HK USP Compact

The HK USP Compact is a small-frame pistol capable of firing the most powerful catridges in 9mm, .40 S&W 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 interchangable extended or flush-fitting magazine floorplates. This makes the pistol easy to shoot without sacrificing concealability.

Like their large frame predecessors, USP Compacts are designed with the demanding needs of the American shooter in mind. Using a modified linkless Browning-type action, the USP Compact is built to take the punishment of high-energy +P loads.

To reduce the length of the slide and barrel on the USP Compact, the mechanical recoil reduction system found on the large frame USPs has been 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.

Simple to maintain, the USP Compact is a reliable, safe, accurate and highly concealable pistol.

USP Compact Specifications

Caliber 9mm .40 S&W .45 ACP
Operating System Short recoil, modified Browning action
Magazine capacity 10/13 10/12 8
Sights Fixed 3-dot
Barrel length 3.58" 3.58" 3.80"
Overall length 6.81" 6.81" 7.09
Height 5.00" 5.00" 5.06"
Weight: with empty
1.47 lb. 1.53 lb. 1.60 lb.

Information courtesy of Heckler and Koch