[Video] Colion Noir – HK USP 9mm The Get Home Gun
Colion Noir is really stepping up his video production values. Not that they were anywhere near bad before, but his latest gun review videos look like they could be nearly production television grade.
In this video Noir gives a solid overview review of the HK USP 9mm.
The USP is, simply put, an iconic gun. It’s been around for a long time. It’s popular among some law enforcement, some military units, television good guys and of course, the video game crowd. It’s proven itself to be long term reliable.
I’ve shot the 9mm version of the gun and I used to own the .45ACP version. While I ultimately got rid of it to standardize on the Glock platform (leave your Glock hate in the comments), I slept VERY well knowing that I had an extremely accurate, extremely reliable DA/SA handgun with 13 rounds of .45ACP sitting in my nightstand.
I can totally see why Noir obviously loves this gun. If I was going to go the DA/SA route for my carry/HD guns, it would probably be a toss up between the USP 9mm and Sig P226 for my home defense/full size gun.
As Noir mentions, there are some downsides to the USP. The magazine release, located under the trigger guard is not the norm if you’re used to a button magazine release. It’s not that it’s a bad design, but it does require additional training to build up the muscle memory if you’re used to the button.
Also, the street price is quite a bit higher than most of the current, striker fired production guns on the market which seem to be the most popular carry/HD options right now. However, it is on par with other higher end DA/SA such as Sig Sauer.
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