The HK USP Compact is a small frame pistol capable of firing the most powerful cartridges in 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and .45 ACP. Based on the full-size USP models, these handy pistols combine compact size with optimum effective shooting performance.
USP Compacts are smaller and lighter than large frame USPs. The reduction in trigger reach and grip circumference increases concealability and enhances shooting ergonomics. Unlike some subcompact semiautomatic pistols that use a difficult to shoot “two-finger grip” frame, the USP Compact uses a narrow, full-hand grip frame with a choice of interchangeable extended or flush-fitting magazine floorplates. This makes the pistol easy to shoot without sacrificing concealability.
All variants of the USP Compact have modified contoured slide and frame for effective concealability. Variants 1-7 also have a no snag, bobbed hammer. The extended slide release is contoured to reduce wear and tear on clothing when the pistol is carried concealed.
|n||n|Using a modified linkless Browning-type action, the USP Compact is built to take the punishment of high energy +P and +P+ loads.
The USP Compact can also be converted from one type of trigger firing mode to another. This includes combination double-action and single-action modes and double action only modes. The USP Compact is currently available in four calibers and nine trigger / firing mode configurations, or virtually any firing mode imaginable.
To reduce the length of the slide and barrel on the USP Compact, the mechanical recoil reduction system found on large frame USPs has been replaced by a specially designed flat compression spring contained in the captive recoil spring assembly by a polymer absorber bushing. Service life is still engineered to exceed 20,000 rounds.
The frame mounted control lever, a combination safety and decocking lever, has a slimline profile for compactness but is still quickly accessible, unlike the slide mounted safeties common on many semiautomatic pistols.
Simple to maintain, the USP Compact is a reliable, safe, accurate, and highly concealable pistol with the performance of a full size handgun.
All HK USP pistols are covered by a lifetime warranty for the original retail purchaser.