The HK USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) is the
first HK pistol developed especially for American shooters. Features
favored by US. law enforcement and military users provided the design criteria for the
USP The controls are uniquely American, influenced by such
famous designs as the Government Model 1911 pistol.
All USPs use a fiber-reinforced polymer frame
stiffened by stainless steel inserts at areas subject to stress and friction.
HK pioneered this use of polymer materials in the production of handguns more
than thirty years ago with the development of the VP70Z and P9S pistols.
The control lever, a combination safety and decocking lever, is
frame mounted and quickly accessible, unlike the slide mounted
safeties common on many semi-automatic pistols.
modified Browning-type action with a special patented recoil
reduction system, the USP is built to take the punishment of
powerful +P and +P+ loads. The USP recoil reduction system reduces-recoil effects
on pistol components and also lowers the recoil forces felt by
the shooter. This same recoil reduction system has been tested
and proven in the HK Mark 23 pistol developed for the U.S. Special Operations Command.
The USP recoil reduction system is insensitive to ammunition
types and requires no special adjustment or maintenance. It functions
effectively in all USP models.
The modular design of the USP's internal components
allows the control lever function to be switched from the left to
the right side of the pistol for left-handed shooters. The USP can also be
converted from one type of trigger firing mode to another.
This includes combination double-action and single-action (DA/SA)
modes and double action only (DA-Only) modes.
proof fiber-reinforced polymer frame • polygonal
bore profile for increased velocity, easier
cleaning, and longer barrel life • can
be converted to any of nine trigger firing modes • patented HK recoil reduction system • corrosion
resistant "Hostile Environment" blued finish • oversized
trigger guard for use with gloves •
one piece machined steel slide • universal mounting grooves for installing accessories
• ambidextrous magazine release
lever • extended slide release •
patented Lock-Out Safety device • lifetime warranty