Tried a HK USP in .45 ACP today
Today, at the American Heroes Challenge in Las Vegas (more on that in a little bit), I donated some money to charity in order to fire 50 rounds of .45 ACP through a HK USP, which had been recommended to me as a 1911 shooter by someone from this forum.
I liked the USP a lot, and once I got used to firing it, which took about 1 magazine, I started hitting the steel bam bam bam, and was really pleased with my performance. The trigger pull was good, the recoil was soft, and the accuracy seemed dead on.
My only problems with it were pretty minor. I am used to bracing my thumb against the 1911 safety, so when I used the USP with a similar grip I kept sometimes weirdly decocking the USP while firing by resting my thumb on the decocker lever. Also, my thumb position prevented the slide from locking back when the magazine and chamber were empty.
Still, though, I had a good experience. Maybe in the future I'll get a HK USP and use it for competition if I ever want to get away from 1911s.