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    I just got hired today for a part time position after being out of the academy since last November. Can't explain how excited I am! I went through the academy with my H&K USP fullsize chambered in .40 and my new department carries Glocks. They aren't picky about what I carry so I can use it as my duty gun if I so choose. I guess from a tactical point of view it would be most wise to also carry a glock for obvious reasons, however, right now I don't have the change to pick up an additional firearm. I really love my H&K and don't really care to part with it. Would you guys go ahead and trade in for a Glock or wait until funds free up in the future? Appreciate any help you guys can give me.

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    Well being the firearms lover I am, I would never sell one of my guns. H&K is a amazing gun, very reliable. I also however own 2 glocks and love them as well. My favorite and in my opinion the best duty gun is the Glock 22 .40 Cal full size. However I would just wait it out, once again I would not get rid of my H&K glocks will always be for sale
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    • #3
      If they don't issue you a weapon, don't switch. You are better off with an high-quality weapon that you are familiar with. The chance of needing to exchange magazines with another officer is very low.
      Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
      Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity. -- Albert Einstein

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      • #4
        I'd stick with the H&K until you have some time on the department and get a chance to try out the Glock. As posted, the "tactical necessity" (?) of having interchangeable magazines is pretty much a myth. Carry enough ammo/magazines on your person and in your "bailout" bag to take care of your needs. Save up and if/when you decide a Glock or anything else is better than your present duty weapon, you can buy one then.

        Congratulations on your new position!
        "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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        • #5
          congrats, save your change, never sell a gun-unless it's to me...
          It's not the will to win that matters...everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters.
          Paul "Bear" Bryant

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          • #6
            congratulations on getting hired!

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the replies! I think I'm going to hold onto my current set up and just continue to add the collection as my budget allows.

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              • #8
                Congrats on getting hired!!!

                I personally don't like HK's, but if you're comfortable with it don't change.
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                • #9
                  I'd also say stick with the HK. I've shot the Glock and the HK and I think the USP platform in .40 is a superior design to the Glock. If youre worried about needing mags, carry more. Plenty of manufactuers are making 3-4+ mag carriers, and they dont really take up much more room or weight that much. If one of your fellow officers runs dry and needs another mag, see above sentence. No reason to retrain yourself if you are already proficient with the gun.

                  Save your $$$$ for a good BUG for when you hit the street.

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                  • #10
                    Stolen and modified from move We Were Soldiers.

                    If the time comes that you need a Glock there will be plenty of them just lying on the ground.

                    Your HK and some magazines will serve you well.

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                    • #11
                      Good Lord don't EVER think of trading a HK for Glock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Be happy to be able to carry that gun. Just as others here said. Mag interchangablilty reasoning is a myth. I am trying to get a proposal together to let officers have a choice between HK, Sig, and our current issue Glocks. Good luck and be safe.

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                      • #12
                        additional magazines

                        Indridcold, I tried to find the magazine carrier you described. I don't suppose you could post a link of what your talking about could you? Thanks again for all the replies everyone!

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                        • #13
                          Obvious reasons? As renowned as they are, no one in their right mind would trade a HK for a Glock; at least not straight up.

                          My agency has a wide mix of sidearms. From the issue HK USP40, to personnally owned like Glock, Springfield, S&W, Kimber, Colt, etc.

                          As long as you can perform your own maintenance on trhe HK, you should consider keeping it. Go ahead and get a Glock if you want, but NEVER, EVER, GET RID OF A GUN. If you're like me, you'll be kicking yourself for parting with it soon after the deal.

                          If another deputy goes through all his ammo and mags, I'm not letting him waste mine too. I'll send him back to the truck for a long-gun.
                          Last edited by KenW.; 09-24-2009, 11:16 AM.
                          I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.

                          Douglas MacArthur

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by thirtytwo View Post
                            I just got hired today for a part time position after being out of the academy since last November. Can't explain how excited I am! I went through the academy with my H&K USP fullsize chambered in .40 and my new department carries Glocks. They aren't picky about what I carry so I can use it as my duty gun if I so choose. I guess from a tactical point of view it would be most wise to also carry a glock for obvious reasons, however, right now I don't have the change to pick up an additional firearm. I really love my H&K and don't really care to part with it. Would you guys go ahead and trade in for a Glock or wait until funds free up in the future? Appreciate any help you guys can give me.
                            Please explain these reasons because I can't think of one that makes a Glock more "tactical" than a USP.

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                            • #15
                              Congrats on getting the job!
                              "Rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior but for evil behavior. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same." ~~ God

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