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The HK45 was Heckler & Koch's entry into the U.S. Military Joint Combat Pistol Program. The trials held between 2005 and 2006 were for a .45 ACP handgun that could replace the U.S. M9 (which is chambered in 9x19mm). Despite the fact that the US Military Joint Combat Pistol Program was suspended indefinitely in the Fall of 2006, Heckler & Koch decided to sell the handgun to the American Police and Civilian market. The HK45 is a .45 ACP pistol derived from the H&K USP, the P2000, and the ill-fated HK1911 program. It has a new grip designed to sit lower in the hand (a problem with the USP was it sat too high) and an M1911 style safety. It holds 10+1 rounds of .45 ACP.
The Heckler & Koch HK45 and variants can be seen in the following:
Heckler & Koch HK45
Heckler & Koch HK45 - .45 ACP
Heckler & Koch HK45 with tan frame - .45 ACP
- Weight: 1.94 lbs (0.88 kg)
- Length: 7.52 in (19.1 cm)
- Barrel length(s): 4.53 in (11.5 cm)
Heckler & Koch HK45C
Heckler & Koch HK45C - .45 ACP
(1995 - Present)
- Weight: 1.78 lbs (0.717 kg)
- Barrel length(s): 3.9 in (9.9 cm)
- Fire Modes: Semi-Auto (DA / SA)