21 December 2011

HK45C range report

Yesterday I had some spare time and I managed to take HK45C to the range. Unfortunately there is no .45ACP ammo avaliable in my area now, so I used leftover of old 230gr Geco FMJ that I have after IDPA match. This is rather hot ammo. At least friends who shot it more told me so. First of all, standard HK sights (same as in P30/P30L) are not good for precision shooting. I think of getting Heinie Straight Eight sights. Those are combat sights as well, but I believe those will be more defined than stock sights.

Anyway let go to shooting. First target is 10m (11yrd), 10 shots. Obviously gun is shooting little to the right. No wonder why on last stage of IDPA classifier I got most shots into -1 and -3 on right side of targets. Second photo shows two 5 shot groups (I really had limited amount of ammo). Left group is 10m again, right one is 15m (16.5yrd). Second one was shot after I drifted rear sight a little to the left using hammer and punch. Not to precise tools, but I think I got it right. Actually most of ammo I used up trying to get sweet spot, then 3 rounds, then move sight again (back and forth). I think I must get myself sight pusher.

09 December 2011

I'm safely back with HK45C

After long trip, with traffic jams, snow on mountain roads and other believable obstacles I'm back home. And my HK45C is with me. It is new pistol, but from early production in Germany (frame is 2007, complete pistol is 2008, serial number well under 1000). Box is marked "Pistole HK45 Compact VST" and it has V1 trigger configuration. I will convert it to LEM trigger.

Pistol feels very good, but is not suprise, as I'm used to P2000 and P2000SK - both are very similar to HK45C. Actually HK45C seem to be P2000 on steroids plus some upgrades. Actually HK45C magazine release found a way to my P2000SK some time ago. It is much better than standard P2000/P2000SK/USP Compact release.

Now I must get some decent sights for it, handful of magazines and next HK will start it's busy life with me. This Sunday I'll shoot it on IDPA match that includes IDPA Classifier. For now I'm Expert in SSP using P2000SK with LEM trigger. I do not have time for even short range trip before match, so my firs shot with HK45C will be after buzzer sounds.

07 December 2011

I'm going for a trip

Today around midnight I'm going on a trip to Czech Republic. I will pick up, from one of gun shops there pistol that is very hard to find in Europe, yet quite popular and well regarded in US. It would not be surprising if this pistol is American one. But no, it is German. It took me long time to locate one of few HK45C that were made in Germany and sent for sale in Europe before HK moved production to US. I was afraid that I will be forced to go trough procedure of importing one from USA. But, thanks to my friend Don Mariano, I located probably last one, NIB HK45C in EU. All paperwork done so I can go for 10 hours driving to pick it up and then again 10 hours to go back. Taking in mind price plus all logistics cost, this will be probably most expensive HK45C ever!

Photos and range report as soon as possible.