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Miami_JBT

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I've had a love/hate relationship with HK for a very long time. I was never fan of the USP .45 (co-worker carried one on duty back before the AWB expired instead of our agency's GLOCK) since it just never fit me right and I was deep in the GLOCK Kool-Aid. Hell, I'm still deep in the GLOCK Kool-Aid and honestly I find my Gen 4 G21 and G41 to be fantastic guns.

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But I was a GLOCK guy since Bill Clinton was in office. I also had a legit HK91 and never liked it since it lacked the paddle release and my Springfield Armory M1A just was a "better" rifle. It fit me better. Then tried a Century Arms C93 Sporter and ditched that too. My Ruger Mini-14GB with factory folding stock just did what I wanted better.

But during and between all that time, over a decade ago. I bought a used USP .40 on a whim at Lou's Police Supply in Hialeah, FL. It was under $400 at the time, came with the HK Light, and a three mags. I figured what the hell, if I don't like I'll use it as trade fodder. Well, I liked it. I'm a huge .40 S&W fan and the USP chambered in it was the cat's meow. It fit me right, handled nicely, was a soft shooter,

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I thought that was going to be the one and only HK I'd own.

Next thing I know, I stumble across an old stock new in box SLB 2000 for a damn good price too later on when I moved to North Florida. Bought that and man, what a hell of a rifle! I wish the HK91 was like this rifle. Accurate, reliable, fits me right, etc.... fantastic hunting gun from HK. The last of an era for them.

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Then, back in 2018, Summit Gun Broker had used USP Compacts for under $400 in .40 S&W too. So I snagged that too.

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Another fantastic shooter and carry piece.

This week, I went and stumbled on a really nice VP70Z for under $400 too. I know the history of them, back in the first decade of this century. I worked as a gun counter monkey as a side hustle and was basically paid in store merchandise. It was a nice off duty detail from the usual drudgery of police work.

Anyways, we had a VP70Z under the glass forever and I passed on it back then not because I wasn't interested in the gun. But because I was handing the paycheck back to the shop for other goodies like Pre-1982 S&W Wheel Guns.

Well, I rectified that and snagged this one for cheap and it is now part of the stable.

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In the end, while I'm not fully converted to the church of HK. My relationship has shifted more to love than hate these days. I don't see myself buying everything and anything HK related. But I do see myself enjoying what I have and maybe in the future snagging another HK product like HK4 and a unmodified SL8.
 

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Welcome Miami_JBT... good to see you here... we need all of the good peeps we can get.
 
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