There seems to be a love/hate thing whether or not your average gunnie likes Heckler & Koch (H&K). Most folks seem to hold an opinion, and it’s either completely positive or completely negative.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I owned an H&K 91, semiautomatic knockoff. Which means (maybe) as the receiver was NOT of original German manufacture, I didn’t actually own one (?) For the record, I loved her! She took all the original accessories, including magazines.)
Never had an H&K pistol, though…
I’ve known two guys who did. One, the late, great Bob Hall, who owned (and carried) several P7 single-stacks over the years. And one of my students whom I met @ TMCCC. He had a USP in .40 S&W, which he bought before we had really begun training.
He liked it (having nothing to really compare it to.)
I probably would have directed him to another brand and caliber…
John Wilson (of wilsonblog) posted recently regarding his unabashed love for his USP, in .45 ACP.
He concluded: But even with those minor problems the USP is for me. I trust my life with it every day of the week. That says everything.
Of course, we have the counterpoint oft mentioned in the Internet, of their dearth of customer service. And that quirky thing of how does one pronounce Heckler & Koch, without offending at least some folks? (different opinions about with regard to proper pronunciation).
Would I own one? Perhaps. But, as I’ve no funds – even the lesser expensive on my list have to wait.