Okay, I’ve read Rainbow Six more times than anyone should be willing to admit, seen every episode of ’24’, played every Call of Duty game and now Leghorn’s got me hooked on the adventures of Pike Logan. Obviously, I operate hard. Much like myself, the HK USP SD is heavier than it needs to be and wishes it was more tactical than it is, but still proves to be a solid and reliable performer over 20 years after its introduction.
Those who follow Modern Rifleman will recall that prior to becoming an established firearms enthusiast I was a considerable fan of the realism that airsoft offered over my prior foray into paintball. Though at the peak of my airsofting days I probably owned around eight guns, I will always remember starting out with a Tokyo Marui Heckler & Koch Mark 23 (MK 23) spring-operated replica. At the time, the MK 23 was Tokyo Marui’s top spring gun and was a favorite for its accuracy and power. Much like HK’s real MK 23, the airsoft gun was an absolute behemoth, but even after selling it to a good friend I could not help but feel a certain attraction to HK handguns.
Tell me about the H&K USP in 9mm.