The HK USP Compact is a small frame pistol capable of firing the most
powerful cartridge in 9mm 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
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.
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mechanical recoil reduction system found on large frame USPs has been
replaced by a specially designed flat compression spring contained in the captive recoil spring assembly by a polymer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.
corrosion proof fiber-reinforced polymer frame • grooved target triggers • polygonal
bore profile for increased velocity, easier cleaning, and longer barrel life • can be converted to any of nine trigger firing modes • specially designed captive recoil spring assembly with
polymer absorber bushing • choice of corrosion
resistant "Hostile Environment" blued finish or stainless steel slide • no snag, bobbed hammer • flared
recurve trigger guard • choice of flat and
extended floorplate magazines • one piece machined steel
slide • universal mounting
grooves for installing accessories • ambidextrous