Really, Tom? Is that the best title you can come up with? SHOT is the place to put out your new products (if there is any place). I know, I know. My “title writing” muse is on vacation right now…
Is anyone getting a whiff of the trend at SHOT this year? It seems as if we are going to be seeing a lot of color variants of different products as well as updates of existing platforms (opposed to new innovations).
It seems like the biggest update is to their USP9. I’ve actually never tested a USP–I’ve just never been around one with the opportunity to fire it.
HK Adds HK45 Colored Variants
The new HK45 and HK45 Compact models are special colored frame/colored slide variants. A choice of an olive drab green or desert sand Cerakote finish is applied directly to the HK pistol slide, preserving the original HK hostile environment nitro-carburized protective finish underneath. The color of the polymer frame matches the slide. Cerakote ceramic coatings outperform other firearms coatings and have been extensively tested by the U.S. military. All the standard HK45 series features are present on the Cerakoted models.
HK’s New Striker Fired Handgun
Heckler and Koch is always concentrating on quality and our pistol line is now getting the kind of recognition it deserves. The recently introduced striker fired VP9 has been a tremendous success and adding new models to the HK45 and USP series highlights our pistol-centric direction,”said Mike Holley, vice president of commercial and law enforcement sales at HK-USA. “We have superb quality handguns with one of the best lifetime warranties and the lowest warranty repair rates of any company. And with recent manufacturing advancements we can offer better pricing on HK pistol models like the P2000 series.
USP9 Tactical Model New for 2015
An enhanced version of the USP, the USP9 Tactical brings all of HK’s tactical pistol features to the 9 mm model for the first time ever. A threaded barrel with an O-ring, match trigger with adjustable trigger stop, and adjustable target sights make this the ultimate 9 mm “spec ops” handgun.
Like all full size HK USPs, the 9 mm Tactical uses a modified Browning type action with a special patented recoil reduction system. The USP recoil reduction system mitigates recoil effects on the pistol components and also lowers recoil forces felt by the shooter.
By using a modular approach to internal components, the control lever function of the USP can be switched from the left to the right side of the pistol to accommodate left handed shooters.
Like all USPs, the USP9 Tactical can be converted from one type of firing mode to another. This includes combination double action/single action modes, double action only (including HK’s acclaimed “Law Enforcement Modification”). Well-suited for personal defense use and a wide variety of security and civilian/commercial applications, the USP9 Tactical can also be used with a variety of sound suppressors. Please note that use of suppressors can void Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty for commercial/civilian customers.
The USP9 Tacticals are engineered with the famous long-term durability that make all HK products especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis.
HK’s MR556A1 Competition Rifle
On the long gun side, the MR556A1 Competition Model, announced earlier, is now shipping after being in short supply for most of 2014. The Competition Model is a customized version of HK’s MR556A1 rifle, the semi-automatic model of the company’s legendary HK416 carbine.
The ideal gun platform for competition matches -especially 3 gun competitions -the Competition Model is equipped with the extended 14-inch hand guard produced by HK’s Newington, New Hampshire manufacturing facility. A Magpul CTR buttstock replaces the standard stock and an advanced compensator developed by OSS (Operators Suppressor Systems) supersedes the conventional MR flash hider. A larger magazine release is also a feature.