HK USP-C .357 SIG

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Had one of these once upon a time and always regretted trading it.  My absolute favorite USP.  Unfortunately the are quite rare right now and when you do find one they go for nearly double what a 9mm, .40 or.45 sells for.    .357 SIG was only chambered in the Compact, never the full size, from the factory.  There are barrels out there to convert .40s to .357 and vice versa.

I know what Doc GKR has said about the .357 cartridge and far be it from me to bet against him.  I also know that any of the popular pistol cartridges out there are a poor excuse for a rifle.

That said, this thing sounds and looks like the end of the world when you touch it off.  On more than one occasion on an indoor range, I have had people stop shooting and come down to ask what the hell it was.  I know the flash and noise signify dick but I like it.

The .357 Sig feeds so smoothly and is very accurate once you get used to it.  I’m having a holster made and I need some more mags.  .357s and .40s are also famous for being able to jam an 11th round into their 10rd mags quite easily while functioning perfectly.  That’s a big NOGO for me but that’s because I’m fucking special.

Sorry for the photo.  I still cannot believe that the top of the line i-Pad Pro while having a nice camera does not have a flash.  WTF Apple?

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I had a Glock 31 full size, and a Glock 33 sub compact when they first came out.

The 31 wasn't too bad, but hanging onto the 33 when you shot it was quite sporty.

I sold them 11 or 12 years ago, and have been shooting 9mm exclusively since.

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Mark

Formerly known as ML

State troopers here favor the round.  We authorized it as an alternative to .45 in a G32. It got pretty noisy at close range. If it was issued i have no real problem with it, personally owned its expensive as shit...

 

In a USP I'd stick to 9mm myself.

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I rotated between USP40c and USP45F for several years before switching to the VP9 full time in the Fall of 2014.

I loved the USP Compact as a carry gun and still maintain it and its support gear in case I need to go to back to the .40 S&W for some reason.

Tony

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A fine firearm indeed. This has been my companion since somewhere around 2004-2006.

It does indeed sound like the end of the world when you touch it off. It has pushed more people off adjacent lanes than I care to admit, especially when cycling through my 125gr SPEER GDHP carry ammo. As stated, the sound means fuck-all, but I like it as well.
I don't know what it is about this thing, but I feel at home behind it. I haven't done any draw stroke practice, manipulations or dry fire in ~4 months. Since I had to fish it out of my pants for the photo, I decided to get a draw rep in. It wasn't overly graceful, but everything ended up where it needed to be.

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My primary carry is a G33 in a Kramer pocket holster, a decision driven by the needs of my life and certain levels of discretion most of the time. It was also my BUG when I was reserving. My first LEOSA qual I shot it and then a .41 magnum at an indoor range. Since lead was prohibited, and all I had was the Gold Dot hunting load for the .41, I went from seriously disliked to really hated in just a few minutes.

I think Gary is right, but the G33 is reliable, and the 26 was not. It is not fun at all to shoot, and crazy expensive.

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Consigliere posted:

 

Had one of these once upon a time and always regretted trading it.  My absolute favorite USP.  Unfortunately the are quite rare right now and when you do find one they go for nearly double what a 9mm, .40 or.45 sells for.    .357 SIG was only chambered in the Compact, never the full size, from the factory.  There are barrels out there to convert .40s to .357 and vice versa.


The .357 Sig feeds so smoothly and is very accurate once you get used to it

 

You sir, need to stand own.

My HK affliction/addiction as well as my collection of representative models nears my SMS, as posted in that thread.

You don't need to be floating Holy Grail type HK pistols out among us weak and afflicted individuals......

The same USPc in 9mm is still my favorite EDC.

k

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