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Old 21 January 2002, 01:34
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HK USP Variant 7

Looking into handguns..can someone give some background/info on the Variant7? I know ****** knows about them. Nothing on the HK or HKpro websites. Just interested, thanks
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Old 21 January 2002, 02:52
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The HK USP comes in 10 variants. Variant 7 is Double-Action only, no manual safety. The most common is Variant 1; Double/Single Action with decocking lever (on left side) and manual safety.
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Old 21 January 2002, 12:09
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Here is a picture that lists all of the variants:

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Old 22 January 2002, 18:24
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I have owned variant 1 model for about two years.....I highly recommend it as I have owned a few handguns in my time and this one is by far the best "out the Box".
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Old 4 February 2002, 04:59
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I have a couple of USPc's great piece of Kit highly
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If your interested in DAO you should look at the
LEM trigger its LEO at the moment but can be found
check out Park Cities Tactical or HKPRO for more on the LEM.
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Old 25 March 2014, 15:44
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Going for the SOCNET record for thread resurrection;

I have a new USP .45 that I am going to convert from V1 to V7. H&K will do the work for a pretty reasonable cost but they are saying it will take at least a month and they keep my V1 parts.

How dumb would it be to order the parts and try to install it myself? Or should I just suck it up and send it back to the factory?
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Old 25 March 2014, 16:00
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Depends on your abilities. I would do it myself.

There are step-by-step videos online.
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Old 25 March 2014, 16:28
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I HAD an H&K USP, but had to return it after a few months. I have VERY fond memories of that handgun; it fit my hand perfectly, pointed naturally, and was back on target instantly. Hated to let it go, but it was a 'loaner'. I loved that weapon as much as my 1911.
Never did have the 'can' for it; not allowed in my State.
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Owned a 9mm variant 1 a long time ago. Great pistol. Then I found the Glock 35 and that was the end of my HK love affair.
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Old 25 March 2014, 21:04
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I had a HK USP 45 Variant One, for about a year now, and just sold it last week. I prefer the Glock 21 SF and my Sig 220 over the HK.

Now in 9mm, I am a big HK fan - in the P7M8 model though.
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Old 27 March 2014, 01:02
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Out of curiosity, have any of you guys that got rid of your V1s ever shot the LEM trigger?
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Old 27 March 2014, 01:06
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I have a USP Full-Size V1 in 45 and a USP Compact V9 in 40.

I had to special-order the V9.
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Complete.

Pretty straightforward, except for the trigger rebound spring which was a pain in the ass (as advertised).

Thanks gavin.

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Old 2 April 2014, 05:36
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I am curious as to why a DAO?
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Youtube has enabled me to be a somewhat competent gunsmith , which is to say I have had success so far on all of my projects.
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I am curious as to why a DAO?
I'm generally not a fan of DAO, but the way HK has it set up I'm not sure it really meets that definition. When I think DAO I think SIG P250 - very heavy, very long trigger pull every shot. Did not like.

The HK LEM feels like a single action break every shot. Initial long take up with very light pressure, and then a short trigger reset.

Found a not too bad video that probably illustrates it better than I did. Skip ahead to about 1:00.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kwcsV4Bns_4
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Old 9 April 2018, 01:39
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I am curious as to why a DAO?
Was introducing a friend to the LEM trigger setup today and ran across this discussion on the HK website that goes into more detail than the video I posted earlier. I'm a big fan of the LEM but it's tough to adequately describe unless I have one in front of me to demonstrate with.

http://www.hkpro.com/forum/hk-handgu...er-newbie.html
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I carry mine like a 1911.
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