramzani
10-08-2010, 08:40 PM
AAH bro I hope you mean SILKY BED !!! ;)

Abu Al Hawl
10-08-2010, 09:51 PM
opps my bad, typo error.

Mangloo Ramzani
10-08-2010, 10:49 PM
@ AAH:
No probs bro! Also thanks for appreciating! ;)

@ Taurus:

Thanks bro, just putting in my bit! ;)

cubanchurchill
21-12-2010, 02:54 AM
Nice H&K and nice pics as well.... Those pistols shoot very good

BaderJanjua
30-12-2010, 07:48 PM
HK is a very fine weapon

cyanide.dipped
26-03-2011, 06:31 PM
Man that a beauty.... :thumbsup: