Gear: HK45



Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $900.00
Average Rating:
(8 Votes)

The HK 45 pistol is the most recent handgun from famous German arms-making company Heckler und Koch. The HK 45 was born as a competitor for a now-discontinued US Army program for a new .45 caliber military pistol. It is based on proven technical solutions of the HK USP pistols merged with enhanced ergonomics of the 9mm HK P30 pistol. HK 45 pistol features improved grip with replaceable backstraps and slimmer profile, recountured and less blocky slide, and enhanced, fully ambidextrous controls. Pistol is available in two versions, standard HK 45 and compact HK 45C, which features smaller dimensions and shorter grip and slimmer, which houses shorter magazine, compatible with HK USP 45C pistols. New pistols will be available in several frame colors, including black, military green and desert tan. Other standard features include low-profile "combat" sights with three dot system and an integral Picatinny rail under the frame. The HK 45 pistol is short-recoil operated, using modified Browning type locking system with tilting barrel. Barrel movement is controlled by the lug, located below the breech. Barrel locks into the enlarged ejection window in the slide. Front of the barrel is fitted with rubber O-ring which improves barrel-to-slide fit and enhances accuracy. Recoil system features an additional polymer buffer which decreases stress on the frame and softens felt recoil. Frame of the gun is made from impact-resistant polymer, with removable grip backstraps (available in three sizes to be adjusted for most shooters). Trigger is of modular design, available in several versions including standard DA/SA, DAO and HK-proprietary LEM (pre-cocked) versions. Manual safety and/or decocker levers can be installed on either side of the frame; slide release levers are ambidextrous by default. Magazines are double stack, and hold 10 (for full-size) or 8 (for compact) rounds of .45ACP ammunition.

Member Reviews

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    THIRDWATCHNORTH, Fri, 16 May 2008 08:15:07 UTC.
    1st review

    I'm usually one to complain about price but I can't do it with this firearm. (1911 owners know what I'm talking about.) Shoot the HK45 and you'll know what I'm talking about. This new line of H&K feels perfect in any hand with the interchangeable backstraps. I will gladly give up 2 rounds from my Glock21 to put this tack driver into service. The only thing I'm waiting for is approval from the armory -they haven't had a chance to test it yet.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 23 Jun 2008 15:15:06 UTC.


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    Lonestar1975, Sun, 24 Aug 2008 10:43:35 UTC.

    I recently purchased this handgun and all I can say is WOW, it fits my hand perfectly, not too much recoil, can be disassembled and cleaned in a matter of minutes. It really packs a punch too, a veritible nail driver. I personally run hollow points through mine for extra impact. Gorgeous black all the way around, heavy duty construction without the burden of weight. All in all the most reliable and accurate weapon I've held in years. You can't go wrong with H&K

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    ATX9L10, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 20:39:25 UTC.

    Been carrying the HK45 for about 9 months now, I switched from the USP 45F. Excellent pistol, but that comes as no surprise from HK. The ergonomics are excellent, trigger pull is great, especially in SA mode, crisp break. A little pricey as all HKs, but worth it. I used to carry the full USP 45, but when this one came out, I switched. The only downside is the lack of duty holsters, but it does fit in my Safariland 6280 for my USP45. I do wish Safariland would make a 6280 or 6360 for this pistol w/surefire light, I miss not having my light on my pistol.

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    Chris45, Tue, 25 Nov 2008 02:44:13 UTC.

    The HK45 is a good pistol but after about 600 rounds I found that it will start to jam.

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    Imposter, Fri, 05 Dec 2008 12:38:32 UTC.

    I just received this duty weapon, nice weapon, haven't got alot of experience with it, but i look forward to it.

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    JCraig059, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 00:01:16 UTC.

    I love this duty weapon. It is standard issue at my department. When I went to the academy only 4 people shot a perfect score during qualificaiton. 3 of the 4, including me of course, were using the HK USP .45
    In my opinion the only handgun that comes close to HK is Glock.

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    awillman101, Fri, 03 Dec 2010 04:01:53 UTC.

    Love this Gun top rating from me.

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