I couldn't agree more. That reputation is 99% of the reason I went with an H&K in the first place. Unfortunately, I don't really have anything else for daily carry while the USP is out of service (and won't until tax refunds start showing up) so that'll have to hold for a bit, or I'll have to get lucky and figure it out =) (For the record, the XDm is just a BIT too much for me when it comes to daily carry, otherwise I'd just use that.)
Lol, you're saying your USP is small enough to carry daily but not the XDm? That's funny
Personally, I love my USP too much to run cheapy crap through it. I guess it depends on your budget and pride in your firearms.
There's a pretty major difference in the grip sizes (and even barrel length) that does indeed make the USP a lot easier to carry for me.
Pride has nothing to do with it. The HK is an 'uber' tool and as such, should eat any ammo thrown at it without even blinking. If I wanted a gun that needed 'good' ammo to operate, I'd have picked up a crappy gun that does have issue with anything but the 'good' stuff. =)
In any case, a little bit of a development on this after a trip to the range last night. I went ahead and numbered all four mags (should've done that ages ago, but I digress) and ran them through a few tests. In the first round, I ran five rounds through each mag. Magazine 3 jammed on the last round. It seems to be pushing the round out of the mag and a bit to the right, snagging the bullet on the edge of the feed ramp.
I then did the same, but ran the mags in reverse order, no jams. Downloaded to 3 rounds per mag, and did the same thing again in both orders, no jams.
Finally, I loaded 6 rounds into each, and got no jams again.
So to say the least, it's not terribly easy to reproduce the issue consistently. I do have some reason to believe that I may be working through a bad batch of my Blazer stash though. Right after the testing, I set the HK aside to cool down before packing up, and ran the rest of my ammo (10 rounds) through my XDm, trying for a little accuracy. What do ya know... 10th/final round jammed. The XDm, however, didn't just position the round neatly between the feed ramp and the slide like the HK did. It instead damn near bent the casing in half with the round still in it. That was fun to clear.
In any case, yeah, I'm gonna reserve judement until I can do some more testing since I find it VERY odd that the XDm jammed as well (that gun simply NEVER jams.)