New From Heckler & Koch: Colored Pistols
For 2015 Heckler & Koch will be offering a few new firearms as well as new finish options on a couple of its existing pistols. I’d definitely like to take the new USP9 Tactical out for a suppressed spin, and HK is going 3-gunning with a Competition version of its MR556A1 (complete with OSS BANNAR Alpha). Another photo and HK press release follow. . .
HK Adds HK45 Colored Variants
The new HK45 and HK45 Compact models are special colored frame/colored slide variants. A choice of an olive drab green or desert sand Cerakote™finish is applied directly to the HK pistol slide, preserving the original HK hostile environment nitro-carburized protective finish underneath. The color of the polymer frame matches the slide. Cerakote™ceramic coatings outperform other firearms coatings and have been extensively tested by the U.S. military. All the standard HK45 series features are present on the Cerakoted models.
USP9 Tactical Model New for 2015
An enhanced version of the USP, the USP9 Tactical brings all of HK’s tactical pistol features to the 9 mm model for the first time ever. A threaded barrel with an O-ring, match trigger with adjustable trigger stop, and adjustable target sights make this the ultimate 9 mm “spec ops” handgun.
Like all full size HK USPs, the 9 mm Tactical uses a modified Browning type action with a special patented recoil reduction system. The USP recoil reduction system mitigates recoil effects on the pistol components and also lowers recoil forces felt by the shooter.
By using a modular approach to internal components, the control lever function of the USP can be switched from the left to the right side of the pistol to accommodate left handed shooters.
Like all USPs, the USP9 Tactical can be converted from one type of firing mode to another. This includes combination double action/single action modes, double action only (including HK’s acclaimed “Law Enforcement Modification”). Well-suited for personal defense use and a wide variety of security and civilian/commercial applications, the USP9 Tactical can also be used with a variety of sound suppressors. Please note that use of suppressors can void Heckler & Koch’s limited lifetime warranty for commercial/civilian customers.
The USP9 Tacticals are engineered with the famous long-term durability that make all HK products especially cost-effective when subjected to total life cycle cost analysis.
HK’s MR556A1 Competition Rifle
On the long gun side, the MR556A1 Competition Model, announced earlier, is now shipping after being in short supply for most of 2014. The Competition Model is a customized version of HK’s MR556A1 rifle, the semi-automatic model of the company’s legendary HK416 carbine.
The ideal gun platform for competition matches -especially 3 gun competitions -the Competition Model is equipped with the extended 14-inch hand guard produced by HK’s Newington, New Hampshire manufacturing facility. A Magpul CTR buttstock replaces the standard stock and an advanced compensator developed by OSS (Operators Suppressor Systems) supersedes the conventional MR flash hider. A larger magazine release is also a feature.