Using HK’s unique internal mechanical recoil reduction system reduces the recoil forces imparted to the weapon and shooter by as much as 30%, improving shooter control during rapid firing and increasing component service life. Capable of firing standard .45 ACP ball through +P ammunition, the HK45 combines the accuracy, modularity, reliability and minimum 20,000 round service life of the famed USP45 series with the improved ergonomics of the P2000 series pistols. HK45 models can be also be fitted with threaded barrels for use with muzzle mounted sound suppressors.
I’m a big, meaty guy and I like big, meaty guns. I love the feel of this pistol. It just feels like it means business. The large size means low recoil. I found a shoulder holster for it and carry it concealed sometimes. I told you I’m a big guy. There’s no point in me telling you this gun is good. It’s great. I’m sure you’ve read all about it. If not, you should. Here’s what I will tell you. When you hold it, you will know you’re holding a piece of history. When you bring it out at the range, people who know guns will whisper. Then they’ll come over, hoping to hold it or even shoot it. Your friends will tell you to bring it when you go shooting. They will bring .45 ammo, so they can shoot it. Yeah, it’s vanity, but sometimes that’s the best reason to own something special. My Mark 23 sleeps beside me on the nightstand. There is no other gun I trust more to defend my home. I know it’s expensive. Hey, I had to talk myself into it. But this might be the first gun I’ve ever purchased not feeling like I was taking at least a small chance on getting something that just wasn’t up to snuff. If you love military weapons, and you want a piece of engineering art, you want this gun. If you have the money, you really can’t go wrong. Did I mention this gun makes me very happy?
This thing is an absolute BEAST! I bought the HK compensator for it, since I didn’t feel like waiting until my 70’s to get a suppressor. It is a piece of history, and definitely an eye catcher. You’re not carrying this thing unless you’re Paul Bunyan, but if you need a portable Howitzer for self defense you’ve got other issues going on. Like the 24K Desert Eagle .50, this is something you buy really for no other reason than to say that you have one…doesn’t hurt that it’s one hell of an accurate gun and durable beyond belief either.
Fantastic weapon. You have to understand that this was one of the first handguns that was tested for SOCOM. Not only tested, it still is the most tested handgun on the planet. Yes, it is bulky. Yes, it is large. Yes, it could use an update, but this thing will shoot lights out with any ammo. So, if you have the coin, own something that can be passed to your kids as a collectors item back when people believed there could be an “offensive handgun. The “HK 45” was developed before there was a consensus on light rails. Unless you are willing to spend 2k on an Insight LAM that was designed for it, you will need an adapter. -Mags are pretty pricey. I picked up 2 for a decent price. -It is large. I think it feels larger than a Desert Eagle. That being said my wife, who is 5’1 can fire it without any problems. (She doesnt’ feel comfortable firing the DE). Just get it. Shoot the piss out of it and put it in your safe.