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Old July 14, 2012, 06:32 AM   #1
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Price Check on H&K USP 9mm

Hello! I am still new at all of this, so please let me know if this is inappropraiate or should be in another section.

Looked at a used H&K last night. It is a USP in 9mm, made in 1996 (I believe). THe stock clip holds 10 rounds.

The pistol is in VERY nice condition. Again, it is used, but the person selling it (who is a friend of mine) takes VERY good care of his stuff.

Sale would include the following:
Pistol (duh)
Original plastic case
Three 15 round clips
Night sights (installed)
605 rounds of factory ammo
Range bag

He is selling this as a package only. What, in your opinion, would be a fair price for this?

Thanks in advance!
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:40 AM   #2
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* If the night sights are from 1994, then they are pretty dim by now. Code date on the slide would be KE if made in 1994. Sights may have been added later of course... ask when.
* 600 rounds is a lot but what brand? Handloads? Some is better and costlier than others.
* The 15 round magazine is standard. Three is good.

I've seen the USP for sale, priced from $400 to around $700. In good condition, IMHO, the gun should sell for around $600, (give or take a little).

600 rounds of cheap ammo is at least $60. Nothing for the range bag. No way to guess here.

Therefore something around $660 is fair.

The USP is a great gun.

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Old July 14, 2012, 08:17 AM   #3
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I'm close to PSP, but I'd lean a bit less at $550-$600, as described for the gun and original accessories.

The ammo? Yeah... what ammo is a bit of a deciding factor. If a good amount of it is brand name, premium hollow points, then there's very good value there... if it's all boxed, practice FMJs... still good value. If it's a coffee can full of "mystery ammo" that your friend has no data on, it's worth nothing at all.

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Old July 14, 2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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Here's the ammo:

220 rounds - 115 grain Winchester
100 rounds - 115 grain Speer
75 rounds - 147 grain Remington Golden Subars
60 rounds - 124 grain Starfire Eldorados (PMC)
50 rounds - 147 grain Remington jacket HP
50 rounds - 115 grain Fed. Hi-Shank


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Old July 14, 2012, 08:54 AM   #5
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Hmmmm... Go with PSPs estimate... $650-660.

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Old July 14, 2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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What price is your friend asking?
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Old July 14, 2012, 01:33 PM   #7
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$700 is the asking price for the package. That also includes 1600 rounds of re-load, which I am not sure I would want.

Also the night sites were added about 3 years ago and are nice and bright.

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Old July 14, 2012, 02:43 PM   #8
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Old July 14, 2012, 03:20 PM   #9
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Sounds to me like your friend needs the cash. Help him out and buy the gun, then invite him to go shooting with you.
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Old July 14, 2012, 03:54 PM   #10
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Buy it, leave the reloads..... Just saying
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Old July 14, 2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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PSP nailed it IMO.

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Sounds to me like your friend needs the cash. Help him out and buy the gun, then invite him to go shooting with you.
Buy the pistol.
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Old July 14, 2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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I agree on buying it. HK is a great gun.

See if you can get his reloading data. If he can provide that, you can break down a round (or rounds if its multiple) and confirm his data (bullet weight and powder charger. Have him or a friend do it if you do not reload.

Need to asses if he is a careful re loader or casual. If casual pass it up. Any caliber poor reloads are not good, but 9mm has very little latitude for mistakes.

Also get COAL and confirm its correct for the bullet weight and mfg. If he is a careful re loader he will have the data logged.
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Old July 15, 2012, 06:56 AM   #13
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Thanks again everyone!

I will be discussing the purchase with him this week. If everything works out, I will post pics

This being my first, I am excited!

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Old July 15, 2012, 09:05 AM   #14
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That's a very good deal on a really excellent "starter pack". You could do far faaaar worse than an HK USP 9 as your first handgun. Make sure you post lots of pics after you get it!
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Old July 15, 2012, 11:05 AM   #15
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Very good deal, take the reloads, they might be just fine. If they are not you can send them to me and I'll dispose of them. As RC20 said if you can find out the power and charge if would be easy fairly verify the quality.
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Old July 16, 2012, 11:34 AM   #16
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Friend is on vacation, but the handshake was made on the deal. Will post pics once I have it transferred, probably in 2 weeks or so.

Thanks everyone!
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Old December 12, 2012, 03:29 PM   #17
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well, it took alot longer than expectyed (health issues, etc) but it was finally transferred!



Thanks for all of the help!

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Old December 12, 2012, 04:07 PM   #18
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Glad it finally happened for you. Great looking HK.
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Old December 12, 2012, 04:36 PM   #19
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Very nice!
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Old December 13, 2012, 07:09 AM   #20
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Congrats on obtaining a great pistol. It is certainly one of the softest shooting guns I own, a real sweetheart at the range. Enjoy it.
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Old December 13, 2012, 09:39 AM   #21
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Score!

Prima! Looks like new.
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