View Full Version : HK recalls USC .45

February 21, 2000, 12:57 AM
Heckler and Koch, Inc. (HK) is voluntarily recalling a quantity of Universal Machine
Pistol’s (UMP) and Universal Sporting Carbine’s (USC)shipped since the last quarter of 1999, effective immediately.

This recall was prompted by recent reports of
approximately twenty instances of breakage of the operating handle. The operating handle, manufactured of a polymer composite, is used to retract the bolt, allowing the user to load or unload the weapon. If the operating
handle breaks, the firearm is then rendered inoperable.

HK is recalling UMP’s with serial numbers
163-001001 through 163-001200. USC’s with serial numbers 47-000102 through 47-002600 are also being recalled.
http://www.hecklerkoch-usa.com/ :(

February 21, 2000, 03:35 PM
I read this on the HK discussion board (a couple of weeks ago?), and I actually felt kind of shocked.. I guess that HK felt pressured to bring it to the market too fast... Oh well, just another reason to not buy a new gun model when it first comes out... :)

February 21, 2000, 07:29 PM
Let me do some Colt bashing here. Whatever Colt manufacturing Company touched, Colt screwed up, including HK. Too bad...I really liked the old Colt where quality is #1. Now profit is #1...Colt's product line sucks.