HK USP Compact

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HK USP Compact

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The HK USP Compact is a small frame pistol capable of firing the most powerful cartridges in 9 mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .357 SIG (by special order). 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. Like their large frame predecessors, USP Compacts are designed with the demanding needs of the law enforcement and military shooters 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length of the slide and barrel on the USP Compact, the mechanical recoil reduction system found on large frame USPs has been replaced by a specially designed flat compression spring contained in the captive recoil spring assembly by a polymer absorber bushing.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. Easy to shoot, simple to maintain; the USP Compact is a reliable, safe, accurate, and highly concealable pistol.

HK USP Compact Specs

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HK USP Compact Features

The HK USP Compact offers all of the features of the full-size HK USP in a slightly smaller package.  The controls are identical to its massive older brother with the only main difference being the slide and barrel length.  It still features an accessory rail for lights and lasers, has windage-adjustable sights, and a safety / de-cocker lever.  The USP Compact CAN accept USP magazines with the use of a spacer to avoid damage to internal parts.

HK USP Compact Ballistics

.40 Smith & Wesson Ballistic Data
Range (Yards) Drop (inches) Velocity Energy Wind drift (inches) Time (milliseconds)
0 -0 1074 423 0 0
50 -3.9543 1001 367 0 145
100 -16.5687 944 326 0 299
150 -38.8357 894 293 0 463
200 -72.1356 849 264 0 635
250 -116.8529 809 239 0 816
300 -176.0499 771 218 0 1006
350 -248.2652 736 199 0 1205
400 -335.5769 703 181 0 1413
450 -442.0614 671 165 0 1632
500 -567.9823 640 150 0 1861

HK USP Compact Capacity

Available in 9mm, .40S&W, and .45ACP, this pistol can ship with magazines, depending on the caliber, with 8, 10, 12, and 13 round capacities.

HK USP Compact Ergonomics

The HK USP Compact has identical controls to the full-size HK USP.  This pistol uses a DA/SA trigger with a comfortable and impressive pull when fired from either mode.  The only ambidextrous control is the tilt-down style magazine release.  The grip texturing is effective yet comfortable when carrying, and the slide serrations provide plenty of grip when cycling the action.

HK USP Compact Fit & Finish

The HK USP Compact is an incredibly well-designed and well-built pistol.  The slide includes extra metal to wrap over the frame which prevents foreign objects from entering the gun.  The controls are easy to reach and use, and the gun’s weight softens the felt recoil.  The polymer frame is incredibly resistant to scratching and wear, as is the slide.
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HK USP Compact Concealability

The HK USP Compact is still a very large gun.  Measuring almost 7 inches long and 5 inches tall, this gun would be difficult to conceal without thicker or flowing attire.  Its width of 1.38 inches and its boxy geometry would cause it to print through most clothing, and its geometry could lead to some discomfort when carrying.

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How much is a HK USP Compact worth?

In 2023 a new or used HK USP Compact value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a HK USP Compact and most semi-auto pistols. The Price for a HK USP Compact has decreased in cost by $518.67 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a HK USP Compact Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Excellent $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Very Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Good $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Fair $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Poor $0.00 $0.00 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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