Heckler & Koch USP Variant 1

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Originally designed for the American market, the USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-reliable handgun.
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Originally designed for the American market, the USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-reliable handgun. Features favored by U.S. law enforcement and military users provided much of 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 30 years ago with the development of the VP70Z and P9S pistols. The USP 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. Using a modified Browning-type action with a special patented recoil reduction system, 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 (DAO) modes. The USP is available in nine trigger/firing mode configurations and three calibers. 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP.

Additional Information

Gun Type Semi-Automatic Pistol
Action Double Action
Manufacturer Heckler & Koch
Mfgr Website hk-usa.com
Finish Black, Nitro-Carburized Finish
Capacity 15+1
Caliber 9mm

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  1. Thumper Review by Joshua All my reviews  (8)
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    With over 5000 rounds of 45 though the USP I have zero complaints as to reliability. The USP is outfitted with a double recoil spring which although not unique to HK anymore work wonders with 230gr ball, 45 ball feels more like 40. Besides great controllability and reliability the USP is accurate, can’t say if it’s the polygonal rifling, but with practice expect great grouping. Also not new but nice is the way the trigger resets itself farther back when fired from SA, much like a revolver, so a lot of that DA trigger play is taken up.

    Now the bad: its big, its bulky, its heavy. A double stack 45 will always be big so that’s no real news, but when you get 13rds of 45 in it expect to be constantly pulling those pants back up. Likewise its has a big grip so one size does not fit all with this gun. Also it don’t come cheap, granted it has the great features of an ambi mag release and 1911 style controls (slide release, safety) but where does HK put the extra $400 in this thing?
    Overall it’s a great firearm…like a fine German automobile this gun is sleek and works great…but its big and loud!
    (Posted on 5/17/11)

    Pros: Shoots everything I feed, Accurate, High capacity, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Fits very nicely in my hand, Reliable, Easy to Use, Hi Cap Mags
    Cons: Too Large, Pricey, Bulky, Weight

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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  2. Highly reliable, very accurate Review by cp
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    I bought this one a month ago. I went to gun range shot 250 round. The recoil is soft and trigger has a nice feel.
    I actually can shoot a nice pattern at 25 ft away.

    It just feels right in my hand. (Posted on 1/20/11)

    Pros: Accurate, High capacity, Simple Design, Easy to maintain, Easy to shoot well, Nice Recoil, Ergonomical, Fits very nicely in my hand, Reliable, Easy to Use, Hi Cap Mags
    Cons: Pricey

    Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes

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